The Night Market returns with an evening of folk and country at Music in the Park
Join the Trail & District Arts Council and Trail’s Incredible Farmers Market on July 20 for a fun-filled evening of food vendors, market, beer & wine garden, and live music at the July Night Market. The evening will open with The Doggone Brothers and their mix of bluegrass, old country, and old-time music followed by headliners Diyet and The Love Soldiers playing their alternative country, folk originals with an Indigenous heart.
From 5 pm to 8:30 pm in Gyro Park there’s lots to do all topped off with great live music kicking off at 6:15 pm. The Doggone Brothers are a Kootenay-based duo of Clayton Parsons (The Good ‘Ol Goats, The Parsons) on banjo, guitar and dobro, and Michael Hepher (Craig Young Band, Redgirl, As The Crow Flies) on mandolin, octave mandolin, and guitar. The music is distinctly ‘grassy, with a dash of old country and a side of old-time music throughout their set of originals and cover tunes. Known for their spontaneous laughs, cheeky banter, and all-in stage presence, The Doggone Brothers round out their sets with incisive breaks, blood-style harmonies, and thoughtful tunes. You can count on it being a doggone good time!
Then, at 7 pm, Diyet & The Love Soldiers will hit the stage with their alternative country, folk, roots and traditional tunes. With catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in Diyet’s Indigenous world view and northern life, their songs are in both English and Southern Tutchone, Diyet’s native language. Diyet has created a musical presence that is as diverse as her Southern Tutchone, Tlingit, Japanese and Scottish heritage.
Backed by Love Soldiers: husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout (acoustic guitar, drums & percussion) and Juno Award winning producer, Bob Hamilton (electric guitar, pedal steel & mandolin) this multi-instrumental trio from the Yukon has a sound that can fill a big stage or capture an intimate room.
During the last decade, Diyet & the Love Soldiers have performed nationally in Canada and internationally in Europe. Performance highlights include major folk, jazz, world and multi-disciplinary festivals and theatres in Canada, a tour in the UK, and upcoming tours in Germany & The Netherlands.
Continuing to live with feet firmly planted in two worlds, Diyet’s adventurous and sometimes chaotic life is on full display in her music. She often says, “yesterday, fishing for our dinner on the ice, the next day, on the stage singing for you!”
The Night Market is an evening of shopping, dancing, and hanging out with friends. The market will see a range of artisans and other vendors at the market, plus fun for the kids with a hand drawn photo booth and face painting. Keep cool with tasty treats from Jodie’s ice cream or Vintage Pour. Plus, save room for delicious eats by Kootenay Cannoli, Dominga’s Foods, Jagannath Express, Delicious Greek Food and more. The Beer and Wine Garden will be serving up cold beverages including cider, beer and wine.
Don’t forget to bring plenty of water. Need to cool off? The music is right by the water park and the river!
Plus, there is still plenty to come from now until August 31 with exciting performances from Elise Boulanger, Tanika Charles, Vibetown, Coco Jafro, Penny Shades, Paula Neder, Dinosaur Fight, Baker Street Blues, Andrew Allen Duo, UCRA Mountain String Band, Petunia and The Vipers, White Lightning and the 2 Bit Jug Band.
Kootenay Savings Music in the Park is held at Trail’s Gyro Park every Thursday night. It’s the perfect opportunity to bring a lawn chair, pack a picnic, hit the water park, get outside, and listen to live music from local favourites to touring talent with friends and family.
Admission is by donation with a $3 minimum suggested. Or, support the Trail Arts Council’s programming by buying a $50 Season Pass for the whole summer.
Please remember, No Smoking, No Dogs, and especially No Smoking Dogs!
For more details on upcoming acts, please visit trail-arts.com.
This show is made possible thanks to support from Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Teck Trail Operations, Columbia Basin Trust, BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada, Tourism South Kootenay, Pharmasave Trail and our media partner Bounce Radio. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.