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Occurs on Thursday July 7 2022

Approximate running time: 3 hours and 30 minutes


Gyro Park
1090 Charles Lakes Dr
Trail BC V1R 4C7

Event Notes

× Trail and District Arts Council presents Kootenay Savings Music in the Park

NIGHT MARKET featuring

Petunia and the Vipers

with opening act Judy Brown Band

Thursday July 7th at 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm for Night Market and performance begins at 6:15 pm at Gyro Park, Trail BC

The Trail & District Arts Council is very excited to get the community together again at Kootenay Savings Music in The Park! NEW! Admission is by donation – $3 minimum suggested. Or buy a Season Pass Button for the whole season for just $50. Your Season Pass button can be purchased on-line or at The Bailey Theatre Box Office in person or by phone. Buttons purchased online or by phone can be picked up at Gyro Park on show night.

Join us for an awesome evening of food vendors, market, beer & wine garden as “The Judy Brown Band” open for “Petunia and the Vipers” at The Night Market from 5 pm to 8:30 pm for an evening of roots music meets hillbilly-flavoured-swing inflected-ragtime. Judy Brown is a Canadian roots music singer, songwriter and guitarist, influenced by the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison and Muddy Waters. She began in Alberta before moving to Toronto. In 2016 she moved to Nelson, reuniting with long time award winning musical friends, collaborators and producers Gary Kendall and Teddy Leonard. For more info on Judy Brown visit

“A voice capable of being both gritty and soulful.” – Errol Nazareth, CBC Radio.

Headlining tonight's show are “Petunia & the Vipers”. Their sound may not sit comfortably in one certain genre: Hank Williams on acid or imagine that David Lynch and Nick Cave had a hillbilly baby, that yodeled. Tom Waits meets Elvis at Woody Guthrie’s Hobo junction. Avant-Country night club scene music. One of the best bands in the world today, of any kind. Hillbilly-flavoured-swing inflected-ragtime-goodtime-thunderously rolling-one-of-a-kind-you-don’t-want-to-miss-this-sort-of-a-show. Something in between 1920’s and steam punk. These are just a few of the words uttered by folks around the globe trying to pin down a description of all that is “Petunia & The Vipers”.

“Petunia and the Vipers” includes Stephen Nikleva on electric guitar. He’s a 40+ year veteran of the touring circuit and former member of Ray Condo and the Ricochets fame, as well as the Sarah McGlaughlin band. He has been quoted by Exene of the punk rock band “X” as being “One of the 10 best guitar players alive today” and noted by Dave Alvin (“and the Guilty Ones” band) to be, “the intimidating guitar player”. Stephen is joined by Jimmy Roy on the lapsteel guitar (an early version of the pedalsteel guitar), perhaps one of the last great lapsteel guitar virtuosos still alive and touring. Another 40+ year touring veteran, Jimmy has played with Wanda Jackson, Ray Condo and the Ricochets, Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys, and a host of other Canadian roots bands. Together these two vets form the musical foundation of the band dealing out fiery solos and lush arrangements.

“REAL UNDERGROUND MUSIC. Foot-tapping country & western laced with rock and jazz.” – The New York Post

“…if Mr. Tarantino reads this, I highly suggest he give Petunia [and the Vipers] a listen because it’s a collection of songs so cinematic, so Americana and so instantly classic that it’s made just for him. And you too!” – Randi Beers, Exclaim Magazine

Music in the Park is held at Trail’s Gyro Park every Thursday starting at 6.15 pm, except for the Night Market shows on July 7 and August 4 when the event will run from 5 pm-9pm. Come down and feel the buzz again at this fabulous outdoor summer event. With entrance by donation, Kootenay Savings Music in the Park is the perfect opportunity to bring a lawn chair or a blanket, get outside and listen to live music with friends. Please remember, No Smoking, No Dogs, and especially No Smoking Dogs!

Admission is by donation – $3 minimum suggested. Or buy a Season Pass Button for the whole season for just $50. Your Season Pass button will be available at The Bailey Theatre Box Office or at Gyro Park on show night.

Please note that if the weather prevents an outdoor performance, bands will be moved indoors to The Bailey Theatre at 1501 Cedar Ave., in Trail. Check our Facebook page or website for up-to-date information that day. Or call our Box Office 250-368-9669 and listen for updates on our recorded message.

Music in the Park Shows

July 7 NIGHT MARKET featuring Judy Brown Band / Petunia and the Vipers

July 14 Mountain String Band/ Lisa Nicole Band

July 21 Blackout Summer / Clerel

July 28 Baker Street Blues / Apollo Suns

August 4 NIGHT MARKET featuring Holly Hyatt Trio / Jenie Thai*

Wednesday Aug 10 TruckVanCar / My Son the Hurricane **

Aug 11 Ruckus / Plan B

Aug 18 The Hillties / Ndidi O

Aug 25 Rumour Mill / The Fugitives

Sept 1 Golden City Fiddlers / Raine Hamilton String Trio

* Night Market event from 5-8.30 pm with food trucks, market, and beer & wine garden, in association with Trails IncrEdible Farmers Market.**Please note Wednesday show. For more detail on upcoming acts, please visit our events calendar at

This show is made possible thanks to funding from Kootenay Savings, BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada, Tourism South Kootenay and Teck Metals Ltd.

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