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Occurs on Thursday July 21 2022

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 45 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 featuring


with opening act Blackout Summer

Thursday July 21 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.

Local rock-punk youngsters meet classic soul and vintage R n’ B from Montreal. Starting off tonight’s concert at 6:15 pm, Blackout Summer is made up of 18-year-old vocalist and bass guitarist Rhyan Johnstone, 19-year-old lead guitarist Finley Kinghorn and 17-year-old drummer Reid Erickson. They love to cover rock and punk tunes from the 1980s to the early 2000s and have started to write their own originals. The trio has performed at Castlegar’s Spring Fling, Sunfest and Kootenay Festival and at Nelson’s Thursday Socials. But their biggest show so far has been at the CannaFest pre-party in 2019.

Breakout Montreal-based singer-songwriter Clerel brings his classic soul and vintage R n’ B sound to Music in the Park with his duo. Hailing from French Cameroon and dubbed the next ‘Leon Bridges of Canada’ Clerel already has big fans at the Steven Colbert Show, who featured him in their #AtHome series in 2020. His warm voice captivates and takes your breath away, winning over audiences in seconds. Clerel released his first beautiful EP of “Songs Under the Guava Tree” in 2019, shortly after uploading his first Youtube video in 2017. He grew up listening to music ranging from church hymns to French chanson. He’s already opened for Mavis Staples at Pop Montreal, appeared on La Voix, and completed a European promo tour in Paris and Brussels. Watch or listen here

“If this guy doesn’t explode and become a superstar, I don’t know what’s happening.” – Laurent Saulnier, President, Montreal Jazz Fest, in Montreal Gazette

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 21 Blackout Summer / Clerel

July 28 Baker Street Blues / Apollo Suns

August 4 NIGHT MARKET: 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 and 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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