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Kootenay Savings Music in the Park - Lester McLean Band

August 21 7:00 to 8:00 pm

The Trail & District Arts Council is very excited to bring the Lester McLean Band to Kootenay Savings Music in the Park.  

Lester McLean is a native of Toronto, Ontario and has been active on the city’s busy music scene since the early 90’s. He has written, performed and recorded under several guises, including the instrumental funk-fusion band The Colour of SoulThe Lester McLean Trio featuring Juno award winning acoustic guitarist Michael Occhipinti, and Lester McLean. Lester’s work showcases his versatility with a wide array of musical styles and genres, great melodies, thoughtful lyrics, ear catching grooves, thick harmonies, and a soulful, eclectic sound.

Throughout his career, Lester has performed with a wide array of Canadian and International artists including, Maestro, jacksoul, Ashley McIsaac, Vinx, Jarvis Church, Colin James, Divine Brown, and Jim Cuddy.

The band's repertoire consists largely of classic Soul, R&B, Funk and Pop tunes from the 60's, 70's and 80's and also features original works from Lester himself. The unique blend of songs also shows off the stellar musicianship of the band. The instrumentation features Lester McLean on lead vocals and Soprano Sax, Juno award winning and Nationally recognized Michael Occhipinti on nylon string Guitar and background vocals and multi-instrumentalist Louis Simao on upright acoustic bass and backing vocals. Whether it is the familiarity of a Stevie Wonder Composition or a McLean original, the band is entertaining from top to bottom.

Lester's band will be joined on stage in Trail by Trail drummer Tony Ferraro.

Check out the music here.

Music in the Park happens every Thursday (and two Tuesdays) from June 14 to August 30. With entrance by donation, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to get outside and listen to some live music. We are thrilled to be bringing in artists from Jazz, to Bluegrass, to Funk, to Rock and Roll - Music in The Park will surely have something for everybody!

Bring a lawn chair. Admission is by donation - $2 minimum suggested.

Go to our Facebook event for updates!

Upcoming Music in the Park Shows

Thursday, Aug. 23 Melody Diachun Band - jazz, pop, Broadway

Thursday, Aug. 30 Old-Time Fiddlers


Town: Trail, BC
Venue: Gyro Park
Address: 1090 Charles Lake Drive, Trail