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Lester McLean Band plus Brad Lee Whiplash & the Werewolves of Thunder - The Night Market at Music in the Park

Get your dancing shoes on tjis Thursday July 18 from 5-9 pm for the acoustic soul, funk & pop mastery of Toronto’s Lester McLean Band at Music in the Park’s Night Market, sponsored by Teck Metals Ltd., at Gyro Park in Trail.

The Lester McLean Band will be turning up the heat with classic Soul, R&B, Funk and Pop from the 60's, 70's and 80's, as well as original works from Lester himself. The unique blend of songs shows off the stellar musicianship of the band, including Lester on lead vocals and Soprano Sax, vocalist, composer, and Juno award-winner Michael Occhipinti on nylon string guitar and background vocals, and multi-instrumentalist Louis Simão on upright acoustic bass and backing vocals. Keeping the beat going on drums is our very own Tony Ferraro from Trail.

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.

Lester will be joined on July 18 by opening act Brad Lee Whiplash & The Werewolves Of Thunder. Hailing from Rossland, the band will take you on a musical journey, in the improvisational tradition of the Grateful Dead. The Thunder cover material from the Blues greats, The Allman Brothers and Dylan, just to name a few, mixed in with originals, to deliver their own brand of rock and roll.

The market is hosted by incrEDIBLE trail Farmers Market and will feature beer, wine and cider at our Adult Only Beverage Garden! And, you will be able to enjoy artisanal food from the best food trucks and vendors in the area including fabulous local artists, designers and craft-makers.

- Grab a delicious dinner or snack from one of our food trucks: The Cahoots Kitchen tacos, D Dutchmen Ice-Cream, Delicious Greek Food, Dominga's Filipino foods, Kootenay Kabab, Retro Pops, Royal Theatre Trail popcorn, and Yogi Berri Cafe crepes and smoothies.
- Catch up on your shopping with our market artisans and vendors: Age of Aquarius pottery, Boketto Natural Henna Body Art, briana.designs arts and crafts, Geti Cosmetics natural skincare, The Monkey & The Macaroon, Orest Bardnarchuk's Stained Glass, Sweet Leggings, Spirit Of Serendipity, and Yarnia Craft Closet.
- Indulge your sweet or savoury side with our food vendors: Eugene & Eurlinda's homemade breads and Kreative Cupcakes.

“Trail & District Arts Council is super excited about partnering again with incrEDIBLE Trail and we can’t wait to feel the buzz again at this fabulous summer event,” said Executive Director, Nadine Tremblay. “The combination of food trucks, vendors, live music, beer garden and the beautiful setting of Gyro Park is exciting. There will be something for everybody and we hope that Greater Trail comes out to take in some music, dance and celebrate summer together outdoors.”

Brad Whiplash & the Werewolves of Thunder open at 6.15 pm and the Lester McLean Band takes the stage at 7 pm.

The Kootenay Savings Music in the Park 2019 line-up also has exciting performances coming up from The Devils You Don’t, Holly Hyatt, Locarno Band featuring Tonye Aganaba, Blue Crush, and Hairlöss.

So, bring a lawn chair or a blanket, get outside and listen to live music with friends. Remember to bring cash for all those goodies and our prize draws.

Please remember, No Smoking, No Dogs, and especially No Smoking Dogs!

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