Elise Boulanger and Tanika Charles - Kootenay Savings Music in the Park

July 27 6:15 to 8:00 pm

The Trail & District Arts Council is very excited to get the community back together this Summer at Gyro Park for Kootenay Savings Music in The Park. With eleven shows and two acts per night, from June 22 to August 31, it’s the perfect opportunity for all the family to get together outside and listen to great live music.

This season we have a great mix of music from local favourites to touring talent!

On July 27 Elise Boulanger brings her Indie-Folk 3 piece to play a unique chamber music/indie folk mix, followed by Tanika Charles and her band playing a contemporary twist on classic soul and R & B sounds.

Performing for over 15 years, Elise Boulanger is a sweet darkness wrapped in orchestral instrumentation. Hailing from the West Coast of Canada, this Indie-Folk artist completely captivates audiences with her haunting avalanche of a voice. Boulanger is a bilingual environmental advocate that creates cinematic dreamscapes atop cello, violin, piano, drums, and ukulele. Deemed as "definitely one to watch" by the Times Colonist, Boulanger is influenced by nature and is sonically reminiscent of Kate Bush. She continues to be played by national community/college radio, CBC Radio Canada and has made TV appearances on CKPG’s Today Show (2022). For more, visit https://www.eliseboulanger.com.

Two-time Juno Award nominee and Soul music powerhouse Tanika Charles has slowly but surely inserted herself as a staple of the genre both at home and abroad. Her music revels in honesty and attitude, her live show is high energy and endearing, and she continues to win audiences over one album, one stream, and one encore at a time. Tanika’s latest album is “Papillon de Nuit: The Night Butterfly”, which follows her formula of marrying classic soul influences with modern sensibilities. The album received widespread critical acclaim and again earned her a Polaris Music Prize long-list nomination. Tanika has embarked on numerous domestic and international tours since 2017, performing in front of many thousands of fans across a dozen countries. Her music can be heard in TV shows such as “Working’ Moms” and “Kim’s Convenience”.

“Impressive vocal qualities, winningly honest lyrics, and a contemporary twist on classic soul…” - Albumism

Bring a lawn chair. Admission is by donation - $3 minimum suggested. Or support the Trail Arts Council's programming by buying a Season Pass for the whole summer for $50! You may buy a pass on the


by clicking on any of the Music in the Park events and clicking the “Buy” button.

As part of Music in the Park 2023 we will once again be collaborating with Trail's Incredible Farmers Market. Our two Night Markets on July 20 and August 17 are awesome events that bring the community together with Music, Food, Beer Garden and Farmers Market. So much fun in Gyro Park.

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.

Upcoming shows

August 3: Vibetown is a 5-piece horn band playing uplifting covers. Followed by Coco Jafro, a global 7-piece that plays Afro-Funk-Latin-Soul fusion that you can't resist dancing to.

August 10: Penny Shades is a five-piece alt-soul group with modern grooves and psychedelic flair. Plus, Paula Neder is an Argentinian solo artist mixing Latin American folk music with pop and rock roots

August 17: Night Market: Dinosaur Fight's danceable keys and acoustic guitar with looping and vocals, and Baker Street Blues Band's electric blues, and Andrew Allen Duo, a beachy blend of pop and R&B.

August 24: UCRA Mountain String Band fine, homegrown Kootenay greygrass and Petunia and The Vipers and their fun mix of hillbilly-flavoured-swing inflected-ragtime.

August 31: White Lightning get you dancing with their blues, rock and Boogie Band vibes before the 2 Bit Jug Band close down the season with old time jazz and blues tunes from the 1920’s and ‘40s.

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