Kootenay Savings Music in the Park: Lisa Nicole Band and Mountain String Band

July 14 6:15 to 8:00 pm

Bluegrass fiddle meets modern country for tonight’s two performances.

Mountain String Band kicks off the evening at 6:15 pm. Homegrown Kootenay “greygrass” brought to you by Ian Johnston on guitar, Brian Taylor on mandolin and guitar and Dale Green on Bass. Learn more at

Our very own Lisa Nicole headlines tonight from 7-8 pm! A true musical self-starter whose story-driven lyrics are fused with a modern country sound and a strong yet carefree stage presence, Lisa Nicole has earned warm admiration from fans and deep respect from industry peers alike who value her tireless work ethic and her fun-loving personality.

Hailing from Castlegar, her childhood was sprinkled with the sounds of Shania Twain, Martina McBride, and the Dixie Chicks, Lisa discovered her own love of singing at the age of 8. By 15, she was playing regular jam sessions at Kootenay-area bars, which required her to be escorted on and offstage due to her age. After high school, Lisa followed her ambitions to Selkirk College of Contemporary Music and Technology, completing a ‘Songwriting and Performance’ diploma with a Major in Vocals.

In 2013, Lisa Nicole made a strong entrance into the Canadian country music industry with her debut EP, “It Got Ugly” and a showcase at the 2013 Canadian Country Music Awards. Industry recognition followed with 2014 BC Country Music Association Award nominations for the Ray McAuley Horizon Award and Music Video of the Year. She went to the Canadian mainstages of Sunfest, Rockin’ River Fest, The Calgary Stampede, and Sturgis North Music Fest, and capped off a banner year by winning the 2015 BCCMA/Music BC Artist Development Project, which included a Nashville songwriting trip and placement Canada's Music Incubator 10-week Artist Entrepreneur Program.

Lisa Nicole's Award Manifested into the2016 EP release of “Come Find Me”, produced by Tom McKillip and Carly McKillip, which led to coast-to-coast Canadian tour, three radio single releases, two more BCCMA nominations, a once-in-a-lifetime impromptu on-stage performance with Keith Urban at a Nashville pop-up concert, and back-to-back Canadian Music Week Showcases in 2017 and 2018. Eager to immerse herself in the creative hub of Music City, Lisa embarked on an extended songwriting adventure by moving to Nashville for the spring of 2018–an experience that empowered her with fresh inspiration and new creative energy. After performing as part of 2018 Canadian Country Music Week in Hamilton, she connected with CCMA award-winning producer Jeff Johnson to produce her first full-length album, 2021’s “Where Wild Hearts Beat”–defined by a sharp commercial edge while maintaining Lisa Nicole’s pristine country ways.

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. 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 pass for the whole season for just $50.

Music in the Park Shows:
June 16 Boomer / Trail Pipe Band with Scottie School of Highland Dance
June 23 Diamond Willow / Maple Leaf Band
June 30 Sly Violet / Heavyweights Brass Band
July 7 The Night Market: 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 The 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.

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