Kootenay Savings Music in the Park: Apollo Suns and Baker Street Blues

July 28 6:15 to 8:00 pm

Local blues group meets Winnipeg nine piece band playing jazzy, psychedelic rock.

Baker Street Blues rocks into Music in the Park at 6.15 pm. After playing in various successful bands for over 30 years, Stelio Calagias (lead singer, guitar, harmonica) and his brother-in-law Phil Wilson-Birks (bass guitar) finally fulfilled their lifelong dream of creating their own 4 piece electric blues band now known as Baker Street Blues. After only 5 years and over 200 shows the band has achieved outstanding success. Rated number 1 on the Reverbnations charts locally and regionally and #8 nationally with a rapidly growing fan base playing at various venues in the Kootenays. The band is rounded out with Ryan Telegdy (lead guitar), & Tim Potter (drums). In 2018 the band was nominated by the Kootenay Music Awards for best song in the blues category. Known as the "rockin blues dance band", their professional, and highly entertaining shows deliver "Blues that grabs hold of you....and doesn't let go!"

Then, from 7-8 pm, Apollo Suns bring their high-energy jazzy psychedelic rock to the Park. Born from the fusing of nine Winnipeg in 2016, Canada based musicians, Apollo Suns have created a refreshing and innovative sound and live performance combining instrumental, jazz, rock, and psychedelic music. The core group is Glenn Radley (Drums), Erika Einarson (Percussion), Niall Cade (Tenor Sax), Bryn Herperger (Bass), Garrett Malenko (Trumpet), Benjamin James Hill (Trombone), Aaron Bartel (Bari Sax) and Anatol Rennie (Keyboards/Synths).

Apollo Suns construct jazz influenced songs for accessible and catchy tracks for listeners of all backgrounds. Their debut EP, “Each Day a Different Sun”, was released in April 2017 and spent seven weeks on the Earshot! National Top 50 charts with its top position at #15. They released their sophomore EP, “Dawn Offerings”, in late April of 2019 and reached number #7 on the Earshot! National Top 50 charts. Their third EP, “A Relationship of Force”, was released in late 2021.

Some of their most notable shows include support slots for The Comet is Coming, The Brooks, Anomalie, Mariachi Ghost, Five Alarm Funk, Kobo Town, and Bend Sinister; as well as showcases at Canadian Music Week, Winnipeg International Jazz Fest, Big Fun Festival, Ness Creek Festival, Festival Du Voyageur and Winnipeg Fringe Festival. They were awarded “Instrumental Artist of the Year” at the 2018 and 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards.

Apollo Suns is comprised of nine members that cultivate a high energy atmosphere and a dance inducing good time. Their jazzy psychedelic rock tunes are catchy and accessible while making every live experience a memorable one.” - Morning Star, Summerland Review

“Combine some King Crimson with Moody Blues and a dash of BadBadNotGood and you’re close to creating Apollo Suns, a nine-piece jazzy prog fusion group out of Winnipeg.” - Stephan Boissonneault, Red Deer Scene

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