Kootenay Savings Music in the Park: Ndidi O and The Hillties

August 18 6:15 to 8:00 pm

Kicking tonight’s show off at 6.15 pm are The Hillties!

Nelson based The Hillties are a six-piece band playing champman stick, ukulele, guitar, piano, drums and singing four-part harmonies. Using this unique instrumentation they blend ska, reggae, hip-hop and funk into original music to keep the dance floor bumping all night. Recipients of 2 Kootenay Music Award and 6 time nominee The Hillties infectious dance floor Funkathons are a hit!

They have played vibrant summer festivals like Kamp, Frogfest & Sasquatch Gathering to community events and the best live music venues across Western Canada. Fans of Sublime, Stevie Wonder and Slick Rick get down to The Hillties smooth side, while their more rock influenced jams evoke feelings of Rage Against The Machine with a splash of Tenacious D.

Band members: Mark Barnard (Lead Vocal and keys), Phil Woodward (Chapman Stick and Vocal), Craig Beauchamp (Electric Ukulele/Guitar and Vocal), Sam Mathews (lead guitar), Rahj Levinson (Piano), and Eric (Drums and Vocal).

Headlining tonight at 7 pm is the fabulous Ndidi O!

Ndidi O is a WCMA blues artist of the year and two-time JUNO nominated singer-songwriter and larger than life figure. A force of nature from the wilds of British Columbia where she grew up, where she spent her days dreaming of adventures and song. She discovered her voice on the open scene in New York, and took that voice to the blues club scene in Toronto, only to wind up singing and dancing in the streets of Paris.

Ndidi's last album, “These Days“ - by far her most personal to date – is a chronicle, from A to Z, of a relationship which lasted just one year. One year in which her heart was broken. "Dark Swing" was written between Paris and Los Angeles, and released to in 2014. The album is an infusion of sounds distilled around this incredibly rare voice. Through her singing Ndidi invites us into a musical universe filled with waves blues, folk, rock, pop and country that results in a musical journey that starts and ends in the soul. Her voice, her music her style feels like old friends, but at the same time is hard to label under one particular style. She is truly her own creature.

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
Address: 1090 Charles Lakes Drive, Trail