Lots of hot music from all over the world set to kick off the summer

Summer is coming and with it another great season of music in Spirit Square.

Cousin Harley will start Summer Kicks shows in Spirit Square on June 19.

Cousin Harley will start Summer Kicks shows in Spirit Square on June 19.

Summer is coming and with it another great season of music in Spirit Square

The summer shows will start on June 19 when Cousin Harley comes to Golden.

The rockabilly band headed by front man  Paul Pigat has proven in the past to put on a great show in Golden.

Pigat is one of the most combustible musicians who has a jazz man’s sheen, a rockabilly heart and a hobo’s soul.

On June 25, the Roberto Lopez Afro-Colombian Jazz Orchestra will be in Spirit Square.

The Montreal-based Colombian-born composer and multi- instrumentalist, along with his virtuoso friends, strive to bring together a unique encounter between Colombia’s Caribbean coast and North-American Jazz Big Bands.

On July 3,  Devon Coyote and The Midnight Howl will bring a magnetic performance from the Okanagan.

Devon Coyote is known as the one of the most captivating music performers West of the Rocky Mountains.

On July 10, rock and roll will take over the evening as the Australian-flavoured indie-rock band Jungal play a show.

Their energetic live performance and powerful 60s-like rock feel comes to life through three harmonious voices creating the unique and powerful sound.

Tillers Folly will be live on July 17.

“They were here many years ago. They write great songs with a Celtic feel and they are beautiful musicians,” said director of Kicking Horse Culture, Bill Usher.

Tiller’s Folly is one of the preeminent Canadian based award winning Americana/Folk/Celtic group.


Joaquin Diaz will play in Golden on July 23.

“He is from Montreal and is the real deal. He is originally from the Dominican Republic and plays meringue music. It is full on crazy, beautiful stuff,” said Usher.

Diaz is a light-fingered accordion player who combines his instrumental prowess with infectious vocals that are drenched in Latin soul.

On July 31, the powerful horns, toe-tapping fiddle and contagious rhythms that characterize of Habadekuk will take the stage.

Habadekuk is one of Denmark’s leading folk bands and is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor.

Golden favourite, Bocephus King, will be playing next on August 7.

“Lots of people in town have been telling me I had to get this guy in for a long time so we are happy to finally get him in for a show,” Usher said.

The final show of the season will see some local talent take to the stage on August 14, as Willhorse will be back in Golden after being on tour in throughout of Canada.

As an extra special bonus a local band will reunite when Retrofied plays the in between set on the Willhorse  show.

“I think it is a nice mix of world beat, indie alternate, rock and roll and Celtic. Tell people to invite their friends and bring people with them from out of town. Bring a lawn chair and your friends and have fun.” Usher said. “There will also be a great group of local talent at the shows as well.”

All shows will be free and in Spirit Square starting at 7 p.m.