More music festivals and a heap of comedy highlight this week


A couple of big festivals will be the highlights of Saturday. Enjoy some laid back music in Galt Gardens with Chillin in the Park, Saturday, Aug, 13  featuring performances by the Bridge Band Quintet, Little Lethbridge Opera Company, Musical Theatre Collective and more happening from noon to 5 p.m.


The Cody Hall band play Honkers and the For the Record Music Festival this weekend. Photo by RichardAmery

 Right after that, get your country on with  CKXU. The University of Lethbridge based community radio station brings  the For the Record Festival to the Grove outside the Student’s Union building,  Saturday, Aug 3 at 6 p.m. 


The show features Edmonton”s  D’orjay the Singing Shaman, Crossfield born, Calgary based musician Robert Adam and fellow Calgarians Amy Nelson and Mariya Stokes. Lehtbridge country performers the Cody Hall Band and Shaela Miller round out the line up. The Cody Hall band also host Honkers Pub’s open mic on Friday, aug. 12.

 Admission is free. The music begins at 6 p.m.


 There are a lot of other shows happening during the week. Luke James Bruce hosts the open mic at Mojos pub, tonight, Aug. 8.

Gabe Thaine hosts a blues jam at the Slice, Aug. 9, while down the street, the Owl Acoustic Lounge’s open mic happens as usual. Scott Davidson hosts the Slice’s open mic on Wednesday, Aug. 10

 Michael Bernard Fitzgerald is bringing Farm Tour 2 to Southern Alberta on  Aug. 10 as well. Tickets are available through or by phone (403) 850-0805.


Dave McCann plays  Rotary square outside Casa on Thursday for Upside Downtown.

Lethbridge welcomes home Jesse Northey, who plays a show at the Owl Acoustic lounge, Aug. 12 with Toronto  musician Chloë Doucet and Starpainter. The tornot based Northey is supporting his new keyboard powered album Onion Knight.

 Admission is by donation.

 The Slice has a really special show planned for Friday, Aug. 12. Several local bands including Queen of the Worms, Geoff, Public Execution and guests celebrate the live of beloved scenester Brent Sorge though music beginning at 9 p.m. There is a $10 cover for the show.


The Slice mellows out a little on Saturday with  Kentucky country musician Grayson Jenkins sharing the stage with  the Wicked Grins.


For something different again, the Slice hosts a big rap/hip hop show as the Kryple Sounds Made Up tour stops by with special guests Javier Escuela, Jordan coco, Indigigrip and DJ Carpel. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.


Racket make some noise at Casino Lethbridge, Aug. 12 and 13.


There is also a lot of comedy and drama happening this week.

 Good Times features pro-amateur night on Thursday featuring  host Nicholas Hurtado  and guests Michael Ruaben and Faris Hytiaa. If you think you’re funny, sign up for a guest spot at Michael Moses and Tommy Mellor return to Good Times, Friday and Saturday wth host Connor Christmas and special guests Faris Hytiaa. Tickets are $16.67.


Faris Hytiaa has a busy weekend as he is also performing two shows at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Saturday, Aug. 13 to wind up his upcoming comedy special at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Admission is by donation. Connor Christmas, Cole How and Miles Greenway are also performing.


The other big event of the week is the new New West Theatre production of “Decades,” which opens Aug. 10 in the Yates Theatre and runs until Aug. 27.

 There will be music from the 1950s all the way to today.


 The Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance  Society’s production of Hamlet returns to Galt Gardens, Thursday, Aug. 11, The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, Aug. 12 and the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod, Saturday, Aug. 13.

The Empress has a busy weekend as they welcome Canadian country star George Canyon and guests, Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $70.

— By RichardAmery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Monday, 08 August 2022 15:45 )