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August winds down with classical, folk music and Taber Cornfest

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After a crazy week in Lethbridge marked by Whoop-Up days, this slower week may be somewhat of a relief for those who are a tad partied out.Trevor Panczak and Rough Stock play  Taber Cornfest this week. Photo by Richard Amery
  So the last week of August is pretty quiet in Lethbridge. However there is a heap of local talent performing just down the road at the Taber Cornfest.

Some of the highlights in Taber are Trevor Panczak and Rough Stock who close off Friday night, Aug. 28 at 10 p.m..
The next day, Southern Flyer play country music  at 8 p.m., while local classic rock juggernaut the Chevelles play their annual Taber Cornfest gig at  9:30 p.m.

Back at home, however, Soup of Flies rock Casino Lethbridge on the weekend.

 The Slice added a  late show,  for Friday, Aug. 28 before the Boarderline afterparty.

 Fort Worth based blues, folk and rock musician  Brent Johnson will be performing from 9-11  p.m. He has shared the stage with the likes of Buddy Guy, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Texas blues luminary Lonnie Brooks, Hubert Sumlin, Kenny Wayne Sheppard and many others.

Over at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Calgary folk/bluegrass and alternative  duo Rye & Fairy Tales will be playing at 9 p .m., Aug. 28.
 Saskatoon acoustic rock /poetry trio  Bastard Poetry will return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Aug. 29.
The Owl Acoustic Lounge features their comedy open mic on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

The Slice features  Boarderline’s afterparty, Aug. 28 . Local musician Anthony Thielen and BMAC Beats will be performing, 11 p.m,-2 a.m. There is a five dollar cover.
 The Slice also features Toronto folk quartet Union Duke on Aug. 29. Bruce Roome will be at the Mocha Cabana playing some music on Aug. 28 and Aug, 29.

 The Slice brings August to a quiet close with Drew Rouse performing, Aug, 31.
 Rouse is described as a conscious soul performer who spans many genres.

CASA   hosts pianist Everett Hopfner, Aug. 28. The Manitoba based pianist won the 2013 Eckhardt-Gramatte National Music Competition for the performance of Canadian and contemporary repertoire. This concert features  Frederic Rzewski's “ De Profundis” a composition or speaking pianist  based on  a text by Oscar Wilde. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

 You can also bang your head one last time for summer at Inferno with the last blast, Aug. 29 with the west End Rangers, Fox Eyes, Kicking Wing and the Stoned Zombies.  The show begins at 6 p.m.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 August 2015 23:30 )  
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