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Lethbridge Jazz and Blues Festival among highlights of week

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The music scene heats up in June with several cool shows happening.Silvana Campus has organized a band swap fundraiser for Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp, June 10.Photo by Richaed Amery
Things open with an open mic at the Smokehouse with Daylan Delaney, June 6. Their open mic is in the first Tuesday and third Friday of every month.

 Ease into the week with some laid back indie rock at the Slice, June 7 with Calgary’s Ashley Hundred who are touring in support of their new single “Lonely Love.”

They will be joined by Vancouver indie rock band Morning Show and local indie rock band the Silkstones. The show begins at 9 p.m. There is a $10 cover.
If that’s not enough indie rock, Calgary band 36? return to Lethbridge to play the Owl Acoustic Lounge, May 10.  Admission is by donation.

 The Owl Acoustic Lounge also brings back Steinbach,  Manitoba songwriter Richard Inman on June 9.
There is a special show at Club Didi, June 8 as Richie Wilcox and Aaron Collier return to Lethbridge from Halifax to present “ the Princess Show at Club Didi.

Their live art company present the show about “bearded sequinned wonder” Princess Edward who “ takes the audience into a world where anime heroes, bass guitarist rock stars and pop epics meld into one. This lip-synched mash-up of Dungeons & Dragons, Attack on Titan, Legend of Zelda, and Rupaul’s Drag Race will be a unique Lethbridge edition which includes special performances by Ryda Dyke and Didi d’Edada.” Aaron Collier will be a familiar face at Club Didi this week as he also hosts a show tune singalong, June 10 at 9 p.m. Collier will be playing all your favourite show tunes on keyboards. There is no cover.

The weekend will be a lot of fun.
The Lethbridge Jazz and Blues Festival begins June 9 at Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens where Japanese born, New York based guitarist Nobuki Takamen. As are most of the big shows for the festival, this is a ticketed event. Tickets are $30. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Things get a little country at Casino Lethbridge, June 9 and 10 with country rockers BroncaBilly returns to the stage at 8 p.m. each night.


 If you are in the mood the surf, local surf rock band the Atomicos and Calgary’s the 427s will provide the soundtrack to all your surfing dreams at the Slice, June 9.

The Slice also hosts a special fundraiser this week as the Lethbridge Girls Rock band swap returns, June 10. Local musicians will be performing in bands they only formed a week before. Admission is $10 at the door, $8 in advance.

It’s the beginning of the month, which means there was a ukulele jam at Casa. Bring your ukulele  to Casa 2-3 p,m, Sunday, June 11. In a similar vein, looking a little ahead, if you like your uke, don’t miss Northern B.C. duo Twin Peaks who bring their humour and ukuleles back to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, June 14.

The following week is when things really cook as the Lethbridge Jazz and Blues festival is in full swing with several shows happening early in the week including the Sweet inspiration Gospel Jazz Concert at Southminster United Church with Anna McBryan and the Sweet inspiration Gospel Choir. Tickets are $10 for that show, which begins at 7:30 p.m..The Owl Acoustic Lounge hosts the Lethbridge Jazz and blues festival jazz jam with HBO 3 on Tuesday, June 13. There is no charge to attend.
The Windy City Opry returns to the Slice, June 14 with Carter Felker and Rotary Park. Tickets for the show, which begins at 8 p.m., cost $10.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 June 2017 21:07 )  
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