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Festivals incuding FLIPfest and Whoop Up Days coming up

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While most of Lethbridge gets geared up for Whoop Up Days, Aug. 22- 26, there are a lot of shows and festivals leading up to it.

The Reckless Heroes play their last show in Lethbridge, Aug. 20. Photo by Richard Amery
 Vancouver world/jazz/blues musician  Bocephus King make a along awaited return to the Slice, Aug. 16. he will be performing with violinist Suzka Mares. Tickets are $10.

 There is comedy at Casino Lethbridge, Aug. 17 as they host Jokers Gone Wild featuring comedians Lars Callieou, Ryan Short, Adam Blank and Brent Ehtun. Tickets are $10. The show begins at 8 p.m.

There is a big rock show at the Slice featuring Scotch whiskey Limosine, Chans and local hard rock band Outrun the Arrow, Aug. 18 at the Slice.

Flip Fest dominates the rest of the week with female and gender non conforming musicians performing throughout the week, but particularly on Aug. 19
 Local band W.I.T.S, Time Boy, Bunwitch and The Shiverettes open the festival at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Aug. 18.

The next day FLIPfest features  Wares, Brunch Club, Maggy France and Brenna Lowrie beginning at 7 p.m.


Over at the slice the FLIPfest lineup includes  Jess Tolestrup at 8 p.m. followed by  Lacey Hill, the Mary-Lee bird Band and the Shaela Miller band.
The Slice hosts  Borscht, Mom Bod, the babyfats and Slut Prophet.

 There is even a FLIPest gig in Le petit Trianon in the Trianon basement featuring  respectfulchild, Symfan, Feverfew and Foonyap.
Also this weekend, get your dancing shoes on as LEMF, the Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival is at Galt Gardens Aug. 19 with a variety of DJs and electronica artists.

If you are in the mood for the blues, Calgary’s Eric Braun band play Casino Lethbridge Friday and Saturday.

On the other hand, if you are in the mood for something loud, fast and fun, Calgary punk band the Reckless Heroes play the Smokehouse, Aug. 20 doors open at $10. There will be guests to be announced.

— By Richard Amery, L.a. beat Editor
Last Updated ( Monday, 14 August 2017 18:05 )  
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