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Get ready to party at Taber Cornfest and Whoop Up Days this week

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This week, not only can you whoop and holler all week long with Whoop Up Days at Exhibition park, but the ladies rock and they don’t stop. And , just down the road, Taber Cornfest features a whole lot of great music as well.
 Whoop Up Days began on Tuesday with a big rock show courtesy of the Trews and Theory of a Deadman.Erin Ross plays Lethbridge and the Taber Cornfest this week. Photo by Richard Amery
 the fun continues on Wednesday, Aug, 23 for classic rockers as Canadian rock legends April Wine will be opening on the Grandstand Stage with legendary southern rockers .38 Special.

 Admission to that show is $59 including gate admission.
 The other concerts are $12 in advance, $15 at the gate.

Local band Uncovered open for ’90s rockers Finger Eleven on Aug. 24. The next night, local blues rock band the Steve Keenan Band open for Up and coming rockers the Glorious Sons.

 and Saturday night, Aug. 26 is country night with rising star Jess Moskaluke, plus Theo Fleury and the Death Valley Rebels. Local rock/ country combo Dory and the weathermen open the show at 5 p.m.

 There is a lot going on elsewhere in town. The Slice features a variety of music, with a sweltering helping of Winnipeg punk on Wednesday, Aug., 23 including the Uglies and The Stickaround plus local pop punk band The Youngbloods and  Friends over Fame. There is an eight dollar cover for the show.

It is all about the blues the next night at the Slice as Calgary blues musician stops by, Aug, 25 with Don Cassell and Salt Lake City blues musician Columbia Jones. There is a $10 cover for that show.
 But you can also get a taste of Erin Ross’s music at Taber Cornfest , Aug, 26 as she opens up that day’s activities bright and early at 10 a.m.

All of the usual suspects are playing Taber Cornfest this year.

 They open on Aug, 24  with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. followed by Dance Images and Calgary based songwriter Tanner James returns home to Taber to play at 8 p.m. The Dusty Roads band end night one at 10 p.m.
There are a variety of acts on Aug. 25 with Adequate, Close as Strangers, Cornucopia,the Hibikaya drummers, Filipino Society, Moon Dawgs, Trevor Panczak and Breanne Urban And Southern Flyer get down in Taber on the stage.
 There is all kinds of fun for  the Taber Cornfest on Aug, 26 with Erin Ross, Four on the Floor, Enslow, Hippodrome, Mark Maxwell and the Chevelles winding things up on Saturday night .

Over at the Owl Acoustic lounge, The Folk Roadshow returns to town featuring the worldly musical taste of Benjamin Caldwell, Dominique Fricot, Olaf Caarls and Pieter Can Vliet. Admission is by Donation. Ditto for Clayton and Joelle, A Cranbrook based folk duo who stop by the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Feb. 25.
Things get funky at the owl with Adequate and Calgary’s Wellmanneredthieves performing, Aug. 26.

If Whoop Up Days isn’t country enough for you, local country band Alyssa McQuaid and Coyote Junction  play Casino Lethbridge, Friday and Saturday.

And, for something completely different from all of that, Galt Gardens hosts The Caribbean Carnival all day long, Saturday, Aug. 26. There will be family fun, food, beer gardens and bright colours throughout the day and music.
 If you haven’t had enough fun  after all of that, get ready to bang your head with a couple of high octane, female fuelled punk and metal shows early in the week. On Aug, 28, the Moose Hall features Vancouver punk band the Shit Talkers plus Calgary/ Okotoks metal trio Perception of Pain plus local band Drearius. There is a  $10 cover for that show.

Vancouver female fronted metal band Anarcheon  and fellow Vancouver metal band 2 Shadows play the Smokehouse the next night, Aug. 29 with local band Bring Your Own Bodies. The show starts early at 7 p.m. There is a $10 cover for it.

— by Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 22 August 2017 07:45 )  
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