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Melt away April snow with live music

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April comes in with a roar, and a snowstorm, but there is lots of music coming up this month to melt it down or take your mind off of it.Ryland Moranz plays a solo show this week. Photo by Richard Amery

 Start off with a whole lot of rock on Wednesday as Shinedown returns to the Enmax Centre, April 4. They were last here opening for Kiss in 2015. This time they headline the show with One Bad Son, 10 years and In this Moment sharing the bill. Tickets are $58 for the show, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

 If you want to laugh, Yuk Yuks Comedy returns to Average Joes, Friday, April 6 with comedians Todd Ness, William Hannigan and host Randy Webb performing. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 art the door. The laughter begins at 8:30 p.m.

 The rest of the weekend is all about local roots and blues.
 Ryland Moranz returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, April 6 for a solo show. He‘ll be spending much of the rest of the year touring.
And local roots trio The Crooked Creek Warblers return to the Slice, April 6 as well.

The next night there are a couple of cool shows.
 Calgary punk duo Miesha and the Spanks return to the Slice, April 7 with local alternative rock trio Mombod. Miesha and the Spanks are supporting their new CD Girls, Girls, Girls.” There is a $10 cover.
Lethbriedge Pridefest hosts two sold out nights of their popular Diva Cabaret at Casino Lethbridge, April 6 and 7.


There is a concert for a good cause, April 7 at St. Augustine‘s Anglican Church — supporting two families of Syrian refugees. Dreams Carry Us is a concert of choral music to raise funds for the resettlement of two Syrian refugee families in Lethbridge sponsored by the Lethbridge Resettlement Collaboration. The concert, at St. Augustine’s, 411, 11th Street South, will feature four choirs:  The University Singers under Dr. Janet Youngdahl; St. Augustine’s Church Choir under Joanne Collier; The Incanto Singers under Kathy Matkin-Clapton and The LCI Chamber Singers under Karen Hudson. Tickets are $20 regular, $10 for children 10 and younger.

Doors open at 7:30 pm.

 Down the road in Coaldale at to Coaldale Inn in KCs pub, Dory and the Weathermen will be celebrating Spring by playing all of your favourite hits.

The Smokehouse is starting to feature more live music. On Sunday afernoon, Calgary foots/ Country musician Carter Felker will be performing a t 4 p.m. for their Sunday matinee concert series. There is no cover for the show.

And don’t forget about the One Act play Festival at Casa on Friday, April 6. Four excellent plays including three original works will take the stage beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10.

 It is all about the blues at the Owl Acoustic Lounge. Papa King and the Boogie Men aka guitarist Marc Belisle, pianist Earl McAuley, drummer Brandon McPherson and bassist Doug Freeman will be painting the town as artist Deirdre Earl paints the blues at the show. Admission is by donation. The show begins at 8 p.m. There will  be a silent auction and Deirdre Earl will be painting with the music.

 Painting and music are a common theme in April as the next week, John Wort Hannam brings the Fourth annual Songs For Ken ALS fundraiser back to the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod.
Artist Annie Froese will be creating art on the spot to the tunes of The Polyjesters, Calgary bluesman John Rutherford, Calgary musician Mike Stack, Brooke Wylie, Maria Dunn and Hannam who will all be playing with a backing band. The concert begins at 7:30 .m. Tickets are $25.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:27 )  
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