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Shelter Me: Party in the Park marks relatively slow mid July week in Lethbridge

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Most of the town shuts down this week due to the South Country Fair in Fort Macleod. At least the music going portion of Lethbridge, most of whom go to Fort Macleod to take in three days of great music and good vibes. So the two main music venues, the Slice and The Owl Acoustic Lounge close as their staff, owners and most of their regulars all make an extended weekend out of South Country Fair.Fox Mandy performs for shelter me: Party in the park on Saturday, July 21. Photo by Richard Amery
 Even Honker’s Pub is shutting down their weekly  Friday night and Saturday afternoon for the weekend as most of their hosts will be at the Fair. Open mics resume at Honker’s next week, though they are also taking the August long weekend off.

The Fair features an outstanding line-up as usual including local musicians  John Wort Hannam and Shaela Miller, plus Richard Inman, Wine Soaked Preachers Geoff Berner, Kris Demeanor and Carolyn Mark, Hank and Lily, The Vaudevillian, Amy Nelson, the Red Hot Hayseeds and Spanish/ based Canadian/Cuban and France flamenco group Fin de Fiesta Flamenco, who also play Casa on July 25.
If you aren’t going to South Country Fair, Galt Gardens hosts Shelter Me: Party in the Park, July 21. There will be concessions, a dunk tank, an open air market, bouncy castles and kids activities. There will also be live entertainment beginning at 10:30 with Zumba Lethbridge,Thomas Chiefmoon, singer/belly dancer/ Maddie Young, local rappers the Battlepark Super Crew (lRev, ONTK, $am Hill, Shed Beat boys and JPB) and 21st ave follow. Fox Mandy winds up the entertainment at 2 p.m.

On the weekend, Suzanne Scott will be playing country music at Casino Lethbridge.
Guitarist James Oldenburg and Andrea Walker perform a special afternoon show at Plum on Saturday, July 21 from noon-2 p.m.
 Another option is the annual Coutts Centre Arts Festival happening Sunday, July 22.

 There is a variety of local talent performing beginning at 10 a.m. with piano and violin duo Airdrie Robinson and John Paul Ksiazek, percussion duo Joe Porter and  Sina Khosravi at 11. The Groove Apostles, who performed the festival last year, perform at  noon.
 Local magician/illusionist Ben Price Magic is at 1 p.m.
And Shakespeare in the Park brings their space themed version of the Tempest on the road to  finish things off at 2 p.m.
SHakespear in The park is at Galt Gardens at 7 p.m., July 19 and 20. There is no charge to attend.

Club Lime features a big hip hop show  with Madchild’ it's a Mad World tour. Madchild who came to prominence with Vancouver Hip hop collective Swollen Members.  He will be joined by Rrkade. Shadowkeeprz and guests are also on the bill as well as local support from Psychonauts, Sam Hill, ONTK, Shed Beat Boyz, MassiahMusic,JPB, Aypayne. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door or $40 for a meet and greet.

 If you plan ahead, several big shows have been announced for later this year.
Tickets go on sale for comedian Russell Peters’ Nov. 7 performance at the Enmax Centre on July 16.
Cirque du Soleil returns to The Enmax  for several shows Oct. 31-Nov. 4.
Songwriter Murray McLauchlan plays the Yates Centre Oct. 25. Tickets are $52.50.
The Glorious Sons are also playing the Enmax Centre with Beaches, Nov. 13. Three Days Grace are playing the Enmax Centre Dec. 11 with Nothing more and Bad Wolves. Tickets for both shows go on sale, July 20.
Tickets for Letterkenny, from the hit TV show just went on sale for their  Dec. 14 show at the Enmax. Tickets cost  $91.50, $64 and $48.50.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 July 2018 17:05 )  
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