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June is already looking amazing with Pridefest coming up The Rotary Dragon Boat Festival coming up  in a few weeks. But the big event this week is The Lethbridge Jazz and Blues Festival beginning this week with several shows including local jazz musicians performing at  the Young Lions Concert beginning at 12:45 p.m., June 7 in Galt Gardens. Later on, at 7 p.m.  Nikka Yuko Japanese Centre and the Lethbridge Jazz and Blues Festival present Kaley Kinjo and the Hypocrites performing at  at City Hall Tickets are $45 advance, $50 door.Steve Marriner of MonkeyJunk is playing with Leeroy Stagger and the Rebeltone Sound at Mortar and Brick tonight. PHoto by Richard Amery

 Saturday, June 8 will be just as busy for jazz buffs. The fun begins at noon, beginning at noon with Jazz in the Park featuring Rondell Roberts at noon, Montuno West at 1:20 p.m., Velle Weitman and Kootenay Soul at 2:40 and  the Dirty Catfish Brass band winding up the free event at 4 p.m.

 The Lethbridge Jazz and Blues Festival has another collaboration at casa later on as they are joining up with The Lethbridge Folk Club to bring Oscar Lopez back to Lethbridge. His concert begins at 7 p.m,  Tickets are $30.

Several venues will be  featuring  the Suppertime Jazz series, beginning June 4 with James Oldenburg performing a solo show at Telegraph from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
 James Oldenburg and Paul Holden will be playing the Firestone Restaurant, June 6 from 6-8 p.m.
Streatside Eatery features the Sheldon Arvay Duo, June 8 from 6-8 p.m.
 And local blues band CODA performs as a trio at  a special Blues Brunch, June 9 from noon-2 p.m.
 The Suppertime jazz series continues June 11 with Anna McBryan at  the Telegraph Taphouse  from 5:30-7:30 p.m.. Dale Ketcheson will be at the mocha Cabana, June 12,  from 5;30-7:30 p.m. and The Joe Porter duo wind up the series, June 13 at Firestone, from 6-8 p.m.

But things heat up Tuesday, June 4 , which is is off the hook with three outstanding shows happening.

 Nelson based musician Cam Penner makes a long awaited return to the Owl Acoustic lounge with Jon Wood on Tuesday, June 4. Just down the street Leeroy Stagger and Rebeltone Sound returns home to play a special show at Mortar and Brick in support of his new CD “Me and the Mountain.”
 He will be joined by special guest Steve Marriner. Tickets are $50 for the show, which begins at 8 p.m.
 And Keith Catfish Woodrow brings back his monthly Slice of Blues jam to the Slice a little later on, around 9 p.m.

Club Didi also features their open mic with Rylan and Jeff , June 4, 8-10 p.m.

Karen Romanchuk and  Bruce McKay play the Stoketown brunch series, 11:30 a.m., June 8.

  And for something completely different from jazz and folk, U of L based community radio station CKXU are starting to put on shows at Theoretically Brewing.
 They kick off summer at Theoretically Brewing, June 7 with  Tyra Whitson, Chief N’ Council, Taylor Ackerman’s Global Acid Reset playing at 7 p.m. Admission is $10.

The Slice features Edmonton folk rock with Kane Incognito and  Saskatoon indie pop band Too Soon Monsoon plus local rock band Biloxi Parish, June 7.
The Slice brings back local metal band Tyrants of Chaos and Quietus from Edmonton on June 8. Admission is $10.

The Owl Acoustic Lounge has an interesting weekend planned, with pop music from Saskatoon’s Friends of Foes and local pop musician Tyler Vandendool plus Max Hopkins, June 7
The Owl Acoustic Lounge is hopping all day long, Saturday, June 8 beginning at 2 p.m. with the LGRC Family jam. It will be followed by the Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp band swap from 4-6 p.m.  Local musicians mirror Lethbridge Girls Rock  Camp by forming a band, and leaning a set, possibly writing a song and performing their first show all in a week. See the results from 4-6 p.m. As it is a fundraiser, there is a suggested donation of $10.

And the Calgary based indie rock band the Ashley Hundred and Edmonton’s Nature Of play at night. Admission is by donation.

 For comedy, Yuk Yuks Comedy returns to Average Joes, June 7 with Matt Foster and Calgary comedian Sam Walker opening. The laughs begin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of the show. Over at Good Times, Ryan Short performs on June 8 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10.

Club Didi brings back drunk improv with Impromptu on Friday, June 7 beginning at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10.

 The next night  Club Didi provides their own drag version of the TV show the View— The Spew featuring drag performers discussing the day's hottest topics. The Spew begins at 9 p.m., June 8.


Rock in the new week with Judas Priest and Uriah Heep at the Enmax Centre. The New Wave of British Heavy Metal gods have a string of popular songs including “Breaking the Law,” You’ve Got Another Thing Coming ,” “Turbo Lover” and many more.
 Tickets are $97.50, $87.50 and $67.50. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. with ’70s rockers Uriah Heep who have their own slate of hits including “Easy Living,”“ Return to Fantasy,” and “Look At Yourself.”
 Downtown, Canadian classic rockers The Stampeders  will be playing their many hits like “Wild Eyes,” “ Sweet City Woman” and “ Hit the Road Jack” at the Yates Theatre, Monday, June 10.  Tickets are $63.50

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 June 2019 11:08 )  
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