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Whoop Up Days and a whole lot of live music and laughter for long weekend

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Whoop Up Days dominates a long weekend chock full of live entertainment.

 But several major summer festivals also continue this week.

 But first, Good Times restarts their regular Tuesday night comedy open mic tonight, Aug. 31. Everyone is welcome to come down and lay down their laughs, ha has and yuk yuks. Doors open at 7:30 with performances beginning at 8 p.m.


Bailey Kate is performing at this week’s Upside Downtown at Casa on Thursday. Photo By Richard Amery

 The Owl Acoustic Lounge’s regular Tuesday open mic is also tonight, Aug. 31.


 Things start to take off on Thursday, Sept. 2. Upside Downtown continues at Casa with Bailey Kate performing from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday..


The Slice’s open mic starts around 8:30 -9 p.m.


A stripped down, free Whoop Up Days opens at Exhibition Park on Sept. 2 with local acoustic favourites Uncovered playing everything from ’90s favourites, ’80s metal like Def Leppard and modern pop like Katy Parry, the Weeknd and Lady Gaga on the Gas King Stage in Heritage Hall beginning at 6 p.m.


Whoop up Days continues with country musician Ryan Lindsay playing the Gas King Stage on Friday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. He has won Country Music Alberta awards  for Album of the Year and  Horizon Male Artist of the year.

Honker’s pub has their usual Friday night open mic at 8 p.m.


 Casino Lethbridge features country band Driven Friday and Saturday beginning at 8 p.m.


 The Owl Acoustic Lounge features Danica Sommer, Spencer Jo, Ol’ ben and Bob Scallywag for a  night of high powered folk music on Saturday beginning at 9 p.m.

 On Friday, Sept. 3,  The Owl has a  aloud show planned with Calgary based Fem positive alternative  rock band Slut Prophet, local lo fi rock band Body Lens and  Rhinestone NDN  who is  Dri Hiev]s Dan Auger's new electronic project beginning at 9 p.m. 


Owl co-owner Steven Foord will be roasted at Good Times , at 8 p.m. by local comedians Cole Howg, Connor Christmas, Dwayne Smith, Mark Andrew, Johnny Pogo and host Faris Hytiaa. Tickets are $20.

 And the Owl aocustic Lounge welcomes back Hamiton funnyman B.A. Johnston with Open Channels on Tuesday, Sept. 7. 

 Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

 The Slice has a big hard rock/metal show on Sept. 3 with local bands Berserker and Eons of Earth and  Calgary power/prog and death metal band Balrogath.


 Saturday starts early with Gabe Thaine hosting the Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp Family jam at the Owl Acoustic Lounge at 2 p.m.

 And New West Theatre’s Arts in the Park has a big weekend on the west side  with two days of shows in Nicholas Sheran Park with the Marimba Club opening things at 1 p.m. , Sept. 4 followed by  Sandra Lamouche at 2 p.m., Celtic Routes at 2:15, Bryan Bradfield at 3 and Hippodrome helping you get your your dance on at 4 p.m.. 

 There is no cover charge, though donations are welcome.


 Honker‘s Pub has their usual afternoon open mic at 4 p.m., Sept. 4 as well.

 Saturday, Sept. 4 is blues night at Whoop Up Days with Coda kicking things off at the Gas King stage at 7 p.m., followed by  Eric Braun at 9 p.m.

 The Slice continues with  another hard rocking night, Sept. 4 with the Pomeranian Fight Club and Red Deer power trio King Bull plus Taro playing beginning at 8:30 p.m.


There is also lots of comedy on Saturday night. Scott Belford performs twice at Good Times at 7 .m. and 9 :30 p.m. Admission is $15.

Impromptu brings Drunk Improv back to Didi’s Playhaus on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance due  limited supply due to the club operating at half capacity because of Covid.. Drunk Improv is a mix of Whose Line is it Anyway and a drinking game. Tickets are pay what you can.

 Arts in the park continues with a jazz filled afternoon at  Nicolas Sheran park on Sunday, Sept. 5  beginning at 1 p.m. with Sheldon Arvay and David Mikuliak. They will be followed by Interludo, the Bridge Brass Quintet, Rudy Strangling Wolf and the Plaid Ramblers closing things off at 4:30 p.m.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 September 2021 08:52 )  
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