August opens with non stop entertainment and family focused fun


August opens with a busy week following the long weekend.

Biloxi Parish’s Zach Passey plays a couple shows this week. Photo by RichardAmery

 Big Wreck plays a rescheduled show at the  Enmax Centre, Wednesday, Aug. 3 . They had a couple big hits in the ’90s with “The Oaf” and “That Song.”

 Tickets are  $59.50, $49.50 and $40. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.


 The Owl Acoustic lounge has a comedy open mic, Wednesday, Aug. 3. 


 The Geomatic Attic presents a free festival— The Wide skies Music Festival  part 2 at  The sandman Signature parking lot, Wednesday , August 3 with Toronto via Edmonton alt country band Altameda, Kobotown and Blue and Gold featuring the Be Good Tanyas’ Trish Klein and Blues/soul musician Ndidi O.

Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated to cover the cost of bringing in these world class entertainers.. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., the music begins at 6 p.m.

 Jenn Kype hosts the open mic at the Slice on Wednesday,  Aug. 3.

Thursdays are busy days in the summer.


 Check out Bailey Kate’s performance  outside Casa for the Upside Downtown concert series from 5- 7 p.m. in Rotary Square.

 After that, Dylan Delaney plays Festival square outside  of Telegraph Taphouse beginning at 6 p.m.

 Then, The Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society brings Hamlet to Galt Gardens at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation. If you miss it then, Hamlet returns to Galt Gardens on Friday evening  and Saturday as well.


There are several family friendly concerts this week.

 On Friday,  Aug. 5 the Casa community room features the lunch and listen children’s concert, at 12:15 p.m.. Favourites like  “We Don’t Talk about Bruno and “ A Part of your World” will be among the featured performances.

The second annual Blessing the Children benefit concert is Friday, Aug. 5  at 7 p.m. Soprano Sophia Makela, tenor Spencer VanDellen, accompanied by pianist Cheryl Emery-Karapita. Will be performing the  music of Mozart, Monteverdi, Wagner, Sondheim, Gilbert & Sullivan and more. Admission is by donation. The music begins at at 7 p.m. 

And Fam jam takes place outside the Gate in Festival square on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 1-4 p.m. There will be a bouncy castle, snacks, games and live music from Southern Alberta singer songwriter Kyle Church. My City will be on hand to collect donations for  the Stuff the Bus back-to-school campaign.


Chock out what local artisans have been creating at  the Lethbridge Handmade Market, which returns to Exhibition Park, Saturday, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m.


Theoretically Brewing has a couple of weekend shows. Redhead Mack aka singer songwriter Kevin Phillips, guitarist Lee Carlson and bassist Jared Wiebe plays on the patio at 7 p.m. Admission is pay what you can.

 The Theoretically Brewing patio rocks on Saturday with Peace for Bombs, Foster Dollis, A Trozzo Med Rare and Marley Buckskin performing at 7 p.m. Admission is pay what you can.


The Owl Acoustic Lounge rocks and rolls all week beginning with their usual open mic on Tuesday. Calgary band Wares visits the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Thursday, at 8 p.m. with special guests Bunny Eyes and Biloxi Parish.


 Friday features local rock band the Waterfront, Fawns and Saskatoon based heavy indie band GreenWing Admission is pay what you can for both shows.


And Kevin Peters and th Burnt Edges play some country music at the Owl acoustic lounge, Saturday, Aug. 6 with  Corduroy Brown.

 The Slice features St. Albert heavy, dirty rock and roll band Sparrow Blue brings their NoLies tour to the stage Friday.

 Biloxi parish]s Zach Passey and Ol Ben play the Slice, Saturday, Aug. 6.

The Mark Hall band hosts Honkers Pub’s Friday night open mic beginning at 7 p.m.  Eric Braun hosts Honkers’ Saturday  afternoon open mic at 5 p.m.

 If you’re looking for  a few laughs, Tommy Mellor returns to Good Times, Friday and Saturday  at 8 p.m. Each night. Michael Moses is your host.

Last, but not least, the Memphis Mafia Band plays country music at Casino Lethbridge Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m..


 And just out of town, Calgary rockabilly band Peter and the Wolves rock KCs pub in Coaldale on Friday at 8 p.m. There is a $10 cover charge. 

— by RichardAmery L.A.  Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 03 August 2022 08:21 )