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South Country Fair and Shakespeare this week

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You don’t mess with tradition.

Polonius (David Burdon) and Ophelia (Avery Raine are in three performances of  Hamlet this week Photo by Richard Amery

 South Country is back at the Fort Macleod Fish and Games Park  after a two year Covid caused hiatus. So that means the slice and the Owl Acoustic Lounge are closed aster staff and patrons are usually at the fair.

 Tickets are limited for the three day celebration of music,  kinship and love.

Friday features Owl owner Steve Foord  Emceeing a fantastic line up including  Sandra Lamouche Hoop Dancing,  Emily Triggs, Beautiful Joe, The Torchettes, Kiran Ahluwalia, Copperwood, Kitty and the Rooster and Taylor Ackerman’s Global acid Reset closing things off at 12:45 a.m.

The fun resume Saturday at noon with Emily Triggs, Copperwood, Hawksley Workman., Sandra Lamouche, the Alien Rebels, April Verch and Cold Walters, , a South country Fair sessions with, A Million Dollars in pennies  Kitty and the Rooster and the Torchettes performing in the afternoon ion the South Stage. Eugene Chadbourne and Jen Paches open the evening set at 7:15 followed by Hawksley Workman,, Terra Lightfoot, Ifriqiyya Electrique and Trio Svin at 12:45 a.m.

The East stage opens at noon with Makiisma, A Million Dollars in Pennies, Paul Silver and Big Fancy and The Shady Cowboys closing  things off at 4:45 p.m.


 The third day of fun begins at 12:30 with Benj Rowland, Beautiful Joe, John Wort Hannam, A South Country Fair sessions with April Verch and Cody Walters, and Paul Silveria. And Sandra LamoucheHoop Dancers.


 Terry Lightfoot opens the East Stage  at noon  followed by Jon Martin and the lovers,, A South country Fair Sessions with Trio Svin, Eugene Chadbourne and Jen Patches closing the show.

 If You aren‘t Fort Macleod bound, there is lots happening as usual  in Lethbridge.

 Keith Catfish Woodrow hosts a blues jam tonight, Tuesday, July 12  at this Slice. The Owl Acoustic Lounge’s weekly open mic is also Tuesday, July 12 , as usual.

 Scott Davidson hosts the Slice’s weekly Wednesday open mic.

 The Slice has one more big show on Thursday, July 14 with local funky faves Adequate and Winnipeg based jazz/ rock/psychedelic instrumental band the Apollo Sons before closing for South Country Fair.


 The Second  Upside Downtown  concert series continues at Casa from 5- 7 p.m.with the Eric Braun Band who was playing all over the place last weekend. Stick around the Casa square for The Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society’s phenomenal production of Hamlet at 7:30 p.m.


 Also on Thursday, don’t miss the official opening of the new Bunka Centre at the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, Thursday, July 14. The ribbon cutting is at 3 p.m.


 The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden welcomes The Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society’s production of Hamlet, Friday, July 15. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person, or $55 for VIP tables.


 The Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance  Society hits the road on Sunday for their annual matinee performance at the Coutts Arts Centre outside of Nanton,

 If you want to get the the kids outside and enjoying what is predicted to be a sweltering week, get them to Hootenanny, which runs at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday through Saturday.


If you are sticking around Lethbridge for the weekend, JDs (Jackie French, Jasmine Mitchell and Danny Douglas) are hosting Honkers Pub’s open mic on Friday at 7 p.m.

Saints and Sinners host the Saturday afternoon open mic  beginning at 7 p.m.


Suzanne Scott and the Dusty Roads band rock Casino Lethbridge country style for the weekend.


 And Arts in the Park returns this weekend.

 Rocking One was rained out a few weeks ago, but  Rocking Too runs noon to 5 p.m., Saturday,  July 16 and features several of the same acts in Galt Gardens including Taber teen Kai Brooks,  The Bridgette Yarwood band and Fawns. Rudy Strangling Wolf and the Eric braun Band fill out the bill.

—  By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 July 2022 16:30 )  
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