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April ends with big shows back at the Enmax and much more music happening here

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It’s a big week for  big, rescheduled shows.

 The Enmax Centre has two big concerts scheduled for this week.

 

 First up Classic rock legends Cheap Trick and ZZ Top  finally play their  rescheduled show at the Enmax Centre, Wednesday, April 27.

The Chevelles play the Place April 29-30. Photo by Richard Amery

 The show, originally scheduled for for May 6 , 2020, was postponed due to Covid. Ottawa born , Austin based blues musician Sue Foley will be opening the show at 7 p.m. sharp. Tickets range froM $86 to $106

 A Capella country band Home Free also play their Covid rescheduled  show at the Enmax Centre, Friday, April 29. They have released four albums since the outbreak of Covid. Tickets range between $49-$69. The show begins at 7 p.m. sharp.

 

 Before that, Luke James Bruce hosts a new open mic at Mojos Pub on Monday. The Owl Acoustic Lounge’s open mic is on Tuesday. And the Slice’s weekly open mic has been moved to Wednesday this month.

 Gabe Thaine and Friends take over the Slice stage on Thursday.

 

 It’s the end of the month, which means it’s time for the poetry open mic with Teri Petz   at the Owl Acoustic Lounge. That ’s happening on Wednesday.

 I usually miss drunk improv at Didi’s Playhaus because it is usually on Saturdays, during my  Hotrock Blues beat on CKXU 88.3 f.m, which is sacred time for me, but I’ll make a point of catching a special Drunk Improv:  The Tipsy Hooter Edition at the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Thursday, April 28. Performers include Jay Whitehead , David Gabert , Erica Barr, Katie Fellger, Mark Ogle, Nicola Elson and live music by Cole Olson. Admission is pay what you can. The laughs begin at 8 p.m. The laughs continue at Good Times, Friday and Saturday with Charles Haycock, who performs at 8 p.m. each night. Tickets are $16.67 through Showpass.

 It is a fun weekend for local music, well it usually it. But this one os extra special for a few reasons.

 First off, there is a vey special fundraising concert for Harpdog Brown, a wonderful bluesman, who passed away from a heart attack on Jan. 7.

 

 Local  blues musician Pap King and several of his sons will be playing a memorial concert for Harpdog Brown’s family. Performers include Papa King and the Boogiemen, Charlie Jacobson, who has played with  a Harpdog Brown as well as backed  cats like Sherman Doucette, Kenny Blues Boss Wayne  and more. The Cole Harbour Boys from Vancouver which includes two of Brown’s sons. Tickets are $20 for the show, which begins at 8 p.m.

Rejigged Local surf rock band the Atomicos make a long awaited return to the stage this week to play the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Friday, April 29. Foster Dollis will be joining them. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.

 

Taylor Ackerman’s Global Acid Reset  return to the Slice Friday, April 29.

 And Calgary jazz rock band l’omelette return to the Slice on Saturday, April 30.

 Uncovered will uncover all of your favourite hits at Casino Lethbridge this weekend.

 

With warm weather finally returning, knock on wood, The Canadian Brewhouse has a big show on Saturday, April 20 with lots of local talent including alternative rock band The Waterfront returning to the roof top patio stage and the New Testaments will help you get your groove on after that.

The show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Last, but not least,  the Chevelles return to rock the Place on April 29 and April 30 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $11.62.

Down the road at  the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod, Celtic band the Ennis Sister will be singing beautiful harmonies with a Celtic flair,  Friday, April 29. Tickets are $37.50. The show begins at  7:30 p.m.

 Speaking of beautiful music, the Lethbridge Symphony orchestra returns to Southmnister Untied Church, Monday, May 2 at 7:30 p .m with Symphony Series VI – Brahms Requiem. The symphony will be joined by two choirs: Vox Musica, directed by Joanne Collier and members of Luminous Voices from Calgary and special guest soloists  Ruth Phillips and Peter Monaghan. 

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

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Last Updated ( Monday, 25 April 2022 11:52 )  
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