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Christmas concerts, along with rap, pop and blues

Posted on December 4, 2019 by Lethbridge Sun Times

Welcome to a chilly December. As expected, there are a plethora of Christmas concerts happening this week.
But first, One Bad Son has postponed their Dec. 5 show at Average Joe’s due to a family emergency, according to their publicist. The Sing a Song That’s Yours concert that was to be Dec. 4 at Cité des Prairies has been postponed to Dec. 11, due to scheduling conflicts.
The Owl Acoustic Lounge goes rap and pop with Calgary-based one-man boy band Mark Mills and Killah Khills. Mills, who has played the Sled Island music festival, brings his style of pop and sex pop jams to the Owl Acoustic Lounge Dec. 6.
It is a good week for the blues with Keith Woodrow’s High Level Blues band to the Slice Dec. 6. Woodrow also hosts his monthly Slice of blues jam on Dec. 10.
James Oldenburg and Bandemonium return to the Casino this weekend as well. The Metrik Jazztet play a matinee show at the at Owl Acoustic Lounge from 3-5 p.m. Admission is by donation.
The first of many Christmas concerts happens at Southminster United Church, Dec. 7. The 28th annual Mayors Concert features the Lethbridge Community Silver and Gold Bands plus Écolé Agnes Davidson’s Senior and Junior choirs. Tickets are $15 with children 12 and under getting in for free. The concert, which is also a fundraiser for the local food banks, begins at 7 p.m.
And if you’re want to get a jump on Christmas shopping, shop local and support local artisans at the Lethbridge Handmade Market, Dec. 7 at Exhibition park. It runs from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Admission is $5. There will be live entertainment with Wendy Cee.
And country/pop crooner Johnny Reid is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit at the Enmax Centre Dec. 8 as he celebrates “My Kind of Christmas.” Tickets are $39.50, $59.50, $69.50, $89.50 (incl. GST) plus service charges. The show begins at 7 p.m.
TJ Waltho and friends collaborate with Plum and the Stoketown by bringing back their Charlie Brown Christmas Show to the Stoketown, Dec. 1 from 8-9 p.m. They play the soundtrack live with the beloved cartoon playing in the background. Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 children including dinner and a visit from Santa, and a chance to decorate Christmas ornaments. Plus, bring a wrapped toy for donation to Harbour House for a $20 gift certificate to Plum.
For something completely apart from Christmas, southern Alberta favourite roots and country band Tin and the Toad return to the Slice Dec. 7. Admission is $10.
If you want to laugh, Charles Andre Payne and Amy Edgar will be making you laugh at Good Times Dec. 7 for one big show beginning at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10.

Dec. 5
Average Joe’s — One Bad Son postponed
Slice — open mic
Dec. 6
Owl Acoustic Llounge – Mark Mills and Killah Khills
Nanton Auditorium Hotel — Dave McCann
Slice — High Level Blues band
Casino Lethbridge — Bandemonium
Dec. 7
Casino Lethbridge — Bandemonium
Slice — Tin and the Toad
Southminster United Church — 28th annual Mayor’s Concert with Lethbridge Community Gold and Silver bands and Ecole Davidson Choirs $15 7 p.m.
Owl Acoustic Lounge — Metrik Jazztet
Good Times — Charles Andrew Payne with Amy Edgar
Dec. 8
Enmax Centre — Johnny Reid – My Kind of Christmas
Dec. 9
Owl Acoustic Lounge — open mic
Dec. 10
Good Times — Comedy open mic
Slice — A Slice of Blues jam with Keith Woodrow
Dec. 11
Geomatic Attic — Kacy and Clayton 8 p.m. $30, $35
The Slice — Dark Wrangler with Megan Brown with Don Cassell
Beaches — open mic
Dec. 12
Stoketown — A Charlie Brown Christmas 8-9 p.m. $40 adults, $20 children
Slice — open mic
Dec. 13
Owl Acoustic lounge — Megan Brown with Chris Drew, Corduroy Brown, Wendy Cee
Slice — Windy City Opry 3-year anniversary with Amy Nelson and Peter and the Wolves
Honker’s Pub — open mic
Casino Lethbridge — Breanne Urban and Southern Flyer
Good Times — Roast battle
Dec. 14
Honker’s Pub — afternoon open mic
Casa — Lethbridge Folk Club open mic
Casino Lethbridge — Breanne Urban and Southern Flyer
The Slice — Decadent Phase Good Times— Tommy Mellor
Honker‘s Pub— afternoon open mic
Dec. 15
Southminster United Church — Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, The Messiah 3 p.m.
Gem of the West Coaldale — A Country Christmas with Amy Allred and Alyssa McQuaid
Dec. 16
Southminster United Church — Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, The Messiah 7:30 p.m.

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