All kinds of classic rock for Whoop Up Days

Posted on : Tuesday, August 19, 2014


The big shows this week come courtesy of  Whoop Up Days. So if you love classic rock, you will definitely be at Exhibition Park this week.

Aaron Pritchett opens the show on Tuesday night with his many country hits including “Hold My Beer While I Kiss Your Girlfriend” and his newer summer hits “Sunset City and “Boat on the Water.” Treeline with Shaela Miller open the show.

It is all about classic rock for the rest of the week as Loverboy ( Working For the Weekend, the Kid is Hot Tonight) playing on Wednesday, Aug. 20 with local blues rock band Paul Kype and Texas Flood opening the show. Loverboy  recently released a new CD.

We go back a few years on Aug. 21 with female fronted rockers Toronto (Your Daddy Don't Know, Even the Score, Girls Night Out) take the stage with local rock band Fast Times opening the show.

 Another high energy female fronted rock band, The Headpins ( Don’t It Make You Feel, Breakin’ Down, Just One More Time) tear up the stage on Friday night, Aug. 22 with Who’s Yer Daddy opening the show.
Whoop Up Days ends on Aug. 23 with Canadian metal icons Helix. They have just released a new album and have a string of hits including “Rock You”. DNR will be opening the last show of Whoop Up Days. The shows are free with admission to Whoop Up Days.

If you didn’t get enough rock, Soup of Flies return to Casino Lethbridge on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. each night. There is no cover for the show.There are a lot of different shows  happening this week though.


Devon Coyote returns to Lethbridge to host the jam are the Owl Acoustic  Lounge,  Aug. 20.

The Owl also brings back Calgary alternative folk musician Distance Bullock and the Astral Swans, Aug. 22. They feature Edmonton Alternative folk musician Passburg aka the solo project of Mat Halton. Down the street, the Slice has a variety of music this week. They feature a big metal show on Aug. 22 with Vancouver melodic death metal band Scimitar and local metal bands Obsidian Soul, Accalia and  Blackest Sin. There is a $10 cover  for the show.

 The Slice goes country the next night, Aug. 23 as they welcome Toronto based country/ gospel influenced folk/ roots band Samantha Martin and the Haggard. The show begins at 9:30 p.m.
 The Slice also has a big rock show on Monday, Aug. 25 with Ruined Escape Plan and Kyote. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

The Mix at Ric’s is also bringing in live music. This week they feature Vancouver based indie folk band the Tourist Company, on Aug. 20.
 Smokehouse features another fundraiser featuring local metal band Death Pledge, the Mark Hall Band and Driving While Blind. This is a fundraiser for firefighters. The show begins at 9 p.m. For more details on these and other shows happening this week. please go to for interviews with the Tourist Company, Samantha Martin and Scimitar, plus a Whoop Up Days rundown featuring interviews with Helix and Aaron Pritchett.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor