Discover Local Live Music with Upside Downtown at Casa this Summer!

July 3, 2024

If you are looking for things to do in Lethbridge this summer, Casa is hosting a weekly concert series on Rotary Square that is free for everyone to enjoy every Thursday night from 5 – 7 PM. The weekly concert series will see a new local artist take the stage and entertain audiences under the open skies of the long Southern Albertan summer. This is the perfect chance to enjoy local live performances under the canopies that cover Rotary Square! Find out about all the incredible performances coming to Rotary Square this summer.

July 4th: MomBod & Fawns

Kick off this summer's concert series with a double feature of MomBod and Fawns performing back-to-back at Upside Downtown on Rotary Square. MomBod brings a selection of laid-back rock and roll that's a little noisy and a little bit wild, with a subtle sense of softness—kind of like their kids! Afterward, Fawns will deliver some eclectic alt-rock right out of Lethbridge. No matter your tastes, there will surely be something for you to enjoy while kicking off the Upside Downtown Summer Concert Series.

July 11th: Hurtin'

If you're craving some good times and country tunes, you'll surely be interested in the high-energy performance Hurtin' puts on at Rotary Square. Focusing on hits from the last half of the 20th century, you'll undoubtedly hear many classic hits and some deep cuts you forgot but wish you hadn't! Don't miss this classic country party band when they perform for the Upside Downtown Concert Series on July 11th!

July 18th: Doghouse Orchestra

The Doghouse Orchestra comes to us straight from the vibrant music scene in Toronto and blends genres into a soulful groove! Following their 2023 debut recordings and an accompanying tour, the Mariposa Emerging Artist Showcase winners take to the stage of the Upside Downtown Concert Series on Rotary Square on July 18th!

July 25th: ADEQUATE!

Having formed in 2014 in Lethbridge, adequate has been bringing more than adequate music to this city for a decade! Unlike the name suggests, these four men are more than adequate; they are spectacular! With new-age grooves and an influence of funk, they are sure to get you up on your feet and moving in no time! Don’t miss their performance as part of the Upside Downtown Concert Series on July 25th!

August 1st: Badlands

This alternative country quartet based out of Lethbridge, Alberta, is here to show audiences a toe-tapping good time! Badlands delivers songs that focus on the tribulations, triumphs, and temptations that life always offers on a revolving rotation. Whether you’re a simple toe-tapper or a bona fide two-stepper, you don’t want to miss this Upside Downtown performance on August 24th!

August 8th: Atomicos

Inspired by the prairies of wheat that roll like a golden ocean, Southern Alberta-tinged surf-rock comes to Upside Downtown courtesy of Atomicos. With the groove and funk of ocean-punk and a little bit of the psychedelic melancholy of the 80s comes the laid-back but still funky tunes of Atmicos. Don’t miss this incredible double feature of the Casa Upside Downtown Concert Series!

August 15th: Starpainter

Just two months after the release of their debut album ‘Rattlesnake Dream,’ Starpainter takes to the Upside Downtown Stage. Wearing their influences on their sleeves and setting their hearts on making gently psychedelic alt-twang tones, Starpainter is a local Lethbridge folk-rock band with a unique perspective and story. With nods from CBC, CKUA, and Earshot’s Canada-wide Folk/Roots Top 10, Starpainter is undoubtedly a rising star in the Local music scene.

August 22nd: Clover Overboard & Karen Romanchuk

The groovy stylings of Dropkick Murphy and Flogging Molly inspire this Celtic pop-rock band based in Lethbridge. Their style leans towards noisy rather than pretty, but no matter what they play, you will surely be up and on your feet in no time. A performance from none other than Karen Romanchuk will follow Clover Overboard!

August 29th: Hippodrome

Known as Lethbridge’s premier rhythm and groove ensemble, Hippodrome is closing out the Upside Downtown Concert Series with a bang. This 11-piece group brings rock-solid rhythm and a dynamic horn section to bring their performances to life. With a wide range of sounds and songs, there is sure to be something for everyone in every hippodrome set! Don’t miss the final performance of the Upside Downtown Concert Series in Lethbridge.

No matter what show you attend, there's surely an incredible local live performance waiting for you on Rotary Square at Casa this summer. Don’t forget to share any videos or photos of the event with us and your friends on social media using #ExploreLethbridge. We are always looking at all the incredible things people are getting up to in Lethbridge and we love to share our favourite shots from around the city. Don’t worry though, we always ask before sharing!

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