Independent rockers called to weekend festival in Benalto

Wide Mouth Mason heads an entertaining lineup of unsigned musicians at Alberta’s Own Independent Music Festival, which goes Friday and Saturday at the Benalto Rodeo and Fairgrounds.

Wide Mouth Mason heads an entertaining lineup of unsigned musicians at Alberta’s Own Independent Music Festival, which goes Friday and Saturday at the Benalto Rodeo and Fairgrounds.

Tonight’s headliner, the Calgary rockers Starewell, take the outdoor stage at 10:30 p.m.

The other bands, which play from 5:30 p.m., are Hanna hard-rockers Rattle Cloud, Lacombe alternative band Soul Side In, Red Deer rock bands Diesel May and The Regulators, Sherwood Park’s classic rockers One Day Late, and Elk Point band Mockteera.

Saturday’s lineup begins with Calgary alt-rocker Noel Johnson performing at noon and ends with Saskatoon’s pop-blues trio Wide Mouth Mason, expected to hit the stage at 10:30 p.m.

The in-between acts are Calgary progressive metal bands Phantom Limb and Sittin’ Idol, and the Edmonton rockers Lipht, Hollywood Assassyn, and the soul/funk band, Dawn in the City. There are also Wetaskiwin electro-art band Screwtape Lewis, Calgary modern rockers Blind Army, Lacombe group Slackjaw, Calgary metalheads Sacred Ally, and Red Deer rockers Night at the Chelsea, Annunaki and Oldbury, which opens for Wide Mouth Mason.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.abown.com, as well as at 53rd St. Music at 101, 4902 53rd St. in Red Deer, Graysnotes Music Inc. at 5021 50th St. in Lacombe, or Boston Pizza in Rocky Mountain House.

The cost is $65 for a two-day camping pass, or $25 for a one-day day-pass. One night of camping can be purchased for an additional $15 at the gate and there’s also a $10 per vehicle parking charge.

Benalto is about a 10-minute drive west of Sylvan Lake, off Hwy 11.

Just Posted

Rural transit service rolled out

2A South Regional Transit will link Innisfail and Penhold with Red Deer

Some Red Deer waste collection schedules change due to holiday season

Tuesday collections will be moved for two weeks

Red Deer ‘champion’ helps hospital by sharing ongoing petition

It’s been about three years since many physicians at Red Deer Regional… Continue reading

Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019

Ultra-low-cost passenger service is on the horizon

Funding down for Red Deer Christmas charities

Food hampers and toys for children going out to those in need

Alberta’s Sundial starts shipping to AGLC this week

Sundial’s Rocky View facility has received the green light from Health Canada… Continue reading

Penny Marshall dead at 75, best known as TV’s Laverne and director of ‘Big,’ ‘A League of Their Own’

Bronx-born Penny Marshall, who found ’70s sitcom success on “Laverne and Shirley”… Continue reading

Chabot scores overtime winner to lift Senators over Predators 4-3

OTTAWA — Thomas Chabot saw an opening and he took it. And… Continue reading

Canadian Marielle Thompson earns World Cup ski cross bronze in season opener

AROSA, Switzerland — Canada’s Marielle Thompson captured bronze at the opening World… Continue reading

Canada doesn’t make Oscars short list for best foreign language film

LOS ANGELES — Canada is no longer in the running for best… Continue reading

Warrant issued for arrest of ‘Schwimmer lookalike’ suspect

LONDON — A British judge has issued an arrest warrant for an… Continue reading

Moneywise: Canadian workers unhappy with pay, want pension plans

Many working Canadians are feeling underpaid and are so worried about their… Continue reading

Brazil police say faith healer has turned himself in

RIO DE JANEIRO — A celebrity faith healer accused of sexually abusing… Continue reading

B.C. hockey coach creates ‘gear library’ to remove cost barrier of sport

VANCOUVER — Nicola Froese says she has always loved playing sports, but… Continue reading

Most Read