Ross Street Patio season kicks off this week in Red Deer

Rock, country and folk musicians take the stage

A bevy of talented Central Alberta musicians will be featured at free concerts on Red Deer’s Ross Street Patio, which opens this week.

Randi Boulton, Justine Vandergrift and Alecia Aichelle are only some of the entertainers that will appear on the downtown stage this summer. There’s also the Behind the Grind Tour, Supertrucker, the Lisa Heinrichs Duo, The Way North, Ryan Carduff, Jesse Roads, Heartbroke Heroes and many more artists.

Some of the free concerts, sponsored by the Downtown Business Association, will be happening on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Wednesdays during the downtown market from 4:40 to 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming musicians for those concerts are Ryan Marchant on Thursday, Michelle Laine on Tuesday, June 6, Ghostboy on Wednesday, June 7, and Steve Arsenault on Thursday, June 8. For more schedule information, please check the City of Red Deer’s Facebook page.

There will also be four Patio Parties sponsored by the City of Red Deer, on Friday nights from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 9, July 14, Aug. 11 and 25.

Local Celtic-rock band St. James’ Gate will perform at the first party, and other acts have yet to be announced on the city’s website www.reddeer.ca/PatioParties.

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