Upside Downtown Concert – Starpainter

Upside Downtown Concert – Starpainter

The Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge (AAC) is excited to announce the return of the successful Upside Downtown Concert, bringing free outdoor music to Downtown Lethbridge. Performances will take place on Rotary Square in front of Casa every Thursday in July and August from 5-7 pm. This summer, the series promises an exciting lineup of local talent, making it the perfect way to enjoy warm, shaded, evenings with friends and family. The concerts are free to attend and feature a licensed area for those wishing to enjoy a beverage while soaking in the music. A food truck will also be on-site during the performances.

The Upside Downtown Concert series aims to create a vibrant, inclusive atmosphere where music lovers of all ages can come together and enjoy high-quality live performances. An exciting addition this year will be the curated art presentation “Roots/Route” by Be.Trit featuring a mobile sculpture on the square as well as additional artwork presented within artist kiosks on site.

Upside Downtown is made possible thanks to the generous support of our community-minded sponsors including:

Tourism Lethbridge

Spectrum Ale Works


Westco Construction

Avail CPA

CIR Realty 

Andrew Hilton Wine & Spirits


Starpainter is a folk rock band from Lethbridge, Alberta. They wear their influences on their sleeves, showcasing old-school songwriting craftsmanship and an affinity for gently psychedelic alt-twang tones. The band’s second full-length, titled Rattlesnake Dream, was released in June 2023 on Neon Moon Records.

Rattlesnake Dream exists in a small-town universe that has become a defining feature of Starpainter’s body of work. Themes of family, aging, and personal loss are explored across the album’s 10 tracks. The record explores new sonic territory, further developing a signature sound built on memorable melodies and imaginative, guitar-heavy arrangements.

Rattlesnake Dream was named one of the best albums of 2023 on CBC’s Key of A program, and was #12 on CKUA’s top 100 most-played albums of the year. Rattlesnake Dream track “Even in a Car” was named the #1 song of 2023 by AmericanaUK. The album was mixed by Jon Anderson (Andy Shauf, Aiden Knight) and mastered by Philip Shaw Bova (Feist, Father John Misty). The band has been touring in support of the album and has played at festivals across Canada including Canadian Music Week in Toronto and Block Heater in Calgary.

Starpainter is Joel Stretch, Mickey Hayward, Joel Gray, Dylan Wagner, Bailey Kate, and Tyler Stewart.

Date:August 15th, 2024

Time:5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Location:Casa - Rotary Square

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Casa Program Guide

The Casa Program Guide is produced three times a year; Winter, Spring/Summer and Fall. Inside the guide find listings for the upcoming class and workshop schedule, upcoming exhibitions at The Gallery, information about artists in residence and seasonal events in the building. Program guides are free. Pick-up guides at Casa or at facilities throughout the city.