Upside Downtown Concerts + Art: Starpainter

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Upside Downtown Concerts + Art: Starpainter

Concerts + Art on Rotary Square, Casa
Thursdays, July 6 – August 31, 5pm to 7pm
Cash Bar
This Thursday: Starpainter

Artist Bio:
Starpainter is a folk rock band from Lethbridge, Alberta. They wear their influences on their sleeves, showcasing strong songwriting and an affinity for gently psychedelic alt-twang tones. The band has been growing a following on the strength of a debut full-length titled Bury Me By My Family (2020) and a 3-song EP titled Blood in the Snow (2021).
Starpainter has been featured on CBC’s Key of A and spent time on CKUA’s Top 10 chart, as well as Earshot’s Canada-wide Folk / Roots Top 10 chart. The band recently finished a record titled Rattlesnake Dream to be released June 2nd, mixed by Jon Anderson (Andy Shauf, Aiden Knight) and mastered by Philip Shaw Bova (Feist, Father John Misty).
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 forthcoming record is their strongest yet, exploring new sonic territory and further developing a signature sound built on old-school songwriting craftsmanship and imaginative, guitar-heavy arrangements.

Starpainter is Joel Stretch, Colby Stolson, Mickey Hayward, and Joel Gray.

Weekly concerts on Rotary Square at Casa every Thursday night after work from 5pm – 7pm. Meet your friends, have a drink and listen to local music in the downtown core.
While you’re visiting, explore the galleries inside Casa, as it is always FREE.
Continue your evening by visiting the many restaurants, bars and performance venues after the concert

Upside Downtown 2023 Schedule:
July 6 – Yarboro
July 13 – Dave McCann
July 20 – The Cody Hall Band + Atomicos
July 27 – Cousin Harley
Aug 3 – Starpainter
Aug 10 – John Wort Hannam
Aug 17 – Bailey Kate
Aug 24 – Badlands
Aug 31- Hippodrome

This project is supported by the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge.
Consider supporting free community arts programming by donating here:

Date:August 3rd, 2023

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.