By Kuhl, Nick on September 1, 2017.
Before the next class begins its university careers next week, those from the past 50 years will celebrate with a homecoming weekend full of activities – headlined by the Shine On Summer Music Festival on Saturday.
The concert will run from 12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the U of L Community Stadium, with headliners Dallas Smith, Corb Lund, Mother Mother, Virginia to Vegas, The Washboard Union, Trevor Panczak, Double Jack and DJ Millz Skillz. It is a partnership with the Enmax Centre and the City of Lethbridge, and is a first for the university.
Smith, a platinum-selling country music star and former frontman of the rock band Default, will begin his closing set at 9:10 p.m.
Lund, a native of southern Alberta, is on at 7:35 p.m., Vancouver indie synth-rock band Mother Mother is at 6 p.m., budding country stars The Washboard Union are on at 4:25 p.m., Virginia to Vegas, the performing name of 24-year-old singer-songwriter Derik Baker, is on at 3:25 p.m.
Lethbridge’s Trevor Panczak hits the stage at 2:40 p.m., Double Jack is at 1:55 p.m. and DJ Millz Skillz opens at 12:30 p.m.
Parking at the U of L Community Stadium is not permitted Saturday, unless with a valid accessible parking permit. Free parking is available on the main campus with paved, lit paths on the 10-minute walk to the stadium.
For Sunday’s Community Fair and Market, there is limited parking on a first-come, first-served basis at the stadium and a family drop-off zone for people. Parking at the campus is the same as Saturday.
The overall homecoming weekend begins with a host of activities today, including the John Gill Memorial Golf Tournament from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Paradise Canyon Golf Resort, a Blue & Gold Reunion Rally from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Campus Quad (north of Markin Hall), and the Ignite the Weekend celebration from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Students’ Union Ballrooms, with music by The Chevelles.
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