COMING EVENTS

Wolf Teeth
Wednesday, Sep 03
Rock/Blues/Alternative Sounds like: Tom Waits, Howlin' Wolf WOLF TEETH is a three piece rock band from Alberta, Canada. They formed in early 2014, and in that short time have already recorded an 8 song full length album with Jesse Northey at Riverdale Recorders. The songs are short, heavy driven, and straight-to-the-point and appeal to a wide variety of audiences. The album has a tentative release date in May of 2014 and the band should be making their way through Central Alberta very soon. Stay tuned! Showtime 8:30PM | No cover!

Showcase at Fratters
Thursday, Sep 04
Come show us and our patrons your talent! Every performer receives a FREE drink (up to an $8 value). Hosted by Carl Stretton, the showcase features diverse entertainment styles from our community. Poets, dancers, magicians, musicians, stand up comedians...all welcome! ~1/2 price wings & 4 drink specials~ Sign-up 8PM Showtime 830PM No cover!

Nightkeepers featuring Dave Babcock
Friday, Sep 05
High-Octane Blues The Nightkeepers are a 4-piece Edmonton-based recording act that lights it up with their high-octane blues style. Amongst some of Canada’s best blues players, their line-up features the soulful voice and wailing tenor sax of bandleader Dave Babcock, the fiery playing of Juno-nominated guitarist Alex Herriot, the organ wizardry of skilled producer Doug Organ and the powerful grooves of drummer Jamie Cooper. Dynamic horn man and singer Dave Babcock won the Calgary Blues Music Association’s ‘Horn Player of the Year’ Award in 2013 and has appeared on two Juno Award winning albums. Guitarist Alex Herriot is a founding member of the award-winning band The Rockin’ Highliners and plays the blues with a passion matched by few. Owner of Edmontone Studio, Doug Organ’s prowess on the Hammond B3 Organ adds to his reputation as a consummate musician and award-winning producer. Jamie Cooper is a much in-demand drummer, at home both on stage and in the studio. Inspired by the saxophone, guitar, organ and drum combos that topped the R&B charts in the late-50s, The Nightkeepers sound is influenced by the likes of T-Bone Walker, Bill Doggett, Junior Walker & The All-Stars and Jimmie Vaughan. Whether they’re playing a small nightclub or a festival stage, The Nightkeepers always put on a great show, performing their exciting brand of original and vintage blues, R&B and surf-style music. The Nightkeepers released their debut album “Dusk Till Dawn” to two sold out crowds at the Yardbird Suite in 2011. "Dusk Till Dawn" received significant airplay on CKUA Radio in Alberta, peaking at 16 in the Top 30 Album Charts in July of 2011 and finishing the year at 55 in their Top 100 Albums of The Year. Their album garnered frequent airplay on CJSR Radio in Edmonton and tracks from "Dusk Till Dawn" have also been featured nationally on Holger Petersen's "Saturday Night Blues" show on CBC Radio. Showtime 9PM | $10 cover for show

80s DANCE party with '89
Saturday, Sep 06
Are you ready for a totally righteous 80s night as local cover band '89 relives some of the best tracks of the era? Fork up the hair, toss on some parachute pants, rack up some neon, and lets totally party like its 1985! Showtime 9PM | $5 cover

CLOSED for Private Function
Sunday, Sep 07
Sorry for the inconvenience! We will not be open to th public today :)

LUNCH at Fratters
Monday, Sep 08
Serving lunch from 11-4PM. Patio open: weather permitting.

LUNCH at Fratters
Tuesday, Sep 09
Lunch served daily Monday-Saturday 11-4PM. Patio open:weather permitting.

Birds of Chicago
Wednesday, Sep 10
SWEET AS BIRDSONG Dubbed the most compelling new voices in roots music, BIRDS OF CHICAGO centres around duo JT Nero and Allison Russell. The duo creates an unique braiding with Nero’s fractured country soul that sounds like a favourite record you have listened to 1000 times, mixed with Russell’s dreamy chirping mirroring Emmylou Harris on her third latte. Birthed is a harmonious unique blend of alt-country, rock ’n’ roll, soul, and organic gospel. Fine song writing only adds to the duo’s compelling music that has you hanging on to every note until they finish their story. These birds can sing! Catch them while they are flying high on Wednesday, September 10th at 8PM. Showtime 8PM | $5 cover

Showcase at Fratters
Thursday, Sep 11
Come show us and our patrons your talent! Every performer receives a FREE drink (up to an $8 value). Hosted by Carl Stretton, the showcase features diverse entertainment styles from our community. Poets, dancers, magicians, musicians, stand up comedians...all welcome! ~1/2 price wings & 4 drink specials~ Sign-up 8PM Showtime 830PM No cover!

Wicked Grin
Friday, Sep 12
Reservations recommended on the weekend by calling 403.356.0033. will be bluesin' it up at Fratter's Speakeasy in Red Deer AB Friday, Sept 12. The inevitable Rod Williams will be on harp with Leigh-Anne Stanton on bass and Liam Melville: Drummer and Percussionist on drums. Gonna be a party!! Showtime: 830PM | $7 Cover

Doc Maclean
Saturday, Sep 13
Reservations recommended on the weekend by calling 403.356.0033. Doc MacLean released the critically acclaimed CD, Narrow House, in September 2006. Produced by Colin Linden, the recording featured bassist Larry Taylor and drummer percussionist Stephen Hodges, former section of the Tom Waits band. Driven by MacLean's distinctive vocals and bare fingers National guitar, Narrow House plotted an emotional remapping of contemporary, Delta rooted music. (see Reviews for more info). Post- release, MacLean has toured constantly, performing 200 plus road dates each year. His legendary road trips in Canada are documented on a series of blogs http://gotluckyblues.blogspot.com (2013) http://bluesemergency.blogspot.ca (2012) http://badboybluestour.blogspot.com (2011) http://darkerwaysbluestour.blogspot.com (2010) http://centurybluestour.blogspot.com (2009) http://nationalsteelblues.blogspot.com (2008) http://bigroadbluestour.blogspot.com (2007) http://www.transcanadabluestour.blogspot.com (2006) MacLean's recent schedule has included club and concert dates with Joe Murphy, Guy Davis, Big Bill Morganfield, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, BB King, Duke Robillard, Lucky Peterson, Magic Slim, Tony Furtado, Downchild, Slick Ballinger, Colin Linden, Los Lobos, Johnny Winter and others. In Canada his relentless touring has reached nearly every area, and has seen him paired up with Juno/Maple winning artists such as Big Dave McLean, Michael Pickett, and Morgan Davis for headline theatre, concert, and festival appearances. (to hear a live track, play "Jimmie Lee Jackson's Blues" and "Feel Like Goin' Home.") Fall 2013 see's him touring with Mississippi's Libby Rae Watson. For the last six years Doc's National Steel Tours have been sponsored by Long & McQuade, Canada's largest music retailer, and have featured blues masterclasses and workshops in it's many locations from coast to coast. His intimate knowledge of the blues has also seen him featured in numerous documentaries, and in an increasing number of educational, in-the-schools presentations. Son of a civil rights lawyer and a fiddle player, MacLean was by his early teens playing harmonica and washboard in coffeehouses and festivals, and was appearing on radio and television variety shows. In 1972 he formed a duo with another young musician, Colin Linden, (Grammy nominated producer and recent Dylan guitarist) and became a frequent and popular opener for Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, Muddy Waters, and John Hammond. In his travels Doc met and became friends with many older musicians including Son House, Tampa Red, 'Sippi Wallace, Yank Rachel, Robert Pete Williams, Rev Robert Wilkins and Bukka White. His youthful work as an accompanist included tours and performances with Peg Leg Sam the Medicine Show Man, Blind John Davis, Sunnyland Slim, Little Brother Montgomery, Rev Pearly Brown, the Carter Family and Sam Chatmon. MacLean, who now resides in Toronto, has appeared at many of the larger North American folk and blues festivals. Radio and television appearances have included national programming such as CNN Today, PBS Morning Pro Musica, CBC 90 Minutes Live, Touch the Earth, Morningside, Canada Live, and Saturday Night Blues. Now appearing most often as a solo performer, he is equally comfortable at a folk festival workshop, priming a rowdy blues festival crowd, or telling a story in a hushed theatre. In his father's footsteps, Doc's concerns for social justice have lead him to perform in the prisons, soup kitchens, picket lines, and hospices of the many communities he passes through. Doc MacLean remains a bit of a blues hobo, performing on the street when the opportunity or need presents itself. A constant traveler, he will come to your town if he is invited. Call now, life can be short. Showtime 830PM | $10 cover

Sunday Cinema: Classic Comedy
Sunday, Sep 14
Showtime 7PM | No Cover Old films on the big screen. A perfect way to wind out the weekend. 1/2 OFF bottles of wine | $3 OFF steaks

LUNCH at Fratters
Monday, Sep 15
Lunch served daily Monday-Saturday 11-4PM. Patio open:weather permitting.

LUNCH at Fratters
Tuesday, Sep 16
Lunch served daily Monday-Saturday 11-4PM. Patio open:weather permitting.

Slow Leaves
Wednesday, Sep 17
is the recording name of Winnipeg's Grant Davidson. He has garnered a reputation as much for his honest lyrics and stirring voice as his intimate stage performances and confessional story- telling. His country-tinged folk music is deeply rooted in the genuine and honest, rich in melody and sung from the heart of downtown. “His lyrics are not only sincere, but intelligent and poetic, his melodies are immediately moving, and his voice is effortlessly timeless." – Rusty Matyas, Producer, Beauty Is So Common “Grant Davidson is a deft songwriter whose craft is refined and delivery is humble, grounded and elegant. Like a modern JJ Cale, his music is of a quality which draws you back in and doesn’t wear out.” - Stephen Carroll (Manager of The Weakerthans, Imaginary Cities, Paper Lions) Showtime 830PM

Showcase at Fratters
Thursday, Sep 18
Come show us and our patrons your talent! Every performer receives a FREE drink (up to an $8 value). Hosted by Carl Stretton, the showcase features diverse entertainment styles from our community. Poets, dancers, magicians, musicians, stand up comedians...all welcome! ~1/2 price wings & 4 drink specials~ Sign-up 8PM Showtime 830PM No cover!

Live Stand-up Comedy with Howie Miller & Brett Martin
Friday, Sep 19
Reservations recommended on the weekend by calling 403.356.0033. Come for dinner & a show! Headliner: Howie Miller One of Canada’s top stand-up acts, Howie Miller has been wowing audiences the world over for more than 10 years. As one of the nations few Native American comedians, Howie has performed at all the major Canadian comedy festivals including the “Winnipeg Comedy Festival”, the “Halifax Comedy Festival” and the prestigious “Montreal Just for Laughs Festival”. Howie can also be seen on the Comedy Network in his own half hour “Comedy Now” special. More information: www.howiemiller.com Joined with: Brett Martin BRETT MARTIN is one of Canada’s up and coming rising stand up comedy stars. He landed in the Top 10 at the 2013 San Francisco International Comedy Festival, and can be heard daily on XM sirius Radio’s “Laff Attack”, as well as comedy specials on CTV and The Comedy Network. More information: http://www.brettmartincomic.com Showtime: 9PM | $15 cover

Live stand-up Comedy with Howie Miller & Brett Martin
Saturday, Sep 20
Reservations recommended on the weekend by calling 403.356.0033. Come for dinner & a show! Headliner: Howie Miller One of Canada’s top stand-up acts, Howie Miller has been wowing audiences the world over for more than 10 years. As one of the nations few Native American comedians, Howie has performed at all the major Canadian comedy festivals including the “Winnipeg Comedy Festival”, the “Halifax Comedy Festival” and the prestigious “Montreal Just for Laughs Festival”. Howie can also be seen on the Comedy Network in his own half hour “Comedy Now” special. More information: www.howiemiller.com Joined with: Brett Martin BRETT MARTIN is one of Canada’s up and coming rising stand up comedy stars. He landed in the Top 10 at the 2013 San Francisco International Comedy Festival, and can be heard daily on XM sirius Radio’s “Laff Attack”, as well as comedy specials on CTV and The Comedy Network. More information: http://www.brettmartincomic.com/ Showtime: 9PM | $15 cover

Sunday Cinema: Cult Classics
Sunday, Sep 21
Open at 2PM-10PM. Enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon on our patio with our delicious lunch menu made all the better with 20 choices under $12, and all sorts of twisted, stirred, and blended drinks on our new Summer Fling Drink Menu. Stay into the evening with $3 OFF steaks & 1/2 OFF bottles of wine as we screen CULT CLASSICS for the month of August.

LUNCH at Fratters
Monday, Sep 22
Lunch served daily Monday-Saturday 11-4PM. Patio open: weather permitting.

LUNCH at Fratters
Tuesday, Sep 23
Lunch served daily Monday-Saturday 11-4PM. Patio open: weather permitting.

Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra
Wednesday, Sep 24
Reservations recommended by celling 403.356.0033. Come for dinner & a show! With TMO’s 2012 release, “Follow my lead, lead me to follow” the band was propelled from underground bohemian Victoria with their wild fringes and deep roots to a more singular, circular vision. The band can attest this new, refined sound being crafted by years of constant performances and touring. TMO has cycled through far-flung influences and youthful forays into sounds from all over, finding new vistas of creativity that brings them closer to their own beginnings, to the people and the places that have shaped them. TMO creates an unforgettable soundscape experience for listeners, so be sure to swing on in for a lively and spirited Wednesday, September 24th. Showtime 8:30PM | $10 cover

Noel Johnson
Thursday, Sep 25
Maybe it was destiny, maybe it was coincidence, but when came across an old Fender acoustic in a back alley in his home town of Calgary at the age of 16, his fate was sealed. Years later, Johnson has honed his playing and song writing chops without completely smoothing over the rough edges. The singer-songwriter’s folk rock is loose, rhythmic, rustic and catchy as hell. Recently Noel moved to Toronto and released his second full length album (The Remedy) with the help of fans and friends through an Indiegogo campaign where he raised over $10,000. Recording the album at The Chalet, a beautiful studio off in the woods, two hours north of Toronto. “The serenity and isolation allowed my creativity fly and brought a new dimension of experimentation in my melodies and allowed more reflection within the lyrics”, says Noel. With the release of The Remedy in May 2013, Noel followed it up with a tour back out west as well as an acoustic tour through the Maritimes where he performed at Halifax Urban Folk Fest 2013. With a new EP on the horizon for late 2014 Noel has been busy writing and exploring a more alt/country sound. After Noel released his first EP “A Familiar Change” in February 2009 he quickly recorded his first full length album “Spirit of the Day” in Nashville with the winnings he received from two radio contests. Noel teamed up with fellow Calgary musician Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and producer Josh Gwillam on this project. “Spirit of the Day” was released in late 2009. Since then he has performed at the Epcor Centre of the Performing Art’s three times, was included on a compilation disc that sold 40,000 copies nationwide, performed at numerous festivals including Canadian Music Week in Toronto and opened for 2011 Juno nominee Hannah Georgas. His love of song writing is also complimented by his passion for performing. With his high energy and engaging live show, he will surely leave everyone with a tune in their head, a smile on their face and glad he found that old Fender. More information: http://www.noeljohnsonmusic.com/home Showtime: 830PM | No Cover

1950s Retro Costume Party w/ The Charlie Jacobson Band feat. Flashback Freddy
Friday, Sep 26
Reservations recommended by calling 403.356.0033. Come for dinner & a show! HAPPY DAYS: FAB FIFTIES BASH The 1950s saw radical changes in technology, transportation, culture, race relations, and social structures that have left a lasting mark on our modern world. Vehicles were commodified, rock ’n’ roll encouraged rebellion amongst youth, Beat poets let loose a radical literary howl, and fashion and culture was revolutionized with T.V. becoming a mainstay in the everyday home. Join us as we honour this golden age of decades on September 26th & 27th as Fratters Venue presents a Retros 50s costume party with The Charlie Jacobson Band feat. Flashback Freddy. Shine up your rockets and cruise downtown to 48th for a mild to wild, classic to crazy, crooners to rock ’n’ roll unforgettable evening. Lighter, greaser, poodle skirt & bobby socks, or pin-up? Prizes for best dressed will be awarded so grab your favourite scooch and lets rock around the clock until Daddy-O takes you home. Dress-up & receive exclusive offers!! Prizes for best dressed will be awarded. Showtime: 8PM | $10 cover

Retro 1950s Costume Party w/ The Charlie Jacobson Band feat. Flashback Freddy
Saturday, Sep 27
Reservations recommended on weekends by calling 403.356.0033. Come for dinner & a show! HAPPY DAYS: FAB FIFTIES BASH The 1950s saw radical changes in technology, transportation, culture, race relations, and social structures that have left a lasting mark on our modern world. Vehicles were commodified, rock ’n’ roll encouraged rebellion amongst youth, Beat poets let loose a radical literary howl, and fashion and culture was revolutionized with T.V. becoming a mainstay in the everyday home. Join us as we honour this golden age of decades on September 26th & 27th as Fratters Venue presents a Retros 50s costume party with The Charlie Jacobson Band feat. Flashback Freddy. Shine up your rockets and cruise downtown to 48th for a mild to wild, classic to crazy, crooners to rock ’n’ roll unforgettable evening. Lighter, greaser, poodle skirt & bobby socks, or pin-up? Prizes for best dressed will be awarded so grab your favourite scooch and lets rock around the clock until Daddy-O takes you home. Dress-up & receive exclusive offers!! Prizes for best dressed will be awarded. Showtime: 8PM | $10 cover

Sunday Cinema: Classic Comedy
Sunday, Sep 28
Showtime 7PM | No Cover Old films on the big screen. A perfect way to wind out the weekend. 1/2 OFF bottles of wine | $3 OFF steaks