Dates & Times:
September 30th 2pm-8pm << FREE 8pm-late << $10

Filthy Hands Festival


The Filthy Hands Festival is an industrial-size party at the Medicine Hat Brick & Tile Factory (612 Porcelain Ave SE). Bringing together artists and musicians, both local and from afar Filthy Hands offers a multi-dimensional experience throughout the factory and grounds. Visitors will find wild and wow moments of intimate music performances, art installations, and heritage machines in action. Feature presentations include Pecha Kucha Night and a Closing Concert with special guests: Little Miss Higgins, Arthur Renwick, and Copperhead.

Daytime Programming, 2-8pm, FREE

Daytime programming is offered FREE as part of Alberta Culture Days @ Medalta! Here’s what you can expect:

  • Kids zone: Clay activities, games, & a family-friendly stage!
  • Food trucks & Local beer!
  • Hourly tours of the Factory! Including a “Family Tour” & a “Gearhead Tour”
  • Art by Terrance Houle, Jim Marshall, & Giselle Peters
  • Music by Derek Hintz, Peyote Zach and the Firecrackers, Amber Kilback, Coulee Strings, Kyle Church, Greg Herman, Nachda Punjab, Robert Hochheimer & more to be announced!

Pecha Kucha Night, 6pm, FREE

Pecha Kucha Night Medicine Hat is a community of people who contribute to informal and fun gatherings where people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts or holiday snaps. Speakers include anyone from the Medicine Hat community and beyond with experience to share, or a story to tell. Events are held every couple months in different locations and draw crowds of 200-300 people. Join in at the Filthy Hands Festival and see what the fuss and fun is about!

Filthy Hands Closing Concert, Doors 8pm, Music 8:30pm, $10*

Triple Bill: Arthur Renwick, Little Miss Higgins, Copperhead

Arthur Renwick

Arthur Renwick is an Artist Musician born and raised in Kitamaat, British Columbia. He has toured and performed his original music Nationally and Internationally. Singing with both an old time blues and country influences, he has shared the stage by opening for Lenny Gallant, Arlo Guthrie, The Good Brothers, and The Sadies. He is currently based out of Toronto, and is recording his next studio album, called “Cowboy Crashing” with Alec Fraser. It is expected to be launched Fall 2017.


From the Great Northern Plains of Western Canada, Little Miss Higgins struts and serenades her way, guitar in hand, lips blazoned red, onto any stage. As if she just drove in off the back-road of another time with gravel dust and a sunset trailing behind her, this pocket-sized powerhouse plays music brewed up in old-time country blues sprinkled with a little jazz and maybe a hint of folk.

Formed in 2014, Copperhead has blazed on to Alberta’s music scene blending dark, throaty motown, swaggering rock & roll and folk with a rusty edge. The Calgary based 4-piece have garnered comparisons to Cat Power and Anna Calvi. Winners of the 2014 Calgary Folk Festival songwriting contest, Copperhead have released their inaugural self-titled EP in September 2015.
Tickets $10. Advanced sales start September 5th, available at Medalta.
*Thanks to the Canadian Badlands for supplementary funds that help us keep ticket prices accessible!