Tom Petty performs during the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year, honouring Tom Petty, in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2017. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Tom Petty's death confirmed

Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as “Free Fallin,’ ”Refugee“ and ”American Girl,“ has died. He was 66.

Bailee Billington (left) and Maggie Shortt run into the crowd during their performance at the Lipsync competition. Photo by Monique Massiah/Strathmore Standard/Postmedia

Lipsync Battle a huge success at Stampede

Almost down to the very last song played at midnight there was a huge crowd out for the first annual Lipsync battle competiton sponsored by Original Joe’s Restaurant and Bar in Strathmore.

Backhand Echo were an awesome band to kick off the classic and country rock themed week for the Battle of the Bands on July 20 at Legends Kitchen and Bar.

Battle of the Bands second week

After the great public reception to the first week of competition, the Battle of the Bands is into it’s second week. The event is hosted each Thursday until August 17 at Legends Kitchen and Bar in Strathmore.