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ReggaeFest 2014

2014 Advance tickets are on sale online or at all Calgary Safeway stores until August 15

 

Date: Friday, August 15, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Shaw Millennium Park – 1220 – 9 Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta

Admission: Free, All Ages

Performances By: Infiniti, Mountain Edge Roots & Culture Band, Raging Fyah, Uno Band

 

Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time: 12:00 noon – 11:00 pm (Gates close at 10:00 pm)
Location: Shaw Millennium Park – 1220 – 9 Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta

Advance Tickets: available from June 15 - August 15 at Canada Safeway

And online May 3 - August 15 at - Eventbrite

Eventbrite Ticket Sales

Performances By: Belinda Brady, Buckman Coe, Da'Ville, Exco Levi, Long Shen Dao, L.U.S.T, Mountain Edge Roots & Culture Band, Tasman Jude, Third World

For ticket pricing and details see here

Global Supports Reggaefest 2014

Shout Out! - Belinda Brady

Shout Out! - Buckman Coe

Shout Out! - Da'Ville

Shout Out! - Exco Levi

Shout Out! - Long Shen Dao

Shout Out! - Mountain Edge Roots and Culture Band

Shout Out! - Raging Fyah

Shout Out! - Tasman Jude

Shout Out! - Uno Band

A Fundraiser for Project ROAR

Project ROAR: Calgary ReggaeFest is embarking on a school and community outreach project called Project ROAR (Reach Out And Restore). ReggaeFest has adopted the Windsor Forest Primary School in Portland, Jamaica and will be helping to develop a Resource Centre. The Resource Centre will be used by the school as well as the entire Windsor Forest community.

Please help us to raise the funds needed to complete the Resource Centre.

Details and supporting links here

Are you a Rastagarian?

Calgary ReggaeFest lasts only a few days. Being Rastagarian can last a lifetime.

By its simplest definition, a Rastagarian is a Calgarian who shares the values of Caribbean culture and, specifically, Reggae music.

It's not a religious movement, it's not social commentary, and it's not scary. Rastagarians are the youthful Calgarians of all ages, shapes, sizes and colours who celebrate our city's cultural, social and aesthetic revitalization.

So when you're asked "Are you a Rastagarian?" say "Yes!" It's an invitation to ReggaeFest. Moreover, it's an invitation to participate in the things that help make Calgary a more progressive, culturally rich experience. No strings attached - just food, fun, great music and new experiences.

ReggaeFest 2014 Performers

Belinda Brady: Web Site | Facebook | Twitter

Yaz Alexander
(Toronto, Ont.)

Belinda Brady is a Toronto based Recording Artist whom has now released a Electro Pop album titled “Time Of My Life”. The first single off the album is “Take Me In Your Arms” and available on Itunes June 4th.

 

 

 

 

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Buckman Coe: Web Site | Facebook | Twitter

Yaz Alexander
(Vancouver, BC)

Bridging the worlds of roots, soul, and reggae, Vancouver-based Buckman Coe brings a conscious, uplifting message to the world. Buckman Coe has brought their dance-floor friendly mix of roots reggae vibes to many Western Canadian festivals. This is the band's first trip to Calgary's ReggaeFest

 

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Da'Ville: Web Site | Facebook | Twitter

Da'Ville
(Jamaica)

With the world listening to his every note, singer/producer, Da'Ville defines his style of reggae with a fusion of Pop and R&B swirled with soul. Putting his life experiences in each of his hit songs, this artist extraordinaire is a force to reckon with.

Da'Ville is one of the most celebrated Pop/Reggae R&B artists in Japan, USA and the Caribbean.

 

 

 

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Exco Levi: Facebook | Twitter

Exco Levi
(Jamaica/ Canada)

One of Canada’s hottest reggae acts, Exco Levi will bless the ReggaeFest stage for the first time this August.

Exco Levi quickly took hold of the Canadian reggae music scene after emigrating in 2005. He shows his range and musical intellect through songs like the Canadian Anthem, “Oh Canada”, the nostalgic “Sweet Jamaica” and the love ballad “Same ole Words”. His songs have given voice to a nation and helped forge an entirely new style of music and rhythm that is revolutionary, fiery, scathing, loving and stinging.

Exco Levi has worked with top Djs and promoters worldwide. This musical “Midas” turns any song he touches to pure gold.

 

 

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Infiniti Band: Web Site | Facebook | YouTube

Infiniti Band
(Calgary, AB)

Infiniti is a unique Calgary based Cover Band. Originally formed over ten years ago the band has seen several different personnel changes. The current line up brings a diverse musical background that covers a multitude of genres. From current Top 40 to Reggae, Infiniti is the kind of band that can bring any audience to its feet. Always staying current with its sound Infinity is fun, modern and edgy with lots of soul.

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Long Shen Dao: Facebook | Twitter

Long Shen Dao
(China)

Founded in 2007, Long Shen Dao (literally: Dragon. Spirit. Tao or "The Way") has been lauded by media and audiences alike as “China’s first real and significant reggae band.”

All core members of the band, having absorbed the rich essence of Chinese traditional culture, have successfully merged Eastern philosophies into this modern musical style. Lyrics contain references to the understanding of love and spiritual freedom and include aspects of Taoism.

 

 

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L.U.S.T. : MySpace

Lukie D - Facebook | Twitter | Singing Melody - Facebook | Tony Curtis - Facebook

(Jamaica)
L.U.S.T.

L.U.S.T. is a veritable super-group of reggae singers.  Lukie D, Thriller U, Singing Melody & Tony Curtis all bring their illustrious and soulful voices together to produce smooth and sexy vibes. Their two albums Sweetness of your Love in 2007 and Inspiration in 2010 have numerous hits such as, Sweetness of Your Love, Hardware and Stay

 

 

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Mountain Edge Roots and Culture Band: Web Site | Facebook | Twitter | MySpace

Mountain Edge Band
(Brampton, Ont)

When three rolling stones Linford (L.A.) Allen, Evon (Laza) Lazarus, and Neison Hardy set out on separate musical journeys as youths, by fate, it was inevitable they would eventually collide, connect, and converge their musical skills in one solid rock, calling themselves “Mountain Edge Roots & Culture Band.” Now residing in Canada, Mountain Edge Roots & Culture Band has commanded much attention, being one of Canada’s most versatile Roots, Reggae band. 

Along with backing some of the biggest names in Reggae, the band has toured extensively across Canada, USA and the Caribbean, delivering solid performances on every show.

 

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Raging Fyah: Web Site | Facebook | Twitter

Raging Fyah
(Jamaica)

Raging Fyah is a talented and dynamic group from Jamaica. Established in 2006, Raging Fyah set out to rekindle a flame of positivity in the music industry.

Though their versatility enables them to play all genres of music, most of their songs - influenced by passion, purpose and life experiences- assume a roots rock reggae flavour.
in the music industry.

They write their own songs and ensure that every word touches the soul of the listener, uplifting and motivating people from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

 

 

 

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Tasman Jude: Web Site | Facebook | Twitter | On Reverb Nation

Tasman Jude
(Grand Prairie, AB)

A couple of guys, a Guitar and a Djembe (African Drum) - Tasman Jude got their start accidentally. BraveHart (Trinidad & Tobago) & Al Peterson (Canada) decided on a whim to play an Open Mic Night. Hastily scrawling out lyrics & basic chords they jumped on stage ready to improvise the details.

These days improvisation is no longer needed as the seasoned duo has performed over 100 times in their first ten months!

This is Tasman Jude’s first appearance on the ReggaeFest stage.

 

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Third World: Web Site | Facebook | Twitter | Third World on YouTube

Third World
(Jamaica)

Third World are truly icons of Reggae music. The “Reggae Ambassadors” have been writing, producing and performing for more than four decades. With ten Grammy nominations to their credit and their 21st studio album on the way, we are truly honoured to have the legends join us for Calgary’s ReggaeFest.

 

 

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Uno Band: Web Site

Uno Band
(Venezuela)

Uno is a reggae band formed by three young Venezuelan men,  Juan Antoni (drums/voice), Pedro Acosta (lead guitar/voice) and Arturo Rondon (guitar/voice). The Calgary-based band is well established on the local music and festival scene. They’ve played Fiestaval and Expolatino.

2014 will be Uno’s first appearance on the ReggaeFest stage.

 

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Events We Support

Due to overwhelming popular demand Ziggy Marley returns to Calgary on September 29, 2014 after his sold out 2013 concert in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

Tickets are sold through the Epcor Centre Box Office.

Purchase Tickets HERE

Bearing a famous surname and musical lineage, Ziggy has established his own presence on stages around the world for over a quarter-century.
A six-time Grammy award winner, Emmy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter and producer, Ziggy Marley has released twelve albums to much critical acclaim. His early immersion in music came at age ten when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley.

For Ziggy Marley, his latest vehicle of expression is the album Fly Rasta - representing a galactic sonic journey. Fly Rasta fulfills his mission by marrying Ziggy's distinctive reggae sound with elements of psychedelica, rock, funk, soul and pop.

Press Release: CALGARY, Alberta - July 21, 2014

2014 Calgary International Reggae Festival: More Than Music

The 2014 Calgary International Reggae Festival has brought together one of the most diverse and exciting lineups in Reggae Music. From August 14-16 Rastagarians will unite at Shaw Millennium Park to be part of the 11th year of ReggaeFest. This year's lineup features true Reggae royalty Third World, Canadian superstars Exco Levi and Belinda Brady and joining us all the way from Beijing, China the incomparable Long Shen Dao. ReggaeFest's dedication to showcasing Albertan, Canadian and international Reggae talent is the reason why ReggaeFest is quickly becoming one of the premiere Reggae festivals in North America.

On Friday, August 15 kicking off two nights of high-energy performances, Venezuelan imports Uno Band, Jamaican roots rockers Raging Fyah will be performing a free concert alongside Calgary's Infiniti Band and Toronto's Mountain Edge Roots & Culture Band.

In addition to two exciting main stage shows, ReggaeFest and the National Music Centre presents "Reggae: Between Continents", featuring interactive discussion on Reggae's impact across the globe as well as live performances from Uno Band and Raging Fyah at the National Music Centre on Thursday, August 14. And just a week earlier, on Thursday, August 7 Reggae lovers can whet their palates with Reggae on Film: The Story of Lovers Rock at the Plaza Theatre at 6:30 PM; tickets are $10 at the door.

The Calgary International Reggae Festival prides itself on being more than a music festival. ReggaeFest is about celebrating culture, friendship and community. Good music, good food and good vibes are what bring Rastagarians of all ages together each year on the third weekend August.

Transcending all racial, cultural and musical boundaries, ReggaeFest runs from August 14 to 16 concluding with the Mainstage event on Saturday, August 16 at Shaw Millennium Park.

2014 Super early bird tickets are on sale online only until 10:00 a.m., June 15
SEE HERE for Tickets


In October of 2003, six Calgarians came together with the same vision – to increase the awareness of Reggae Music in Western Canada and to provide an avenue where this music can be heard. The Calgary Reggae Festival Society (CRFS) was formed. CRFS is set on a mission to promote local, regional and national awareness of Reggae Music in Canada and will also strive to lobby mainstream media to give the music more airplay. 10 years later the Calgary International Reggae Festival is one of the largest reggae music festivals outside of southern Ontario.

Join the Rastagarian movement at www.Facebook.com/CalgaryReggaeFest

Winner of the 2010 Canadian Reggae Music Achievement Award for Best Concert Promoter, the CRFS is a 100% volunteer group that is diligently working to ensure that ReggaeFest is the best family friendly summer festival in Calgary.

For More Information Please Contact:
Calgary Reggae Festival Society
T: (403) 355-5696
E: crfinfo@ReggaeFest.ca

Calgary Reggae Festival Society

Mailing Address :

Calgary Reggae Festival Society

Chinook RPO, PO Box 30244

Calgary, Alberta T2H 2V9 Canada

Tel: 403-355-5696

Fax: 403-455-8033

General Information Email


CRFS Board of Directors: 2013-2014

Mail Julie Abbott

Mail Tara Andrews

Mail Leo Cripps

Mail Randy Gibbs

Mail Melissa Mackenzie

Mail Chris Martin

Mail Vincent Vaughan


ReggaeFest 2014 Organizing Committee

  • Julie Abbott
  • Tara Andrews
  • Ronnie Bach
  • Denise Brown
  • Jolene Brunn
  • Joyce Corbeil
  • Leo Cripps
  • Don Dixon
  • Irene Dutka
  • Estella Foster
  • Randy Gibbs
  • Stephen Hinds
  • Matt John
  • Melissa Mackenzie
  • Lynda MacNeill
  • Chris Martin
  • Allison McDonald
  • Cindy Nield
  • Rachel Pruitt
  • Sarai Serrano
  • Donnovan Simon
  • Dixie Taylor
  • Vincent Vaughan
  • Stacey Wee
  • Clarence Wynter

Calgary Reggae Festival Society Presents the Irie Draws 2014

Tickets $5.00 each

Early Bird Draw: Aug 7, 2014 at Plaza Theatre, Calgary, AB

Early Bird Prize: ReggaeFest VIP package ($400)

Main Draw: ReggaeFest Main Event on Aug 16, 2014 at Shaw Millennium Park, Calgary, AB

Prizes:

7th: Two tickets for Theatre Calgary ($150)

6th: Two tickets for Ziggy Marley Sep 29 ($130)

5th: Village Brewery package ($160)

4th: Appleton Rum package ($200)

3rd: Hotel Arts overnight stay and Swizzlesticks spa package ($379)

2nd: Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two ($500)

Grand: Two Flights anywhere Westjet flies (up to $2,800)

Licence #: 383700

Only 2000 tickets printed!

Must be at least 18 years of age to purchase. Tickets may only be purchased or sold within Alberta. Prizes must be accepted as awarded.