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NEW This Year – Tickets at Heritage Posters and Music

Advance tickets are now available in person at Heritage Posters and Music – 1502 – 11 Avenue SW.  Please visit the tickets page for the pricing information.  Tickets are also available in advance online at EventBrite and at the Gate.

Irie Draws – 2015 Raffle

Calgary Reggae Festival Society Presents the Irie Draws 2015

Draw Date and Location: ReggaeFest Main Event on August 15, 2015 at Shaw Millennium Park, Calgary, AB

Prizes:

Grand: Rundlestone Lodge (Banff) Night’s Stay PLUS Keg Gift Certificate PLUS Appleton Rum Package (approx value $450)

Second: Hotel Arts Night’s Stay PLUS Two tickets to Paco Pena at Arts Commons on Oct 27 (approx value $380)

Third: Swizzlesticks Spa Package PLUS Keurig Coffee Maker & Marley Coffee K-Cups (approx value $290)

Fourth: Village Brewery Tour for Eight PLUS Two tickets to Alberta Theatre Projects Sep 15 – 18 (approx value $225)

Tickets $5.00 each

Licence #: 409550

Only 1,000 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.

Jason Wilson and Marcus Ali – July 8 – Cornerstone Music Cafe

Former ReggaeFest performers Jason Wilson and Marcus Ali will make a stop in Calgary this summer!!

Catch them performing LIVE on Wednesday July 8 at Cornerstone Music Cafe (139, 14919 Deer Ridge Drive SE).  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm House Party, Cover is $15.

Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now!

Get your ReggaeFest tickets now for 40% off the Gate admission price…. Visit the Tickets page for more information.  Act fast as this price is only available until June 30!!

All Advance tickets purchased for Saturday, August 15 include Friday, August 14 admission for FREE.  Friday night only admission is $10 at the gate.

Get your tickets now – $30 for 2 days of live music entertainment!

Vendor and Volunteer Applications Now Available

ReggaeFest is accepting Vendor and Volunteer applications.  Click on Get Involved for more information and to access the application forms.  We look forward to you helping to make ReggaeFest 2015 a great event!  Application deadline is June 30 so, don’t delay apply now.

Volunteer Opportunity: Kidz Zone Coordinator

The Calgary Reggae Festival Society requires a Kidz Zone Co-ordinator for its 2015 festival and beyond.

As part of the ReggaeFest 2015 volunteer committee you will meet with the team once a month. In between meetings programming of Kidz Zone activities will be necessary. The Kidz Zone runs from 12:00 / 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm during the Main Stage Event (Saturday) of ReggaeFest at Shaw Millennium Park. Age appropriate activities need to be planned (up to 12 years old). ReggaeFest runs August 13 – 15, 2015.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Must be able to work from home.
• Computer skills, mainly email and internet.
• Personable team player.
• Previous volunteer experience an asset.
• Enjoy working with children.

Join the Calgary ReggaeFest family and help to plan the Kidz Zone as a coordinator!

Email crfinfo@ReggaeFest.ca or call 403.355.5696 for more information.

2015 Calgary International Reggae Festival lineup announcement

Calgary, Alberta – The Calgary International Reggae Festival is proud to present another talent rich lineup for this year’s festival, taking place August 14-15 at Shaw Millennium Park. ReggaeFest 2015 welcomes Dutch Reggae music star Ziggi Recado, legendary Jamaican Reggae veteran Tinga Stewart, and Nigerian-Canadian vocalist Omolara Oyesiku to the main stage on Saturday August 15. Saturday’s line up will also feature the multi-talented Calgary singer-songwriter Jory Kinjo, St. Lucian Taj Weekes, Canadian Reggae legend Jay Douglas, Montreal’s Kaisha Lee and more.

 

On Friday, August 14 Rastagarians will experience a night of high-energy performances from Australia’s Nattali Rize and Notis, Canadian pop-ska heavyweights The Steadies, Calgary’s Bloom, Montreal’s Auresia and Cameroon’s FLO.

 

‘We’re absolutely astounded by this line up,” says ReggaeFest Producer Leo Cripps. “We spend a lot of time deciding who should perform on our show and this year we know our audience will be blown away by these performers we have selected.”

 

ReggaeFest 2015 performers will be showcased on CJSW 90.9 FM (www.cjsw.com ) on Saturday, May 16 between 5 and 6 pm MDT.

 

Advance tickets for ReggaeFest 2015 will be available online at www.ReggaeFest.ca May 15, 2015. All advance ticket purchases will give access to both days. Friday night only admission will be $10 at the gate.

 

This year ReggaeFest is greening up its act and doing its part to divert waste away from landfills. ReggaeFest will now be a Styrofoam-free event. ReggaeFest’s Green Team, with the help of the City of Calgary Waste and Recycling, has developed a solid educational plan and will be on hand to encourage Rastagarians to recycle and compost and spread awareness about waste reduction.

 

“These are times in which the environment and climate are suffering and many species are disappearing under the ignorant human footprint. As an organization that promotes peace and love through Reggae music, let’s love and be in peace with nature and do our best to protect it by keeping it clean,” says ReggaeFest Green Team Coordinator Josh Taylor.

 

“We’ve always encouraged people to walk, ride their bikes, or take public transit to the festival. This is just another way we can reduce our footprint and be a good citizen,” said Taylor.

 

For more information on this year’s lineup, events, and tickets visit the brand new www.ReggaeFest.ca.

 

The Calgary Reggae Festival Society (CRFS) was formed in 2003 with the mission to promote local, regional, and national awareness of Reggae music in Canada and to provide an avenue and stage where this music can be heard. Twelve years later, ReggaeFest is regarded as Western Canada’s premiere Reggae Music Festival.

Green Educator & Green Crew

Are you concerned with the current state of our environment? Do you want to be part of a team that makes a difference? Join our Green team this year! Your main responsibilities would include educating the general public about properly disposing their waste, recyclables, and compostable material at our waste stations that have been provided by the city. You can also volunteer with our green crew, keeping our green space free of litter.

Waste stations – Reduce, reuse, & recycle!

Watch out for our waste stations around the park. All of our stations will provide signage as to where you should be disposing your items. Along with signage, there will be onsite green educators ensuring that everything going into our bins is correct.