Calgary International Reggae Festival Week Begins

CALGARY, Alberta Wednesday, August 13, 2014…..The Calgary International Reggae Festival will celebrate its 11th year with three days of music, food and culture from Thursday, August 14-16 at Shaw Millennium Park and the National Music Centre.ReggaeFest week kicks off on Thursday, August 14 at the National Music Centre with a free workshop and live performance entitled Reggae: Between Continents; highlighting Reggae music’s influence on other genres of music across the world with live performances by Calgary’s own Uno Band and Jamaica-based Raging Fyah, featuring special guest, Calgary favorite, Jory Kinjo.

On Friday August 15, join us from 4-9PM at Shaw Millennium Park for Free Fest Friday, a free concert featuring six-time Canadian Reggae Music Award winners Mountain Edge Roots and Culture Band, Calgary natives Infiniti and Uno Band, and, fresh off their European tour, Raging Fyah.

On Saturday August 16, ReggaeFest presents none other than the internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated band, Third World. Joining Third World on the ReggaeFest stage will be a host of international and Canadian performers including supergroup L.U.S.T., Canadian superstar Exco Levi, and joining us all the way from Beijing, China, the incomparable Long Shen Dao.

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.

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

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