Rastagarians unite! It’s Reggae Week!

Calgary, Alberta – This weekend, August 14-15, Reggae legends and rising stars from Canada and the world will descend on Shaw Millennium Park for Western Canada’s premiere reggae music festival. The Calgary International Reggae Festival celebrates its twelfth year with a weekend of music, food and culture.

 

The Calgary International ReggaeFest presents another talent rich lineup for this year’s festival. European Reggae Music star Ziggi Recado, legendary Reggae veteran Tinga Stewart, Nigerian-Canadian vocalist Omolara and many more will play the main stage on Saturday, August 15.

 

On Friday, August 14 Rastagarians will get a sample of what ReggaeFest has to offer with a night of high-energy performances at Shaw Millennium Park from Canadian pop-ska heavyweights, The Steadies, international rising star Nattali Rize, and Montreal’s Auresia. Entrance is $10 at the gate or free with a ticket for Saturday’s show. Performances begin at 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

 

Come soak up the sun and cool off with some ice cold drinks in our Village Brewery patio.

 

ReggaeFest kicks off this Thursday, August 13 with two Reggae-related events:

 

Reggae Downtown from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm: on Stephen Avenue Walk there will be a lunchtime performance by Jory Kinjo at the Stephen Avenue Stage.

 

Reggae Workshop Presentation and Movie from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: visit Cardel Theatre for a multi-media presentation on Rasta and Reggae: The Global Impact AND a movie Roaring Lion: The Rise of Rastafari. Admission is free with a donation to the Food Bank.

 

For tickets to the main event visit Eventbrite or buy them at Heritage Posters and Music (1502 – 11 Avenue SW).

 

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For more information and interviews please contact:

 

Leo Cripps

President Calgary Reggae Festival Society

Producer Calgary International Reggae Festival

Phone (403) 355-5696

Email crfinfo@ReggaeFest.ca

www.ReggaeFest.ca

 

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