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We be jammin' for three days a reggae fans flock to Shaw Millennium Park in downtown Calgary Aug 18-20. Get ready for high-energy performances from a diverse lineup of reggae musicians from all over the world. Now in its 13th season, the Calgary Reggae Festival is regarded as one the finest summer reggae festivals in Canada. Acts from as far away as the Netherlands, Australia and Jamaica hit the stage, but there's also a celebration of many talented local artists who play the reggae beat. All we know is that you'll be dancing the weekend away! 

Visitors to the family-friendly festival can expect more than just great music. The Kids' Zone is always popular for games, crafts and face-painting activities. Everyone can also enjoy the flavours of the Caribbean and beyond, provided by local vendors. The beer gardens will help loosen up those joints to have you swaying with the music.

Featured Events

Thursday Reggae Downtown

Date: Thursday

Time: 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Location: Olympic Plaza

Admission: FREE

Performance By: Aktivate

Thursday Reggae

MOVIE AND REASONING WITH A BREW IN THE BURBS

Rasta and Reggae:  From a Ghanaian Perspective

Documentary Video to be shown
Reason with a brew in hand (coffee or beer)

Date: Thursday

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Cornerstone Music Cafe – 139, 14919 Deer Ridge Drive SE

Admission: Donation to Food Bank

Friday Main Stage Event

MAIN STAGE EVENT

Date: Friday

Time: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Shaw Millennium Park – 1220 – 9 Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta

Performers:  Anthony Cruz, Dubwise, Mello Man, Razor B, Tasman Jude, The Human Rights, UNO Band

Saturday Main Stage Event

MAIN STAGE EVENT

Date: Saturday

Time: 12:00 noon – 10:30 pm

Location: Shaw Millennium Park – 1220 – 9 Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta

Performers:  Aktivate, Chester Miller, De Bruces a Mi, Glen Washington, Kafinal, Mr Fantastik, Nana McLean, The Lost Lemons, Warrior King

Kidz Zone

Kidz Zone from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Saturday only

  • Games
  • Craft Tent
  • Face Painting
  • Sports
  • Dr Suess in the Park (reading program)

Featured Artists

MR FANTASTIK

Mr. Fantastik is a Ghana-born reggae and dancehall artist who fuses African and Jamican influences and blends them with a stage show that needs to be seen to believe. A former circus performer and acrobat, it’s not unusual to see Mr. Fantastik show off his skills in African music, dance, acrobatics and even a fire show!

DUBWISE

Dubwise is a Calgary-based Reggae, Ska, funk and soul-fusion band. Dubwise will keep you dancing by playing a wide range of everyone’s favorite Reggae classics as well as original music written by Supa Cee.

GLEN WASHINGTON

Glen Washington is a true veteran of Canadian Reggae Music, a multi-talented performer whose raspy voice and smooth delivery has been compared to the likes of Beres Hammond. With the release of over forty singles and eleven albums in four years, Washington has established himself as not only a talented singer, but also as a gifted songwriter who pens his own songs. Washington’s career, which spans over 25 years, has seen him play in the bands that have backed artists such as Leroy Sibbles, Shinehead, Junior Reid, Gregory Isaacs, Sister Carol and the Meditations.

Tickets

Friday, Aug. 19 

General Admission (13 – 60+) $15

Child (12 & Under) FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.

Saturday, Aug. 20 

Adult (18-59) $25.00

Youth (13-17) / Senior (60+) $15.00

Child (12 & Under) FREE When Accompanied By A Paying Adult

Weekend Pass

Adult (18-59) $30.00

Youth (13-17) / Senior (60+) $20.00

Child (12 & Under) FREE When Accompanied By A Paying Adult

For more ticket info and pricing check out the official ticket page here.

Additional Information

For more information on the Calgary RaggaeFest check out the official website.