Thursday, August 13, will be the kickoff of the 12th annual Calgary Reggae Festival, and will run until Saturday, August 15. Some of the past performers include Exco Levi, Third Branch, Ras Ghandi, Rastrillos, and so many more!This year’s lineup is nothing short of amazing, in comparison to previous years, and will surely help in the continual goal of promoting local, regional, and national awareness of Reggae music in Canada.
Check out the Festival schedule below to ensure you don’t miss any performances and Reggae related fun happening around the city!
Thursday, August 13
When: 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Where: Stephen Avenue Walk, Calgary
Performance By: Jory Kinjo
Reggae Workshop Presentation and Movie
Multimedia Presentation – Rasta and Reggae: The Global Impact Documentary Video – Roaring Lion: The Rise of Rastafari
When: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Cardel Theatre – 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE, Calgary
Admission: by donation for the Food Bank
Friday, August 14
Main Stage Event
When: 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Shaw Millennium Park – 1220 9 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: FREE with pre-purchased ticket for Saturday or $10.00 at the Gate.
- 4 p.m. DJ – Worldlock Sound
- 5 p.m. Auresia and FLO
- 6:20 p.m. Bloom
- 7:25 p.m. The Steadies
- 8:40 p.m. Nattali Rize & Notis
Saturday, August 15
Main Stage Event
When: Noon – 11:30 p.m.
Where: Shaw Millennium Park – 1220 – 9 Avenue SW
Admission: See Tickets page
- Noon DJ Worldlock Sound
- 1 p.m. Omolara
- 2 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
- 2:15 p.m. House of David Gang and Gisto
- 3:50 p.m. Dubwise
- 4:50 p.m. Kafinal (backed by Hardcore)
- 5:20 p.m. Kirk Diamond (backed by Hardcore)
- 5:50 p.m. Kaisha Lee (backed by Hardcore)
- 6:40 p.m. Jory Kinjo and Freddy B
- 7:40 p.m. Ziggi Recado and the Zion I Kings Band
- 9:10 p.m. Jay Douglas (backed by Hardcore)
- 10:15 p.m. Tinga Stewart (backed by Hardcore)
Official Reggaefest After Party (18+ Event)
When: 11 p.m.
Where: Nite Owl – 213 – 10 Avenue SW
Admission: $10 or $5 with a ReggaeFest wristband
Performers: The Steadies and other members of the ReggaeFest family of performers