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Ward 8 News: Summer Music Festivals

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Calgary Folk Music Festival at Prince's Island Park
With the Calgary Folk Music Festival and the Calgary International Blues Festival ending July and starting August with a bang, it’s time to start looking forward to a whole whack of other music festivals that our city offers. There’s a festival each week all the way through the rest of August and into the first weekend of September, and there is surely something for everyone regardless of musical taste. All you need is some friends and a few tickets and you’ll be able to celebrate Calgary’s incredibly diverse musical scene.


Afrikadey! World Music Festival
August 5-8 at Prince's Island Park
This festival brings Africa’s creativity and culture into the spotlight with visual art, literature, food, and music.

Chasing Summer
August 7-8 at Fort Calgary
Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is Chasing Summer’s specialty and they’re bringing some global names this year. This is for a high-energy crowd so make sure to party responsibly.

Calgary ReggaeFest
August 13-15 at Shaw Millenium Park
ReggaeFest aims to share Reggae Music and culture. They’ve coined the term Rastagarian for a Calgarian who loves Reggae so head out and become a Rastagarian with them.

Opera Village
August 13-22 at the East Village Riverwalk Plaza
A very different kind of music festival, Opera in the Village takes over the East Village to deliver various operatic performances in an outdoor open-air tent.

Expo Latino
August 28-30 at Prince's Island Park
The Island gets taken over once again as Latin music, dance, food, and art are highlighted to share a rich Latin culture with the rest of Calgary.

One Love Music Festival
September 5 at Shaw Millenium Park
The only single-day festival of the summer, One Love is Western Canada’s biggest hip-hop music festival.

X-Fest
September 5-6 at Fort Calgary
Leading into Labour Day and the start of the school year for many, X-Fest brings a tremendous line-up of alternative music artists for one last celebration of the summer.


Festival Information:
http://afrikadey.com/
http://www.chasingsummerfestival.com/
http://www.reggaefest.ca/
http://www.calgaryopera.com/festival
http://onelovefestival.ca/
http://xfestcalgary.com/

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