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Calgary August Music Festivals 2012

There are quite a few summer music festivals coming up in August, here in Calgary. Here is just a sampling of what's ahead:
 
Inglewood Sunfest (August 4):  This annual event in Calgary's historic Inglewood is free. You can listen and watch various street performers, check out the local vendors and enjoy some great food. 
 
Afrikadey (August 5 - 11): This annual festival celebrates the culture, traditions and music of Africa. This year's event features performances by Alpha Yaya Diallo, Emmanuel Jal, MFive and more. Tickets are available on the Afrikadey website.
 
Calgary ReggaeFest (August 15 - 18): In addition to live music by international Reggae musicians, attendees can enjoy food, arts and crafts and the beer garden. There are also plenty activities for children and youth, including basketball, sand magic and face painting. Featured artists include Amoy, Bryan Art, Cherine Anderson, Chester Miller, Hawkeye, Jermaine Cowan, J.k. & the Relays, Makeshift Innocence, New Kingston, Redeye Empire, Roots Syndicate, Souljah Fyah, and Ultimate Crew. Tickets are available for purchase from the event website.
 
 
Other festivals worth checking out include the Marda Gras (August 12), GlobalFest (August 16 - 26), and ExpoLatino (Aug. 24 - 26) . You can be sure there will be some live music to enjoy!
 
Special Note from Maestro: Fellow canines, be sure to check out Marda Gras! I scored lots of swag the last time I went. I also listened to some great jazz.
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Calgary Summer Music Festivals 2012

One of the many great things about summer is that it's festival season. There are countless opportunities to explore different styles of music while relaxing with family, friends and pets.
 
Here are some music festivals worth checking out this month:
Fiestaval Latin Festival (July 21 & 22):Come out and listen to Quinteto Alegria (International Latin Jazz), Colombia Ramiro Padilla y su Tropa Vallenata, Orquesta "The Latin Combo" and more at this free multicultural arts and entertainment festival.
 
Calgary Folk Music Festival(July 26 - 29): "Folk" music encompasses such a wide range of music. Check out the Latin jazz of Renato Borghetti,  the "alternative indie pop rock" strains of Jeff Stuart & the Hearts and the "electric, indie, pop" sound of Little Scream. Headliners include Chris Isaak and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

 

Calgary International Blues Festival (July 30 - August 5): Enjoy the exciting Afro-Cuban rhythms by Eddie 'Devil Boy' Turner, the rock-jazz-classical fusion of Lighthouse, award-winning artist Shirley Jackson & the Good Rockin' Daddys and many more.
Maestro's one piece of advice for four-legged music aficionados: Most festivals don't allow pets on-site. However, the nice thing about music is that sound carries, so he joins other furries in listening from the other side of the fence.
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