No Greater Love Festival 2017 Shines Bright!

August 18, 2017  •  1 Comment

ARTICLE/PHOTOS BY BARBARA BRANDER

No Greater Love Music Festival is like no other. To begin with, the festival location takes place on The Stoney Nakoda Reserve, Morley just west of Calgary, Alberta. The backdrop alone is worth the visit.  Movies such as The Revenant, Legends of The Fall and Shanghai Noon have been filmed here. Heading out from Calgary, it's about a 40-minute drive.  

The incredible scenery enhances the already positive energy of people coming together for a beautiful weekend. I've attended many different types of festivals and concerts, and was delighted and refreshed by the kindness and polite manner of everyone I came across. Family-friendly and encouraged, it is a 'coming together' of souls through the celebration of music.

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Besides the great lineup up music, there were plenty of activities for the kids, food trucks, merchandise booths and camping for the full weekenders. There were no traffic issues or congestion due to a well-organized and ample parking area for easy access in or out of the event area.

Some Photo Highlights:

Danny CosbyDanny Cosby Rock and Gospel musicians Danny Cosby with guitarist Garry Goin 

OKAMAOKAMANo Greater Love Festival 2017 Indigenous worship band OKAMA Dr. Gerard Roberts, traditional name (Abouyou), of the Karina nation, and his wife Peta-Gay (Tayaliti) Roberts of the Taino/Arawak First Nations, engaging with festival goers.  Jamie GraceJamie Grace Singer/songwriter Jamie Grace

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Singer/songwriter Jason Gray

Hawk NelsonHawk Nelson

Lead singer Jonathan Steingard from Hawk Nelson

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We Are The Messengers - Darren MulliganWe Are The Messengers - Darren Mulligan We Are Messengers - Originally from Ireland, the inspiring lead vocalist Darren Mulligan.

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West Palm Beach, Florida's Tenth Avenue North - lead singer Mike Donehey.

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Festival Attendees enjoying a beautiful evening on The Stoney Nakoda Reserve.

Reba McEntireReba McEntire First Night Headliner - Reba McEntire! 

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The second day brought a mixed bag of weather which caused some delays. Props to the volunteers, stage crews, musicians, security and vendors who ensured a safe, peaceful environment throughout. The rain and the wind cleared out and the festival continued on in near perfect weather. The hazy smoke from the distant fires nicely cleared out too. 

Stars Go Dim - Chris ClevelandStars Go Dim - Chris ClevelandNo Greater Love After the storm rolled through, Pop Rock group Stars Go Dim - Chris Cleveland took to the stage.

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Award-winning, JUNO nominated, R&B/Soul/Gospel recording artist Warren Dean Flandez 

Sidewalk Prophets - David FreySidewalk Prophets - David FreyNo Greater Love Music Festival

From Nashville, Tennessee Sidewalk Prophets lead singer David Frey

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Sidewalk Prophets moving performance on Main Stage

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Building 429 - Jason RoyBuilding 429 - Jason RoyNo Greater Love 2017

Grammy nominated Building 429 - lead vocalist Jason Roy

For King & Country - Joel SmallboneFor King & Country - Joel SmallboneNo Greater Love Music Festival Final performance for the night by For King and Country - singer Joel Smallbone

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For King & Country - Joel's brother, Luke Smallbone

For King & CountryFor King & CountryNo Greater Love Music Festival 2017 Dynamic performance from final night headliner - Grammy award winning For King & Country

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To be out in the natural surroundings, watching the sun go down, listening to fabulous music with wonderful people, was truly magical.  Looking forward to next year!

 

*Scheduled performances from the 2-day event included: NewSong, Okama, Danny Cosby, Jamie Grace, Jason Gray, Hawk Nelson, We Are Messengers, Tenth Avenue North, Reba McEntire, Ghost Boys, Caves, Warren Dean Flandez, Stars Go Dim, The Color, Rapture Ruckus, Sidewalk Prophets, Building 429 and For King & Country. 

*No Greater Love Music Festival 2017

www.nogreaterlove.ca

 

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