FREE FREE FREE Throwback T-Shirt For The First 300 Three-Day Wristband Buyers!

Tickets for the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival go on sale via this website on the morning of Wed, Feb 1. Be one of the first 300 people to purchase a Three-Day Wristband — and you will receive a coupon that will allow you to pick up a FREE throwback t-shirt (from the 2016, 2015 or 2014 event). Your FREE throwback t-shirt coupon must be redeemed on-site at Auditorium Shores.

Priced at only $40, the Three-Day Wristband is your best value for the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival. In addition to allowing you to attend all days of the event, this Three-Day Wristband empowers you to leave and return to the park as you please. If you only have a single day ticket, you can NOT re-enter the park after you have departed (unless rain leads to a park evacuation).

We expect that the first 300 Three-Day Wristbands will sell out quickly, so please mark your calendar for Wed, Feb 1. Also, remember that a portion of ticket sales for the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival benefits the Central Texas Food Bank. Over the last decade, world music lovers have contributed more than $1,000,000 to this incredible charity via the Austin Reggae Festival.

2017 Austin Reggae Fest Headliner Acts Include Jesse Royal and Tarrus Riley

We are excited to announce that both Jesse Royal and Tarrus Riley will perform at the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival.

Jesse Royal began his career with and was mentored by the late Fatis Burrell, who also produced Jesse’s first two releases, “Singing the Blues” and “Long Days and Short Nights” in 2010. Royal has toured extensively in Jamaica as well as Europe and the United States, before releasing his first major work produced by his friend Walshy Fire in 2014. In 2015, Vogue Magazine listed Royal as part of a greater ongoing “Reggae Revival” movement happening in Jamaica and the rest of the world, re-vitalizing the genre of roots reggae.

Tarrus Riley released his debut album”Challenges” in 2004. He tours Europe once each year, performing on the major reggae festivals such as Reggae Sumfest 2010, the 2011 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival and Roskilde Festival 2011 in Denmark, Betty Wright and Friends in concert in Jamaica, and the Palmyra Foundation’s Fundraising event. Riley also headlined the Hennessey Artistry show in Barbados in December 2011.  More recently, he was featured on Major Lazer’s song “Powerful” from the album “Peace Is the Mission” along with Ellie Goulding.

Stay tuned to this website for exact day and time of these headliner slots, as well as other performers for this coming April at Auditorium Shores.

Tickets for the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival go on sale via this website on the morning of Wednesday, February 1.

2017 Austin Reggae Festival Dates: April 14-16

Dates for the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival are Friday, April 14 through Sunday, April 16. Taking place at Auditorium Shores, next year’s event will also benefit the Central Texas Food Bank (formerly known as the Capital Area Food Bank).

While we can’t promise sunny skies next spring, we can say that two consecutive years of wet conditions give us faith that 2017 will return to the warm / dry conditions that have typically prevailed at the Austin Reggae Festival.

Stay tuned to this website for more information on the 2017 event as it is released.

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For 2017 vendor information, then please connect with Pat Costigan.