2018 Austin Reggae Festival Runs April 20-22

2018 Austin Reggae Festival Runs April 20-22

Thanks to everyone who came to Auditorium Shores for the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival. Stay tuned to this website over the next few weeks for exact totals on how much money this year’s event raised to help the Central Texas Food Bank feed hungry families.…

Final Day of the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival: Akae Beka at 7:30 pm on Sunday, April 16

Final Day of the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival: Akae Beka at 7:30 pm on Sunday, April 16

WEATHER UPDATE FOR APRIL 16. Conditions for Easter Sunday at Auditorium Shores in downtown Austin should be great. Look for a high of 83 degrees under mostly cloudy skies.

Also, please note that the pick-up spot for the free shuttle bus stop has moved to the 500 block of West 4th Street, just across the street from Mellow Johnny’s.…

Gone But Not Forgotten: Remembering Longtime Austin Reggae Festival Staffer Denny Fincher

The Austin Reggae Festival community is a very special one that helps raise funds for a very special cause, the Central Texas Food Bank. You who are our guests at Auditorium Shores are a big part of this community. This community also consists of the dedicated team who staff the Austin Reggae Festival, most of which have worked on this event for many many years.…

Jamaican Superstar Tarrus Riley Wants You to Attend the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival!

Catch Jamaican reggae superstar Tarrus Riley at 8:30 pm on Friday, April 14, which is the first day of the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival.

As he reminds us in this cool video, proceeds from this event help the Central Texas Food Bank provide thousands of nourishing meals for hungry families in Austin and in the surrounding counties.…

I Can See Clearly Now the Rain is Gone! Weather Updates for the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival

I Can See Clearly Now the Rain is Gone! Weather Updates for the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival

Its gonna be a bright, bright sunshinnin’ day!

Yes, you know the Johnny Nash song . . .

While we may see some rain through Thursday afternoon, the forecast for Central Texas improves considerably beginning on April 14 (the first day of the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival).…

April 13 is Final Day to Buy Advance VIP Pass

April 13 is Final Day to Buy Advance VIP Pass

Thursday, April 13 is the final day to purchase advance VIP Passes for the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival — ticket sales will end at 11:59 pm Central Daylight Time. If you purchase a VIP Pass, then you get to hang out in the Chill Zone.…

Voices of the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival: Sista Irie of KAZI-FM and KOOP-FM

Another local radio personality who has been central to the growth of the Austin Reggae Festival is Sista Irie. In addition to hosting the weekly “Conscious Party” program on community station KAZI-FM, she is also the Executive Director of KOOP-FM.…

Voices of the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival: Jay Trachtenberg of KUTX

Today we talk to longtime KUTX radio personality Jay Trachtenberg, who is one of Austin’s foremost authorities on reggae, dub and world music. As he notes in the interview below, Trachtenberg is particularly looking forward to the Friday, April 14 lineup at the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival.…

FAQs for the Austin Reggae Festival

FAQs for the Austin Reggae Festival

When did the Austin Reggae Festival begin?
The first year of the Austin Reggae Festival was 1994. So the 2018 event marks the 25th anniversary of this amazing event.

What bands have played the Austin Reggae Festival over the last 25 years?

Voices of the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival: Walsh Costigan of Lexody

For our third interview of people who have been a instrumental in the growth of the Austin Reggae Festival, we turn to Walsh Costigan. As the oldest daughter of founder Pat Costigan, she was there (albeit as a toddler) back when the event started in 1994.…

Voices of the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival: Mark Jackson of the Central Texas Food Bank

Voices of the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival: Mark Jackson of the Central Texas Food Bank

For our second interview with people who help organize the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival, we talk with Mark Jackson, who is the Chief Development Officer of the Central Texas Food Bank. He leads a team that is responsible for all of CTFB’s fundraising, marketing, communications and community outreach. …

Voices of the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival: Angela Tharp of Flamingo Cantina

Voices of the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival: Angela Tharp of Flamingo Cantina

Today we begin a series of interviews with people who are involved in the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival. Leading off this series is Angela Tharp, who owns Flamingo Cantina on 6th Street. Angela is also responsible for booking the bands that perform at the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival.…

Craft Beers and Ciders at Austin Reggae Fest!

Craft Beers and Ciders at Austin Reggae Fest!

Absolutely nothing beats a cold brew while you are listening to some way cool tunes and enjoying sunny spring Central Texas weather.

New for the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival is the addition of several standout craft beers and ciders to the lineup of available adult beverages.…