Reggae News You Can Use For April 30, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Tuesday, April 30!

BiggiBanchi is the new name for afro-reggae/ dancehall artist KoLa-bo
Modern-day afrobeat explosion now crossing to mainstream
“Legend” to be re-issued on June 14, 35 years after initial 1984 release

Mark your calendar for April 17-19, which are the dates for the 2020 Austin Reggae Festival.…

Reggae News You Can Use For April 25, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Thursday, April 25!

Koffee is the future of this genre says Rapture Magazine
Marcus Gad brings soulful Indian influence to his reggae approach
Ska documentary airs at the Newport Film Festival

Mark your calendar for April 17-19, which are the dates for the 2020 Austin Reggae Festival.…

Reggae News You Can Use For April 24, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Wednesday, April 24!

2019 is 35th anniversary of world’s all-time best-selling reggae album
New Stonebwoy video features Beenie Man and Shuga
Skip and Damian Marley joins forces on “That’s Not True”

Mark your calendar for April 17-19, which are the dates for the 2020 Austin Reggae Festival.…

Reggae News You Can Use For April 22, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Monday, April 22!

Austin Reggae Festival fights hunger in Central Texas
Five essential acts that played the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival
It was a good day at the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival

Mark your calendar for April 17-19, which are the dates for the 2020 Austin Reggae Festival.…

Special Admission Deal on Sunday, April 21 If You Enter Auditorium Shores Before 3:00 pm!

Special Admission Deal on Sunday, April 21 If You Enter Auditorium Shores Before 3:00 pm!

On Sunday, April 21, celebrate Easter at the Austin Reggae Festival with two admissions for the price of one if you enter Auditorium Shores before 3:00 pm.

This special entry price is good for tickets bought online or bought at the gate.…

2019 Austin Reggae Festival: Last Minute Details!

2019 Austin Reggae Festival: Last Minute Details!

The 2019 Austin Reggae Festival is here! A few last-minute details to take note of before you head to Auditorium Shores (900 West Riverside Drive).

The weather is amazing. But please wear sunscreen and a hat so that you don’t burn!…

2019 Austin Reggae Fest Tickets On Sale Now

2019 Austin Reggae Fest Tickets On Sale Now

Click here to buy VIP Passes, Three Day Wristbands, and Single Day Tickets for the 2019 Austn Reggae Festival!!

Be sure to review the Parking Information and the What Can I Bring section before heading to Auditorium Shores.

Friday, April 19 Lineup / Gates open 3:00 pm
5:00: The Late Ones (Laie, Hawaii)Listen here
6:30: Hempress Sativa (Kingston, Jamaica)Listen here
8:30: Don Carlos (Kingston, Jamaica)Listen here

Saturday, April 20 Lineup / Gates open at noon
12:30: Lion Heights (Austin)Listen here
2:00: Grimy Styles (Austin)Listen here
3:30: General Smiley / Lakandon (Los Angeles)Listen here
5:00: Jah9 (Kingston, Jamaica)Listen here
6:45: Baby Cham (Kingston, Jamaica)Listen here
8:30: Mykal Rose (Kingstom, Jamaica)Listen here

Sunday, April 21 Lineup / Gates open at noon
Two-for-one admission if enter before 3:00 pm on Sunday only
12:15: Starlighter (San Antonio)Listen here
1:45: Roots from the Clay (Houston)Listen here
3:15: Mau Mau Chaplains (Austin)Listen here
4:45: Etana (Kingston, Jamaica)Listen here
6:30: Cocoa Tea (Clarendon Parish, Jamaica)Listen here
8:15: Freddie McGregor (Clarendon Parish, Jamaica)Listen here

Read band biographies, plus learn when Auditorium Shores opens and closes for each day of the event by visiting the Lineup page.

ATX Sound System: April 18, 2019

Mr. McGregor, Please Take a Bow

Ahead of his set at Austin Reggae Fest on Sunday (4/21), we’ve also had our favorite Freddie McGregor album in heavy rotation this week. Released in 1979, Mr. McGregor is the singer’s “real” debut solo album, released on the Observer label, and several factors combined to make this recording special, including the producer, the backing band and the studio where it was made.…

ATX Sound System: April 17, 2019

Etana’s Long, Strange Trip to Reggae Stardom

Today, everyone’s heard of Etana. The Grammy-nominated singer (scheduled to perform on Sunday, April 21 at the 2019 Austin Reggae Fest) is currently riding a career peak as she celebrates her first decade in the game.…

Reggae News You Can Use For April 15, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Monday, April 15!

Matisyahu and Tribal Seeds paired for summer show in Fargo 
Kaya Fest brings Julian Marley to Miami
Zak Starkey brings Ringo’s blues background to reggae

Mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.…

ATX Sound System: April 14, 2019

It’s a been a bumper week for new tunes showing up on the ATX Sound System, with a lot of summer jam contenders. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new this week, all of which you can hear on the Austin Reggae Fest playlist.…

Reggae News You Can Use For April 13, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Saturday, April 13!

Black Thunder embarks on short tour of Gambia
Prince Fatty releases “Be Thankful For What You’ve Got” cover
Seeed signs to produce first album in 7 years

Mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.…

Sold Out: No More Vendor Spots for 2019

Sold Out: No More Vendor Spots for 2019

The 2019 Austin Reggae Festival includes three days of outstanding music, a generous selection of international food options, plus an exciting array of arts & crafts vendors. Unfortunately, vendor spots for this year’s event are now completely sold out. If you are interested in applying for one of these arts & craft vendor spots for the April 2020 event, then please email pwccostigan at yahoo dot com.…

ATX Sound System: April 12, 2019

ATX Sound System: April 12, 2019

General Smiley and the Roots of Dancehall

2019 Austin Reggae Festival performer General Smiley (born Errol Bennett) began toasting and deejaying with his classmate Ranking Michigan (who later became Papa Michigan) while the two were still in school. When they recorded their first hit, “Rub A Dub Style,” in 1978 they would find themselves at a pivotal time in the history of Jamaican music: The rise of the “deejay” and the birth of Dancehall.…

Reggae News You Can Use For April 12, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Friday, April 12!

Bob Marley film will NOT feature Brad Pitt in starring role
Wisconsin’s first Rastafarian church opens
Ziggy Marley talks about his Mom’s musical legacy

Mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.…

Reggae News You Can Use For April 10, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Wednesday, April 10!

Claye releases solo track titled Murda
Cocoa Tea and Koffee combine for the right mix
Musicsnake lists its 10 best US reggae albums

Mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.…