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Tickets Now On Sale for the 2018 Event

Tickets for the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival are now on sale.

Click here to buy tickets.

Priced at only $45 and only available online, the Three-Day Wristband is your best value for the 2018 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 closure).

Click here to buy a Three-Day-Wristband.

Bands for the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival include the Wailers, Black Uhuru, Kabaka Pyramid & the Bebble Rockers, Collie Buddz, Sister Nancy, Nattali Rize, New Kingston and Mighty Mystic. More acts and exact performance days announced soon via this website.

Remember that a portion of ticket sales for the 2018 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.

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The Wailers, Black Uhuru, Collie Buddz, and Kabaka Pyramid & the Bebble Rockers Headline for the 25th Anniversary of the Austin Reggae Festival

Scheduled April 20-22 at Auditorium Shores, the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival features headliner performances from the Wailers (Sunday, April 22), as well as Black Uhuru (Saturday, April 21), Collie Buddz (Sunday, April 21) and Kabaka Pyramid and the Bebble Rockers (Friday, April 20).

Bands for Friday, April 20
New Kingston, Kabaka Pyramid and the Bebble Rockers

Bands for Saturday, April 21
Mighty Mystic, Collie Buddz, Nattali Rize, Black Uhuru

Bands for Sunday, April 22
Matamoska, Lion Heights, Mau Mau Chaplains, I-taweh, Sister Nancy, Wailers

Stay tuned to this website for exact performance times plus additional band names.

Tickets for the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival are now on sale!

The 2018 Austin Reggae Festival will again benefit the Central Texas Food Bank. Over the last ten years, this event has raised more than $1,000,000 to feed hungry families in and around Austin.

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2018 Austin Reggae Fest Tickets on Sale Feb 1

Online ticket sales for the 25th annual Austin Reggae Festival begin on Thursday, February 1 at 10:00 am Central Time. Stay tuned to this site for more details!! Dates for this year’s event are Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22.

Proceeds from ticket sales for the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival benefit the Central Texas Food Bank. Come join us in late April as we celebrate the power of community while helping to provide nourishing meals our less fortunate neighbors.

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2018 Vendor Application Process Begins Nov 1

Interested in being a vendor at the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival, which is scheduled for Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at Auditorium Shores? For next April, we will have a very limited number of slots open for new vendors. Please connect with Pat Costigan at pwccostigan at yahoo dot com beginning Wednesday, November 1 for more info on these limited vendor openings.

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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.

Also, mark your calendar now for 2018. Dates for next spring at Auditorium Shores are Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22. Headline acts will be announced in mid-January (via this website) and advance tickets will go on sale on Thursday, February 1.

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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.

Otherwise, our annual celebration of spring sunshine, dub music, delicious international food, hand-made arts & crafts, as well as community-focused compassion has arrived! In addition to the FAQ page, quick links to some of the most important information about this year’s fun-filled fundraiser for the Central Texas Food Bank are listed below.

Remember that you can still get your 2017 Austin Reggae Fest tickets online. Or, just purchase tickets at the gate for $20 per day. See you soon at Auditorium Shores!

And, start planning now for the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival. Dates for next year are Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22.

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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.

In February, one of the most important members of this team passed away — Denny Fincher (pictured above in green shirt). He was the person who manned the back stage gate and he had held this job for more than 15 years. Denny embodied everything that is good about the Austin Reggae Festival. He was happy and always wore a smile. He had lots and lots of positive energy. He looked for ways to help people, not harm them. Denny treated everyone with respect. And, Denny was a big believer in the mission of the Austin Reggae Festival — which is to assist the Central Texas Food Bank provide nutritious meals for our less fortunate neighbors in Travis County and the surrounding areas.

On the afternoon of April 15, we honored Denny with a special tribute from the Austin Reggae Festival stage. As emcee Jah Ray implored the crowd, “Remember to live each minute and each hour and each day to its fullest potential. Be sure to tell the people in your life how important they are to you. Always embrace love over fear. Let go of the hate in your life. Do the small things that you can to make the world a better place.

Denny’s physical presence at the event will be missed. But, we know his spirit will continue to positively influence the Austin Reggae Festival for many many years forward.

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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.

Buy your tickets now to be part of all these positive vibrations from Tarrus Riley — and the other great performers who will be at Auditorium Shores April 14-16.

Also, read these FAQs before you head to the weekend so that you can know all the Austin Reggae Festival details!

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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). But, please stay tuned to this website as well as Facebook and Twitter for weather-related updates about this year’s event. And if rain does return to Austin over the weekend, then be sure to check here before you head to Auditorium Shores in case we have cancellation / ticket refund information. Otherwise, see you in downtown Austin when gates open at 3:00 pm on Friday!

Also, stay current on other event-related information by browsing the FAQ page.

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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. Equipped with chairs, a cash bar, rest rooms, the Chill Zone includes lots of shade so you can keep cool even when it is hot out. Your VIP Pass also includes one-day admission to the event, as well as a 2017 t-shirt

Click here to get get a VIP Pass and access the Chill Zone at this year’s event!

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