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See You Next Year: April 19-21, 2019

The 2018 Austin Reggae Festival was an incredible celebration of diversity, tolerance and giving back to the community. Thanks to all the amazing bands and all the great music fans who made this year’s event so special in so many ways.

Start planning now for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival, which runs Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21 at Auditorium Shores. Tickets will go on sale on February 1.

Finally, if you lost items at this year’s event, then we may have found them. Please email us at austin reggae fest at gmail dot com and we can try to reunite you with your misplaced belongings. This is also the best way to contact us if you have questions about past or future events.

Stay tuned to this website for information on total funds raised for the Central Texas Food Bank to feed our hungry neighbors via the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival.

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Saving the Best for April 22 at Austin Reggae Fest

We’ve had already had two incredibly strong days of outstanding music and positive vibes. Yet April 22 promises to be even more amazing.

Sunday weather should be fantastic with bright sunny spring skies and high temperatures around 80 degrees. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen!

The tunes begin at noon with a DJ set from Jan Ray. Also part of the Sunday lineup are Matamoska (1:30 pm), I-Taweh (3:00 pm), Lion Heights (5:00 pm), and Sister Nancy (6:30 pm).

The final act of the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival is the Wailers at 8:00 pm, playing all your favorite hits and re-invoking all your best memories.

Click on the Band Page to read profiles of these outstanding acts.

Before you head to the show, be sure to also read the parking information so you are familiar with your options downtown.

Learn more about other aspects of the event on the FAQ page.

Tickets for the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival are still available online and at the gate. Admission price at the gate for Sunday, April 22 is just $20.

Unfortunately, VIP Passes for Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 are now completely sold out

Also, remember that the Austin Reggae Festival benefits the Central Texas Food Bank in their mission to feed hungry families in and around Travis County.

Finally, if you are planning ahead, then mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates of the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival. Tickets for next year’s event will go on sale on Friday, February 1.

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April 21 is Day 2 of the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival

With incredible performances by the Mau Mau Chaplains, New Kingston and Kabaka Pyramid and the Bebble Rockers, April 20 served as a fantastic first day for the 25th anniversary of the Austin Reggae Festival at Auditorium Shores.

But Saturday, April 21 should be even more special!

Music begins at noon with DJ RJ and continues throughout the day with performances by Hail Marley (1:30), Mighty Mystic (3:00), Nattali Rize (4:30), Collie Buddz (6:30) and Black Uhuru (8:30). Click on the Band Page to read profiles of these outstanding acts.

Before you head to the show, be sure to also read the parking information so you are familiar with your options downtown.

Learn more about other aspects the event on the FAQ page.

Tickets for the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival are still available online and at the gate. Admission price at the gate for Saturday, April 21 is $30. On Sunday, April 20, the walk-up admission price is $20.

Unfortunately, VIP Passes for Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 are now completely sold out

As for weather on Saturday, April 21, we may experience a few showers. But unless there is extended rain and thunderstorms, the show will go on as planned. Stay tuned to this website for any weather-related updates for both today and tomorrow.

Finally remember that the Austin Reggae Festival benefits the Central Texas Food Bank in their mission to feed hungry families in and around Travis County.

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2018 Austin Reggae Fest: Friday, April 20 Update

The 2018 Austin Reggae Festival begins Friday, April 20! Gates at Auditorium Shores open at 3:00 pm and the show continues until 10:00 pm. Check the band lineup so you know which acts are performing when.

Also, please view the Parking information before you head to the event so that you will have a better idea of all the parking options.

Yes, tickets for the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival are still available online and at the gate. Admission price at the gate is $20 on Friday, April 20 and $20 on Sunday, April 22. On Saturday, April 21 only, the price at the gate is $30.

Unfortunately, VIP Passes for Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 are now sold out. But there are still a handful of VIP Passes available for Sunday, April 22.

Yes, the weather on Saturday, April 21 looks a little challenging. But, we are hoping that the rain clouds will miss us. Stay tuned to this website for any weather-related updates.

Finally, please remember that the Austin Reggae Festival benefits the Central Texas Food Bank in their mission to feed hungry families in and around Travis County.

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Friday, April 20 is Almost Here! Your Last-Minute Check-List for the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival

Beginning on Friday, April 20, the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival is just a few days away! To make sure you have everything in order for all the fun, here’s your last-minute check-list for this year’s 25th anniversary celebration of unity in the community

Understand the schedule. The full hour-by-hour, day-by-day band lineup is now available online. Definitely don’t miss the Wailers at 8:00 pm on Sunday, April 22

Buy your ticket! Yes, tickets will be available at the gate. But, you will save by purchasing an advance ticket online. Prices go up at 11:59 pm Central Time on the evening of Thursday, April 19.

Consider upgrading to VIP. Want a closer look at the band, plus shade and private bathrooms? Then buy a VIP Pass (or upgrade your current ticket to VIP). Note that VIP Passes for Saturday, April 21 are now sold out.

Know your parking options. Downtown parking is difficult during the Austin Reggae Festival. So check out the parking page before you leave for Auditorium Shores.

Don’t bring what you can’t bring. Browse the list of what you can and can’t bring to Auditorium Shores. Also be sure to read the FAQ page so you have a full picture of the event.

Follow Austin Reggae Fest on social media. Stay tuned to the Twitter page and the Facebook page for last-minute updates about the 2018 event.

Feel good about helping a great cause. The Austin Reggae Festival helps the Central Texas Food Bank provide healthy meals our less fortunate neighbors.

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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).

Tickets for the 2018 event here, including the VIP Pass that gets you shaded seating and premium views.

Bands for Friday, April 20: Gates open at 3:00 pm
New Kingston, Kabaka Pyramid and the Bebble Rockers

Bands for Saturday, April 21: Gates open at noon
Mighty Mystic, Collie Buddz, Nattali Rize, Black Uhuru

Bands for Sunday, April 22: Gates open at noon
Matamoska, Lion Heights, Mau Mau Chaplains, I-taweh, Sister Nancy, The Wailers

Visit the band page to learn more about all 2018 performers.

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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VIP Tickets Now On Sale for Austin Reggae Festival

Want to get closer to the great music at the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival? Want to experience the event from a shaded sitting area that is close to the stage?

Then upgrade your Austin Reggae Festival ticket to the 2018 VIP Pass, which gains you entry to the new and improved Chill Zone. Located on the west side of the backstage pavilion, the Chill Zone provides shaded seating, premium viewing areas, complimentary snacks and soft drinks, rest rooms, a 2018 Austin Reggae Festival t-shirt and and two complimentary beer tickets. With your VIP Pass, you will also have access to a special backstage bar as well as a charging station for your smart phone.

If you have already purchased a ticket and want to upgrade to a VIP Pass, then email us at austinreggaefest at gmail dot com for info on how to make this transaction.

If you have’t yet purchased a ticket, then just select the VIP Pass option at checkout.

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Are You Thirsty Yet? Incredible Craft Beers From Elysian at the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival

The 2018 Austin Reggae Festival features a large selection of international foods. And when you need a cold beverage to wet your whistle, you will also find these two outstanding craft beers at this year’s event.

Space Dust. One of the most delicious India Pale Ales that you will ever find, Space Dust brings a light to medium body to the conversation. The hopping for this tasty brew is pure starglow energy, with Chinook to bitter and late and dry additions of Citra and Amarillo. Space Dust is part of the Elysian family of beers.

Dayglow. Another outstanding IPA from the Pacific Northwest, Dayglow also has a light to medium body. A touch of wheat hazes the malt bill, softening this bright and crisp IPA. Dayglow is packed with juicy hops featuring pineapple and tropical fruit flavors and aromas. Day Glow is part of the Elysian family of beers.

Be part of the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival by purchasing your ticket now! Get closer to all the great music (and enjoy shaded seats, premium viewing and a souvenir t-shirt) when you purchase a VIP Pass.

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Austin Cannabis Entrepreneur (ACE) Conference on April 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency

If you are attending the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival, you might also be interested in the Austin Cannabis Entrepreneur (ACE) Conference. Scheduled April 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency, this two day event explores the many new opportunities available in this fast-growing market. The Keynote for the event is Arcview Group CEO Troy Dayton, who has been named to the top 10 lists of most influential people in the cannabis industry by Fortune Magazine, Details Magazine, and International Business Times. Other confirmed speakers include Emily Paxhia (Poseidon Asset Management), Mark Bolton (former Director of Marijuana Policy for Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado), Tahira Rehmatullah (MTech Acquisition Corp), Cy Scott (Headset) and many others. Buy your badge for this exciting event at the ACE Conference website.

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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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