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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.

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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.

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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.

As always, if you have questions related to the Austin Reggae Festival, then please connect with us at austinreggaefest@gmail.com.

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

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Sunday, April 17 Cancelled at Austin Reggae Fest

Heavy rain as well as continued stormy weather unfortunately necessitate the cancellation of the Sunday, April 17 show at the Austin Reggae Festival. We are as disappointed as you are about this cancellation. However, with thunder and lightning forecast for most of the day in Austin, our number one priority remains the safety of attendees, vendors and staff.

Today’s cancellation of the Austin Reggae Festival follows the weather-related cancellation of several other Austin events, including the Sunday portion of the MS 150 Bicycle Ride and the Texas Rowing Championships.

For questions about the Sunday, April 17 cancellation (including refund information), please contact us at austinreggaefest@gmail.com. We will respond to your email as quickly as possible.

Lastly, thanks to all the reggae fans from around the nation and around the world who attended the Friday and Saturday portions of this year’s event.

As a reminder, proceeds from the Austin Reggae Festival benefit the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Over the last decade, the event has raised more than $1 million in funds to help this worthy charity feed hungry families in Central Texas. That said, rain problems at this year’s event will severely impact CAFB donations over the next several months.

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Sunday, April 17 at Austin Reggae Festival: Lineup Condensed

UPDATE: With heavy rain and stormy weather conditions forecast all day in Central Texas, the Sunday, April 17 show at the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival has been cancelled.

As of Saturday afternoon at 3:30 pm, we are still planning to go forward with the Sunday, April 17 show at the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival.

However, due to possible late-afternoon storms, the schedule for the Sunday show will be condensed as follows:

12:00 — Gates open
12:15 — Don Chani
1:45 —  Mau Mau Chaplains
3:15 — Black Slate
5:30 —  Bunny Wailer

Please re-check this website before heading to Auditorium Shores on Sunday in case of other last-minute weather-related changes.

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Gates Open At Noon on Saturday, April 16

Saturday is Day Two of the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival! Gates open today (April 16) at noon and the show continues through 10:00 pm.

Music begins Saturday at 12:15 with Voodoo Possum (who were the winner of the 2016 band contest) at 12:15,  Micah Shalom & the Babylonians at 1:45, Atash at 3:15, Az One at 5:00, Pentateuch at 6:30 and The Skatalites at 8:30.

The Austin Reggae Festival occurs at Auditorium Shores (800 West Riverside Dr, 78704). The entry gates for the event are located at the south end of Auditorium Shores, just off of Riverside. Parking can be difficult, so consider taking Uber or Lyft. Also be sure to check out what to bring (and what not to bring) before you head to Auditorium Shores.

If you haven’t bought your 2016 Austin Reggae Festival ticket online, then just pick one up at the gate when you arrive. Tickets are $20 per person at the gate. Reggae fans 12 years old and under are free if accompanied by an adult.

If you purchased a Three Day Wristband, then please print out your EventBrite voucher (or have it ready on your smartphone). Exchange this voucher for a wristband at either the Green Box Office or the Red Box Office.

Also, weather looks fairly stable for Saturday, April 16. But, please stay tuned to this website (as well as the Austin Reggae Fest twitter account) for any weather-related updates.

Got questions? Then we have answers! Email us at austinreggaefest@gmail.com

Finally, feel the positive vibrations knowing that your attendance at the Austin Reggae Festival supports the Capital Area Food Bank. Over the last decade, the event has raised more than $1 million in funds to help this worthy charity feed hungry families in Central Texas.

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Gates Open At 3:00 pm on Friday, April 15

The 2016 Austin Reggae Festival has arrived! Gates open today (Friday, April 15) at 3:00 pm. For both Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, gates open at noon.

Music begins Friday at 4:20 with the Contrabandits. Also performing on Friday are Raging Fyah (6:00) and Katchafire (8:30). Click here to see the full lineup for today and for the rest of the weekend.

The event occurs at Auditorium Shores (800 West Riverside Dr, 78704). The entry gates for the Austin Reggae Festival are located at the south end of Auditorium Shores, just off of Riverside. Parking can be difficult, so consider taking Uber or Lyft. Also be sure to check out what to bring (and what not to bring) before you head to Auditorium Shores

If you haven’t bought your 2016 Austin Reggae Festival ticket online, then just pick one up at the gate when you arrive. Tickets are $20 per person at the gate. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult.

If you purchased a Three Day Wristband, then print out your EventBrite voucher (or call it up on your smartphone) and redeem it at either the Green Box Office or the Red Box Office.

Stay tuned to this website for the latest weather-related updates.

Got questions? Then we have answers! Email us at austinreggaefest@gmail.com

Finally, feel the positive vibrations knowing that your attendance at the Austin Reggae Festival supports the Capital Area Food Bank. Over the last decade, the event has raised more than $1 million in funds to help this worthy charity feed hungry families in Central Texas.

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2016 Weather Update: Sunshine Will Prevail!

Spring-time weather in Central Texas is always unpredictable and is ever-changing. And, as we get closer to the weekend, the forecast for the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival has improved considerably!

Friday, April 15 looks like a fantastic day, with generally clear skies and a high around 80.

For Saturday, April 16, the chance of rain has now decreased significantly — although you should expect cloudy and breezy conditions.

Rain chances increase on Sunday, April 17. But we are still too far away for the Sunday forecast to be too accurate.

One way or another, stay tuned to the Austin Reggae Festival website for all weather-related updates with regards to the 2016 event. You can also find this weather-related information via the Austin Reggae Festival Twitter account.

Otherwise, things to check before you head to Auditorium Shores for this year’s event include the lineup page, the parking information page and the details on what you can and cannot bring to the Austin Reggae Fest.

Buy your tickets online here. And, remember that you can use your Friday, April 15 ticket on Saturday, April 16 or Sunday, April 17 (or vice versa). But, you must have a 2016 ticket to attend the 2016 event — 2015 tickets will NOT allow entry to the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival

Reach us at austinreggaefest@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding the event.

Finally, remember that the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival benefits the Capital Area Food Bank. So while you are enjoying some great tunes, great food and great people watching, know that you are helping support a great cause.

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Lineup Page Now Includes Charlie’s Dub Corner

A long-standing tradition at the Austin Reggae Festival, Charlie’s Dub Corner is where you can hear the best dancehall sounds from some of the top selectors from across the state and beyond. The hour-by-hour schedule for this stage has now been added to the Lineup Page, so plan your weekend accordingly!

Buy your Three Day Wristband online to experience all this great dub, as well as all the incredible reggae talent on the Main Stage at Auditorium Shores. Single day tickets are also now available at all Planet K locations.

Also, before you head to the event, be sure to check out the what to bring and what not to bring section of this website. If this page does not answer your questions about the 2016, Austin Reggae Festival, then contact us at austinreggaefest@gmail.com

Finally, remember that the Austin Reggae Festival benefits the Capital Area Food Bank. See you April 15-17 for this year’s event!

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