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Band Contest Extended to End of Day Feb 14

UPDATE: Austin Reggae Festival band contest now concluded. Stay tuned to this website for information on which act gained the most fan votes and will perform as part of this year’s event.

The deadline to vote for your favorite band to perform at the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival has been extended to 11:59 pm Central Time on Sunday, February 14.

Vote now so your voice can be heard!

The band with the most votes will join the 2016 lineup that includes headliners Katchafire, Raging Fyah, The Skatalites and Atash. Stay tuned to this website for complete band info, including the day-by-day, hour-by-hour schedule.

After you have voted for your favorite band, click here to buy your tickets for this year’s event.

As a reminder, the Austin Reggae Festival benefits 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.

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2016 Tickets on Sale at 10:00 am Central Time on Monday, Feb 1: Buy Early to Get FREE T-Shirt

Tickets for the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival go on sale at 10:00 am Central Time on Monday, February 1. Click here to purchase!

Price for tickets is the same as in 2015 — $40 in advance for a Three Day Wristband and $15 in advance for single day tickets.

If you are one of the first 150 patrons to buy a Three Day Wristband, then you will receive a FREE throwback t-shirt. These FREE throwback t-shirts are not mailed, but can be picked up onsite. NOTE: This free throwback t-shirt offer has now expired as we have passed the first 150 Three Day Wristband sales.

A portion of ticket sales for the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival benefits the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Over the last decade, the Austin Reggae Festival has raised more than one million dollars for this worthy charity.

Bands for the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival include Katchafire, Raging Fyah, Black Slate, The Skatalites and Atash. More acts, as well as day-by-day schedule announced soon via this website.

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FREE Throwback T-Shirt to the First 150 Ticket Buyers on Monday, February 1!

NOTE: This free throwback t-shirt offer has now expired as we have passed the first 150 Three Day Wristband sales.

Be one of the first 150 ticket buyers to the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival and you will get a coupon good for a free throwback t-shirt! You must purchase a Three Day Pass to be eligible for this offer. Advance cost for the Three Day Pass is $40, plus service charge.

If you buy more than one Three Day Pass for the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival, then you will get multiple coupons that you can redeem for multiple t-shirts.

Available selection of throwback t-shirts includes the years 2013, 2014 and 2015. T-shirts are NOT sent via mail — instead you will pick up your t-shirt at the merchandise booth at the south end of Auditorium Shores. Redeem your coupon on Friday, April 15 to have the most options in terms of available sizes, colors and years.

Remember that tickets for the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival go on sale on the morning of Monday, February 1. Buy your Three Day Pass in the first hour — or else you will likely miss out on this promotion.

Also remember that the Austin Reggae Festival benefits 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.

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Katchafire and Raging Fyah To Perform at Austin Reggae Festival on April 15

The first two headliners for the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival have been confirmed!

Katchafire (from New Zealand) and Raging Fyah (from Jamaica) will anchor the lineup on Friday, April 15.

Hailing from the mighty H-Town (Hamilton), Aoteoroa (New Zealand), Kathafire have become a global roots reggae phenomenon. The all-Maori reggae band, bring their pure classic sound to music lovers worldwide, delivering one of the most authentic Reggae shows around today. Katchafire boasts four highly succesful studio albums, mulitple awards, platinum sales, highest selling singles, and the list goes on. Their sound is built on the foundations of classic roots reggae with an R’n’B and funk rub, mashing modern dancehall and slinky reggae pop. Katchafire has crafted a universal vibe, capturing something truly special in a diversity of instrumentation and clarity of sound.

Get a taste of Katchafire’s sound and style by watching their “Down With You” video.

Raging Fyah is one of the most dynamic groups ever to hit the Jamaican music scene. The band originally started in 2006 as a trio with Anthony Watson (Drummer), Demar Gayle (Keyboardist), Delroy Hamilton (Bassist). They were later divinely united with Courtland White (Guitarist) Kumar Bent (lead singer) as they set out to rekindle a flame of positvity in the music industry. Though their versatility enables them to play all genres of music, most of their songs — influenced by passion, purpose and life experiences — assume a roots rock reggae flavour. They write their own songs and ensure that every word touches the soul of the listener, uplifting and motivating people from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Get a taste of Raging Fyah’s sound and style by watching their “Nah Look Back” video.

Look for headliners for Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 to be announced soon via this website.

Also, vote on which bands you want to see perform at the 2016 event via the band application contest. Hurry, the voting process closes soon!

Tickets for the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival go on sale via this website on Monday, February 1. A portion of ticket sales for the event benefits the Capital Area Food Bank. Over the last decade, the Austin Reggae Festival has raised more than one million dollars to help this worthy charity feed hungry families in Central Texas.

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Vote For Your Favorite Band for 2016 Austin Reggae Festival

We are excited to launch an online voting contest that will allow dub fans from across the United States and around the world to help determine the lineup for the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival.

Just click on this link and you will be taken to the voting page. Please check out all the bands (and their videos) before you cast your vote — because you can only vote one time in this contest!

Voting deadline is end of the day on Monday, February 8.

Also, if your reggae / dub / world music band wants to be added to the this contest, then please contact us immediately at austinreggaefest at gmail dot com.

As for the event itself, tickets for the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival go on sale on the morning of Monday, February 1. Please stay tuned to this website for complete details.

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2016 Dates: April 15 Through April 17

The 2016 Austin Reggae Festival returns to Auditorium Shores in Austin from Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17.

As it has in previous years, the 2016 event will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. Over the last decade, Austin Reggae Festival attendees have helped raise more than $1,000,000 for this worthy charity to help fight hunger in Central Texas. This tie-in with the Capital Area Food Bank reflects the belief that dub music can and should help improve the lives of the less fortunate members of our society.

Bands for the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival will be announced soon. Stay tuned to this website for more information.

Tickets for the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival will go on sale at 10:00 am Central Time on Monday, February 1, 2016. Stay tuned to this website for more information.

A limited number of vendor slots are available at the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival. For more information on these slots, please contact us pwccostigan at yahoo dot com.

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Vendor Inquiries Now Open Via Email

In addition to incredible live music and un-paralleled people watching, the Austin Reggae Festival features an international arts and craft market, as well as a variety of vendors serving all manner of delicious foods.

A limited number of vendor slots are available at the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival. For more information on these slots, please contact us pwccostigan at yahoo dot com. Phone calls for 2016 vendor slots are not accepted.

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2016 Event Benefits the Capital Area Food Bank

As it has in previous years, the 2016 event will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. Over the last decade, Austin Reggae Festival attendees have helped raise more than $1,000,000 for this worthy charity to help fight hunger in Central Texas. This tie-in with the Capital Area Food Bank reflects the belief that dub music can and should help improve the lives of the less fortunate members of our society.

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Too Much Rain: Austin Reggae Festival Canceled For Sunday, April 19

Thanks to all the dub music fans from across the US and around the world who came to Auditorium Shores for the 2015 Austin Reggae Festival.  Thanks as well to all these dub fans for helping raise funds to help the Capital Area Food Bank conquer hunger in our community. We apologize that the weather at this year’s event was so un-cooperative — and that the Sunday, April 19 show had to be canceled. For 2016, we expect bluer skies and greener grass. Please plan now for next year’s dates: Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17.

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