A Few of the performers from 2019 included:

  • Don Carlos at Austin Reggae Fest 2019

Voices of the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival: Jay Trachtenberg of KUTX

Today we talk to longtime KUTX radio personality Jay Trachtenberg, who is one of Austin’s foremost authorities on reggae, dub and world music. As he notes in the interview below, Trachtenberg is particularly looking forward to the Friday, April 14 lineup at the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival. Click here to buy April 14 single day tickets, […]

FAQs for the Austin Reggae Festival

When did the Austin Reggae Festival begin? The first year of the Austin Reggae Festival was 1994. So the 2018 event marks the 25th anniversary of this amazing event. What bands have played the Austin Reggae Festival over the last 25 years? Top dub, roots and ska acts who have performed at the Austin Reggae […]

Voices of the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival: Walsh Costigan of Lexody

For our third interview of people who have been a instrumental in the growth of the Austin Reggae Festival, we turn to Walsh Costigan. As the oldest daughter of founder Pat Costigan, she was there (albeit as a toddler) back when the event started in 1994. Flash forward 20+ years and Walsh has relocated from […]

Voices of the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival: Mark Jackson of the Central Texas Food Bank

For our second interview with people who help organize the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival, we talk with Mark Jackson, who is the Chief Development Officer of the Central Texas Food Bank. He leads a team that is responsible for all of CTFB’s fundraising, marketing, communications and community outreach. Remember that a portion of all ticket sales for the 2017 […]

Voices of the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival: Angela Tharp of Flamingo Cantina

Today we begin a series of interviews with people who are involved in the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival. Leading off this series is Angela Tharp, who owns Flamingo Cantina on 6th Street. Angela is also responsible for booking the bands that perform at the 2017 Austin Reggae Festival. Hear all this outstanding dub / world music […]