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, […]
A Few of the performers from 2019 included:
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There is absolutely NO overnight camping at Auditorium Shores for the Austin Reggae Festival or any other event - all patrons must leave the park when the music ends at 10:00 pm.
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We strongly encourage you explore the various green options for getting to Auditorium Shores. Carpool, take a free shuttle bus, Metrorail or even ride a bike! Austin has many options available. Note that for 2018, the shuttle bus pickup location has changed to the TX DOT Riverside Campus at 150 East Riverside Drive. Shuttle bus only available on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22
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We are excited that the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival will be at Auditorium Shores again, 800 West Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704.
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