New Website for Austin Reggae Festival

Scheduled April 21-22 at Auditorum Shores, the 2007 Austin Reggae Festival has not moved. But the website for the event has. Please click here to access the most updated information about the event, including vending space and volunteer opportunities. A list of performing acts for the 2007 Austin Reggae Festival will be released shortly on this new site.


Dates for 2007 Announced

Greetings reggae fans in Austin and across the United States. Dates for the 2007 Austin Reggae Festival are Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. Stay tuned to this website for band information as well as all other event-related details. For general questions about the Austin Reggae Festival, please contact Hugh (h4est at earthlink dot net).

2007 Vending Information

The Austin Reggae Festival boasts the largest annual third world market in Central Texas. Featured items in this vending area include clothing, jewelery, original artwork, and other handmade gifts from around the world -- and from right here in the Lone Star State. Craftsman of all types display their wares to patrons who stroll the tree-lined market area in search of the perfect festival souvenir. Due to the popularity of this space, a brand new vending section will be opening at the 2007 Austin Reggae Festival. To claim a centralized spot in this newly-launched West End Market or to inquire about the various other opportunities to get your product to event attendees, please contact Pat (pwccostigan at prodigy.net).

2007 Booking Information

Is your world-class band interested in performing in front of thousands of third-world music fans at the 2007 Austin Reggae Festival? If so, then please contact Angela (flamingocantina at yahoo dot com). Your e-mail should include biography of the band, a list of recent gigs, web address for your band, as well as complete contact information.


Souvenir T-Shirt and Posters Available

Souvenir t-shirt from this year's Austin Reggae Festival feature the guitar-playing rasta armadillo featured on the front page of this website. To purchase, call Travis Graphics at 512-266-2834. Also, we have a few full-color posters left from the 2006 event. For details on obtaining one of these, e-mail Hugh. Also, stay tuned to this website for more information on dates for the 2007 Austin Reggae Festival.


23,000 Pounds of Food for CAFB!

Congratulations to everyone who attended the 2006 Austin Reggae Festival. With your generous help and support, we raised 23,638 pounds of food for the Capital Area Food Bank. This figure amounts to more than 140,000 meals for hungry families in Central Texas. Over its 13 year history, the Austin Reggae Festival has raised more than 300,000 pounds of food for this very worthy charity. What a great testimony to the healing power of positive music!


Event Followup: Lost and Found

Thanks to all the folks who braved the warm weather this weekend to support the Austin Reggae Festival. We have quite a few items in the "lost and found" bin. If you are missing something and think that you misplaced it Saturday and Sunday, contact Hugh for information on recovery.


Warm Weather This Weekend!

The 2006 Austin Reggae Festival begins at noon on Saturday, April 15. Warm temperatures are forecast for Austin this weekend (with highs in the upper 80s). Be sure to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids. Yes, each patron is allowed to bring in one container of sealed water for personal usage. Beverages will also be available from the various vendors (and if you forget cash, there will be an ATM). Explore this website for more info on bands, parking and what to bring to the event.

Doors open at noon and the event ends at 10:00 pm.


What to Bring, What Not to Bring

These items are allowed at the Austin Reggae Festival: blankets, lawn chairs, tents, one sealed container of water for personal usage, ice chests filled with ice only (but not drinks), leashed and well-behaved dogs.

In addition to the $7.00 entry fee and two cans of food for the Capital Area Food Bank, we also encourage you to bring sunscreen (to protect against the warm weather) and extra cash (to purchase food, drink, plus arts and crafts from the scores of vendors). If you forget these items, there will be an ATM on site -- and sunscreen is sold at the soda booth on the east side of the venue.

These items are definitely NOT allowed at the Austin Reggae Festival: food for personal consumption, drinks, pit bulls and other aggressive dogs, unfriendly attitudes.

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