Mobile food pantry distributions are cancelled today
Mobile food pantry distributions are cancelled today
Mobile Pantry distributions are cancelled
Mobile Pantry distributions are cancelled

Austin Reggae Festival Returns!

Event is back for its 27th year of supporting the Central Texas Food Bank, April 22-24

Austin, TX, April 12, 2022 – After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Austin Reggae Festival returns for another year of celebrating great music and fighting hunger in Central Texas on Friday, April 22th through Sunday, April 24st, at Vic Mathias Shores on the shores of Lady Bird Lake. The three-day festival of good vibes and great music benefits the Central Texas Food Bank.

The event is one of the Food Bank’s largest single fundraising events. Over the previous ten Reggae Festivals, dub music fans coming to the event each April have helped to raise more than $1,000,000 for the Central Texas Food Bank, which is equivalent to four million meals.

“We’re so glad the Austin Reggae Festival is back,” said Mark Jackson, Chief Development Officer of the Central Texas Food Bank. “It’s great to watch so many people come out to enjoy such a talented group of artists while helping their neighbors in need.”

A portion of the festival ticket price benefits the Food Bank. Patrons will also be able to make monetary or credit card donations to the Food Bank during the festival. The Food Bank can turn every dollar donated into four meals, so every donation helps in the organization’s efforts at serving nearly 60,000 people each week, one third of them children.

“At its core, helping people in need is a huge part of the music we celebrate at this festival,” said festival producer Pat Costigan. “That’s why we’re so happy that the Austin Reggae Festival and its fans have been able to accomplish so much to fight hunger.”

For its 27th anniversary year, the Austin Reggae Festival features an outstanding lineup emceed by Jah Ray. Performers include South America’s top reggae group, Gondwana, who hail from Chile and are appearing for the first time at the Austin Reggae Festival. For the latest band lineup, please visit www.austinreggaefest.com.

  • Friday, April 22: The Expendables, Mykal Rose, Janeel Mills, Audic Empire
  • Saturday, April 23: Anthony B, Kabaka Pyramid, Lutan Fyah, Earthkry, Rik Jam, Roots from the Clay
  • Sunday, April 24: Julian Marley, Third World, Gondwana, Lion Heights, Mau Mau Chaplains

There will also be a large market area offering clothes, jewelry and other great gift ideas from around the world, as well as several food vendors cooking up dishes from around the world and a selection of local craft brews. Please check www.austinreggaefest.com for a list of what can and cannot be brought into the event.

The best way to experience the 2022 Austin Reggae Festival is by purchasing a three-day wristband, which allows for access to all days of the event. It also allows for in and out privileges at the event venue. Attendees can also buy single-day tickets for Friday, April 22 or Saturday, April 23 or Sunday, April 24. However, these single-day tickets do NOT allow re-entry Auditorium Shores after leaving the venue.

Tickets for the 2022 Austin Reggae Festival are now on sale. Go to austinreggaefest.com/austin-reggae-festival-tickets/ to buy a VIP Pass, a three-day wristband or a single day ticket.

Ticket Prices:

  • 3-day wristband, advance purchase: $50
  • Single-day tickets:
    • Friday: $20 in advance; $25 at the gate
    • Saturday: $30 in advance; $40 at the gate
    • Sunday: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate
  • Friday and Sunday VIP Pass: $95 per day
  • Saturday VIP Pass: $140

Gates open at 3:00 p.m. on Friday and at noon on Saturday and Sunday. The park closes at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. For 2022, the free Austin Reggae Festival shuttle bus pickup location has changed to the TX DOT Riverside Campus at 150 East Riverside Drive. The free shuttle bus is only available on Saturday, April 23. The long-time free shuttle bus stop at 4th and Colorado will no longer be serviced.

For the most current information on the Austin Reggae Festival, go to www.austinreggaefest.com or follow the event’s social media channels: https://www.facebook.com/AustinReggaeFest/; https://twitter.com/austinreggae; https://www.instagram.com/austinreggaefestival/

You can also follow the Central Texas Food Bank at: https://www.facebook.com/CentralTexasFoodBank/; https://twitter.com/CTXFoodBank; https://www.instagram.com/ctxfoodbank/

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ABOUT THE CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK

Now in its 40th year of serving those in need, the mission of Central Texas Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. The Food Bank provides food and grocery products through a network of nearly 300 Partner Agencies and nutrition programs, serving nearly 60,000 people every week. Headquartered in Austin, the Food Bank serves 21 counties in Central Texas, an area about twice the size of Massachusetts. For more information on the Food Bank and its programs, visit centraltexasfoodbank.org.