Austin Reggae Festival (formerly the Bob Marley Festival)
Austin Events and Festivals
Austin Reggae Festival
(Bob Marley Festival)
April 20-22, 2012
Auditorium Shores Tickets:
$35/3 Day Pass (advanced only)
(portion of proceeds benefits Capital Area Food Bank) Attendees also requested to bring two cans of food (not required) Tent Permits - $10/day
Formerly known as the Bob Marley Festival, the Austin Reggae Festival has been one of this city's most popular music festivals since 1994.
In my opinion, April is the absolute best month to get outside and enjoy this city. And what better way to do that than kick back with some first class Reggae music along the shores of Lady Bird Lake.
Whether you're a people watcher, or the kind of person other people love to watch, this is one of Austin's best and most enjoyable events of the year.
Important Austin Reggae Festival Information
In 2010, the festival expanded from two days to three, and now includes Friday afternoon and evening music and activities.
Some other administrative details:
Some of the proceeds of the festival goes to support the Capital Area Food Bank. In 2011, the festival raised more than $200,000 for the organization.
Due to the festival's increasing popularity and attendance, dogs are no longer allowed, which is a shame considering that after the blues, reggae is the most popular musical choice among canines.
Outside food and beverages are officially not allowed. As always, there are plenty of choice food vendors available. Per festival guidelines: "Each patron is allowed to bring in one sealed container of bottled water. The size of this container is up to you."