Austin Reggae Festival 2023

April 17, 2023/1 minute reading
A happy crowd at the front row during reggae fest.

Are you looking for a festival that combines good music, delicious food, and a relaxed atmosphere? Then look no further than Austin's Reggae Fest! This year's festival will take place from April 21-23, 2023, and promises to be the best yet.

The main stage is a must-see, with both local and international artists set to perform against the stunning backdrop of the Austin skyline. On Friday, The Skatalites from New York, Kumar & the Original Fyah from Kingston, Jamaica, and Boston's Mighty Mystic will be among the performers. On Saturday, St. James Parish's Jesse Royal, Bamboo's Perfect Giddimani, and Lion Heights from Austin, TX will take to the stage. The festival will close out on Sunday with performances by Kingston's Inner Circle, Byron Bay's Nattali Rize, and Richmond, Virginia's Mighty Joshua.

In addition to the main stage, don't miss Charlie's Dub Corner, located on the west side of the festival. Here, you'll find top local and international DJs spinning the best dub music. On Friday, DJ Soul Rebel, Tribe Steppaz, and Bomb City will be among the DJs. Saturday will feature Mutiny, Jace Spockey, and Mista B, while Sunday will see Selector Jay, Heart and Soul Sound, and Up, Bustle, and Out from the UK.

The festival's official artwork for 2023 draws inspiration from old-school Jamaican dancehall albums. You can purchase the official merch with this design at the fest! The festival has raised over $1 million for the Central Texas Food Bank, and every ticket sold supports this great cause.

While parking in downtown Austin can be challenging, there are plenty of options available for getting to Auditorium Shores. You can explore parking, drop-off, and various green options for getting there.

So what are you waiting for? Come out and support your neighbors while enjoying a chill weekend of music, food, and good vibes at Austin's Reggae Fest!