Austin Reggae Festival
Celebrating 21 years of giving in 2014, the Austin Reggae Festival occurs Friday, April 18; Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20 at beautiful Butler Park in downtown Austin. Headliners for the 2014 event include Inner Circle and Easy Star All-Stars.
In addition to an amazing array of live music, the Austin Reggae Festival features a delicious selection of tasty treats (representing a variet of cultures and traditions), as well as an eclecitic arts and crafts market. Or just sit back and enjoy… Show more
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Reggae-pop outfit Inner Circle formed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. Although best known for their tune “Bad Boys,” which ran as the theme song for the immensely popular Fox Network series COPS, Inner Circle have enjoyed a long, prolific career playing roots reggae augmented with touches of pop and R&B....
Combining musical versatility, instrumental prowess, beautiful vocal harmonies and a superb rhythm section, the Easy Star All-Stars have established themselves as one of the top international reggae acts since their live debut in 2003....
Revolution reggae music - edgy, raw, natural, roots... They are Rootz Underground. That is their sound. Kick down the walls, burn the paper the rules are written on and mash down the “box” that limits a sound to a single genre! Rootz Underground is here to channel the musical vibration that rings true in the heart and soul of all the conscious Rebel Rockers, Late Night Revelers & Soul Seekers! Many influences have borne their 'rootz', including their homeland Jamaica - birthplace of Rastafari and other radical movements, JAH - creator of all things, family, the earth in all its glory, the revolutionary 70's, Dub and Roots Reggae music....
The Bandulus (BAN-DOO-LOOS) came to life in the summer of 2008. Formed by Jeremy Peña, the band plays traditional ska, rocksteady, and reggae. The Bandulus released their debut album “Ska, Reggae, Soul” in July of 2010 that features an all star cast including Vic Ruggiero of the Slackers, Matt Jacobs, Ryan Scroggins, and former Stingers rhythm section Willy Camero and Patrick Kelly....
What began as a group of friends with a love for the bass heavy, harmony laden roots reggae sound of the '70's, evolved into the current DON CHANI sound. The music stays true to the reverb washed records of the era, while also incorporating rocksteady, ska, cumbia and dancehall....
The Babylonians is a mix of Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady, and Afro-Latin grooves. Members of The Babylonians have played with international producer and singer Mikey Dread A. K. A. Michael Campbell, as well as Israel Vibration singer Craig "Apple" Garbriel....
1110 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78704
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