This annual springtime sun splash now celebrates a quarter-century as Austin’s premier riddim-generating, dance-inducing, people-watching, Jah-praising, life-affirming extravaganza. Synced to 4/20, the festival guarantees requisite irie vibes, particularly this year’s strong and varied lineup of legends, up-and-coming youngbloods, and the best of Austin’s genre talent.: Direct from Kingston, Friday features future stars Kabaka Pyramid & the Bebble Rockers who blend reggae and dancehall with hip-hop. New Kingston is a Jamaican family band of roots rockers from NYC who continue garnering raves. Austin’s insuperable Mau Mau Chaplains start the party.: Throughout the weekend, locals DJ RJ and Jah Ray spin vinyl early and between sets. Festival sponsor the Flamingo Cantina also features many of the headliners in a more intimate setting on Sixth. And Reggae Fest again benefits the Central Texas Food Bank, so canned goods are encouraged.
Fri., April 20, 3pm