Austin Reggae Festival Day 2 benefiting Central Texas Food Bank w/ Lila Iké, Alborosie, F.Y.A.H., Los Skarnales, Dre Z Melodi & Dub Gideon, Roots From the Clay [main stage]; Jallanzo, Bomb City, Soul Rebel, Dre Z, Dolomike, Dr. Dubbist, Jah Karma [Charlie's Dub Corner]

This year marks the event’s 30th anniversary (initially called the Bob Marley Reggae Festival) benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank. The lineup celebrates the music’s glorious past and its vibrant present and future. Friday’s headliner, the award-winning Ghanaian Afropop superstar Stonebwoy, has been called the king of dancehall in Africa. Saturday looks to the future with Jamaican singer-songwriter Lila Iké topping the bill that also includes Italian reggae ambassador Alborosie. Old-school roots royalty reigns Sunday night with the Legendary Wailers featuring Marley guitarist Junior Marvin and one of reggae’s greatest bands ever, the original Soul Syndicate, who will pay tribute to Peter Tosh. From the early Seventies, when they were reggae’s premier studio band, and well into the Eighties, Soul Syndicate backed virtually every Jamaican artist of note. As always, the irreplaceable Jah Ray will emcee. And don’t forget to check out Charlie’s Dub Corner. – Jay Trachtenberg
Past date: Sat., April 20, noon
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