How to Enjoy Austin Reggae Festival Like a Pro

April 16, 2010 § Leave a comment

Today begins a weekend of peace, love, and reggae music in Austin.

We’ve learned a lot from last year’s festival and have some tips for you for maximum festival enjoyment.

  1. Text AustinReggae to 30644 512-981-6954. We’re using text messaging to tell you about last-minute changes at the festival, and to keep our volunteers informed. We’ll also have some fun text-based games. The more you play with us, the more chances you’ll have to win some cool gear!
  2. Nature happens. Bring your sunscreen and stay hydrated. There’s a chance of rain, so you may want to bring some outerwear, just in case.
  3. We recommend you get there one hour before the gates open to score a choice location, especially if you plan to hang out for a while.
  4. Definitely plan to hang out for a while. Besides having some awesome headlining acts, the festival is a great place to shop, eat, and enjoy the weather.  Bring your tent (max size is 10 x10), a blanket and your lawn chairs. You can bring a cooler with ice, but leave the beverages at home (sealed water bottles are allowed).
  5. We have some special helpful tips for volunteers too.
  6. Go green. Pick up your trash. Car pool, bike, walk, skip to the festival. There’s a free shuttle near Austin Music Hall to the site. For more details on how to park without ripping your dreads out, and other info about the festival, visit
  7. Set up your iPod at home with a Reggae mix. Even though dogs aren’t allowed at the event, it doesn’t mean Fido can’t enjoy the rhythms while you’re gone.
  8. Hoops aren’t just for basketballs and ears.  Bring your hula hoop. You’ll be glad you did.
  9. Bring cash or take advantage of the ATMs available on-site. You’ll need cash to shop and eat and to enter our Rockin’ Reggae Raffle for your chance to win great prize packages valued up to $600 each! Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5.
  10. Look for the express lane. If you purchased tickets in advance online or through Planet K locations, you can enter through the express lane.

Do you have any tips to share?

17th annual Austin Reggae Festival
4/16/10 – 4/18/10
Friday: 3 – 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon – 10 p.m.
Auditorium Shores (Riverside at S. 1st St)
@austinreggae  and #AustinReggae on Twitter



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