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Austin Reggae Festival Keeps Things Upbeat

From: Your News Now

By YNN Staff

Now in its 18th year, the Austin Reggae Festival brings three days of dub, roots reggae and ska to the heart of downtown Austin.

On Saturday, attendees at Auditorium Shores got to experience music, food, handmade crafts and shopping, along with the music of Taj Weekes and Bombasta.

Long-time fans of the festival said it's nice to see how much it's grown.

"I remember there were smaller names, a lot of local acts the first couple of years," reggae fan Marc Levine said. "This year we got Israel Vibrations, Tribal Seeds, you know. So we're fortunate to be able to come out and be able to have a cheap festival and just be really chill."

The festival also raises money for the Capital Area Food Bank.