Another major and popular event in Austin has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and a lot of Central Texans are pretty bummed out about it, but understands that its necessary.

In a press release we received on Monday, The Central Texas Food Bank announced that its annual Austin Reggae Festival will be cancelled for 2020 in compliance with the prohibition on public gatherings of 250 people or more in Austin-Travis County.

The festival was set to take place April 17th through April 19th at Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park in downtown Austin. This year's lineup including Julian Marley & The Uprising, Collie Buddz and Tori Lattore among others.

The annual event is also the Central Texas Food Bank's largest fundraiser raising over $200,000 per year to help fight hunger in Central Texas. This year's cancellation could create a significant revenue shortfall for the Food Bank at a time when the organization is strapped for resources as a result of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to organizers, festival patrons who bought advance tickets will receive full refunds via Eventbrite. Refunds will go directly to the credit card of the patron who purchased the ticket or tickets.

But how about you do the IRIE thing and give your refunded ticket money BACK to the Food Bank so they can continue their mission because they will more than likely it need it more than ever when you consider lots of folks could have a hard time being unemployed due to this pandemic.

I know it sucks we're losing out on our events but we can't think of a better moment than now to step up and GIVE to those who will surely need it. Donate to The Central Texas Food Bank by clicking on the link here!