FRIDAY, JANUARY FOUR — 9pm to 12am
Urban Dread was formed in April, 1988 with the vision of creating not just reggae music, but music which would be appreciated by people of all ages and races. The band’s first show followed soon after on July 30th, 1988 at Sergio’s Cantina in Westlake, California in front of a packed house. At that time the bands members were Jason Bourne (
In 1994 current guitarists Tony Lee and Edgar Montas joined Urban Dread. It was not long before the band’s local reputation for having a big following caught the attention of a representative from Island Records and in 2000 Urban Dread opened for Pato Banton at the Ventura Theater. Since then the band has opened shows for Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Sugar Ray, Wailing Souls, Culture, Eek-A-Mouse, the Untouchables, and Enrique Iglesias.
Throughout the West Coast, Hawaii and Mexico, Urban Dread has maintained a consistent work ethic while continually expanding its influences and repertoire. With a vast selection of great original music and hit cover songs, the group provides an exceptional entertainment experience.