"New England's Hottest Reggae Act" - Boston Magazine

 Dread Rocks..Fiery lyrical deliverance and diverse rhythmic sound cause the mind to think.  Heavy drum and bass infused with soul and rock inform the feet to dance. Conscious messages and a vibration of love inspire the heart to open. True to the spirit of roots reggae music, Dread Rocks, with their fresh brand of Reggae have come to "lively up the place".    Show of Shows, New elements, dynamic energy, Reggae for the next generation without forgetting our roots.  Solid and tight, trim and nice.   We are pleased to be working with International Reggae Star Kappo on a number of upcoming shows.  2017 looks to be our best year ever!! 

International Reggae Star Kappo - Welcome to Dread Rocks.

International Reggae Star Kappo - Welcome to Dread Rocks.

Upcoming Gigs and Events

Previous events

gimmeLIVE.com presents The Dread Rocks Reggae Show and Dance Party

9 Wallis, 9 Wallis St. , Beverly, MA

Shake off the cold winter with some Hot Dread Rocks Reggae! This Show is sponsored by Ryan and Wood Rum and gimmeLIVE.com 9 Wallis is one of the best rooms for live music in New England and features national and regional music acts as well as some of the best comedy shows north of Boston. Great acoustics and vibe reminding this writer of a little club called Johnny D's in Somerville. Only way better. If you have seen us play at outdoor shows and festivals you have to check us out in this setting. Tickets on sale now!

Harvard Square Ocktober Fest Main Stage Headliner

Harvard Square, JFK and Mt. Auburn St. , Cambridge, MA

Join Dread Rocks and 100,000 close friends for the annual Harvard Sqaure Oktober Fest. We are on the Main Stage at Noon to get things off and are the only band to be featured on the Main Stage this year.
At 2pm we set up street side on the corner of JFK and Mount Auburn for a street show and play an afternoon of reggae vibes, originals, remakes, dubs, ska and all sorts of fun. Over 250 vendors and the Honk parade are two more reasons not to miss this event.

Beverly Main Streets Block Party

Downtown Beverly, Cabot St. , Beverly, MA

From the Beverly Main Streets web site....Now celebrating 5 years! Come join us at THE BLOCK, our downtown street party, on Saturday, September 16th from 5:30-9:30pm. THE BLOCK will take place on one block of Cabot Street from Pond Street to Federal Street. Guests can walk around, meet up with friends, listen to live music and enjoy street food, beer and wine. Because alcohol will be served, this is an event geared towards adults. Everyone is welcome to attend THE BLOCK, but there will not be any kids’ activities. Our other events like Arts Fest and Beverly’s New Year offer kids’ activities, but not this one. Dreadrocks is brought to you by Rasta Pasta Pizzeria.

Makris Lobsterfest and Reggae show

Makris Lobster and Steak House, Route 106 , Concord NH

Bikers rejoice! This is a very cool place with a huge deck and motorcycle friendly. (No one Colors, Sorry) We are playing 3 sets of in your face reggae and show tunes that will please both young and old. Rain or Shine!

Jamaican Jerk Centre Mid Season Reggae Jam

Jamaican Jerk Center, Route 1 North , Cape Neddick, Maine

When it's nice, we rinse and repeat. If you ever want to see us close up, outside, marijuana in hand, BYOB. Summer Night. Blankets. Memories. This is the time. This is the place. 1 hour from Boston but a millon miles away....

Jamaica 55 - Reggae in the Park

Franklin Park , Boston

Jamaica 55 Reggae Night in the Park is hosted by Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Playhouse in the Park summer music series by Franklin Park Coalition. Two local reggae bands will be featured at this picnic style community celebration of Jamaican music and culture. Reggae Night in the Park will take place at the Playstead Parkstand in Franklin Park. Local Caribbean food will be for sale.

Reggae and Craft Brew Fest

The Governor's Inn , 78 Wakefield St. , Rochester, New Hampshire

The Rochester Reggae & Craft Brew Fest! at The Governor's Inn

10 hours of music & jammin' bands! * Two stages: garden & streetside * Gorgeous grounds! * Craft beer. * Local vendors & artisans * Lots of great BBQ and tasty food!

Seating Opens at noon, first band starts at 1pm- Rain or shine Tables are first come first serve! Allowed at the venue: lawn chairs, blankets.

Survivor Tales Benefit Show

Hull, Ma

Private Fundrasing event. Dread Rocks is available for your private party or event. Contact us and we will help make your event the summer party everyone talks about!

Caribbean American Heritage Festival

Great Hall , Epping St , Boston

In celebration of National Caribbean Heritage Month (June) and to broaden the cultural diversity in the state of Massachusetts, Authentic Caribbean Foundation Inc. works collaboratively to plan and host the Caribbean American Heritage Festival - Massachusetts (“Art, Film, Food and Fashion”) in honor of Caribbean American Heritage Month; which celebrates Caribbean-American culture and contributions, both locally and nationally in the month of June.

National Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebration

Great Hall, Codman Square, Dorchester

In June 2005, the House of Representatives unanimously adopted H. Con. Res. 71, sponsored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, recognizing the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States. On February 14, 2006, the resolution similarly passed the Senate, culminating a two-year, bipartisan and bicameral effort. The Proclamation was issued by President George Bush on June 6, 2006 and since the declaration, the White House has issued an annual proclamation recognizing June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Authentic Caribbean Foundation Inc. a non-profit organization and a large supporter and contributor in the Boston Caribbean Diaspora is proud to highlight the Proclamation in honoring the month of June as National Caribbean American Heritage month. Dread Rocks is pleased to be part of this Celebration in 2017.

Season Opener - Harvard Square Street Show - JFK and Wintrop Park

Mayfaire Harvard Square , JFK St. , Cambridge, MA

Seasons Opener - Dread Rocks kicks off the 2017 summer concert season with 100,000 friends at annual Harvard Square MayFaire celebration. We will be setting up street level for a three hour free show. Boston's premium Reggae Party Band is BACK!! Full 2017 Show Schedule to posted soon....please check back.

Oktoberfest Street Show - Harvard Square at JFK and Wintrop Park

Harvard Square Oktoberfest, Harvard Square , Cambridge, MA

When it's nice we do it twice! After we kick off OktoberFest on the main stage at Noon, we set up on the street at JFK and Winthrop Park in Harvard Square 2pm for an afternoon of up close eye level reggae. This is our 7th year playing Harvard Square's Oktoberfest and one of our favorite events to play. Good Vibes!!!!

Harvard Square OcktoberFest Main Stage featuring International Reggae Super Star Kappo

Harvard Square Oktoberfest , Harvard Square , Cambridge

Join Dread Rocks at the Main Stage in Harvard Square as we kick off the Annual Oktoberfest Celebration with 100,000 close friends. Come early as the streets are blocked off to allow over 200 vendors and thousands of reggae loving participants to enjoy this event. This year International Reggae Star Kappo is coming up from Jamaica to join us and this is a not to be missed Reggae Show if you love what we love.

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Kappo's solo albums, including the newest release...Sensimilla also available on Itunes, Spotify or by visiting Kappomuzic.com 
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