Dred I Dread is a Minneapolis, MN based Reggae Band. The Band features talented musicians that come from Jamaica, New Orleans, Minnesota and Turkiye. The diverse heritage of these band members echo in the sound of Dred I Dread. Dred I Dread was formed in 1998 and chosen as "Best Local Reggae Band" by City Pages Magazine in 1999. The debut CD, Listen to the Revolution, was released in March 1999. The CD was produced by Reggae Keyboardist Tony “Asher” Brisset, one of the founding members of Black Uhuru.
During 2000 and 2001, Dred I Dread was named "Best Reggae Band in Minnesota" by the members of the Minnesota Music Academy. The band released a second album, A Piece of Americana, in 2008, followed by Tribulation in 2009. The latest Dred I Dread album, Listen to the Evolution, is due out in August 2016. Dred I Dread has shared stages with The Wailers, Yellowman, Israel Vibration, The Meditations, De La Soul, Jimmy Cliff, Sister Carol, Third World and many other international acts.