Wednesday, August 3, 2016

UB40 Ditches Summertime Rose for "Red Red Wine" at Strathmore, August 19

UB40 visits Strathmore, August 19th

From our friends at Strathmore...

Strathmore Presents UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue

Reggae/pop fusion band reunites original members for night of feel good vibes and global hits

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell with Astro & Mickey Virtue, the founding members of the legendary reggae/pop ensemble that blazed a multicultural musical path with such global hits as “Red Red Wine” and “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You,” reminds audiences that though they survived the area’s hottest month in recent memory, summer’s still here, with a concert in the Music Center at Strathmore on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 8 PM. UB40 will perform their signature high-energy, funky music backed by an 11-piece touring ensemble, complete with a three-piece horn section. The band that defined reggae/pop for a generation will showcase enduring hits from their canon of songs, including “Kingston Town,” “Food for Thought,” and others. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

The concert is preceded by a Party on the Patio, with live music, as well as drink specials and catering provided by Ridgewells, beginning at 6:15 PM.

Formed in 1979, UB40 transformed their working class roots into a global clarion call, cultivating an impressive 29-year career with the original bandmates intact. The pioneering reggae troupe topped the UK singles chart on three occasions, earned multiple Grammy nominations, and sold 70 million records worldwide as they took their smooth, roots-driven musical blend to all corners of the globe.

Strathmore Presents

featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue
Friday, August 19, 2016
8:00 PM

Tickets $30-$75

Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (301) 581-5100.

About Strathmore:
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The organization’s hallmark is the Music Center at Strathmore, with a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. Its core campus also includes the historic Mansion at Strathmore, which features an intimate Music Room and art galleries. Most recently, Strathmore opened AMP, a 250-seat cabaret-style venue located just up Rockville Pike from the core campus in the burgeoning Pike District of Montgomery County. Strathmore’s signature education, mission-driven programs include the Strathmore Student Concerts, the Artist in Residence and Strathmore Summer Intensive programs, and its Spring Break @ Strathmore camp.