Pepper Announces Twenty Years of “Kona Town” Tour Date at The Wilma

Reggae rock trio, Pepper, is celebrating 20 years of their fan favorite album Kona Town, performing the record in its entirety live at The Wilma on SaturdayJuly 15, 2023.

Formed in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in the mid 90s, Pepper has become one of reggae rock’s most recognized bands. They released their full length debut album, Kona Town, in 2002. The album includes classic hits like “Stone Love,” “Stormtrooper,” “Ho’s,” and “B.O.O.T.

Pepper has toured through Missoula many times over the years and were supposed to play at the Amp last year with Slightly Stoopid. Unfortunately, a big thunderstorm passed through and Pepper’s set was cut (although Kaleo did come out for a collab with Stoopid). Luckily, they’re coming back to the Missoula, this time indoors for a headlining show on a Saturday! Fans are in for a special treat!


GROOVE PRESALE: Limited Groove presale tickets will be available online only (while supplies last) from 10am – 10pm Thursday, April 27th, 2023. A password will be provided via email after completing the Groove Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.

PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets go on sale Friday, April 28th at 10am at the Top Hat box office, The ELM box office, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. All tickets are general admission and a limited amount of seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. All ages are welcome.

About Pepper

Two decades. They’ve gone by in a blur, filled with soundchecks, encores, album releases, and sold-out shows stretching from the California coastline to the UK mainland. Along the way, Pepper has sharpened its own “Kona dub-rock” sound — a blend of reggae, alternative rock, island rhythms, and punky spirit — while also building a community of fans and likeminded bands.

That communal spirit runs throughout the band’s eighth studio album, Local Motion. After sharing shows for years with their heroes and peers, Pepper’s three members — vocalist/guitarist Kaleo Wassman, vocalist/bassist Bret Bollinger, and drummer Yesod Williams — are no longer merely artists; they’re ambassadors of a scene, bringing people together under an umbrella of positive-minded music and collaboration. Appropriately, they share the spotlight with some of their longtime friends on Local Motion, whose songs feature appearances by Stick Figure, E.N Young and Micah Brown of Iration. A celebration of artistic synergy, brotherhood, and modern reggae music, Local Motion is Pepper’s most collaborative record to date, shining a light not only upon the three bandmates themselves, but also upon the wide community they’ve helped build. Continue reading…