If great bands, a garden of beer, and a 24 hour non-stop drum circle sound good to you, then you probably belong at the DRUMSTRONG Rhythm and Arts Festival that kicks off this Friday, May 16th. Not only is it going to be full of some great events, but it’s for a good cause too. That’s right everyone, we’re not just drumming because it’s fun (even though it is), we’re drumming to beat cancer. This whole event aims to work in honor, in memory, and in support of cancer patients and cancer solutions worldwide.
That being said, the people at DRUMSTRONG sure know how to put on a benefit. Starting at 11:00 AM on Friday, the fields of Misty Meadows Farm in Weddington, NC will be transformed into the location for three days of great music, arts, games, and 24 hours of non-stop yoga and drumming. That’s right, the 24 hour, non-stop drum circle kicks off at 3:00 p.m. Saturday and runs through 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Don’t worry if you forgot to pack your handy djembe either, as there are plenty of drums on site for rent or purchase. It’s sure to be an amazing event, and one that will be broadcast live throughout the world for everybody to join in.
DRUMSTRONG is also set to satisfy even the most varied music lover. From Kopecky Family Band to That Guy Smitty, and everyone in between, the schedule is all around solid. Even a couple local DBB artists from this past year are showing up courtesy of The Love Language and Bombadil.
I’m personally excited to see The Business People, but I may be biased because I went to high school with their drummer. Needless to say, it’s primed to be an exciting three days. So if you haven’t gotten tickets yet, it’s not too late to pick up a single day, or weekend pass. See you there!
DRUMSTRONG Rhythm & Arts Festival
May 16th, 17th, and 18th
455 Providence Rd S. & Ennis Rd
Weddington, NC 28713