About DRUM! Night

In 2010 the editors of DRUM! Magazine staged the first DRUM! Night festival (originally known as Rhythm Night) as a fundraiser for Richie Hayward, the late drummer for Little Feat, who died of liver cancer the night before the benefit show. Nonetheless, drummers from throughout the West Coast came together to raise much-needed funds for Hayward’s family, and the DRUM! Night tradition was born.

Since then DRUM! Night has featured many top performers in the drumming field, including David Garibaldi, Terry Bozzio, Thomas Lang, Kenny Aronoff, Thomas Pridgen, Marco Minnemann, Queen Cora Dunham, Tim Yeung, and Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo.


The Cause

Supporting the Lincoln High School Music Program

In keeping with our ongoing effort to give back to the drumming community, this year’s event includes a charitable component that will help create a strong foundation for the next generation of musicians. Revenue from the 2013 DRUM! Night raffle, silent auction, and artist meet and greet will go to the Music Department at Lincoln High, a magnet school in our hometown of San Jose. With over 40 course offerings in dance, music, and theater arts, more than 900 Lincoln High students of all ability levels learn to reach for the highest level of achievement possible. The organizers of DRUM! Night are glad to play a part in their growth. Visit the LHS Music Program’s official site for more information.

$7,500+ Raised Since 2011

San Jose Rep

The mission of the San Jose Repertory Theatre is to engage, entertain, and inspire people. SJ Rep produces innovative theatrical performances that offer fresh perspectives into the human condition, educational programs that promote lifelong learning, and outreach initiatives that benefit the city’s diverse community. Founded in 1980, The Rep recently moved into a new purpose-built, 600-seat theater in the heart of downtown. Visit the Rep’s official site.

Getting Here

San Jose Repertory Theatre
101 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113

NOTE: There will be street closures due to the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest. Please allow for an extra 10-20 minutes driving time.


Visit sjdowntownparking.com for a list of public parking lots and interactive map.

Rules & Safety

The following are not allowed at DRUM! Night:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Illegal or illicit substances of any kind
  • Outside food or drinks
  • Laser pointers
  • Cameras or other recording devices


Wheelchair accessible seating available in the Premium and Balcony sections. Please specify on your ticket order if wheelchair seating is required.

Public Transportation

Light Rail

The southbound Paseo de San Antonio stop (Santa Teresa line) is directly opposite the theater; from the northbound stop, walk 1 block east along the Paseo - the theater (blue building with colored lights) is between Second & Third.

Bus (VTA)

Lines 23, 66, 68, 82, 85 & 304 all stop north and southbound at Paseo de San Antonio. Lines 11, 63, 65, 72, 73 & 81 stop at San Fernando & Second on the far side of the parking lot adjacent to the theater. From other lines, including 22, 64, 180 & 300, get off at Santa Clara & Second and walk 1.5 blocks south on Second - the theatre is on your left.


Use the San Jose Caltrain Station. Take the Downtown Area (DASH) Shuttle from the Caltrain Station to 4th & Paseo de San Antonio. From the stop, walk 1 block west along the Paseo - the theater is between Second & Third.



Bay Area Drumming Achievement Awards

There are many wonderful reasons to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, but the rich tradition of our music scene stands at the top of the list. That’s why we introduced the BADAAS Award in 2011.

An acronym for Bay Area Drummers Achievement Awards, the BADAAS is chosen by the editors of DRUM! Magazine and presented during DRUM! Night to a Bay Area drummer who has distinguished the reputation of our local music community with his or her artistic contributions.

Our 2011 winner was Mike Bordin of Faith No More and Ozzy Osbourne’s band. In 2012 we presented the BADAAS to Paul Bostaph of Slayer and Testament.

BADAAS Award Recipients

2011 Mike Bordin
2012 Paul Bostaph

About DRUM!

The men and women behind the curtain

DRUM! Magazine was founded by Andy Doerschuk, Phil Hood, Connie Hood, and Kristine Ekstrand in 1991 with a simple idea in mind: To reach as many young drummers as possible and help them achieve their musical goals.

Over the past 22 years DRUM! has grown from its humble origins as a tabloid newsprint magazine available for free in California to one of the most influential glossy newsstand publications for drummers and percussionists worldwide.

In addition, our parent company, Enter Music Publishing, has further extended its reach into the drumming community by publishing TRAPS and HOW TO PLAY DRUMS magazines, grown DRUMmagazine.com into one of the most visited websites in the United States, spearheaded the Hit Like A Girl competition, and presented the DRUM! Night drumming festival.



Everything you need to know and a little more

General Admission

Will Call

VIP Package

Artist Meet & Greet


Silent Auction

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