The drummers calendar is filling up with vintage drum shows, and concerts. Now along comes Drum Road Trip 2008, a gathering of drummers from all over the world will take place the weekend of June 27-29 in Rochester NY. This first annual event hopes to attract drummers from all over the world and appeal to a variety of skill levels ranging from beginners to touring professionals. According to the promoters there are already registrants from all over the US, Canada and as far away as the U.K. and Germany.
Friday Night Meet and Greet: A casual meet and greet for drummers that are traveling to the event. This casual gathering will take place in Henrietta NY, A suburb of Rochester (Location TBA). Many of these drummers frequently interact at an online “forum” called Drums My Life. http://www.drumsmylife.com
Saturday Drum Swap Meet: A gathering where vendors, players and collectors can buy, sell or trade new and used equipment. Vendor Tables are currently available on a first come, first come basis, contact the promoter for price. This portion of the event will take place at the Water Street Music Hall. General Admission Tickets are $5.00 at the door.
Saturday “Snare Drum Olympics”: This event is where drummers can pit their favorite instruments against each other for prizes and recognition. In this event drums which are hidden from view will be judged by experts and the crowd. In a bracketed contest, winners in a variety of classifications will be named. This portion of the event will take place at the Water Street Music Hall and is included in the general admission price.
Saturday Trade Show: A Mini Trade Show will feature percussion related manufacturers and their wares. Space is limited, but still available. Please contact Promoters for details. This portion of the event will take place at the Water Street Music Hall and is included in the general admission price.
Saturday Concert: An Evening with Hendrix and Howe. This concert will celebrate the timeless music of Jimi Hendrix and will feature Regi Hendrix, a family member of the late Jimi Hendrix along with special musical guest, guitarist Greg Howe. Along with Hendrix and Howe, the evening will feature several of the drummers that have traveled to the Drum Road Trip as well as top players from the Rochester NY area, and session players from the Berklee School of Music in Boston Mass. For Greg Howe Fans it is important to note; this is one of the only public appearances Greg will be making this year, and it should be very exciting to see him perform in a small venue with such an intimate setting. This concert is a separate ticked event. Tickets will be available at all Ticket Master Outlets for $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door (If available). The Water Street Music Hall doors will open at 7:00PM and the show will start at 7:15. This is truly a special evening of music.
Sunday Drum Clinics: An afternoon of educational drum clinics featuring several drummers that traveled to the event will take place in Henrietta. (Location TBA) Tickets will be $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door.
For all questions relating this event please contact Mike Morgan @ (585) 329-8181