May 21, 2016
2016 Musical Line-Up :: to be announced
This year’s event will be located back in the beautiful pastures of Misty Meadows Farm, Weddington, NC, just 15 minutes south of Charlotte.
Misty Meadows Farm
455 Providence Rd. S and Ennis Rd.
Weddington, NC 28174
Click here for a map to the festival grounds
Saturday, May 21:: Main Event with Music, Vendors, Art, Health Expo, Drum Circle (Noon to Midnight)!
:: 12:00pm DrumCircle to BEAT cancer kick-off :: Midnight Drum Circle Finalé (12 hours non-stop!) ::
The gates open to the festival at 10:00, keep in mind that there will more than likely be a line to get in, so plan accordingly. (Obviously we’ll do our best to keep it moving as quickly as possible. Help us help you by having your tickets, ID’s and method of payment ready.)
rain or SHINE!!! (we have BIG Drum Circle tent)
Join celebrity artists and thousands of good people (Globally) in a unique, multicultural, musical charity event showcasing available resources that support people with cancer and those who love them.
We gather in rhythm to BEAT cancer!
Here’s the Deal :: We (a lot of us) are going to do two things at once ::
We are going to break the planet’s record for the Longest continuous rhythm *Drum Circle* ever held (and possibly the Largest!), drum with people globally (simultaneously) and, at the same time, raise awareness and incredible amounts of money for survivorship assistance, education and research for one of the most nefarious diseases known to man.
We will throw ourselves at eradicating cancer, fortify our friends, families and ourselves, glean useful info about the resources available to address cancer and have a blast doing it!
OK, so that’s like what, five things at once…
In the words of Mason Swimmer, ”cancer just plain sucks” and needs to be made history. Wiped out. Scratched off the “worry if I have it or if I’ll get it” list.
Unfortunately, at some point in your life, the chances are that you will be directly affected by the disease. Cancer is a global issue. It affects 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women in the US alone.
The cancer health resources exhibited at our events represent both conventional and complementary healthcare entities, together with private practices and cancer societies.
They offer important information about methods of prevention, detection, treatment and care.
It’s a gathering to rhythm. It’s the beat of community, the BEAT of hope. Music truly is universally engaging all ages and stages of health.
The Guinness World Records organization has been informed that we will participate in the planet’s longest continuous rhythm ‘drum•a•thon’ ever held. AND, the MOST Cities drumming simultaneously! AND, possibly the world’s largest Drum Circle! DRUMSTRONG™ raises funds to be distributed among local and national cancer initiatives.
Pre-Registration for DRUMSTRONG 2016 opens Jan 1, 2016. Please remember that the registration fee helps us support worthy causes. Click Here to go directly to Registration. See our New V•I•P Package!
We also have a variety of Corporate sponsorship opportunities.
Raise $2,500 + and DrumsForCures will donate the proceeds to the cancer charity of your choice, in your community, in your name.
:: When and Where ::
May 21 , 2016 :: Misty Meadows Farm is a working Therapeutic Horseback Riding farm. Please respect the property. These are very nice people. The Patrons are nice. The horses are nice. Be nice people and only do nice things. Do not approach, touch, spook or feed the horses. They will like you just the same. And PLEASE keep it clean! Place all trash in receptacles And RECYCLE!!!
Please carpool whenever possible. Just follow signs (and be nice to the parking/traffic control folks).
Driving directions are here.
:: Health EXPO ::
We feature exhibiters that include both conventional and complementary cancer healthcare entities, together with private practices and cancer societies.
People receive guidance from the exhibitors and familiarize themselves with some of the cancer health resources available regionally and nationally that help address cancer concerns.
DrumsForCures does not endorse or promote any particular treatment or facility; we simply want you to know of the available resources; allowing you to make educated decisions about who will help you (link to exhibiters) and who you support (link to charities).Vendors of quality food, drums and souvenirs and lots of kids activities create a festive environment.
Tai chi, Massage, Yoga practices and Percussion & Facilitating Instructionwill be on-going throughout the weekend.
:: Vendors ::
LOTS of beautiful Art, really nice drums and cool percussion toys for sale.
GREAT New DRUMSTRONG drums and Tee-Shirts + Merchandise!
Art, glass, jewelry, ceramics, woodwork, prints, clothing, candles, gifts, books and music.
GOOD FOOD and snacks. There will be vendors providing great “hydration” and “fuel” on site very reasonably priced.
Percentage of proceeds from all sales are donated to DrumsForCures, Inc. charities.
:: Instruments ::
If you don’t have a drum, we sell a variety of great percussion (including :: djembes, tambourines, claves, shakers and other fun percussion instruments) very reasonably proced. There will also be fine craftspeople on site in our artisan fair area with quality instruments for sale. We have stuff to bang on…
Serious drummers :: watch the weather; you might want to bring synthetic skins in case of inclement weather/drumming conditions.
Drum Instruction :: Learn to Play :: There will be on-site, in-motion hand drum instruction throughout the weekend.
:: Drum Circle Facilitators ::
We have World Class, professional, outrageously phenomenal DrumCircle Facilitators present to play with us and direct our rhythmical interchange.
They will keep our rhythm in motion non-stop :: Join in at your leisure or make it your Goal to DRUM LONG. Hand drum instruction on site.
:: Global connections ::
DRUMSTRONG events are held in cities all over the world. Folks all playing together simultaneously; drumming via webcast with the same intentions :: to BEAT cancer.
see :: Home Page “Where in the World are We?” for your Global connection.
If you can’t make it out to the pastures, join or organize a DRUMSTRONG DRUMCircle in your village. See the drumSTRONG handBOOK
Check the list of cities participating this year. Talk to email@example.com for details.
And TUNE IN to our Drum•A•Thon http://www.ustream.tv/channel/drumstrong and drum with us.
:: Accommodations ::
If you’re a guest from out of town or just need a nice place to stay, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with finding accommodations and local eateries, etc.
:: Media ::
The Great Powers will be listening – (including the Guinness World Record folk). TV and radio personalities, newspaper and magazine reporters will be present during the course of the event. The entire event will be web-cast, film and photo documented.
*drum circle* multiple and varied percussion instruments rhythmically struck to create a harmonic vibration by multiple and varied human instruments sharing their rhythmical spirit while creating community–not necessarily ‘in the round’ (or in that order…).
Please contact Scott Swimmer at email@example.com or call 704.375.7177 if your company is interested in being a Sponsor, Exhibitor or a Vendor at our events.