FAQ

¡ DRUMS !

YES! We have Drums! Many cool percussion instruments (of all sizes and sounds) will be available for purchase on site or Click Here to buy now. AND, we now have our New DRUMSTRONG Tie-dyed Goatskin, Basswood Djembes and Ashikos :: U.S. made by Everyone's Drumming! YES! There will be professionals on hand to give free on-site drumming instruction.

:: How do I Register? ::

SIMPLE, Click HERE Please remember that the registration fee is a donation to our worthy causes. DrumsForCures,Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization. You can register online until a coulple days before the event. You may also register on site both days of the event.

:: How do I Fundraise? ::

Click Here to set up your Fundraising Page or support a Friend's efforts. Here’s a Sample Letter & Pledge Sheet that you can send to all of your family, playmates, workmates, employees, and all of the good-hearted folk you can think of. All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. DrumsForCures, Inc. producer of DRUMSTRONG™, is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity organization #20-8297035.

:: How does the Sponsorship/Per Hour drumming thing work? ::

Register, then solicit sponsorship $ for your per hour drumming pledges. Or download this Sample Letter & Pledge Sheet. The more you raise, the greater the rewards. Raise $500. and receive complimentary Entry + cool DRUMSTRONG swag. Raise $1,000. receive Entry and cool DRUMSTRONG Tee-shirt + cool DRUMSTRONG swag. Raise $2,500. receive Entry, Tee-shirt and a cool REMO 'Festival' Tubano Drum + cool DRUMSTRONG swag. Raise $5,000. and receive Entry, Tee-shirt, and a custom crafted DRUMSTRONG djembe, All Access + cool DRUMSTRONG swag. Raise $25,000. and drum with the celebrity artists (in L.A.!)

:: How do I donate to DrumsForCures? ::

TEXT to DONATE :: DRUM2016 to 41444 Or :: Simply click HERE (and Thank You!)

:: TEAMS ::

How do I form or join a Team?

:: OUTREACH ::

10% of all funds raised will stay in the DrumsForCures access funds account to support our community outreach programs including PPPulse, Camps, rhythm support for other cancer organizations and Family support gatherings.

:: Can I participate as a Volunteer? ::

Absolutely! We encourage charity participation and love our volunteers. Schools, youth groups, clubs, Greek Life and You can achieve a lot, get Community Service hours and do some good. A wide variety of positions are available. We offer discounted or free access to the Festival (and then some)... Contact Mollie Lotrecchiano molliedrumstrong@gmail.com

:: Does everyone have to pay? ::

Yes, everybody pays (and hopefully Plays!) $10 to $50 registration to enter. Drummers, observers, .... even many of our volunteers, staff & artists are moved to contribute. Volunteers and Team discounts available.

:: Do I have to drum for the entire event? ::

No, you don’t have to drum for hours continuously – there WILL be continuous rhythm happening, but not necessarily from any one source. You have the whole Drum Circle timeframe to play within to satisfy your personal pledge goals. We would love for any Teams to coordinate 'round the clock drummin' so there is always Team  representation through members playing.

:: What if I don't have a drum? ::

There are drums and percussion (and fun stuff to bang) everywhere and available to borrow. We have some pretty cool drums available for purchase. Small, fun percussion instruments and hand drums. Some of our quality artisans will have a variety of drums for $5. to $375. for sale. Or bring yours. If you bring your own, we recommend hand percussion (consider the weather for wood & skins) – we drum rain or SHINE!

:: Does DRUMSTRONG go on rain or SHINE? ::

YEP,  (We have Big Tents!) The Drum Circle is under a monster Tent. It provides shelter for hundreds of drummers. We'll also have some rain protection (plastic ponchos). Hey, it's only water! We've all dealt with greater challenges in our lives...

:: Will I get fed? ::

Oh Yeah! Some of the best Festival Foods on the Planet will serve your palate. Sugar Shack, Food Trucks, Pizza & Pastries!  Most Dietary Directions, Interests and ..'ivores will be satisfied.

:: OnSite Merchandise ::

There are some great items available for purchase at the events. From musical, artistic to fashionable. A percentage of proceeds from all sales benefit our efforts. To see the list of Vendors, Click HERE.  if you want to Vend, Click HERE and contact scott@drumstrong.org

:: What are the Rules at DRUMSTRONG? ::

Well, we do need rules for your safety and security. We've been blessed to have access to a most spectacular venue (on a pristine Horse Farm) with beautiful meadows.  As the good stewards that we are, we will keep it clean and safe for all. Any breach of rules is grounds for ejection. Remember, we're raising support for amazingly good causes here in an amazingly unique fashion. Be a positive part of this. Have fun but stay tuned-in.
  • Please respect each other and this property.
  • No smoking on the property. We like to breathe clean air. AND, This is a horse farm. If you didn’t know, horses will eat your (cigarette) butts and do major damage to their systems. There is a designated smoking area just outside the main entrance.
  • No Alcohol or illegal substances. This is a family event; drugs and alcohol encourage you to do inappropriate things. Possession and/or consumption of banned substances is grounds for ejection without refund.
  • No swimming in the ponds – they contain snapping turtles. ‘Nuff said.
  • Do not cross the yellow-taped property lines or enter any Barns – Private Property.
  • No open, unsanctioned fires or fireworks – these are serious fire hazards! There will be a controlled Ceremonial bonfire burning throughout the entire event at the DrumCircle.
  • No pets – We love furry friends, but this a farm with many other furry friends – so please leave yours at home.
  • No glass containers – Again, this is a horse farm and broken glass will injure the horses.
  • No weapons – Duh!
  • Have a great time in the meadows and at the DrumCircle but do it withOUT artificial enhancement. NO underage alcohol consumption or any drugs allowed on the property. They will be confiscated :: you will be ejected.
Our mission is to raise cancer awareness, educate, support survivorship and BEAT cancer through rhythm. Our mission will not be compromised by potential safety concerns or bad press.

:: Can I Camp at DRUMSTRONG? ::

Sorry, Not this year. It's a 12 hour (non-stop) event and ends Saturday night with the Closing Ceremony of the Drum Circle. Unless you're volunteering to help clean up, we need everyone to be off the site by midnight. PLEASE KEEP THE SITE CLEAN. Throw away ALL trash; RECYCLE what you can. DRUMSTRONG™ is held on private property (and a working horse farm). PLEASE respect the land and keep your site clean! Pick up trash and deposit in recepticles.

:: Parking ::

Please respect and follow the Traffic and Parking assistants' directives. You will drive in the Main gate from Ennis Rd. and into the pasture to the Registration tents. After you Register, your car will be color 'tagged' as paid and you will proceed slowly to the appropriate Lot. Secure your vehicle as you are responsible for the security of all items. Please observe the Speed Limit in Weddington :: 35 MPH (Lot's of Cops!)

:: Are there hotels nearby? ::

There are several accommodation options of varying degrees of luxury in the area. Communicate with Stacey staceydrumstrong@gmail.com for accommodation assistance.

:: How do I get to DRUMSTRONG? ::

Misty Meadows Farm :: 455 Providence Rd. S. & Ennis Rd. :: Weddington, NC 28173

:: MAP ::

Please be polite and patient with our traffic and parking attendants and use extreme caution when entering the property. Drive directly to our Registration Tent. You will be directed to parking and/or camping from there.

From Charlotte ::

Take Providence Rd. south past Arboretum, cross over Hwy 485 (go exactly 4 miles south past 485), stay on Providence Rd (through Weddington) and turn left onto Ennis Rd. just PAST Misty Meadows Farm sign. DRUMSTRONG site entrance is on the left.

From points North of Charlotte ::

Drive south on Hwy 77 and exit onto Hwy 485 EAST (towards Pineville – Matthews). Drive approx. 6 miles exit, onto Rea Rd. Turn right, drive approx. 7 miles south on Rea Rd. Dead-ends into Providence Rd. S. Turn right, go less than a mile, just PAST Misty Meadows Farm sign, turn left onto Ennis Rd. DRUMSTRONG entrance is on the left.

From points West of Charlotte ::

Drive north on Hwy 85 and exit onto Hwy 485 EAST (towards Pineville – Matthews). Drive approx. 18 miles, exit onto Rea Rd. Turn right, drive approx. 7 miles south on Rea Rd. Dead-ends into Providence Rd. S. Turn right, go less than a mile, just PAST Misty Meadows Farm sign, turn left onto Ennis Rd. DRUMSTRONG entrance is on the left.

From points East of Charlotte ::

Drive south on Hwy 85 and exit onto Hwy 485 WEST (towards Mint Hill – Matthews). Drive approx. 20 miles exit onto Providence Rd. Turn left, drive 4 miles south on Providence Rd (through Weddington) just PAST Misty Meadows Farm sign, turn left onto Ennis Rd. DRUMSTRONG entrance is on the left.

From points South of Charlotte ::

Drive north on Hwy 77 and exit onto Hwy 485 EAST (towards Pineville – Matthews). Drive approx. 6 miles exit onto Rea Rd. Turn right, drive approx. 7 miles south on Rea Rd. Dead-ends into Providence Rd. S. Turn right, go less than a mile, just PAST Misty Meadows Farm sign, turn left onto Ennis Rd. DRUMSTRONG entrance is on the left.

From Charlotte Douglas Airport ::

As you leave from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (Clt) you're on RC Josh Birmingham Pkwy. Go approx. 1.5 miles, exit (right) onto Billy Graham Parkway south, go approx. 5 miles cross S. Tryon St. and exit (right) onto Hwy 77 SOUTH. Drive south on 77 approx. 6 miles and exit onto Hwy 485 EAST (towards Pineville – Matthews). Drive approx. 6 miles exit onto Rea Rd. Turn right, drive approx. 7 miles south on Rea Rd. Dead-ends into Providence Rd. S. Turn right, go less than a mile, just PAST Misty Meadows Farm sign, turn left onto Ennis Rd. DRUMSTRONG entrance is on the left. All volunteers, staff, exhibitors and vendors (once you’ve unloaded) will park in a designated area in the upper lot.

:: What if I lost something at DRUMSTRONG? ::

Once was LOST but now it's FOUND :: The Registration hut will securely hold onto your stuff till Sunday Evening. After that, please contact scott@drumstrong.org. Did you find my yoyo? Probably; we comb the pastures when everybody leaves. If you accidentally picked up somebody else's stuff, be kind enough to bring it to Registration.

:: How does the Global thing work? ::

WhereEVER you go, there you are.. And you can be drumming with us for a great cause. Click Here and find a DRUMSTRONG event near you .. or Create your own :: see drumSTRONG handBOOK!

:: Create your OWN DRUMSTRONG Event ::

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:: OnLine Merchandise ::

YES! All of our very cool DRUMSTRONG TeeShirts are available in our OnlineSHOP and at the event. Or just send us the style, your size(s), shipping (and e-mail) address, phone # orders@drumstrong.org. Mail checks to: DrumsForCures 725 Providence Rd. Suite #210 Charlotte, NC 28207. DrumsForCures, Inc. is the 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization that produces DRUMSTRONG events globally in support of local cancer initiatives.

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