The Main Event



October 2, 2021

¡Let FreeeeDrum Ring!

DRUMSTRONG 2021′ 15th Anniversary :: encouraging Restoration, Healing and Deliverance from dis•ease through interactive rhythm.

10 :: 2 :: 2021


‘DS 2021’ DRUMSTRONG’s 15th Anniversary will be our final local celebration. Join in supporting cancer survivorship, education and research at the main event one last time in the beautiful pastures of Misty Meadows Farm 455 Providence Rd S. Weddington, N.C. 28173 on Oct. 2 from noon-4:00pm (EST). Gates open at 11:00am. MAP


With a Big Tent open air, non-stop Drum Circle, Aerial Silks, Food Trucks, REMO the Dragon and a ‘knock-yer-socks-off’ fundraising after party with Jeff Sipe and friends throwing down…


The main event is Free! We do encourage that you request “per hour drumming sponsorship pledges” and help the cause(s).
Funds raised will boost support for the Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research, Levine Children’s Hospital, Levine Cancer Institute, MusicLand, Hemby and St. Jude Children’s Hospitals and DS efforts facilitating interactive rhythm events globally.


We are offering a very cool opportunity to join the catered ‘After Party’ and the 1st 100 people to raise and/or make a minimum $50. donation are invited to celebrate with us till sunset after the Drum Circle.
$200.+ donors receive the commemorative 15th Anniversary DS 2021 t-shirt!


For the health and safety of our elderly & medically fragile participants (and ALL) we welcome vaccinated individuals to come out and play. (This is required by the venue as well. You will need proof of vax or a current 48 hour negative test result and masks for unvaccinated children).


Cities around the world who are able to safely gather will be joining us via webcast.



 DS 15 will be facilitated by some of the world’s loveliest facilitators and we encourage online fundraising. 


Dear friends and DRUMSTRONG supporters,

Hoping this note finds you healthy and happy.

As we are very aware of the impact that COVID-19 is taking on all of us and of course can not possibly project the future impact, we rescheduled our May DRUMSTRONG 2021 main event in Charlotte for October 2, 2021. Due to health and safety concerns of so many of our participants, we invite only vaccinated folks to come out and play and we will once again webcast and link to all global DRUMSTRONG activities.


If you are in a region that is safe and comfortable gathering to drum, please let me know and we will support your event.


We know that the current conditions are, and will likely continue to adversely impact all of your (and our) good work and income for some time.


If we can help you and/or your community, financially and spiritually via our DS programs, let’s discuss how we can possibly engage and benefit.


We most certainly intend to lend support wherever and whenever we can.


And let’s discuss how we can maybe get even a little more creative, and support our populations via rhythm activities. Wide open to ideas for DRUMSTRONG activities and general day-to-day interactive rhythm activities.


Click on link to subscribe to the quarterly DS Newsletter if you are not already on it, where we will keep folk up-to-date on what’s up.


And Please stay safe and know you are appreciated and loved,


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. Because this year’s DRUMSTRONG event is free we need you to help raise funds to support our good work Print the PLEDGE_LETTER and gain ‘per hour drumming’ Sponsorship Pledges. Ask Family, friends, co-workers, neighbors to sponsor you for your per hour participation (Ex. $20 per hour x 2 hours x 10 sponsors = $400!).

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 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 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.

DRUMSTRONG™ raises funds to be distributed among local and national cancer initiatives.

Get in motion with your ‘per hour drumming’ Sponsorship pledges and/or Form a Team TODAY! Or simply DONATE Now!

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 ::

 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 healthcare entities, together with private practices and cancer societies.

People receive guidance from the exhibitors and familiarize themselves with some of the health resources available regionally, nationally and internationally that help address the physical, mental and emotional concerns that cancer can impart.

DrumsForCures does not endorse or promote any particular treatment or facility; we simply want you to know of the available resources; which may further 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 Instruction will 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!

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 (though we are under a big tent).

:: 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.

:: 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 protected] for details.

:: Accommodations ::

If you’re a guest from out of town or just need a nice place to stay, contact [email protected] for assistance with finding accommodations and local eateries, etc.

:: Media ::

The Great Powers will be listening. TV and radio personalities, newspaper and magazines 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 protected] or call 704.996.9170 if your company is interested in being a Sponsor, Exhibitor or a Vendor at our events.