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Regina Drum Festival

For the third year in a row, Regina will GET LOUD in September for a whole weekend of world class drumming and music . The REGINA DRUM FESTIVAL will be taking place on September 28 and 29, 2013 at The Exchange and The Club in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Organizer and founder Jayson Brinkworth is very excited about year three. "We have put together a line up of players this year that might be the biggest drum event in all of North America for 2013." Jayson also adds, "The weekend will be very diverse musically with everything from Metal, Jazz, Brazilian and Pop to Funk, R & B, Rock, Latin and World Music."

The 2013 Drum Festival line up looks like this: Saturday, September 13 – Mark Kelso (TORONTO - Gino Vannelli, Holly Cole), Matt Halpern (BALTIMORE - Modern Drummer #1 Metal drummer 2013, Periphery), Aaron Spears (WASHINGTON - USHER, James Brown).

If you aren’t completely exhausted from the Saturday, Sunday will knock your socks off with Emmanuelle Capplette (MONTREAL - Andy Summers ex Police, Canadian female drumming sensation), world renowned multi percussionist Richie Gajate Garcia (PUERTO RICO, LA - Sting, Phil Collins, Tito Puente), and the night wraps up with a performance by Steve Ferrone (BRIGHTON ENGLAND, LA - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Eric Clapton, Average White Band), who will be joined by the RDF House Band and ROCK THE PLACE!!

Along with the 90 minute clinic performances by each artist, there will be an amazing tradeshow happening with many music industry booths, the Vintage Drum Expo, Stickman Drum Corner, the Fastest Hands Competition and much more. In addition, we have a couple of masterclasses happening off site with Matt Halpern and Richie Gajate Garcia.

Tickets for this amazing event are only $55 for a full weekend laminate or $30 for a day pass. Brinkworth adds, "With this diverse line up, tradeshow activity and so much more, the event is sure to sellout very fast. Also new for 2013 is The Quality Hotel being on board as the host hotel. They gave us an amazing rate for people from out of town that would like to take part in this EPIC event." Festival tickets are available at Long and McQuade music in Regina, and Boomtown Drums in Regina; more locations to be announced soon. Also the full weekend passes are available online at www.ticketedge.ca.

You can find the full weekend schedule, hotel information, ticket locations, masterclass information and registration and all other details on our website at - www.jaysonbrinkworth.com/regina-drum-festival-2013/