NJ, September, 2007 – New Jersey native drummer/producer TigerBill Meligari invites drummers of all ages and experience levels to join him and his drum friends for a full day of fun to benefit Parkinson’s Research. And anyone in the Halloween spirit is welcome to come dressed up. Winners of the best costumes will take home some valuable prizes. It takes place from 1 PM until 6 PM (doors open at Noon) on October 20, 2007 at the Darress Theater 615 Main Street in Boonton, NJ 07005. Discount tickets can be purchased in advanced.
Featured are performances and educational clinics by some of the best drummers and percussionists on the planet including world-renowned session drummer and educator Billy Ward, the exciting “Hip Pickles” drum band, the incredible stick artistry of Chip Ritter, jazz mallet expert James Walker, 7 year old drum sensation Zach Boettcher, TigerBill’s own groundbreaking Concepts of Tension Free Drumming, and much more. In addition, thousands of dollars worth of drum gear is being auctioned off at once-in-a-lifetime bargain basement prices to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, courtesy of more than two dozen generous sponsors. Auction bids are currently being accepted online with final bidding taking place on the day of the event. DrumFest attendance is not required to participate in the Auction.
According to Tiger Bill “The most popular feature of my first DrumFest was the accent on education, so I will be repeating that formula this year along with some new surprises including my performance with a Rock Legend friend of mine who was recently inducted into the Music Hall of Fame. Everyone involved in the show is as excited as I am and we’re ready to give it all we’ve got. So please tell all of your DrumHead friends about it and purchase your tickets today. You’ll not only have a great time learning valuable drum skills with chances to win some great prizes, but your participation in our Auction will help us rid the world of a truly dreadful disease.”
TigerBill’s Halloween DrumBeat Festival is in memory of William J. Meligari, TigerBill’s dad, who was a victim of Parkinson’s Disease, which affects more than six million people worldwide with 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States alone.
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