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Regina Drum Festival 2014

Article by Sean Mitchell // August 13 2014
Regina Drum Festival 2014

The Regina Drum Festival has four great years under it's belt and a list of incredibly impressive past performers including Aaron Spears, Gregg Bissonette, Steve Ferrone and Shawn Pelton. Suffice to say the 2014 version of RDF cleverly dubbed "4/4 Rocks" will continue to inspire and prove itself to be one of the biggest drum events of the year. Bernard Purdie, Daniel Glass, Herman Matthews, and Gerald Heyward are among the many incredible drummers that will be performing at the 2014 Regina Drum Festival.

RDF organizer and founder Jayson Brinkworth has expanded the event to make it a three day festival with a line up that is as equally impressive as years gone by. Tickets for this amazing event are only $60 for a full weekend laminate or day passes will be $10 for Friday, $40 for Saturday and $45 for Sunday. Festival tickets are available at Long and McQuade music in Regina and Saskatoon with more locations to be announced soon. Full weekend passes are also available online at www.ticketedge.ca.

If you’re looking for accommodations , The Quality Hotel is once again on board as the host hotel for all artists and is offering a fantastic rate for out of town attendees. Rates start at $93 + tax per night. Quote the "Regina Drum Festival 2014" when booking a room for the weekend.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26

6pm - Doors open to The Exchange.
6:30pm - Opening remarks and kick off performance TBA.
7 – 8:30 pm - Herman Matthews clinic and performance with the RDF house band.
830 – 10pm – Drum Hang in the trade show room.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27

11am – Doors open to Trade show.
1pm – Doors open to The Exchange.
1:30 – 3pm – Chris Dimas clinic and performance with guest Ross Bart.
3:15 – 4:45 pm – YoungPete Alexander clinic and performance.
5 – 6 pm – Dinner break.
6 pm – Doors re open to The Exchange.
6:30 – 8 pm – Matt Greiner clinic and performance.
8:30 – 10 pm – Gerald Heyward clinic and performance with special finale guest TBA.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28

11am – Doors open for trade show.
1pm – Doors open to The Exchange.
1:30 – 3 pm – Daniel Glass clinic and performance.
3:15 – 4:45 pm – Dafnis Prieto clinic and performance.
5 – 6 pm – Dinner break – Fastest Hands Competition.
6 pm – Doors re-open to The Exchange.
6:30 – 8pm – Tom Brechtlein clinic and performance.
8:30 – 10 pm – Bernard Purdie clinic and performance with the RDF house band.

For more info, you can email Jayson at reginadrumfestival@gmail.com or visit Regina Drum Fest online.




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Sean Mitchell

Sean Mitchell has been an active participant in the drumming industry for over 20 years. He has studied under Crash Test Dummies drummer Mitch Dorge and Drumming's Global Ambassador Dom Famularo. Sean is also a songwriter and regularly performs with his wife (and singer) Jill Mitchell. Sean proudly endorses Aquarian Drumheads.



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