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Bart Elliott's Drummer Cafe proudly announces that the Drummer Cafe will expand beyond the virtual world, transforming into an actual cafe at this year's Chicago Drum Show, May 15th & 16th (Saturday/Sunday), at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, IL.

At the event, the Drummer Cafe, hosted by Bart Elliott, will be complete with stage, tables, chairs and an audio/video system. Show attendees will be able to stop by the Drummer Cafe, grab a cup of coffee or a bite to eat, then sit and listen in as Bart interviews drum industry luminaries and artists, as well as giving a number of presentations, demonstrations, and giveaways. One special presentation will be the premier of Bart Elliott's one-hour video documentary, "A Day With Joyful Noise Drum Company", scheduled at noon each day. Interviews are TBA but will include Joe Morello, Bun E Carlos, Danny Seraphine, Fred Gretsch, Don Lombardi, Denny Seiwell, Gregg Potter, Hannah Ford and others.

For those who can't make it to Chicago this year, the Drummer Cafe will be streaming LIVE on Drummer Cafe TV throughout the entire event; Saturday and Sunday, 10am till 5pm CST. Although much of the Drummer Cafe's stage schedule is TBA, attendees and Drummer Cafe TV viewers will be able to receive up-to-the-minute scheduling, changes and additions, via the Drummer Cafe on Twitter and Facebook.

Although the Drummer Cafe has had a reporting presence at the Chicago Drum Show for several years now, this is the first year, through the generous support of several first-class companies, that the physical transformation has been possible. "I personally approached a number of companies based on their high-quality of product, business ethics, integrity, and customer service, to sponsor the Drummer Cafe", says founder/owner, Bart Elliott. "Those companies and individuals, all of whom immediately agreed to help, include Roy Burns at Aquarian Drumheads, Curt Waltrip at Joyful Noise Drum Company, Michael Vosbein at Bosphorus Cymbals, Richard Taninbaum at Rhythm Tech, and Rich Lackowski at Alfred Publishing."


Since 1997, Bart Elliott's Drummer Cafe has been dedicated to educating, entertaining and serving the drumming industry. The Drummer Cafe is a leading resource and community for drummers and percussionists, novice to professional, from around the world. With its first-class reporting of news, reviews, interviews, to its cutting-edge lessons, feature articles, and transcriptions, there's something for everyone at the Drummer Cafe.

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