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New England’s Largest Drum Solo Competition!
New England’s Largest Drum Solo Competition Features Music, Art and More
MERRIMACK, NH - On July 13, more than 1,000 people are expected to attend the eighth annual NH Drum Festival’s Drum Fun event at the Budweiser Brewery in Merrimack, where 32 of New England's best drummers will come to the front of the stage to compete for best drum solo.
The largest drum solo competition in New England, Drum Fun is family friendly, free to the public, and will include raffles, prizes and giveaways. The event also will feature My Art Show, where dozens of fine artists will be setting up booths to showcase and sell their crafts and artwork.
“We’ve been doing Drum Fun for seven years now, and every year I am amazed by the talented musicians of all ages that come to compete!” said Tom Mungovan, founder of NH Drum Festival’s Drum Fun. “The addition of the My Art Show outdoor fine artists exhibition makes this a wonderful way to spend the day with some great music and art.”
The largest event of this kind in New England, Drum Fun is NH Drum Festival’s flagship competition. This year’s event will feature both male and female drummers, ranging in age 9 to 60 years old, competing against one another with five-minute drum solos. The top three contestants will receive cash prizes and gear provided by event sponsors, including Paiste, Vic Firth, Zildjian, Promark, Aquarian and other nationally known drum manufacturers.
Sponsors also have donated drum accessories and other products that will be raffled off at the end of the day. Freebies, such as t-shirts, keychains, stickers, and literature, also will be given out to attendees. “Hopefully everybody walks away with something,” said Mungovan.
Drum solo performances will be held from noon to 7 pm. My Art Show exhibits will be open from 10am to 6pm. Drum Fun and the My Art Show will be held at Budweiser Brewery, located at 221 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack, NH.
For more information on Drum Fun or My Art Show, contact Tom Mungovan at [email protected]. You also can check us out on Facebook (facebook.com/nhdrumfestival) and Twitter (twitter.com/nhdrumfestival). For more information on My Art Show (facebook.com/myartshowusa).
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