Drummerfest 2017

Saturday, October 14th // Doors Open at 10am

Cascio Music will hold its seventeenth annual Drummerfest on Saturday, October 14, 2017 starting at at 10 am. This free music performance and drum clinic event is open to the public. Drummerfest has continually featured a high caliber of national touring and recording artists from around the world since 2001, and regional drummers always look forward to this major event. Featured brands will be in-store showcasing the latest and greatest drum gear. Get in at 10am for the best seats! Food & Gourmet Coffee, all day!

Performances By:

Daru Jones: Though he got his start in the church, Jones has been influenced by musicians from a wide range of genres. These musical tastes have carried over into his own career as he has recorded, performed, and toured with renowned artists such as: Jack White, Slum Village, Talib Kweli, Black Milk, Dwight Yoakam, Jamie Lidell, and others.

Joe Saylor: Saylor plays percussion in Jonathan Batiste's Stay Human, the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He also performs at various jazz clubs, festivals, and venues around the world. He has conducted jazz workshops at various educational institutions including the prestigious Stanford University.

Will Kennedy: Recognized as one of the top drummers in the world, Will Kennedy's performances have not only inspired a generation of musicians, but have helped to define the leading edge of contemporary jazz. Will's performances with Jazz mainstays, the Yellowjackets, included numerous television and radio broadcasts that spanned the globe and garnered an amazing amazing fourteen Grammy nominations.

Drummerfest includes free prizes for attendees, along with photo and autograph opportunities with these drum stars, special drum deals, and factory representative demos, new products, and more. For the day of Drummerfest extra product offers will be available on major drum brands Tama, Zildjian, Pearl, Yamaha, Paiste, and Meinl.

About Cascio Music:

Cascio Music ranks in the top 15 nationally among musical instrument retailers and is one of the nation's top drum retailers. Cascio provides musical instruments and accessories to musicians of all ages, including music educators at over 100,000 schools and universities, and music professionals worldwide. The company started in 1946 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Cascio's involvement in the Milwaukee music community has included concert sponsorships at area theaters and venues including the Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival, sponsorship of a stage for local/regional bands at Summerfest, (the world's largest outdoor music festival), the Bucks Beats drumline for the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, and live performance/educational clinics at their New Berlin retail store.

Over 100,000 musical products are marketed nationwide via catalogs and online, and locally at their SuperStore in New Berlin, Wisconsin. Cascio's retail location offers private music lessons, free educational clinics, instrument rentals, musical instrument and electronic repair, and more. Under their ARU Music group of brands, Cascio designs, markets and manufactures proprietary brand musical instruments Union Drums, Archer Guitars, Ravel Band Instruments and Melokia Ukuleles for consumers, major eCommerce online retailers and schools worldwide. Connect with Cascio on Facebook and on Twitter.

Cascio Music Retail SuperStore | Located at 138th & National in New Berlin | Near Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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  • Since 1887, the Yamaha Corporation in Japan has grown to become the world's largest manufacturer of musical instruments. Musicians worldwide place their confidence in Yamaha Drums, Keyboards, Woodwinds & Brass, plus Live Sound and Recording Gear.
  • C. F. Martin & Co. has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 175 years. One of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, using both old and new design and techniques.
  • Meinl Cymbals inspire drummers, offering them new sounds to hear and feel. Six different alloys are used for crafting cymbals, offering   the widest selection of basic cymbal sound characteristics. Based in Germany, Meinl also offers a wide assortment of high quality percussion instruments for all skill levels.
  • Archer offers Acoustic, Electric and Bass models – quality instruments with "sound" value at modest prices. Designed and performance-tested in the USA, these are ready-to-go right out of the box! With Archer, you're not paying for the "name," you're paying for the guitar. 
  • Union Drum Sets are designed and performance tested in the USA ... and come with everything needed to start playing, right out of the box. Quality Drum Hardware and Hand Percussion round out the Union Drums line.
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