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X8 Drums and Rattletree invite you to a VERY SPECIAL Community Drum Circle the weekend of September 23rd, 2016. Kenya Solomon Masala and Michael Romero will be back as our facilitators to keep the rhythm flowing for all! Following the drum jam, you are invited to the Rattletree Glow Party. Rattletree is Austin’s must-see multi-sensory live music experience as featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live and voted Austin’s Best World Music Band.
The drum jam starts at 7:00 and the Rattletree Glow Party starts at 8:00. In addition to the music, we'll be raffling off musical prizes to those in attendance.
This special event has limited seating so an RSVP is required. Everyone who gets their tickets using promo code X8DRUMS code will get a free percussion gift and glow paint at the show!
Drums and other musical instruments will be available as loaners for drum jam participants. This event is family-friendly.
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