When Las Vegas, Nevada, is mentioned, a visual landscape of gambling, outrageous stage shows and Elvis impersonators may come to mind. In February, 2012, however, drums will take over the imagery that is inspired by the city that never sleeps. Welcome to the John Wackerman 2nd Annual Las Vegas Drum Festival, an event that is ready to rock the world and take the drumming up a notch or twelve.
In its second year, The John Wackerman 2nd Annual Las Vegas Drum Festival is proud to call Las Vegas its home. Nestled softly among the bright lights and fun atmosphere that Vegas allows, the slamming and hammering of drums can be easily disguised, giving drummers of all levels the chance to collaborate, teach, learn and have fun. Students, instructors, professionals, amateurs and hobby drummers are all invited to take part in the fun on February 19, 2012, bringing their best questions, concerns and expertise to the floor.
Artists at the John Wackerman 2nd Annual Las Vegas Drum Festival include Danny Seraphine, former member of band, Chicago, and currently playing with CTA, John Wackerman, who has drummed with Maynard Ferguson, Lindsey Buckingham, and Kazumi Watanabe, and Chad Wackerman, drummer for Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa and the Australian group, Men at Work. Blue Man Group members will also be at the Festival, in addition to an incredible line-up of drummers and percussionists all drumming away on drum sets, Sabian cymbals, among others, and a whole world of percussion instruments.
Las Vegas may be synonomous with with high-energy stage shows and casinos, but in February, the world of drumming will be making its own waves throughout the city. No matter the level of expertise and drumming knowledge, the John Wackerman 2nd Annual Las Vegas Drum Festival may be one of the best tickets for total drum immersion this winter.