The Big Beat 2010 set to be the biggest yet

(mtebaldi | Posted 2010-08-24)

The Big Beat 2010 set to be the biggest yet

Why not try to gather the largest number of drummers possible across the North American continent, regardless of age or drum skill, and make them all play one beat, simultaneously, and not only for the fun of it but also for a good cause? “Why not?” is what Five-Star said. That’s exactly what Five-Star Drum Shops did for the past two years. Last year’s Big Beat drew 1,202 drummers, about 3,500 spectators, and raised more than $62,000 for charity. The Five-Star Big Beat 2010 Event is set to be the biggest yet.

With contributions from twenty of the top percussion companies in the industry (Sabian, Vic Firth, DW, Remo, Evans, Pro-Mark, Mapex and others) that donated to Five-Star over $200,000 worth of products, The Big Beat 2010 is going to happen on the first Sunday of November, the 7th, so make sure to mark your calendar. The 15 stores across the US and Canada where the Big Beat event will take place will be giving away more than $15,000 worth of drum gear to participants while helping the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and additional local charities. Five-Star will be also awarding one lucky raffle winner in one of the 15 cities with a special product: A replica of the “Black Clouds & Silver Linings” tour bass drum head of Dream Thearter’s Mike Portnoy signed not only by him but by the entire band.

Here is a list of cities and stores that will be part of the Five-Star Big Beat 2010:

Bellevue, WA: Donn Bennett Drum Studio –
Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Drum Outlet –
Champaign, IL: Skins-n-Tins Drum Shop –
Columbus, OH: Columbus Percussion –
Fort Collins, CO: Colorado Drum & Percussion –
Hollywood, FL: Resurrection Drums –
Houston, TX: The Percussion Center –
Plainview, NY: Original Long Island Drum Center –
Portland, OR: Rhythm Traders –
San Jose, CA: Lemmon Percussion-
St. Louis, MO: Drum Headquarters –
St. Paul, MN: Ellis Drum Shop –
Toronto, ON: Just Drums –
Tulsa, OK: Drum World –
Willowick, OH: Stebal Drums –

For more information about this grandiose event please visit

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