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RDF 2013 PRESS RELEASE – CLICK TO OPEN

SEPTEMBER 28 AND 29, 2013 AT THE EXCHANGE AND THE CLUB IN REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN WILL BE THE SCENE OF ONE OF THE BIGGEST DRUM EVENTS EVER TO HAPPEN IN CANADA. THE 3 RD ANNUAL REGINA DRUM FESTIVAL WILL HOST WORLD CLASS PLAYERS FROM METAL, JAZZ AND FUNK TO LATIN, BRAZILIAN, POP AND SO MUCH MORE.

SEE OUR FULL SCHEDULE BELOW THE VIDEO CLIPS. TICKETS FOR THIS EVENTS ARE $55 FOR A FULL WEEKEND PASS OR $30 FOR A DAY, AND THIS INCLUDES ALL EVENTS EXCEPT THE MASTERCLASSES. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.TICKETEDGE.CA ( WEEKEND PASS ONLY), LONG AND MCQUADE MUSIC REGINA, BOOMTOWN DRUMS REGINA, LONG AND MCQUADE MUSIC SASKATOON AND VILLAGE GUITARS IN SASKATOON.

OUR TRADESHOW WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE CLUB SIDE WITH THE VINTAGE DRUM EXPO, STICKMAN DRUM CORNER, FASTEST HANDS COMPETITION AND OTHER BOOTHS FROM THE DRUM INDUSTRY ACROSS CANADA.

CONFIRMED ARTISTS AND EVENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28

TRADESHOW OPEN 2 PM – 10 PM

MATT HALPERN MASTERCLASS ( FEE AND LOCATION TBA)

MARK KELSO CLINIC

MATT HALPERN CLINIC

STANTON MOORE CLINIC

AARON SPEARS CLINIC

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29 – SABIAN SUNDAY

TRADESHOW OPEN NOON – 10 PM – FASTEST HANDS COMPETITION AT 2 PM !!

RICHIE GAJATE GARCIA MASTERCLASS ( FEE AND LOCATION TBA)

EMMANUELLE CAPLETTE CLINIC

RICHIE GAJATE GARCIA CLINIC

HEADLINING ARTIST IS STEVE FERRONE AND THE RDF HOUSE BAND

***** THE QUALITY HOTEL IS OUR HOST HOTEL THIS YEAR ( 1717 VICTORIA AVENUE) THE ROOM RATE IS $87/NIGHT + TAXES. TO BOOK YOUR ROOM, CALL THEM AT (306) 569-4656 AND THE ROOMS ARE UNDER THE REGINA DRUM FESTIVAL. YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR DRUM FESTIVAL PASS UPON CHECK IN TO RECEIVE THE RATE.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27

OFFICIAL KICK OFF PARTY AT FLIP EATERY AND DRINK ( 1940 HAMILTON STREET) FEATURING LIVE MUSIC BY THE BUREAU WITH SPECIAL GUESTS !!

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – MATT HALPERN MASTERCLASS AT BLUE DOOR RECORDING ( #104 1118 BROAD STREET) SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 STUDENTS, REGISTER BY EMAILING REGINADRUMFESTIVAL@GMAIL.COM COST IS $5 WITH A REGINA DRUM FESTIVAL TICKET, $15 WITHOUT.

NOON – 10 PM – TRADESHOW OPEN AT THE CLUB

1:45 PM – DOORS OPEN AT THE EXCHANGE

2:00 PM – WELCOME AND OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 3 RD ANNUAL REGNA DRUM FESTIVAL

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM – MARK KELSO ( TORONTO – GINO VANNELLI, HOLLY COLE)

3:30 PM – 5 PM – MATT HALPERN ( BALTIMORE – MODERN DRUMMER #1 METAL DRUMMER, PERIPHERY)

6:30 PM – 8 PM – STANTON MOORE ( NEW ORLEANS – GALACTIC, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, NEW ORLEANS MASTER)

8:30 – 10 PM – AARON SPEARS ( WASHINGTON – USHER, JAMES BROWN, GOSPEL CHOPS MASTER)

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM – RICHIA GAJATE GARCIA MASTERCLASSES AT BOOMTOWN DRUMS ( 1801 RETALLACK STREET). SPACE IS LIMITED , REGISTER BY EMAILING REGINADRUMFESTIVAL@GMAIL.COM COST IS $5 WITH A REGINA DRUM FESTIVAL TICKET, $15 WITHOUT. THERE WILL BE 2 DIFFERENT CLASSES, DETAILS WILL BE POSTED SOON.

NOON – TRADESHOW OPEN AT THE CLUB

2 PM – FASTEST HANDS COMPETITION. UNDER 16 AND OVER 16 CATEGORIES. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY NO LATER THAN 1 PM ON SEPTEMBER 29.

3:30 PM – DOORS OPEN AT THE EXCHANGE FOR DAY TWO OF THE REGINA DRUM FESTIVAL

4 PM – 5:30 PM – EMMANUELLE CAPLETTE ( MONTREAL – ANDY SUMMERS EX POLICE, CANADIAN FEMALE DRUMMING SENSATION)

6 PM – 7:30 PM – RICHIE GAJATE GARCIA ( PUERTO RICO, LA – STING, PHIL COLLINS, TITO PUENTE)

8:30 – 10:00 PM – STEVE FERRONE ( BRIGHTON ENGLAND, LA – TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS, ERIC CLAPTON, AVERAGE WHITE BAND) WITH THE RDF HOUSE BAND

** SCHEDULE TIMES ARE FLEXIBLE AND MAY CHANGE