FREE FEST: Drum Boogie Festival in Woodstock This Weekend

Bang a gong!

The Drum Boogie Festival is a free, one-day, family-oriented, multi-cultural arts and educational event, celebrating and promoting the many styles of high quality percussion music found throughout the world. Held at Andy Lee Field in Woodstock, the festival strives to keep a balance of entertainment, enlightenment, excitement and equality.

Taking place on Saturday (September 9), all performances throughout the day will highlight percussion instruments and percussion performers while sometimes including other instrumentalists, dancers and singers. The line-up of bands range from legendary jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette and his band to the popular reggae/ska band the Big Takeover.

Here’s the complete schedule of performances at the 2017 Drum Boogie Festival:

11am: Opening ceremony with Jack DeJohnette, NEXUS, Prana, more
11:30am: POOK with Energy Dance Company
12noon: Creative Music Studio
1pm: North/South Indian Music Project
2pm: The Beatbox House
3pm: Northeast Ghana All Stars
4pm: Jack DeJohnette Group
5pm: Nexus with Prana
6pm: NYU Steel
7pm: The Big Takeover

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