Let There Be Drums is proud and honored to have the involvement and sponsorship of the nationally-known McNally Smith School of Music for our trade show and drum clinic. The event takes place on Tuesday, September, 19 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. at McNally Smith College of Music located on 19 Exchange St in Downtown St. Paul.  It is FREE to attend any and all clinics.


Features include:

  • Drum clinic led by Bernard Purdie and other Featured Drummers 
  • Displays from top drum manufacturers
  • Meet and greet with featured drummers

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see these 7 internationally renowned drummers in one setting in one afternoon on Tuesday, Sept. 19th beginning at 10:00 am with the incredible drum photography of the nationally known and revered photographer Rob Shanahan

The Drum Clinics start at 11:00 am with these incredible drummers who will also be performing the next day on Harriet Island:

1. Mike Arturi (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band The Lovin’ Spoonful) – 11:00- 11:45
2. Stephen Goold (Twin Cities own and drummer for Ben Rector and Sara Barrelies)  Noon – 12:45
3. Jay Williams (Dave Koz, Johnathan Butler, Lee Rite Our) 1:00 – 1:45
4. Charlie Adams (Yanni, Chameleon) 2:00 – 2:45
5. Jimmy Paxson (Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Beyoncé, The Dixie Chicks, Alanis Morrissette – 3:00 – 3:45
6. Sandy Gennaro (The Monkees, Pat Travers, Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper) -4:00- 4:45
7. Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (Aretha Franklin, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan and hundreds more!), 5:00 – 5:45