We have an exciting announcement for drum and guitar fans in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and beyond. For the past six months we have been working with our friends at Capitol Guitars in St. Paul and at Modist Brewery in Minneapolis to launch the first annual Twin Cities Drum and Guitar Show.
The show, also sponsored by The City Pages, will be held on Sunday July 28th from 11 to 6 at the Modist Brewery. This show is already attracting some of the most interesting and exciting custom brands from around the country. On the drum side, British Drum Company from the UK and Jenkins Martin Drum Company from Ohio are early registrants, and of course TCDC will be displaying its own TC Drums, 651Drums, Modern Vintage Drums, and Laser Shark and Travel Date drums. On the guitar side, custom companies Mpls Guitar and Whalehazard Guitars are on board in addition to Capitol Guitars showing off what is new and hot in the world of guitars. Also expect other interesting vendors, like Dr. Decibel, who specializes in hearing protection and in-ear monitors for musicians.
But we are just getting rolling, so we expect a lot of other great drum and guitar companies to come on board, as well as vintage drum and guitar vendors. We’ll keep you updated!
The show space will be in Modist’s warehouse, with the tap room open for socializing and grabbing a beer while enjoying a bite from food trucks. Yeah, it’s going to be a fun day.
But that’s not all. For drummers, we have confirmed seven (!) time Grammy winner Paul Wertico to conduct the drum clinic. Listing Paul’s accolades is beyond the scope of this blog, but do check him out at his website at http://www.paulwertico.com. This clinic will be special. In addition to Paul, the Twin Cities Drum and Guitar Show will have a guitar clinician TBA (wish we could share the short list).
Top cap it off, when the display show ends at 6, we will be giving away prizes and then hosting eclectic bands in the taproom, so feel free to hang and soak up the musical performances.
Stay tuned for updates, tell your friends, and be sure to make it down. When the TC Drum and Guitar Show becomes an institution, you’ll want to say you went to the first one!