AUG. 19 I FIVE-STAR I EVENT
Big Beat a Big Deal
The third annual Five-Star Big Beat will be held Nov. 7, but 20 top percussion companies have already donated merchandise totalling more than $235,000 in retail value to the event. The Big Beat brings together drummers in 15 North American cities to celebrate the joy of drumming and to raise money for worthwhile causes.
Each participating store will be giving away more than $15,000 worth of drum gear to participants during The Big Beat, which will benefit the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and, in some cities, the addition of a local charity.
One winner in one of the 15 cities will receive a special Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings replica tour bass drum head, autographed by drummer Mike Portnoy and the entire band.