Daniel Glass performs at the Portland Drum Fair
JAN. 4 I REVIVAL DRUM SHOP, RHYTHM TRADERS I EVENT
Portland Drum Dealers Hold Local Drum Fair
Revival Drum Shop and Rhythm Traders of Portland, Ore., joined forces on Nov. 27, 2011, to host the second annual Portland Drum Fair.
The event included multiple regional and boutique drum crafters, vintage drum collections, performances, and product giveaways. This year's drum fair also featured a clinic by Daniel Glass, which brought in a capacity crowd of more than 200 attendees. The Portland Drum Fair is designed to celebrate drum builders, drummers and local drum shops.
The fair featured a vintage drum and cymbal exhibit that included rare drum sets, snare drums and cymbals from local private collections, as well as 20 vendors. Plus, a consignment area let attendees buy, sell and trade instruments. Proceeds from the event benefited the Creative Science School in Portland.
"A lot of my colleagues were shocked that we'd team up with another drum shop to host an event," said Bradley Boynton, owner of Rhythm Traders. "But that's how we do things in Portland. We work together to grow our community and to provide an experience you obviously can't get online. The response was huge, and we can't wait to do it next year."
"Our shops are complementary, and we think our camaraderie not only gives customers a compelling reason to support their local drum shop but we think this could be a model for the industry," said Revival Drum Shop owner Jose Medeles.