We are continuing in 2017 with the strategic partnership with Classic Drummer Hall of Fame. I'd like to thank Steve Bryant and his great staff for all they have done for the show already: promotional assistance, site design, content production for the show's digital signage and much more.
CDHOF will be handling Cafe area interviews in 2017. (Jim Messina's Vintage Drums Talk will also be worked into the cafe schedule)


2016 Show Follow Up:
Post Show Press Release
Flickr show photos
2016 Show Program

Video Clips from 2016 Show:
Jim Messina Interviews
Vintage Drums Talk



exhibitors confirmed for 2017: A&F Drum Co. (80), AE Drums (29), Acoutin (140), Agner Swissdrumsticks (21), Amedia Cymbals (31,32), Ken Anderson (126,127), Arcada Theater (80), Baker Drums (35), Lane Bayliss (113), Beat Boogie Drums (139), Beatbox Drums (73), Beato Cases (73), BeiiMeiiUp Stuff (145), Eric Binder’s Vintage Drums (71,72), Black Swamp Percussion / Dynamicx (37), Bolanos Drums (25), Bopworks Drumsticks (107), Bum Wrap Drums (85), C&D Vintage Drums (82), Canopus (143), Bun E. Carlos & Randy Rainwater (101,109), Doug Carrington (124-125), Chicago Drum (2-3), Chicago Drum Exchange (141,142), Chicago’s #1 Drum Lessons (110-111), Craviotto Drums (9), Cooper, Campbell & Curotto (41), CooperGroove (51), Crash Bam Boom (67), Custom Tank Drums (151), Cympad (27,36), D’Addario (Evans, ProMark) (49), daVille Drumworks (92), Les DeMerle (175), Doc Sweeney Drums (26), Dixon Drums (183), Drugans Drums & Guitars (1,46-47), Drum Club USA (15-17), Drum Factory (115,116), Drum Chart Builder (34), Drum Club USA (15-17), Drum Supply House (61), The Drummer’s Mind (138), Drumforum.org (171), Gary Dulock (7), Dunnett Classic (140), Tim Ellis Drums (134,135), Explorers Percussions (40), Fire In The Hole Productions (155), Freestyle Vintage Drums (100), GEF's Drums (139), Goodman Drum Company (136), John Grandt Vintage Drums (48), Guitar Center (95-96), Hawthorne Drum Shoppe (87), Helensson (152), Hit Drum (65), Nick Hopkin (112), Holland Drums (70), Holloman Custom Drums (68), Humes & Berg (38-39), Independant Drum Lab (74-75), Infinity Drumworks (79), JC’s Drum Center of Detroit (19), JamTec (153), Jenkins Martin Drum Company (52), Jim Johnson (184), Jon Johnson (81), Johnston Drum Works (178), (42), KAM Instrument Corp. (159), Kelly Shu (43), KissTheDrummerMusic (18), Klash (12), Jim Krutz (69), Kumu Drums (14), LA Backbeat (20), Lane’s Drum & Cymbal (113), Keith Larsen (130-131), Tony Lewis (57), Liverpool Sticks (28), Lowboy Beaters (4), Ludwig Drum Company (43,44,53,54), Joe Luoma (117,118), Lykastore Custom LP Notebooks (160), Made In Chicago Project (173), Phil Madeira (58), Matt’s Vintage Drums (93-94), Larry Matthews (97), Mattoon Vintage & Custom Drums (165), Maxheads (114), Maxwell Drums (8), McCourt’s Music 98-99), Joe Mekler (119), John Medina Jr. (30), Jim Murray (121,122), Ninjakickpercussion (137), Matt Nolan Custom (Cymbals) (184), Tim O’Hara (66), One Up, One Down Vintage Percussion (83-84), Outlaw Drums (88-89), Palmetto Drum Company (132-133), PinchClip (33), Play Drums (150), David Poradzisz Vintage Acrolites (106), Power Wrist Builders (146), RB Drumsticks (169), rbh Drums (86), RCD Vintage Drums (147-149), Remo (102), Bob Rickman (24), RimRiser (76), Lee Ruff (55,56), Sabian (104), Chuck Scalia (59-60), Bob Sharp (62-63), Side Kick Drums (11), SJC Custom Drums (42), Skins N Tins (103), Stick Stuff (145), Sonor Drums (90-91), John Squires (64), The Steelpan Store (158), Sticks N Tones (128), Stone Drum Company (22-23), Texas Vintage Drums (93-94), Three On The Floor (20), Trick Drums (77-78), TRX Cymbals (27,36), UNIX (144), George Way Drums (140), Drew Weber (108), WFL-III Drums (154), Phil Wilson (129), Wood & Weather Drum Co. (123), Vintage Cymbals Bill Hartrick (10), Vintage Drums & Percussion (186-187), Xcel Sticks (145), Yamaha (50), Zildjian (5-6), Frank Zumwalt & Andy Dwyer (105),

2017 Chicago Drum Show
May 20 & 21, 2017
Odeum expo Center, Villa Park, Illinois
10 A.M. to 5 P.M. both days

Plenty of tickets at the door; advance purchase is NOT required.
Daily admission is $15 for adults, $10 for ages 5-12.
VIP Admission is $100 for the weekend. A VIP wristband is good for admission to the venue during times otherwise reserved to exhibitors and staff. This means noon to 8 pm on Friday, and from
8 AM Saturday and Sunday.

Click links for:

Advance general and VIP admission

2017 Exhibitor Diagram

2017 Exhibitor Registration Form
First 2017 Exhibitor letter
2017 Illinois Sales Tax form
Odeum Exhibitors Service Manual

Where to stay
click link for complete list of area hotels. Special rates have been arranged at the Courtyard By Marriott, The Clarion, and the Springhill Suites Marriott. Ask for "Chicago Drum Show" block.k.


The panel: Kelli Rae Tubbs, Matt Brennan, and Denny Brown

www.danielglass.com sponsored by: DW, Crescent/Sabian, Firth, Aquarian, LP, Ahead, PowerWristBuilders.
11:00 A.M. Saturday, Clinic Stage
Daniel Master Class 3:00 P.M. Saturday

Jim Riley
Clinic 1 PM Sunday,
Master Class 4 PM Saturday

Sponsored by: Ludwig, Gibraltar, Sabian, Vater, Remo, LP, and Shure


Gregg Bissonette
Clinic 3 PM Saturday,
Master Class 10:30 AM Sunday

Sponsored by: Dixon, Sabian, DW,
Remo, Firth, Audix, XL, Beato, LP


Gary Astridge: Ringo Gear Presentation
11 AM Sunday, Clinic Stage


Jeff Davenport: Remo Tuning Presentation
10:30 AM Saturday and 12 Noon Sunday,
Master Class room

Clinic: Hybrid drumset/
world percussion performance 1 PM Saturday 
Master Class: Cuban Rhythms for Percussion & Drumset 2 PM Sunday

sponsored by: Evans, ProMark, Gibraltar, Ludwig, LP, Mike Balter, Cooperman, Sabian, Beyer, Prentice, Gator, Kickport


The Drummers of James Brown; A Tribute to Clyde Stubblefield with Jab'o Starks and Jim Payne

sponsored by: DW, Vater, Paiste, Yamaha, Firth, Meinl, Remo
3 PM Sunday
Master Classes:
1 PM Saturday Jim Payne,
2 PM Saturday Jab'o Starks,


Les DeMerle will have a booth at the 2017 show once again; he'll be holding court, teaching, sharing stories, etc. Stop by and say Hi!

The Chicago Guitar Show will be held in the other arena of the same venue as the drum show in 2017. For more information on the guitar show, please visit their website
http://www.texasguitarshows.com  http://www.texasguitarshows.com


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