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: AE Drums, A&F Drums, Acoutin, Alesis, Amedia Cymbals, Ken Anderson, Beat Boogie Drums, Baker Drums, Bemeiiup Stuff, Eric Binder's Vintage Drums, Bolanos Drums, Bum Wrap Drum Co., Canopus, Bun E Carlos & Randy Rainwater, Doug Carrington, Chicago Drum, Chicago Drum Exchange, Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons, Ct. Pro Percussion, Cooper Campbell & Curotto, CooperGroove, Crash Bam Boom, Craviotto Drum Co., Custom Tank Drums, Cymbal Planet, D'Addario (Evans & ProMark), DaVille Drumworks, Les DeMerle, Doc Sweeney Drums, Dixon Drums, Drugan's Drums & Guitars, DRUM! Magazine, Drum Chart Builder, Drum Club USA, Drum Factory, Drum Supply House, The Drummer's Mind, DrumTone, Gary Dulock, Ronn Dunnett, Brian DuVall, Dynamicx, Steve Eaton, Tim Ellis Drums, Explorer's Percussion, Freestyle Vintage Drums, Goodman Drum Co., John Grandt Vintage Drums, Guitar Center, Hawthorne Drum Shoppe, Helensson, Hit Drum, Holland Drums, Holloman Custom Drums, Nick Hopkins, Humes & Berg, Independant Drum Lab, Infinity Drumworks, JC's Drum Center of Detroit, JamTec, Johnston Drum Works, K.J. Music, Inc., KAM Instrument Corp., KissTheDrummerMusic, Klash, Jim Krutz, Kumu Drums, LA Backbeat, Lane's Drum & Cymbal, Keith Larsen, Tony Lewis, Liverpool Sticks, Lowboy Beaters, Ludwig Drum Company, Joe Luoma, Made In Chicago Project, Phil Madeira, Matt's Vintage Drums, Larry Matthews, Maxheads, Maxwell Drums, McCourt's Music, John Medina Jr., Joe Mekler, Jim Murray, Ninja Kick Percussion, Northeast Drum Company, NotSoModernDrummer, Tim O'Hara, On The Ropes, One Up One Down Vintage Percussion, Outlaw Drums, Palmetto Drum Co., Parra Drums, PinchClip, Playdrums, David Poradzisz, Power Wrist Builders, RB Drum Sticks, rbh Drums, RCD Vintage Drums, Chuck Reece, Remo, Bob Rickman, RimRiser, Lee Ruff, Sabian, Chuck Scalia, Bob Sharp, Side Kick Drums, SJC Custom Drums, John Squires, Sticks & Tins, Sonor, The Steelpan Store, Stick Stuff, Sticks N Tones, Stone Drum Co., Texas Vintage Drums, Three On The Floor, TRX Cymbals, Trick Drums, Vintage Cymbals (Bill Hartrick), WFL III Drums, Phil Wilson, Xcel Sticks, Yamaha, Zildjian, Frank Zumwalt & Andy Dwyer

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

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 4:00 P.M. Sunday

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

Kofi Baker
Master Class 12 Noon Saturday
Sponsored by Zildjian, Aquarian, Vater
(Kofi will also be doing some MC work in the clinic 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


Note, February 18, 2017: We are sorry to report the passing of Clyde Stubblefield. We hope to go ahead with this event with Jim and Jab'o, will post an update here soon.

sponsored by: 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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