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Mike Semerau
Clinic 11 A.M. Saturday

sponsored by Rebeats, Aquarian,Kickport,Ludwig,
Prentice,SKB and Zildjian

Curt Bisquera
Clinic 1 P.M. Saturday
Master Class Noon Sunday

Stanton Moore
Clinic 3 P.M. Saturday
Master Class 10 A.M. Sunday
Sponsored by: Crescent,DW,LP,Firth,Remo,Gretsch,Puresound,Spirit of New Orleans,Roland,Gator,Audix


24th Annual Chicago Drum Show
May 17 & 18, 2014

Kane County Fairgrounds, St Charles, Illinoisd

A REBEATS production. For more info, contact Rob Cook at 989-463-4757 rob@rebeats.coms

Click here for advance admission passess

The Chicago Drum Show is the world's largest and longest-running event of it's kind. It is a swap-meet, a drum expo, and an entertainment event. There are clinics, demonstrations, raffles, classes, and over 30,000 square feet of exhibits: New, used, vintage and custom drums, cymbals, and related accessories.


Register in advance, pay at check-in. To register, email


Potts And Pans
Cafe, Noon Sunday

Bring your old gear, we will try to sell it for you in our consignment area. Click here for details on the consignment policies.


Thousands of dollars worth of raffle prizes have already been generously donated by our exhibitors and sponsors! Click below for a look at some of the donations. Raffle tickets are sold only at the show, so odds are great. Only $2 per ticket or $5 for three. The raffle drawing will take place at 4 P.M. Sunday. dollars worth of raffle prizes

2014 Raffle Items

Chip Ritter
Clinic 11 A.M. Sunday
Master Class 2 P.M. Sunday
Sponsored by: Trick, Paiste,ProMark,Aquarian,
Prentice and Mel Bay

Jason Sutter

Clinic 1 P.M. Sunday
Master Class 4 P.M. Sunday
Sponsored by: Regal Tip,Ludwig, Paiste,DW,Remo,Kelly Shu & Puresound

JoJo Mayer
Clinic 3 P.M. Sunday
Sponsored by Sabian, Sonor,Evans, Firth

click here for more on JoJo



Exhibitor list, 2014: Amedia Cymbals, Ken Anderson & Susan Jevens, Baker Drums, Michael Balkom, Baltimore Drum Company, Beat Boogie Drums, BeMEiiUP STUFF, Boom Alley Drums, Rob Birenbaum & Marty Monson, Bum Wrap Drums, Canopus, Bun E Carlos & Randy Rainwater, Carolina Classics, Carolina Drumworks, Chicago’s #1 Drum Lessons, Chicago Custom Percussion, Chicago Drum and Restoration, Chicago Drum Exchange, Andy Chrisler, Classic Drummer, Cold Mountain Drums, Ct. Pro Percussion, Cooper Percussion, Cooper’s Vintage Drums, Crash Boom Bam, Craviotto Drum Company, Crescent Cymbals, Andy Crisler, Custom Tank Drums, Cymclip, Damon Drum Company, daVille Drumworks, Detroit Custom Drum Company, Drugan's Drums, DrumClip External Drum Ring Control, Drum Factory, Drum Supply House,, Drumtone, Dynamicx Drums USA, Ellis Drum Shop, Evans, Fugate Instruments, Gauger Percussion, Explorer’s Percussion, Great Lakes Trader, Guitar Center, Hit Drum, Holland Drums, Holloman Custom Drums, Nick Hopkin Drums, Humes & Berg, JC’s Drummin Music, J.D. Music, J.D.’s Drum & Percussion Enterprises, JamTec, Jenkins-Martin Drum Company, Jorma & Sven, Kelly Shu, Klash Drums, Jim Krutz, Kumu Drums, Tony Lewis, Ludwig Drum Company, Joe Luoma, MCD Percussion, Matt’s Vintage Drums, Steve Maxwell, McCourt's Music, Mid Atlantic Drum, Jim Murray, NotSoModernDrummer, Tim O’Hara, On The Ropes (Brian Hill), Ottaviano Cymbals, Out Of The Drawer Percussion, Outlaw Drums, Palmetto Drum Company, Past Time Drums, Pearl Drum Company, Phoenix Drumshop, Pintech, PLAYDRUMS, David Poradzisz, Power Wrist Builders, RB Drumsticks, RBH Drum Company, Rathkamp Drums, Rebeats, RimRiserUSA,Rockin Rudy, Lee Ruff, Sabian, Anthony Scott, Chuck Scalia, Bob Sharp, Skins N Tins, Southern Thumb Music, The Steelpan Store, Sticks N Tones, Stone Custom Drum, Taye Drums, ThunderEcho, Trick Drums, Unix, Vintage Cymbals, Wornstar Clothing, Xcel Sticks, Yamaha, Zildjian, Zomac Publications, Frank Zumwalt & Andy Dwyerank Zumwalt & Andy Dwyer,

Future show dates:
24th May 17 & 18, 2014
25th May 15,16 &17, 2015


Click here for info on lodging near the show

How to get to the show

Shipping to the show


2014 Special presentation
Dating Ludwig and Gretsch Drums by Serial Number
with Rick Gier, author of serial number
dating guides for both Ludwig and Gretsch

2014 Show Roundtable Event:
moderated by Karl Dustman
Saturday, 2 P.M.

Rob knows of no one in the percussion industry better qualified to moderate this event than Karl Dustman. (Karl will be joined by panelists Jim Catalano, Todd Trent, and Paul Wertico.) Karl is currently a gigging professional percussionist, Executive Director of the Percussion Marketing Council, President of the consulting firm Dustman & Associates, and proprietor of Professional Percussion Products, the first by-appointment-only Orchestral Percussion Showroom in the USA. For Karl's bio, click here. The credentials of the panelists are similarly remarkable; click here.

2014 Show special presentations
Ringo's Beatle Gear on The Road
Saturday Noon, Master Class Room
Ringo's Beatle Gear at Abbey Road
Saturday 2 P.M., Cafe

2 one-hour multi-media presentations by Gary Astridge who has recently been working with Ringo on organizing and documenting his Beatle gear.






Chicago Drum Show on Facebook

Highlights of past drum shows on Youtube- over a million views and counting!



Drum Show Souvenirs: The sticker (left) is 5"x5" UV coated, ideal for road cases, etc. There are no more show t-shirts left, we sold out at the show.

Drum show stick keyring $3.00 shipping included; paypal to or go to Ebay

Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 South Randall Rd, St Charles, Illinois Note: Do NOT ship to this address! Click on exhibitor info for details on shipping materials to the show.

2013 Chicago Show
2014 Chicago Show

Post-show press release


final exhibitor chart 2013

show program 2013



2010 Chicago Show
2011 Chicago Show
2012 Chicago Show



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