Steve Smith

Master Class 1 P.M. Saturday
Clinic 3 P.M. Sunday
Zildjian, Sonor, Remo, Vic Firth, DW, Puresound, Cympad
Steve Smith web site

Will Calhoun
Clinic 6 P.M. Friday
Master Class 5 P.M. Saturday
Remo, Vic Firth, Mapex, Sabian, Audix
Click here for Will Calhoun Web site

Paul Wertico
Clinic 1 P.M. Saturday

Master Class 12 Noon Sunday
Remo, DW, Paiste, ProMark
Click here for Paul Wertico Web site

Time left to the 25th Chicago Drum Show!

Click here for attendee Frequently Asked Questions

RAFFLE PRIZES: Mayer Bros Snare Drum, DW Snare Drum, WFLIII Snare Drum, Jenkins-Martin Snare Drum, Kumu Snare Drum, Low-Boy Custom bass drum beaters, Paiste 16" Signature Precision Crash, RocNSoc throne, Stone Thrones throne cover, Pearl Snare Drum,"Born To Drum" book by Tony Barrell.

Click here for raffle page!


















Show hours:
Thursday May 14: Exhibitor and VIP access 3 PM to 7 PM

Friday May 15: Exhibitor and VIP access 8 AM
Show open to public: 1 pm to 8 pm

Saturday May 16 & Sunday May 17:
Exhibitor and VIP access 8 AM
Show open to public 10 AM to 5 PM

May 15,16,17 2015

Kane County Fairgrounds, St Charles, Illinoisd

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

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

Adult: Daily $15, 2-Day $26, 3-day $40
Ages 5-12: Daily $10, 2-Day $16, 3-day $25

VIP Admission: $75.00
(good for access during times otherwise restricted to exhibitor access.)


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


Drum Artisan, direct from Italy

click here for AK-Drums web site

Gregg Keplinger
Custom drum craftsman and drum tech to the stars,
from Seattle
click here for Gregg Keplinger web site

Todd Sucherman
Clinic 3 P.M. Saturday
Master Class 11 A.M. Sunday
Pearl, Sabian, Remo, ProMark
Todd Sucherman web site

Dave Mattacks
Master Class 7 P.M. Friday
Drum tuning & cymbal selection live & in the studio 11 A.M. Saturday
Yamaha, Zildjian,ProMark, Evans

click here for Dave Mattacks Web Site

Daniel Glass presents
"Sing Sing Sing": Legacy

of a Legendary Groove 4 P.M. Friday
Master Class 10 A.M. Sunday
Vic Firth, DW, LP, Crescent, Aquarian
Click here for Daniel Glass site

Bob Henrit
Roundtable 2 P.M. Saturday
Clinic 12 Noon Sunday

Mapex, Zildjian, Remo, Rebeats






















Exhibitors confirmed for the 2015 show: Amedia Cymbals, Ken Anderson & Susan Jevans, Baker Drums,
Michael Balkom, Keith Larsen Baltimore Drum Company, Bass Plate, Beat Boogie Drums, Beato Bags, Big Fat Snare Drum, Boom Alley Drums, Bum Wrap Drums, Bun E Carlos & Randy Rainwater, Canopus, Carolina Classics, Castle Drum Company, Chicago’s #1 Drum Lessons, Chicago Drum & Restoration, Chicago Drum Exchange, Andy Chrisler, Classic Drummer,
Cold Mountain Drums, Connecticut Pro Percussion, Coopers Vintage Drums, Cowpaddy Drum Triggers, Crash Boom Bam, Craviotto Drum Company, Crescent Cymbals, Custom Tank Drums, Cymgard, Cympad, daVille Drumworks, Myron Dargus, Downing Drums, Drugan’s Drums, Drum Factory, Drum Music, Drum Supply House, DrumClip,, DrummersDreamUSA , Drumtone, Gary Dulock, Dynamicx Drums USA, Empowered Percussion, Evans, Explorer’s Percussion, Foundation Cases, Gauger Percussion, John Grandt Vintage Drums, Great Lakes Trader, Guitar Center, Headhunters Drum Sticks, Hit Drum, Holland Drums, Holloman Custom Drums, Nick Hopkin Drums, Humes & Berg, Impression Cymbals, JC’s Drummin Music, J.D. Music, James Dean’s Vintage Drums, Jamtec, Jenkins-Martin Drum Co., Jorma & Sven, Kelly Shu, KickPro, KissTheDrummer Music, Klash Drums, Jim Krutz, Kumu Drums, Tony Lewis, Liberty Drums, Liverpool Drumsticks, Low Boy Custom Beaters, Joe “Jolo” Luoma, Steve Maxwell, Keith Larsen Mid Atlantic Drum, Ludwig Drum Company, Matt’s Vintage Drums, Larry Matthews, McCourts Music, John Medina Jr., Modern Drummer, Jim Murray Skip Town Production,
NotSoModernDrummer, Tim O’Hara, Out Of The Drawer Percussion, Outlaw Drums, Palmetto Drum Company, Pearl Drum Company, PinchClip, PLAYDRUMS, Polecat Percussion Systems, David Poradisz, Power Wrist Builders, Prologix, Rathkamp Drums, RBH Drum Co., Rat Rod Drums, RCD Vintage Drums, RimriserUSA, Lee Ruff, Russo, Sabian, Chuck Scalia, Anthony Scott, Serco Percussion, Bob Sharp, Sonor, Stick Stuff Grips, Skins N Tins, The Steelpan Store, Sticks N Tones, Stone Custom Drum, Stone Thrones, Taye Drums, Texas Vintage Drums, ThunderEcho, Trick Drums, TruTuner,TRX Cymbals, Unix, Vintage Cymbals, WFLIII Drums, Xcel Sticks, Yamaha, Zildjian, Frank Zumwalt & Andy Dwyer


Click here for info on lodging near the show

How to get to the show

Shipping to the show


The Drum History of Buddy Rich
by Tommy Piorek, courtesy of the
This amazing historical display will feature each of the model snare drums that Buddy Rich regularly played during his illustrious career between 1950 and 1982. This collection is comprised of 15 snare drums, rare memorabilia, drum sets, sticks and other never before seen history. Tommy Piorek, A.K.A TommyP ( will be on hand at the show to answer questions and talk about his collection.

2015 Show Roundtable Events:

Moderated by Bob Henrit, with Pete James, Dave Mattacks, and Colin Hilborne
Click here for more information!



Daniel Glass and Dennis Brown will discuss the incredible life and career of the world's first drumming superstar.


20th Century Sound: Drummer's Traps & Sound Effects of the Early 20th Century

Nick White will display and demonstrate his large collection of drummers' sound effects devices






Chicago Drum Show on Facebook

Drum Show Souvenirs: The sticker (left) is 5"x5" UV coated, ideal for road cases, etc.

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
2015 Chicago Drum Show

Post-show press release


final exhibitor chart 2013

show program 2013

2015 First Exhibitor Letter

2015 Exhibitor FAQ

2015 Exhibitor diagram

2015 Exhibitor Agreement

2015 Preshow press release Feb 2015

Looking for extra exposure at the show?
Click here for the "partnering with the 2015 Chicago Drum Show" page

Illinois State Sales Tax Form


2010 Chicago Show
2011 Chicago Show
2012 Chicago Show



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