On Sunday, April 26 (3-5 p.m.) at the Emerald Queen Casino in Fife, hundreds of drummers will again rock the concert hall to raise money for Groove Music for Youth, a local non-profit charity which is part of Pierce County Crime Stoppers.
The event is called “Woodstick” and was conceived in 2003 by Chris Kimball, to raise money for Rotary International’s “Polio Plus” Polio eradication program. Kimball teamed up with Donn Bennett, a Bellevue Drum Store owner, and over the years has raised many thousands of dollars for worthy charities. Last year, Woodstick became part of Crime Stoppers, and Ed Troyer, Crime Stoppers’ director, is taking Woodstick to a whole new level.
This year will feature the Beatles Tribute Band “Apple Jam” and guest drummers including
• Tony Coleman (BB King)
• Daniel Glass (Royal Crown Revue, Brian Setzer)
• Bryan Hitt (REO Speedwagon)
• Jeff Kathan (Paul Rogers, Spike and The Impalers)
• Eddie Mendoza (Aury Moore Band)
• Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean)
• Michael Shrieve (Santana)
• Ben Smith (Heart)
• Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper)
• Jason Sutter (Foreigner, Chris Cornell, SmashMouth)
• Brian Tichy (Bonzo Bash Creator, Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Ozzy)
• Alan White (Yes)
Admission is $15 for drummers (must bring their own set) and $10 for spectators.
For more information visit bennettdrums.com/woodstick/