Drummathon 2017

OCT 152017

What: Breast Cancer Can Stick It! 3rd Annual Drummathon

Where: Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, TX

When: October 15, 2017, 10a-7p


Special guest rockstar drummers:

  • Your host:
    • Anthony Tiny Biuso (drummer/entertainer/host, best known for his time with the bands TSOL, Doyle, Hed PE)
  • Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath)
  • Sandy Gennaro (Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper, Pat Travers, The Monkees)
  • Keio Stroud (Big and Rich, Rodney Crowell)
  • Chip Ritter (juggling drummer as seen on David Letterman)
  • Pete Coatney (Jack Ingram, Frenchie's Blues Destroyers)

Live music from :

...plus family, friends, and YOU!

Full Schedule & Map Now Available! -->

Directions & Parking Info -->

This year's Drummathon is again FREE to attend and FREE to register, and you don't have to be a drummer to join in on the fun - anyone can register and fundraise! Registration opened on June 6, 2017 at 12:01a! The top 35 fundraisers ($250 minimum) by October 8, 2017 at 7p CT will 1) win the opportunity to play a two minute solo the day of the event, 2) receive a goodie bag, and a 3) Drummathon 2017 t-shirt. The top three fundraisers will win additional prizes!

For every $20 raised, registrants attending the event will get a raffle ticket in their goodie bag. At the event on October 15, registrants will have the opportunity to tear off their raffle tickets and deposit into the bucket for the raffles of their choice, on display at the event.

The day of the event will feature live music interspersed with drum solos as well as solos by some of the top celebrity rock star drummers - with a chance to drum along side one of the rock stars. Simultanously, attendees to this free family-friendly event can visit food trucks, vendor booths, and autograph booths as well as browse and sign up for silent auctions and raffles. While at the show, MC's will even throw out an array of give aways.

2017 Top Fundraisers Announced!

  1. JC Clifford $3,790
  2. Payton Taylor $2,495
  3. Bobby Gordon $2,350

2017 Top Fundraising Band!

  1. Sweet Chaos $2,495

Drummathon 2016 Highlights

What is the Drummathon?

Drummathon is an annual family-friendly fundraising event set in a festival atmosphere that brings together the drumming community (of all skillsets and ages) for one common goal: to fight breast cancer.

As Drummathon works to fight breast cancer, it is also a celebration of life, music, and passion! Registered drummers for the event showcase their talent in front of family, friends and attendees during a timed drum solo, and then later, drummers and attendees have the opportunity to play on a kit alongside the celebrity drummers. And since Breast Cancer Can Stick It! founder April Samuels is endorsed by the drum company owned and founded by Rikki Rockett of Poison/Devil City Angels, drummers will be playing on one of the two available Official custom Breast Cancer Can Stick It! drum sets designed by Rockett Drum Works. Participants and attendees also have multiple opportunities to visit the celebrity rock stars at the autograph booth and snap pictures. The event also features rock 'n roll memorabilia silent auctions, raffles, games and vendor booths all while sprinkled with some great music from local rock bands. It's fun for the whole family. Leading up to the event, drummers, musicians, and friends alike will register to raise funds online to compete for a plethora of awesome prizes.

The 2015 inaugural event was hosted by Dan Shinder of Drum Talk TV and kicked off right with rock star drummers Carmine Appice (Ozzy, Rod Stewart, Ted Nugent), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell), and Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Bang Tango, Mr. Big).

The Drummathon is a once in a life time opportunity to drum alongside role models of rock n roll and help eradicate breast cancer at the same time -- an experience that can't be beat!



  • Texas Oncology



  • The Bomb Factory   
  •    Hosa Technologies



  • Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown
  • SpringHill Suites Dallas Richardson/Plano
  • Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel



  • Audiology Providers

    (sponsoring Vinny Appice's travel expenses)

  • Heller Automotive

    (sponsoring Chip Ritter's travel expenses)



  • BBVA Compass



  • Aquarian Drumheads



  • Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
  • Sweet Lorraine's BBQ and Catering

  • Trulee



  • Crown Trophy Plano



  • Style Follows Her



  • 254 Graphics
  • Blackheart Records Group
  • Brandi McComb Photography
  • Debra Gloria Photography
  • Debra Gloria Photography
  • Dr. Amerson's Therapeutic Essentials
  • Drumtacs
  • dw drums
  • Giant Teddy
  • Herada Printing
  • House of Blues Dallas
  • Parkland Foundation
  • Law Offices of Gilbert De La Garza
  • The Kelly Shu
  • Los Cabos Drumsticks
  • Lone Star Percussion
  • Meat U Anywhere
  • Modern Drummer Magazine
  • Monster Energy Drink
  • Moto Liberty
  • Nadine's Music Manor
  • Oak Highlands Brewery
  • Onstage Systems
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts
  • Pro Graphics, Inc.
  • Red Shed Brewhouse
  • Reliable Chevrolet
  • Rich Sticks
  • RockNRoller Multi-Cart
  • Sanders Photography
  • Seasons 52
  • Skwareks Photography
  • Toca Percussion
  • Top Golf
  • Trick Drums
  • Wedgie Picks
  • Yamaha Drums

Help The Cause

Looking for ways to help us? It's easy ....

Donate Now
Amazon Smile
eBay for Charity