The long-running year-round Newport Community Drum Circle will return on Tuesday, May 1, to its regular twice-monthly summer schedule inside the glass enclosed gazebo at Don Davis Park.
The free, family friendly event (now in its tenth year) will meet every first and third Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm through September. All ages and skill levels are welcome and there are instruments to borrow for those who don’t have their own drum.
The sessions are drug, alcohol, and smoke free by city ordinance and drum circle policy and are always supervised. Don Davis Park is on the ocean, across Olive Street from the Newport Performing Arts Center.
Drum Circle Coordinator Chandler Davis said the rhythm gathering typically attracts from two to three dozen participants (up to more than 50), including local regulars and many out of town and out of state visitors. Participants range in age from toddlers to nonagenarians and represent every social and economic stratum, he said.
The Drum Circle also presents performance events and outreach drum circles in school, church, institutional, and private settings and at community festivals, benefits, and gatherings throughout the year. Davis and other members of the group perform regularly in local clubs and music venues. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-272-4615