Drums are among one of the oldest musical instruments, dating all the way back to 6000 BC in Mesopotamia. Group drumming has been used for just as long in harvest rituals, solstice gatherings, marriage ceremonies and many more celebrations. Drum Circles, a more recent gathering, are for the sole purpose of connecting the community spiritually and socially through expressive music.

How would you like to participate in or witness a Drum Circle, here in the QCA?

This summer’s 11th and final Beach Drum Circle is happening this Sunday Sep 24 at 6 p.m.

The Beach Drum Circle will take place along the banks of the Mississippi River in Sunset Park in Rock Island at the end of George Skafidas Parkway. For a map and directions of where the Circle meets, go to https://goo.gl/maps/jp8QyvwBQQ92. You can also call Brent at (309) 292-5528 prior to the gathering.

This energetic and up-beat evening will provide entertainment for all. Great conversation, fire performances, dancing and much more will be provided. This is a family-friendly event, so bring out the whole gang! Everyone is invited to participate in drumming, flow arts, flow, fire performance, bubbles, Chinese lanterns and bring those beach toys. If able to, please bring out some firewood as well!

To keep up with future events, make sure to check out the Beach Drum Circle Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BeachDrumCircle/ and the Quad Cities Drum Circle Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/QuadCitiesDrumCircle/.

Grab your lawn chairs, blankets and good aura and head down to Sunset Park this weekend for a Beach Drum Circle!



Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.