In this edition of Drum News, a drum show gets postponed and a drum company releases an art-piece snare with 351 pieces of inlay.

Music City Drum Show Postponed to 2021

The inaugural Music City Drum Show will have to wait a year. The organizers sent an email Monday announcing the show will be put on hold: “While not an easy decision to make, we are making the socially responsible decision to postpone the Music City Drum Show until 2021 (August 7, 2021).”

The show was originally slated to take place August 8, 2020, at the Nashville fairgrounds, with 25,000 feet of expo space and clinics by Niy Zidkyahu, Mike Dawson, and Brian Quick.


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“While this heartbreaking decision was difficult to make, we know it’s the right one, with the health and safety of our attendees, staff, artists, vendors, community, and supporters in mind,” read the email. Exhibitor and admission fees will be carried over to August 2021.

DW Releases Collector’s Series ‘Timekeeper’ Snare Drum

Drum Workshop has released a new snare, created as a tribute to timekeepers who shine by locking in the beat and helping a song shine. The 14” x 6.5” Timekeeper, as it’s called, is decorated with 351 pieces of clock-and-gear wood inlays.

“Some of my favorite drummers do just that—they keep time,” said DW vice president and drum designer. “And they do it in a way that is so admirable. These often-unsung players play for the song. It’s a cliché, but it’s so right on the money. The Timekeeper is in tribute to those players.”

Each piece of exotic and dyed laser-cut material is meticulously hand-inlayed into the 1/36”-thick top veneer of a Pure Purpleheart shell. The 11-ply VLT shell is made at the DW California Custom Shop and outfitted with custom True-Hoops with faux leather inlay, True-Tone Snare Wires, MAG Throw-Off System with 3-position butt plate, and more, finished in limited edition Antique Bronze. The drum comes with a DW carrying case and will retail for $2,307.