Friday, May 20, 2011

Cancer takes a "beating" at annual 24-plus hour marathon Saturday and Sunday

drumSTRONG, the annual marathon drum circle and concert event to raise awareness and funds for cancer research, education, and support for survivors, begins its 29 hour event Saturday, May 21, at noon.

Organizers want to break the world record for longest and possibly largest continuous drum circle. Participants can form teams, register, and gather sponsors and donations as you would for cancer walks or 24 Hours of Booty.

In addition to the drum circle, performers include local artists Chasing Edison, Bubonik Funk, Bunky Moon and Simplified as well as John Kadlecik (Further/Dark Star Orchestra), all-star combo Mu'tet (which includes Jeff Coffin of Dave Matthew Band/Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Jeff Sipe of Leftover Salmon/Aquarium Rescue Unit and others), Sol Driven Train, the CFD Pipe & Drum Corp, the Carolina Panthers Purrcussion Drum Line and many others.

The event takes place four miles South of 485 at Misty Meadow Farms, 455 Providence Rd. S & Ennis Rd., Weddington, NC 28173. Tickets/registration is $25 per person or $50 per family. Event is rain or shine (with tents aplenty). Camping is available with registration. For more information go to

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