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July 18, 2024

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Everybody Drum Some Hosts Community Event

Drum one, drum all at Old Fort Park on June 22.

Everybody Drum Some will host its annual summer Community Rhythm Event at Old Fort Park on Wednesday, June 22.

The entire Rutherford County community is invited to join forces and make music together to celebrate the coming of summer. The event will feature rhythmists calling and responding, crescendoing and decrescendoing, accenting in unison and freestyling.

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There is no cost to participate, and people of all ages are invited to come join the session or to spectate. Participants can bring drums, shakers, tambourines, wood blocks or percussive instruments of any type, but even those who have no instrument may come out and use one from the extensive Everybody Drum Some collection.

Murfreesboro Community Rhythm Events have taken place each June over the past years in conjunction with the summer solstice β€” the longest day of the year β€” and Make Music Day.

This year’s event may be the day after the summer solstice and the official observation of Make Music Day, but the summer vibes and the upbeat rhythms should still be in full swing.

The Everybody Drum Some events feature some of the widest age ranges of any musical ensemble; participants at the all-ages Murfreesboro events may very well be aged 2 or 80.

Make Music Day, a worldwide celebration of music that started in France in 1982, is now observed every year on June 21, which also coincides with the summer solstice. Everybody Drum Some continues to use this holiday season to encourage everyone to come out and join in a group percussion session.

The 2022 Everybody Drum Some Summer Community Rhythm Event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro between the playground and outdoor tennis courts.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.