Nationwide Drum Circle Links

Attention All Drummers!

Below find a list of open drumming (flute & shamanic too) circles around the US and around the world.  Please email us with new listings for circles in your area and to update your listings when necessary.    (Don’t forget to get permission before sharing contact info). If you don’t find a circle near you listed here, use a search engine and search on the words “Drumming”, “Drumming Circles,” or “Drum Circles”  along with the name of your area to find one.

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California
Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia
Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri
Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont
Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming
Washington DC        

ARIZONA

Tucson

Last Sunday, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Drum Circle

Desert Milagros
2701 W. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ 857414:00 – 6:00 pm
Contact: Tina — Phone: 520-531-1040

desertmilagros@comcast.net

CALIFORNIA

San Fernando Valley

Drum Circle
Contact Jennifer or Richard Dier at
818-893-8337 or email

Santa Cruz

Weekly 3:00 – Sunset
Drumming Circle

Hi Im skybear,,, I am a drummer here in Santa cruz ca….. we have a circle ongoing since 1989, current location is downtown santa cruz,,, on the levee, across from the bus station, many pro drummers attend,, and the city has givin up on harrasing us, for being people,,,,,, There are a few quirks,,, but all in all, we play from 3-sunset weekly,,,,all welcome..No electrics,,, just accoustics,,,,
Blessings,,,, Skybear

Santa Cruz

Community Drumming Festival
led by Jim Greiner of

Hands-On! Drumming Union Grove Music parking lot
1003 Pacific Ave.
On the beautiful Pacific Garden Outdoor Mall.

Monthly drum circles, weather permitting. Downtown Santa
Cruz. Everyone, and any level of experience, with any kind
of drum or percussion instrument is invited. Free

Contact Jim Greiner at

jgreiner@handsondrum.com

Santa Cruz County

Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:30
Jim Greiner’s Weekly Drum
Circle7 to 8:30 p.m.; Jim’s schedule permitting.

All hand drum and hand percussion players welcome. All
levels. Play… release stress, energize minds and
bodies… and celebrate the Blessing That Is Life!

Contact Jim Greiner’s Hands On Drumming® Events for
schedule: 831-462-3786

www.handsondrum.com

jgreiner@handsondrum.com

COLORADO

Denver

First Saturday, 8:00 pm – midnight
Drumming at The Witches Brew

4900 W. 46th Ave.
Denver, CO 80212
8:00 pm to Midnight
No cover charge, no age limit. All musical instruments welcome.

Contact: Kantis Tindall-Walter 303-997-9571

http://www.myspace.com/witchesbrewdenver

http://360.yahoo.com/witchesbrewdenver

Denver

Fourth Fridays, 7:00 pm
Drum Circle
Unitarian Church
1400 Lafayette
Denver, CO
7:00 pm

Sponsored by CUUPS, anyone may attend. Free, plenty of extra drums or bring your own. Led by Diana Mapes.

For info,

DianaMapesDenver@aol.com

Ft. Collins

Second & Fourth Wednesday, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Horsetooth Mountain Drum
Circle5213 Arrowhead Lane
Ft. Collins, CO
Contact: Keith Hancock 970-207-1139 keithha@mindspring.com.

Statewide

Dark Waters Drumming Circles

Join an announcement list from the
website which will keep you informed of upcoming
drumming events.

Join the

Drumming Spirit Yahoo Group for a list of regular circles in the area.

“Every week, circles form in people’s back yards, coffee shops, community centers, and in our beautiful
mountains. A variety of cultures, religions, and styles come together in our dancing, chanting, and drumming.”

CONNECTICUT

Danbury

2nd or 3rd Saturday
Drum Circle with Karin Lewis-Cook

No Place Like OM
45 Padanaram Road
Danbury, CT.
Call 203-743-6353 for specific dates & times.

Greenwich

Last Friday
Drum-N-Dance

YWCA of Greenwich
259 East Putnam Ave.
Greenwich, CT.
Call 203-869-6501 for info.

Manchester

Third Wednesday, 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Manchester Drumming Circle

Samadhi Yoga Studio
983 Main Street, second floor
Manchester CT

7:30 to 8:30 pm
Intuitive, Tribal Djembe Drumming. $5 suggested donation

Directions: Exit 3 off 384 east, studio on your right after 4th traffic light.

Contact: Jaime- 860-916-9914 drummingworks@cox.net

Weston

First Friday & Third Monday
Drum-N-Dance

Norfield Grange
12 Good Hill Rd.
Weston, CT
Call: 203-454-DRUM or email:

rbdrumguy@aol.com for info.

DELAWARE

We of the Eagle clan of Pennsylvania have a new mixed drum (males and females).We welcome all into the Eagle clan who have a pure spirit and who want to honor Grandfather Spirit by drumming. We have appeared as a guest drum at Allentown and also with the Red Hawk Singers.

Tell all in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware they can contact me. Keeper of the Drum: Bill. mrbill@nothinbut.net

FLORIDA

Edgewater

First Friday, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Drumming for Peace

Edgewater Public Library
103 Indian River Blvd.
Edgewater, FL 32132
7:00 – 8:30 pm

It is free and open to all ages and drumming experience. Extra drums and instruments are available for those who need to borrow one. We hold extra drumming sessions on the beach as time schedules permit, about once every quarter.

Drum for Peace, Rhonda, 386-423-0083,

Drum4p@aol.com

Mayo

First Saturday
The Paralounge

River Rendezvous Campground
828 N.E. Primrose Rd.
Mayo, FL 32066
For more info , please check out the website.

www.paralounge.net

Miami Beach

Full Moon Eve & Full Moon
Full Moon Drum Circle and Full Moon Eve Drum Circle

Both are held on the beach at 85th and Collins Ave
People show up around 9:30 P.M. when it falls on a weekend, and a little earlier if it falls on a weeknight.

Contact Mark at

bloodthump@yahoo.com

New Smyma Beach

Third Saturday (January – April)

Drumming for Peace

On the Beach at Hiles Blvd. fire pit
7:00 – 8:30 pm

It is free and open to all ages and drumming experience. Extra drums and instruments may be available for those who need to borrow one. Please bring something to sit on.

Drum for Peace, Rhonda, 386-423-0083,

Drum4p@aol.com

St. Petersburg

Wolf’s Heart Lodge (Mixed)
Daughters of the Earth (women)
Sons of the Earth (Men)

Contact Skydancer 727-343-4638

ILLINOIS

Chicago

Chicago-area based Community
Drums Circle with an Events calendar, bulletin board, and more.Please see their website for scheduling for their events and many others.

The Rhythm Revolution

maryland

Chambersburg, PA

First Saturday (Sept – June), 6:30 pm

Tri State Drumming Circle
(PA, MD, WV)Easy access on/off I-81 Zion Reformed
Church 259 S. Main St. Chambersburg, PA (ample off street
parking)
6:30 pm

Bring your own drum’s) and other percussion or use ours. All are welcome (Congas, bongos, djembes, doumbeks, frame drums/tars, tambourines, shakers and flutes are usually played in the circle). Using the rhythm of the heartbeat as the core with improvisational polyrhythms galore. The Drumming Circle is followed by involvement in sacred sound and movement, including Dances of Universal Peace.

Contact Bill

whriv@kuhncom.net or Rashid

rashidrevicki@hotmail.com

MASSACHUSETTS

Fairhaven

Second Sunday & Fourth Friday, 7:00
Drumfish Community Drum Circle.

Unitarian Memorial Church
102 Green St,
Fairhaven, Ma.

A freestyle community drum circle open to all. Join with us and create improvisational, playful, dynamic rhythm music.  Beginners are always welcomed and encouraged. Second Sunday and Fourth Friday of most months. Doors open at 7PM. For more information and an up to date schedule please see our website at:

http://drumfish.weebly.com or Email:

Drumfish@charter.net

New Bedford

Second & Fourth Friday, 7:00 pm
Drum Circle
First Unitarian Church
71 8th St.
New Bedford, MA
7:00 pm

Contact: trdrelm@rcn.com

Northampton

Sunday, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
World Beat Drum Circle

Spirit of the Heart
47 Market Street
Downtown Northampton, MA.
4:00 – 6:00 pm

One hour of learning traditional rhythms from around the world, one hour of open jamming.
For more info call, (413) 584-3022 or go to

Global Alliance for Intelligent Arts

Oxford

First Wednesday
“Laughing Drum” facilitated
Drum Circle Generations
250 Main St.
Oxford, MA

…bring your own drum, rattle or flute…and don’t forget
your sense of humor…..different “guest cultural rhythm”
each month. $5 per person/children under 12 free.

Please call 508-987-3310 for more info.

MONTANA

Butte
Drum Circle

Contact:  Michael McDaniel michaeldrums@bresnan.net

NEVADA

Carson City

Third Saturday, 7:00 pm
Free Community Drum Circle.

Outside in the courtyard in summer, inside
during winter at
COMMA COFFEE
312 S. Carson St.
Carson City, NV
7:00 p.m. – ??
Phone (775) 883-2662. www.commacoffee.com

NEW JERSEY

Brick Township

Wednesday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Gathering Tree Drum Circle

Summer: Windward Beach
Winter: Brick High School
6:00 – 9:00 pm
For more information, check their website: www.thegatheringtree.org

Red Bank

Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Drum Circle

This is a freeform circle meeting every Wed. evening from 7-8:30 at the parking lot of Drummer’s Alley 52-A Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ 07701.

The circle has been meeting every week since last summer. We have indoor facilities at a nearby studio for those cold winter months. Contact email is

drummers.alley@verizon.net
Phone 732-450-1013

The NY-NJ Drum Circles Forum

Join our events announcement forum and
find out about circles in New York and New Jersey.

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/NY-NJ-DrumCircles/

We of the Eagle clan of Pennsylvania have a new mixed drum (males and females). We welcome all into the Eagle clan who have a pure spirit and who want to honor Grandfather Spirit by drumming. We
have appeared as a guest drum at Allentown and also with the Red Hawk Singers.

Tell all in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware they can contact me. Keeper of the Drum: Bill. mrbill@nothinbut.net

NEW YORK

Rochester

Times Variable

Open Drum Circle

We meet as often as we can depending on scheduling. It’s an open jam type drumming with african and latin beats adding a variety of percussion instruments along with some electronic sounds. Every time we meet it’s different in style and sound.

www.meetup.com/drumcircle-rochester

Pam Perkins
Open Drum Circle Co-organizer

The NY-NJ Drum Circles Forum

Join our events announcement forum and
find out about circles in New York and New Jersey.

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/NY-NJ-DrumCircles/

Schenectady

Full Moon

Full Moon Drumming Under the Dome 7-8 pm
Earth Circles
UUSS, 1221 Wendell Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12308
“In a Circle, all are equal.”
Each month we join with drum circles around the world to drum for peace. Leaders from many traditions and nations including Voices of the Grove Pow Wow Drum.

NORTH CAROLINA

Full Moon, 7:00 pm
Drum Circle
One Spirit spiritual retreat holds a full
moon drumming circle on the
full moon at 7:00 P.M. One Spirit is located in North
Carolina. for more information go to

http://www.angelfire.com/nc2/onespirit

Sylvia

Variable Times
Drum Circle
Ravens’ Lodge of Sylva, NC hosts drum circles at campgrounds, lodges, scout groups, pow wows, etc. in the western North Carolina area and central Florida and points between.
RJ & Cindy Grady
1240 Mockingbird Lane
Cabin 12A
Sylva, NC 28779
(828) 634-4200

Tarboro

Feb 21st
One Tribe drum band, 7:00pm $10.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door. Loaner drums will be available. Saint Anne’s Chapel and Event Center, 3244 McNair rd Tarboro, NC 27886

www.stanneschapel.com

252-641-0262

https://onetribeatsaintannes.eventbrite.com

March 21st and 22nd, Weekend Drumming Retreat with Obi Kaye.
Saturday will be Middle Eastern and Mediterranean rhythm for movement and dance. $85.00

Sunday
will be a guide to shamanic drumming “drumriding, or”playing rhythm for meditation, healing and prayer.
$40.00

Saint Anne’s Chapel and Event Center, 3244 McNair rd Tarboro, NC
27886 www.stanneschapel.com 252-641-0262 Advance
registration is $100.00 for the weekend https://obikayedrumworkshop.eventbrite.com

April 18th Open Free Drum Circle on the Tarboro, NC town common.
7:00pm

May 16th
Performance by Will Ridenour and friends on the Kora followed by a community Drum Circle $10.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door. At Saint Anne’s Chapel and Event Center, 3244 McNair rd Tarboro, NC 27886

www.stanneschapel.com 252-641-0262 http://willridenouratsaintannes.eventbrite.com

OREGON

Baker City

Eastern Oregon Flute Circle

Contact Person: Phillip John Charette
3415 Carter Street, Baker City, OR 97814
Phone: 541-523-7563
E-mail:  phillip@spiritone.com

Representative to INAFA: Phillip John Charette

Central Point Third Friday

Drumming Circle with Gary and Debbie GentBring your drums and rattles and come and play with us. We have some extra drums and rattles for those who don’t have their own instruments.
Contact: Debbie — Phone: 602-896-0146

E-mail: debbie@shamanicconnection.com
Gary — Phone: 602-439-5843 E-mail:

gary@shamanicconnection.com

www.meetup.com/shamanicconnection

Eugene First Tuesday, 7:30 pm
Shamanic drumming circle in Eugene once a month.We also have a shamanic healing circle in Eugene once a month (includes drumming).

Folks can access the schedule and contact information at our webpage: Hearth of the Dancing Drum

Donation is helpful but not required.

Eugene

Oregon Flute Circle,
Willamette Clan (Eugene)Contact Person: Sherrie Kuhl
26746 Powell Road, Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: 541-344-7917
E-mail: gskuhl@televar.com

Website:  http://www.oregonflutecircle.info

Representative to INAFA: Jeff Calavan

Hillsboro

Columbia River Flute Circle
Ellen Saunders Contact
47950 NW Dingheiser Rd
Manning OR 97125
503-324-9320 home 503-939-1858 cell

Ellen_L_Saunders@me.com
personal web site
http://silvanusgrove.com/

CRFC web site
www.columbiariverflutecircle.org

Hillsboro

One Sunday a Month
Cascadia Flute Circle

All levels welcome. Meeting places and times vary. Please call or go to www.cascadiaflutecircle.org for schedule and more information,

Stephanie Baldridge, Facilitator

2580 SE Bluebonnet Court, Hillsboro, OR 97123-8314
Phone: 503-846-1755
E-mail: alaria@syrynx.net

Representative to INAFA: Stephanie Baldridge

Portland

First Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Men’s Drumming

Cedar Mountain Drums
2239 E. Burnside
Portland, OR (Upstairs)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Bring your own drums and rattles, or use one of ours.
Donation of $5.00 helps pay for the use of the space.

Call 503-235-6345 or email patrick@cedarmountaindrums.com

Portland

Second Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Mixed Drumming (Men, Women and Kids)

Cedar Mountain Drums
2239 E. Burnside
Portland, OR (Upstairs)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Bring your own drums and rattles, or use one of ours. Donation of $5.00 helps pay for the use of the space.

Call 503-235-6345 or email patrick@cedarmountaindrums.com

Portland

Third Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Women’s Drumming

Cedar Mountain Drums
2239 E. Burnside
Portland, OR (Upstairs)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Bring your own drums and rattles, or use one of ours.
Donation of $5.00 helps pay for the use of the space.

Call 503-235-6345 or email patrick@cedarmountaindrums.com

Portland

Fourth Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Shamanic Circle

Cedar Mountain Drums
2239 E. Burnside
Portland, OR (Upstairs)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

One person (usually Patrick) drums while participants do journey work. Beginners welcome. Donation of $10.00 helps pay for the use of the space.

Call 503-235-6345 or email patrick@cedarmountainndrums.com

Portland

Second Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Northern Traditions Drumming Circle:
Drumming With The Ancestors and the Spirits of Old Europe and the British Isles.

Where: 6103 NE Davis, Portland 97213
When: Second Thursdays, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Description: Cost: $5. This can be applied toward food and drink but please arrive between 4-6 pm so you have a chance to order and be ready to drum. Parking lot behind the cafe. Enter from Dekum.This drum circle is for hoop or frame drums only, natural animal hides. We are drumming in the tradition
of the Northern European and British Isles indigenous people.

It is not a drum jam or world beat.

If you don’t have a drum, come anyway. Listen and feel
the power of the drums. It can be quite transformative.

Call for more information. Ingrid @ 415.652.3990.  The Runes Revealed: Drums amd Drum Circles

Salem

Second Sunday, 2:00 pm
“One Spirit” Drum Circle

Woodland Chapel
582 High St. NE
Salem, Oregon
2:00 pm

Everyone welcome, donation requested.
For more information, contact Madge Peinkofer “White Cloud Feathers”

homecenter2@concast.net

Salem

Every Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Salem Community Drum Circle

7-9 PM
Summer: Riverfront Park Amphitheater or (if raining) Picnic Shelter
Winter: Cafe Noir 610 Marion St NE, Salem http://www.ilovecafenoir.vpweb.com/

Dr. Leland Gilsen

www.oregon-archaeology.com

www.echoes-in-time.com

Sherwood

Third Sunday, 6:30 pm
Monthly Drum Circle

Qigong Educational Services & Sherwood
Wellness Center
16660 SW 12th Street
Sherwood, OR 97140
6:30 pm

Bring your own instrument or share ours

For more information, contact JoAnn Albrecht, 503-201-1842
or email joann@qiheals.com

www.qiheals.com

Silverton

Fourth Sunday. 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Silverton Community Healing Rhythm Circle

Description: The Silverton Community Healing Rhythm Circle meets every fourth Sunday from 1 to 4 pm at the Silverton Grange, 201 Division St., Silverton, Oregon.

This shamanic drum circle is free and open to all.

Contact Michael Drake, email: talkingdrumpub@yahoo.com
Website: http://ShamanicDrumming.com

PENNSYLVANIA

We of the Eagle clan of Pennsylvania have a new mixed drum (males and females).We welcome all into the Eagle clan who have a pure spirit and who want to honor Grandfather Spirit by drumming. We have appeared as a guest drum at Allentown and also with the Red Hawk Singers.

Tell all in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware they can contact me. Keeper of the Drum: Bill. mrbill@nothinbut.net

Chambersburg

First Saturday (Sept – June), 6:30 pm

Tri State Drumming Circle (PA, MD, WV)
Easy access on/off I-81 Zion Reformed Church 259 S. Main St. Chambersburg, PA (ample off street
parking)
6:30 pm

Bring your own drum(s) and other percussion or use ours. All are welcome (Congas, bongos, djembes, doumbeks, frame drums/tars, tambourines, shakers and flutes are usually played in the circle). Using the rhythm of the heartbeat as the core with improvisational polyrhythms galore. The Drumming Circle is followed by involvement in sacred sound and movement, including Dances of Universal Peace.

Contact Bill whriv@kuhncom.net or Rashid rashidrevicki@hotmail.com

TEXAS

Austin

Second Friday, 7:30 pm
Mixed Drumming

Unity Center Austin
7:30 p.m.
9905 Dessau Road
Austin, TX
512-255-5196

The focus of our monthly drummings is personal and planetary healing. Folks show up with everything from a typical Native American hand drums to djembes, etc. All are welcome who come in the spirit of seeking to serve by drumming, dancing and singing for healing and Divine Order.

We also accept e-mail requests for Prayers during our drumming. These e-mails are placed in the center of our circle. Drummers/Dancers are encouraged to pick up one of these e-mails to energize during the event.

Steve Latham slatham1@mindspring.com

Dallas

Wednesday, 6:30 pm
Women’s Drumming

6:30 p.m.
Dallas, TX
214-521-9019

All women welcome. Please call for directions or e-mail: Jennifer A. Walz, L.Ac., RMT DianaDrummers@aol.com

www.wellnessintheparks.com

VERMONT

Richmond

Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Mystic Weavers Drum Circle

Tuesdays • 6:30-8:00pm

We welcome all those who search to open their mind and spirit through the Toltec teachings. Through drumming, reading, reflecting and sharing we strive to create a community that supports individuals integrating peace into their daily lives.
—–

Joanne Ranney, Coord. Witness For Peace, New England Region
Phone: 802-434-2980 – www.witnessforpeace.org/newengland

The Peace Loft in Richmond, Vermont
joanne@peaceloft.com

WASHINGTON

Gig Harbor
Mixed Drumming
EarthWILD Gallery
7116 Stinson Ave #A208
Gig Harbor, WA

We offer a drum circle to honor Spirit and the Earth, for planetary health and connection, and for personal journeys.  The group is open to any who come with respect and an open heart. Bring your own drum or rattle (or borrow ours), a blanket, eye cover, and notebook.

Love offering (a suggested donation of $10.00 helps cover costs).
Email us at earthwildart@centurytel.net or call for more information
at 253-851-6144

Or check out our events at www.earthwild.net

WEST VIRGINIA

Chambersburg, PA
First Saturday (Sept – June), 6:30 pm

Tri State Drumming Circle (PA, MD, WV)

Easy access on/off I-81 Zion Reformed Church 259 S. Main St. Chambersburg, PA (ample off street
parking)
6:30 pm

Bring your own drum(s) and other percussion or use ours. All are welcome (Congas, bongos, djembes, doumbeks, frame drums/tars, tambourines, shakers and flutes are usually played in the circle). Using the rhythm of the heartbeat as the core with improvisational polyrhythms galore. The Drumming Circle is followed by involvement in sacred sound and movement, including Dances of Universal Peace.

Contact Bill  whriv@kuhncom.net or Rashid rashidrevicki@hotmail.com

Worldwide Drum Circle Listings

CANADA

Alberta – Edmonton

Ongoing

Drum Circle
On-going Family, Youth, Adult, Drum Circles And Song Circles
Something for Everyone!

please visit www.drumAdrumDRUM.com and check our website

Ontario – Barrie

Second Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Drum Circle

Here in Barrie, Ontario, CANADA, we have 3 intuitive drumming circles each month, with one circle being opened to the community at large.

This circle takes place the 2nd Tuesday evening of every month, 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Royal Victoria Hospital Community Care Centre, Lower Level Large Group Room, 70 Wellington Street West, Barrie, Ontario. L4N 1K4.

For information please contact Anne Marie Ireland at irelandan@rvh.on.ca.

NEW ZEALAND

Wellington

Drum Circle

Every full moon we have a garden bar setting to play in. We have been going for about eight years, and
it’s a popular event. The numbers vary, but a few hundred people, thirty to forty drummers, fire jugglers and dancers gather around the fire. Often, visiting musicians add spice to the mix. I have been a regular since the beginning and have seen it change and grow with time.

Contact Bruce mcnaught@globe.net.nz

SCOTLAND

Angus, Carnoustie,  Barry

Drum Circle

“Bear Spirit Drumming” The Post House, Main Street, Barry, Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland.
DD7 7RP, Tel: 01241 855269.

Email: ted.bennison@virgin.net

The circle starts at 11:00am and runs until 14:30 pm with a lunch break mid drum.