The 10th annual DrumStrong festival in Weddington, NC just streamed one of the longest drum circle marathons to over 70 countries around the world.
Charlotte Stories was granted exclusive access to film the event (including permission to use our drone);
This years event featured the addition of the fire-breathing ‘Remo The Dragon’, several more food trucks, and dozens of vendors. Performers included The Kruger Brothers, Jeff Sipe, Josh Daniel & Mark Schimick, Flatland Tourists, Of Good Nature and others.
The Swimmers started DrumStrong in 2007, after Scott Swimmer’s son Mason was diagnosed with bone cancer.
The goal of the event is to bring together survivors and those affected by cancer in any easy-to-participate activity that everyone can join in on. In the years since its inception, it’s sprouted fundraising events around the world, with DrumStrongs from Tokyo to Hawaii to Rome all broadcasting simultaneously on the web.
You can find out more information or how to donate here on DrumStrong.org