Drum Boogie Festival® is a free, one-day, family-oriented, multi-cultural arts and educational event, celebrating and promoting the many styles of high quality percussion music found throughout the world.
The festival strives to keep a balance of entertainment, enlightenment, excitement and equality. All performances will highlight percussion instruments and percussion performers while sometimes including other instrumentalists, dancers and singers. Garry Kvistad, founder and CEO of Woodstock Chimes®, is a professional musician and creator / Executive Director of the Drum Boogie Festival.
The festival presents world class talent while providing an opportunity for emerging or lesser known talent to perform together. Audiences are exposed to a variety of percussion styles such as: Jazz, Japanese Traditional Taiko, African, Brazilian, Reggae, Classical, Steel Pan and more. This event is part of a continuing effort on the part of the Woodstock Chimes Fund to help recognize Ulster County as a major destination for art and cultural activities.