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Drum Fantasy Camp is 60% full! Register TODAY!

Register NOW for the 13th annual Drum Fantasy Camp!  

The camp will take place August 9-13, 2019, at the incredible Vic's Drum Shop in Chicago! Instructors will include Steve Smith, Dennis Chambers, Chad Wackerman, and Gergo Borlai!

Our world-class band is back, featuring: bassist Janek Gwizdala (Pat Metheny/Mike Stern), keyboardist Stu Mindeman (Kurt Elling), singer Chrissi Poland (Moby/Sam Moore), and Vinny Valentino (George Benson/Vital Information).

Space is limited. Click here for more info and pricing.

Concert Tickets Now ON SALE!

Tickets are now on sale for our opening and closing concerts! These are all-ages shows and tickets are available to the public! Both shows are at Martyrs' in North Center.

The August 9 show will start at 8:00 p.m. and feature drummers Chad Wackerman and Gergo Borlai. Of course, Steve Smith and Dennis Chambers will make cameo appearances! The August 13 show will feature Dennis Chambers and Steve Smith!

At both shows, each drummer will play their own sets with our all-star band featuring bassist Janek Gwizdala (Pat Metheny/Mike Stern), keyboardist Stu Mindeman (Kurt Elling), singer Chrissi Poland (Moby/Sam Moore), and Vinny Valentino (George Benson/Vital Information). A "grand finale" with both drummers will close out the show!

Click here to go to the concert page and reserve your tickets!

Recap: AccessCuba with Dave Weckl!

Drum Fantasy Camp completed its first-ever AccessCuba trip!

24 people joined legendary drummer Dave Weckl for musical exchanges, concerts featuring Dave, and plenty of exploration in Havana! It was an incredible experience - the first of many.

Click here for a full recap, photos, and videos! You can also read about past Drum Fantasy Camps!

What IS Drum Fantasy Camp?

Drum Fantasy Camp is the world's leading drum camp experience. The difference? It is run by top music industry people and it's the only camp experience with a world-class band.

No other camp offers the combination of world-class drummers, amazing musicians, blow-out performances, and personal attention from legendary players in small classes.

The experience is friendly, non-competitive, and uplifting. This is why drummers of all ages and playing levels have joined us from all over the world year-after-year.

The camp is held at the incredible Vic's Drum Shop in Chicago. Vic's is the number one independent drum shop on the planet! Our two concerts are held at Martyrs' music club in Chicago. Martyrs' has hosted legendary bands for nearly 25 years. The atmosphere is electric when Drum Fantasy Camp takes over! 

DFC is owned and managed by music industry professional Steven Orkin. Steven manages marketing for drummers Dave Weckl, Steve Smith, and Simon Phillips, while working with several other music artists. Steven is hands-on at the camp, running the events and making himself available to talk about the industry and best practices for getting ahead.

Music Director Vinny Valentino is a composer/guitartist in Steve Smith's band: Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition. He also writes and records with George Benson and several other prominent artists. Vinny organizes the concerts, runs the nightly jams, and teaches a "Groove Class" that our attendees are welcome to attend.

Everyone at DFC is friendly and encouraging. The positive atmosphere comes from an international crowd of players who are so excited to be learning and performing with the world's best.

Click here to learn more and register for Drum Fantasy Camp!

Great Moments at DFC
Opening Concert

Gavin Harrision and Steve Smith
Crash Chris Coleman's Class! (2011)