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Watch 27 Minutes of Drum Solo Performances in Downtown Orlando April 21


Blue Man Group has selected nine drummers to compete in the semi-final round of the fourth annual Orlando Drum-Off. The event is free and open to the public Friday, April 21 at 2pm at Sideshow bar in downtown Orlando. 

The audience will watch each drummer perform a three-minute drum solo in front of a panel of judges, made up of Blue Man Group musicians and performers. At the end, five drummers will be chosen as the winners of the Semi-Finals and will move on to the Finals which are held April 22nd at 9:30pm at the Wall Street Plaza Main Stage on the closing night of Florida Music Festival. 

The Semi-finalists
  1. Dewayne Hendricks – Dover, DE 
  2. Jordon Solomon – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  3. Mekigh Grant – Orlando, FL 
  4. Justin Scheidling – West Islip, NY 
  5. Mark Robinson – Atlanta, GA 
  6. Christopher Darden – Lillington, NC 
  7. Curtis Lyons, Jr. – Bushnell, FL
  8. John “Jay” Thomas – Charlotte, NC
  9. Lea Campbell – Clearwater, FL 
The winner of the Drum-Off finals on April 22nd will receive a grand prize package valued at over $5,000 including: one drum set from DW Drums; drum sticks and gift pack from Vic Firth; one Sabian XSR Rock Performance set of cymbals; one Korg Volca Beats and Korg Volca Kick; one VOX Mini3; one copy of Blue Man Group’s third studio album, THREE, and two VIP tickets to Blue Man Group Universal Orlando® Resort. 


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