Drum/Dance at Sellwood Riverfront Park (with Potluck)

6:00 -- 7:00 pm: picnic 'n potluck

7:00 -- 9:00 pm: regular drum/dance circle

PLEASE NOTE:- This is an OUTDOOR event at the Sellwood Riverfront Park.

 

Greetings movers, shakers 'n all ye rhythm-makers!

Bring your drum
And your restless feet
As one we become
Hearts shall open and meet

Tap your fingers
And sway to the beat
As the rhythm rises and lingers
Together we feel more complete

Come alone or bring your friends. You don't have to be a drummer to come; come just to watch or listen. And if you're a drummer, all skill levels are welcome. And feel free to bring other acoustic instruments -- didjridoo, flute, guitar, harmonica, whatever.

Microphones and PA will be available for people who would like to sing or for use with other soft instruments.  We will also have a few 'Toyboxes' full of other percussive noise-toys and some extra drums for sharing.  If you have extra instruments to share, please bring them.

As for dancing, you DO NOT need to be a trained dancer (although we do have those from time to time) to get up and move to the beat. As long as YOU are having fun dancing, anything goes.

It's great to see the drummers, didj players, and dancers all playing off of each other.

Don't be a spectator, PARTICIPATE. YOU are the show!

KIDS ARE MOST WELCOME!!

Please support us with a suggested donation of $2.00.

POTLUCK: If you're joining us for potluck (at 6pm), please bring a dish that'll feed about 4 people. More is not necessary. Don't worry about the RSVP count.

Love and Light,

~ Jeff (Becca, Eric, Sage, Doug and Terry)

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  • Jeff K.

    loved the singing and other instruments!

    July 29, 2013

  • Sage R.

    Fabulous! It was my kind of circle: drummers in sync, dancers enjoying themselves, good food, good conversations. A refreshing blend of new and familiar, known and unknown. Here's to Portland. Thank you all for making it so much fun!

    July 29, 2013

  • Brent Woodson S.

    i had such a great time. the energy of the group was so positive. i had so much fun singing with you guys!!

    4 · July 28, 2013

    • Brent Woodson S.

      thank you so much, i was a bit nervous. everyone was amazing! i'll definitely be there for the next one.

      2 · July 28, 2013

    • Marianne D.

      Nervous with talent like that???

      July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the awesome experience -- it was the best ---- combining time in nature - with rhythm, singing, movement and just good company. Definatley resonate with the out of the box -- creative soul. Trained as a creative arts therapist -- I found my kindred group. Debra

    July 28, 2013

  • Kim

    I'm sorry to have missed it....I was painting my bathroom yesterday (and today....yikes) and my eyes were bigger than my paintbrush. On the plus side, it should be a beautiful blue ocean when done.

    July 28, 2013

  • Doug P.

    There was a pair of finger cymbals left with my other instruments, last night. If you forgot them, I will be bring them to the next jam.

    July 28, 2013

  • Larry P.

    What a tremendous evening on the riverfront.
    Great energy & cool people.
    Thanks Sage & Doug.

    July 28, 2013

  • Doug P.

    It's great to have everyone in tune with each other.

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Ben

    Awesome evening! Lots of nice people, good music and a dance party:)

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • chad

    Its was a great vibe through all there even passerbys were dancing, the turbine were body moving good, smilesto all that and got down in the sun by the water, iI feel enlightened and filled with joy after this circle.

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Corinne

    I really had fun.

    July 27, 2013

  • Marianne D.

    Fabulous!!!

    July 27, 2013

  • Sarah

    I'm coming from Salem tonight. If anybody needs a ride or wants to carpool I'm happy to drive. First time going to this gathering and looking forward to it!

    1 · July 27, 2013

    • Sarah

      Correction: it doesn't look like I will be able to make it after all. Next time! :'(

      July 27, 2013

  • Sage R.

    Really looking forward to jamming with you all by the river. If you plan to join us for potluck, it starts at 6pm. Jam at 7pm. Bring a dish that'll feed about 4, no need for more. No need for disposable dish ware, we have plenty of stainless steel bowls and silverware.

    July 27, 2013

  • Patrick O.

    Would anyone coming from NE/SE like to ride share? My old Honda can't take the stress of a drive that far.... Thanks in advance!

    July 26, 2013

    • Sage R.

      Did you find a ride yet, Patrick?

      July 27, 2013

  • Madhu

    My first time at this event, coming in from near Hood River

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Victoria D.

    Will be at NW Book Festival all day and may not be able to come. Looking forward to future events.

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love drumming - connecting to the heartbeat of the earth. connecting to folks

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • Lana M.

    Hello everyone.
    I am visiting Portland from Calgary. I have enjoyed drum circles at home and am looking forward to banging the drum on Saturday.
    Peace!

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be out of town. Hope to see you all at the next one. Thank you for organizing!

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Becca R.

    Be dancing it up from Idaho!

    2 · July 17, 2013

  • joe

    My drum and I will be at Northwest World Reggae Fest!

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • Sage R.

      Enjoy your good self! But we'll miss you bro.

      July 17, 2013

  • Lydia

    Can't wait! Oh and I'm not counting the baby as my guest, lol, he's just an extension of me at this point :)

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • Joe R.

    looking forward to this!

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Tara L.

    This sounds like fun. I want to come but may not be able to. Hope to meet all of you soon. Can't wait to start drumming again, it has been over 7 years..

    1 · July 15, 2013

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