What we're about

We are an ever expanding community of folks from all walks of life. Our experience varies from seasoned self taught types to serious students to those who are just curious and looking for something new and fun. We all leave hooked on the experience.

Our style is what we call "Organic" that is, it evolves as each of us Drums in response to what we hear much like a conversation does. Each Jam grows and ebbs and is a truly amazing, intimate experience each and every night.

We include Djembe's, Doun Douns, Doumbek, Frame Drums, Gongs, Bells, Rattles and many other Percussive Instruments.

My Gratitude goes out to Steve Aldrich for creating this marvelous group (back in 2009) and entrusting it to me. It has been my privilege to be on this wonderful Journey with all the many members, to have shared in all the wonderful Events and to be at this crossroads of growth (blending Merry Meets with Simple Beats.) For our Community, for us all.

Drum On!!

Upcoming events (5+)

Dragonfly Medicine's Crystal Bowl Meditation @ Healing Arts Metaphysical Center

Healing Arts Metaphysical Center

Welcome to Dragonfly Medicine's Meditation Circle Join me for this Unique, Relaxing Experience of Stretching, Breath Work, Essential Oils, Percussive Sound, Crystal Singing Bowls and more Please Call Healing Arts (or text Wende) Reservation is required (class will be canceled for low reservations) We have 10 Gravity Chairs which are available for your comfort as first come first serve so reserve your space now!! Wende[masked] Healing Arts[masked] Don't Forget Our Punch Card Offer!! Attend 6 Meditations, Receive the 7th Free Fee: $25.00 feel free to share these events with family and friends please wear comfortable clothing, bring water, a couple of blankets (you may get chilly and want to cover up) bolsters, pillows or anything you may need to make yourself comfortable (on a hardwood floor)

First Saturday Drum Circle!!

Simple Balance Holistic Center

“Check out our photo gallery. We have a beautiful space to drum in with fabulous acoustics. Come renew your Spirit!!” We meet the 1st Saturday of each month from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Bring your Drums or Borrow one of Ours, We have plenty of Percussive Instruments to share. We are a Community of Drummers of all Skill Levels so Join us if you're Experienced or Join us if you want something New and Fun to Do!! Simple Balance is Located in Downtown Elgin across from the YWCA and next to Elgin Public House. There's a free parking garage across the street too. Join our MeetUp, there is no charge to do so. Membership allows you to receive Event Notification a week in advance as well as to be able to view our Calendar. A donation of $5 is requested to support our Circle. Be sure to check out the other drum circles in the area. Below are some great circles we are connected with in the Chicagoland area. Sacred Heartbeat Drum Circle https://www.meetup.com/Sacred-Heartbeat-Drum-Circle Jeff Niles Drum Circle @ Evolve http://evolve4peace.com/

Drum Circle @ Evolve with Jeff Niles!!


Join Jeff Niles at Evolve to experience wordless communication as we feel and create a beat that evolves through the participation of each drummer. We are all surrounded by rhythm: our heartbeats, our breathing… Heartbeat rhythms are one of the first things we experience--in the womb. So let's come together as Individuals and create a new cohesive whole--let's create a sense of unity. No prior experience is necessary Contributions are always welcome Children Welcome Evolve 54 N Williams St Crystal Lake IL, 60014 For more information, Please visit the Evolve website at http://evolve4peace.com/ No prior experience is necessary Contributions are always welcome Children Welcome Evolve 54 N. Williams St. Crystal Lake IL, 60014 For more information, Please visit the Evolve website at http://evolve4peace.com/

Drum Circle & Sacred Pipe Ceremony to Honor Our Earth Mother

Healing Arts Metaphysical Center

Drumming will begin at 10 am and be followed by (for those who would like to join us) a Sacred Pipe Ceremony to Honor Mother Earth beginning at 12N. Bring Drums, Rattles or other percussive instruments or share one of ours. Join us once again with our Host Rodrigo Duque in this very powerful and immersive Ceremony to Honor our Earth Mother. For those of you staying for the Pipe Ceremony please bring 3 oz of water to be blessed and returned to Mother Earth. contributions to support our Circles are always appreciated dates may change for various reasons, please check our calendar to stay updated for more info go to: http://www.healingartsmetaphysical.com/ or call:[masked]

Past events (687)

Let's Drum with Carlos @ Burning Bush

Burning Bush Gallery

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