Christopher Darden TAKES HOME BLUE MAN GROUP AND FLORIDA MUSIC FESTIVAL'S 4TH ANNUAL BLUE MAN GROUP DRUM-OFF GRAND PRIZE
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Blue Man Orlando Drum-Off!
Blue Man Group selected eight to compete in the semi-final round of this year's Drum-Off as part of the Florida Music Festival at Sideshow in downtown Orlando on Friday, April 21st. Semi-finalists were chosen based on their creativity, musicality, technical ability and personal style.
Of the 8 semi-finalists, 5 talented drummers made it into the finals to compete for the grand prize!
· Dwayne Hendricks – Dover, DE
· Jordon Solomon – Fort Lauderdale, FL
· Mekigh Grant – Orlando, FL
· Justin Scheidling – West Islip, NY
· Christopher Darden – Lillington, NC
· Curtis Lyons, Jr. – Bushnell, FL
· John “Jay” Thomas – Charlotte, NC
· Lea Campbell – Clearwater, FL
Each finalist had the opportunity to perform a live three-minute drum session in front of our panel of judges during the closing night of Florida Music Festival on Saturday, April 22nd at 9:30 p.m. at the Wall Street Plaza Main Stage. The audience of live music fans cheered on each drummer and the solos were full of creativity and talent.
One grand prize winner was named after tallying the judges scores: Christopher Darden – Lillington, NC. Christopher received prizes from DW Drums, Vic Firth, Sabian, Korg, VOX and Blue Man Group - valued at over $5,000. Each Drum-Off finalist will receive 2 VIP tickets to Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando Resort.
We hope to see you there on stage or in the crowd next time! Learn more about Florida Music Festival here.
To see the Blue Man Orlando Drum-Off Official rules please click here.