Jack DeJohnette
Jack DeJohnette

Valerie Naranjo of Mandara

Valerie Naranjo of Mandara

POOK and Energy Dance Company

POOK and
Energy Dance Company

Japanese Taiko Drumming

Board of Advisors:

Kevin Brady
Ceres Technologies

Jack DeJohnette
World-renown Jazz Musician

Milton Glaser
Milton Glaser, Inc.
Graphic Design

Holly Green-Emerick
Granddaughter of the late George Hamilton Green, Composer / Xylophone Artist

Michael Lang
1969 Woodstock Festival Producer

Pat Metheny
Award-winning Jazz
Musician / Composer

Steve Reich
Prominent American Composer

Alan Steel
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

John Storyk
Architectural Acoustician & Partner
Walters-Storyk Design Group

Ruth Underwood
Former Percussionist with Frank Zappa

Board of Directors:

Garry Kvistad
Woodstock Percussion, Inc.

Diane Herrick-Kvistad
The Woodstock Chimes Fund

John Bilotti
Executive Producer
Wall Street Jazz Festival

Mark Marshall
Interage Media Works

Michael Berg
Executive Director
Family of Woodstock

Richard Goldman

Pierre-Luc Moeys
Oriole 9 and Yum-Yum Restaurants

Julian Lines
President, Board of Trustees
Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center




Photo by Joan Mack

Photo by Joan Mack

Thousands of people enjoyed the full day of free performances of great music from around the world.  Thanks to all the performers, crew and volunteers for their talent, intense commitment and hard work. One of the festival sponsors, Bread Alone, catered the green room for the performers and volunteers.  Their culinary artistry goes beyond tasting great, it looks great too. They baked a Drum Boogie cake, and we ate it too!  Check back often for video clips, photos and comments about the festival.


Thanks to all.

Garry and Diane Kvistad




Drum Boogie Festival Returns to Woodstock!

A Free World-Class Music Festival
with Dance, Voice, Food & Family Fun!

Saturday, September 12, 2015
(rain 9/13)
11 AM – 8 PM
Andy Lee Field – Woodstock, NY

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Drum Boogie Festival® is a free, one-day, family-oriented, multi-cultural arts and educational event, celebrating and promoting the many styles of high quality percussion music found throughout the world. The festival strives to keep a balance of entertainment, enlightenment, excitement and equality. All performances will highlight percussion instruments and percussion performers while sometimes including other instrumentalists, dancers and singers. Garry Kvistad, founder and CEO of Woodstock Chimes®, is a professional musician and creator / Executive Director of the Drum Boogie Festival..


Drum Boogie Festival 2015 Schedule

Schedule 2015



Food Trucks

pippys Pippy’s Hot Dog Truck serves gourmet hot dogs, veggie dogs, bratwurst, homemade salads, and pure cane sugar beverages, locally sourced and lovingly prepared.pippyshotdogtruck.comfacebook.com/pippys.hotdogtruck Peace, Love and Cupcakes Featuring an assortment of cupcakes and cookies:
-Hippie Chippers – Chocolate chip cookies
-Amazin’ Oatmeal Raisin cookies
-The Food Network winning chocolate cupcake
– The Vanilla Tie-Dye Cupcake
– The Blood Sweat and Tears – a peanut butter swirl brownie with double fudge frosting
konaice We are a Tropical style shaved ice truck. We have over 50 awesome flavors! The Top 10 flavors are on the outside of the truck at the “FlavorWave”, where you can flavor your own Kona Ice!
Our product has NO high fructose corn syrup, it’s gluten-free, soy-free, corn-free, nut-free and dairy/lactose/casein-free. We also offer sugar free flavors.
'Cue Serious BBQ – everything made from scratch! All meats are smoked in-house with Hickory wood. Updated versions of classic southern sides and irresistible home-style desserts – all homemade, using incredible fruits and vegetables from local farmers. See menu.
Green Palate Serving Fresh, Organic, Vegan and Soy-Free! Plant Based Deliciousness with Gluten Free Options!
Farm Fresh Corn on the Cob
Rock City Spinach Poppers
Drum Boogie Spinach Pies
Organic Hummus & Warm Pita
Coney Island Potato Knish
And our ‘Taste of Woodstock’ Award Winning ‘Veggie Burger Sliders’
Ice Cold Organic Mango Lemonade
Sicilian Espressofacebook.com/TheGreenPalateGrill
Lucky Noodles Lucky Noodles serves fresh Ramen Noodles in rich “made from scratch” authentic Asian broths, topped with herbs, vegetables and condiments.
el-danzante-150x137 Serving authentic Mexican cuisine.Menu options include: Carne Azada, Chicken platter, Quesadilla, Burrito, Stuffed peppers, Pork carnitas, Fajitas, Tamal, Taco Platter, Tostadas, Pupusa and Nachos. Lekker Distinctive menu featuring local, organic, seasonal and sustain ably grown ingredients.
Just Good Eats We are an artisan ice cream soda fountain making everything from scratch here in our kitchen using only natural products and whole foods.


Art Stands

fiberflame fiberflame invites you to try your hand at all-natural indigo dyeing! Learn to wrap, twist and fold fabric, then dip into our vat of indigo, and experience the magic of this ancient plant-based dye! Festival attendees, young and old, are encouraged to drop into fiberflame’s booth throughout the day and join the fun!Fee: $10 to dye a t-shirt or cotton tote bag (all materials included)Fiberflame is a walk-in, mixed-media art studio with two locations in the Hudson Valley. The studio is open daily for walk-in projects, parties, workshops and more! Find out more at fiberflamestudio.com and come play! tipsyturtle All natural henna body art
$5 – $30
All natural henna kits and paste for home use
$10 – $20
Henna inspired decorated clothing
$10 – $30
CHBO Drums CHBO Drums, started by drummer, designer and studio builder Chris Bowman, focuses on drums for the discerning player. We offer our own line of new professional drums, percussion instruments and sticks, a large selection of refurbished vintage instruments and an extensive cymbal and gong collection.
  “Garry has created a unique festival that celebrates the art of percussion from the world,  it has been great fun to participate in it and I really enjoy seeing, hearing and meeting such a diversity of major talent from all over. I consider it to be very successful and look forward its ongoing cultural contribution to the richness of the Town of Woodstock and the Hudson Valley.”
– Jack DeJohnette, GRAMMY® Award-Winning Jazz Musician