The Music presents

The Vintage & Custom Drum Expo

Sunday 28 October 2018 (opening 10:00 AM)

at The Croxton Bandroom ( venue info )
607 High Street, Thornbury VIC

All Ages

Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

General Admission $15.00
Concession $10.00
Attendees under 18 must be acompanied by an adult at all times

The 1st Annual Melbourne Vintage & Custom Drum Expo is coming to the The Croxton Bandroom for one day only on Sunday 28 October 2018. The Expo will be an amazing opportunity to see some of Australia’s leading drum builders including; Kentville Drums, Red Rock Drums Australia, Evetts Drum Co. Parker Drums, Gas Drums, K Drums, Pansini Percussion, Swan Drums plus more to be announced.

The expo will also feature some world’s leading custom drum and accessory manufacturers including: Kentville Drums - Kangaroo Hide Drumheads, A+G Painted Drum Heads, The Kelly Shu plus more to be announced.

The expo will feature live performances to be announced.

The 2018 Vintage & Custom Drum Expo will feature two zones, the Main Hall (Bandroom), will be the main exhibitor area including Exhibitor Displays, Product Demonstrations as well as a special Vintage Drum Showcase, the second area, a Performance Stage (Front Bar) will feature in-depth product demos and artist clinics.

Supported by The Music.


Due to excessive noise pollution issues at the 2015 event, a few new measures have been introduced in an effort to reduce the volume in the main hall and to make the day more enjoyable for everyone. It is expected that patrons and exhibitors alike will observe these guidelines.

NO FREE JAMMING – Free jams, drum battles, blasting, soloing etc are not in the spirit of the show. The Vintage & Custom Drum Expo exists to provide an opportunity to experience the unique products produced by the local drum and percussion industry and the visual and sonic nuances that define them. This is not possible within a deafening environment and all attendees are urged to be considerate of their fellow patrons and exhibitors.

DO NOT TOUCH – Some exhibits may be marked with “do not touch” signs. Please be observant of them. If in doubt, ask an exhibitor or organiser first. 

CHILDREN – Parents are kindly requested to supervise their children at all times. Do not allow your children to roam the show, wander through booths alone or begin soloing on kits. Please be considerate of the value of many of the items on display and the time and effort that exhibitors may have put in to building, restoring or collecting them.

DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN STICKS – A ‘one stick’ policy is being trialled at this year’s show. Exhibitors will provide you with sticks on request if they have products available for testing, so just ask if you would like to try something out. Please refrain from using sticks purchased at the show until you have left the venue. 

EXHIBITOR DEMO SESSIONS – Each exhibitor has a scheduled demonstration throughout the day. It is requested that instruments not be played by patrons or other exhibitors during presentations. These sessions provide a great opportunity to hear performances and informative talks from some of Australia’s leading players and industry professionals and a convenient time to talk with other exhibitors about their products.

All Ages