The Tri-Cities Drum Circle was a community drum circle serving Hand Drummers in and around the Tri-Cities area of Washington State including Central and South-Eastern Washington and North-Eastern Oregon... the high desert of the Pacific Northwest and the Columbia River Basin. It ran continuously from 2000 until 2010 with facilitated monthly jams and workshops (120 in all) as well as children's drummings, senior center drummings, silo drummings, hearth drummings, roadtrips to drumming clinics and rhythm festivals, candlelight drummings, campfire drummings and other special events. It had over 250 participants involved from the local area and from as far away as Wenatchee, Ellensburg, Moses Lake, Ritzville, Spokane, Yakima, Toppenish, Sunnyside and Prosser, The Dalles, Benton City, Richland and West Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, Othello, Walla Walla, Pullman, Umatilla, Hermiston, and Pendleton. The Tri-Cities Drum Circle hosted its last event on Saturday December 11th, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm.

I remain deeply grateful to the Sultana Dancers for providing an indoor space for our drummings during all those years. I also remain grateful to everyone who made the drive and made the time every month during those years to learn, to practice, and to share the heartbeat. May the things they learned continue to bring them joy, may they never doubt their capacity to master the rhythms of this world, and may they never forget the good times we shared.

-dave espinosa-aguilar / Founder & Facilitator

Fall Campfire Drumming at Charbonneau Park
Saturday September 29th 2012 - 7:00pm-10:00pm

In the old tradition of the Tri-Cities Drum Circle (that means no business agendas, no political agendas and no religious agendas), dave, Terry and Theresa decided to get the gang together for a Fall campfire drumming at one of our fave local state parks. This isn't going to be a habit for them, just a crazy whim from excessive withdrawal. It should have an excellent turnout. Here are the details for those interested in attending:

you'll want to bring:
  • your drum
  • warm clothing
  • water or something to keep you hydrated

    other common things people bring to this drumming:
  • favorite beverage, tea, cider mix, etc to mix with hot water (provided)
  • blanket (for sitting, kneeling on or over the knees)
  • tiki torches to light the path to the facility
  • snack foods (warm foods are good!)
  • favorite bangy things or any ole surprise for the evening

    things provided by the organizers:
  • wood/newspaper/matches for the campfire
  • gallons of hot water (large powered urn)
  • a few extra drums and bangy things
  • 3 sets of facilitated rhythms for each hour
  • bathrooms (by the marina)
  • big blankets
  • garbage bins