DRUMset: Driving the Beat of American Music

DRUMset: Driving the Beat of American Music explores the history of the drumset—a uniquely American instrument—and how it evolved to meet the changing needs of emerging popular music genres from its early beginning after the American Civil War to the rock music of 2013.

Rhythm! Discovery Center strives to present a one-of-a-kind immersive visitor experience through a self-guided tour and the use of interactive stations to draw visitors into the history of American popular music and the evolution of the drumset. Historically important drumsets from time periods like Swing, Be-bop, the British Invasion and Eighties and Nineties Pop will be on display to highlight the progression of music and how it affected American culture through art, sound and style.