Gretsch Drums in association with Hal Leonard are delighted to be the official drums of the world’s largest music festival, Summerfest. This year more than 800 bands, including many Gretsch endorsees, and over 850,000 festival goers are expected to attend.
For eleven days of summer, music lovers can see all genres of music across eleven stages. The fifty second edition of the festival, offering something for every music fan is open from 26th June to 7th July 2019 at the Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee.
Included in this year’s lineup are Gretsch drummers Andrew Marshall with teen sensation Billie Eilish, Rob Hall playing with the critically acclaimed UK rock band, Catfish & the Bottlemen and Mark O’Connell of seminal American rock band, Taking Back Sunday.
Other Gretsch artists include Jason McGerr with alternative rockers, Death Cab For Cutie, Chris Fryar for the Grammy Award winning Zac Brown country band, Chris Kimmerer playing with Academy Of Country Music Awards Male Artist of 2019, Thomas Rhett and Michael Bram drumming with Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter Jason Mraz.In addition Gretsch endorsees Elaine Bradley (Neon Tree), Rick Woolstenhulme Jr (Lifehouse), Brad Pemberton (Steve Earl & The Dukes), McCoy Gibbs(Lauren Alaina) are playing the festival to.
Founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1883, Gretsch Drums is an iconic American drum brand manufactured in Ridgeland, South Carolina. In 2015, Oxnard California-based, American drum designers and manufacturer Drum Workshop (DW Drums) acquired the rights to develop, produce, market and distribute Gretsch Drums. For 135 years, this award-winning company has been providing “That Great Gretsch Sound” to drummers around the globe. Noted artists include Phil Collins, Charlie Watts, Vinnie Colaiuta, Cindy Blackman and Taylor Hawkins among others. For more information, visit