Win a Drum Heat Date Night

Comments 57 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Preeminent percussionist Sal Ferreras presents the 31st annual Drum Heat, a concert uniting BC’s top jazz and world music talent to benefit Arts Umbrella students. Performing in styles and fusions from the Carribean, Latin America, and Asia, this year’s stellar lineup will ignite the stage with sizzling hot rhythms and harmonies.

Drum Heat

Where: Vogue Theatre (918 Granville St, Vancouver)
When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:00pm (doors at 7:00pm)
Tickets: Available online now

Leading this heart-pumping evening, Sal Ferreras will perform percussion, vibes, and vocals. An elite musician, Ferreras has been called to play on a series of JUNO and GRAMMY-Award winning recordings. With a PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of British Columbia, Ferreras is a highly sought-after expert in drumming, and world music. His love for connecting musical minds has brought him as far as Australia, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, Taiwan, and all over North America. With his many staggering achievements, Ferreras was inducted in the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2002, and was honoured in 2010 with the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Award for Music.

As part of his work to benefit the community through the arts, Ferreras contributes net proceeds of Drum Heat to directly support Arts Umbrella programs. Three out of five Arts Umbrella students need financial assistance to access arts education. Through the generous support of audiences who attend Drum Heat, the funding from the concert reaches more than 12,000 young people each year.

Win a Drum Heat Date Night

I have a pair of tickets for Drum Heat to give away along with a $100 gift card for dinner at Nuba in Kitsilano.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Art can change the lives of children in incredible ways, which is why Arts Umbrella helps young artists cultivate creativity and grow self-confidence through dance, theatre and visual arts. Since 1979, the not-for-profit has opened the doors for all kids ages 2 to 19 to find and explore their artistic voices. More than 20,000 students discover the magic each year – with more than half participating at little to no cost to their families.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Update The winner is Barb!

57 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Nadya RepinWednesday, April 19th, 2017 — 3:06pm PDT


  2. Michelle IWednesday, April 19th, 2017 — 4:30pm PDT

    This sounds like a wonderful date night. Thanks for the chance to win. ?

  3. LindaWednesday, April 19th, 2017 — 5:50pm PDT

    Oh my gosh, this show looks fantastic!

  4. JazzyWednesday, April 19th, 2017 — 9:25pm PDT

    This would be amazing to experience!

  5. margaret ArsenaultWednesday, April 19th, 2017 — 10:16pm PDT

    Amazing! And Nuba, too?

  6. HalaThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 7:11am PDT

    What an amazing night this would be. ?

  7. Marisa. PThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 7:14am PDT

    Sounds like a great night out!
    @rachetgrrl on Twitter:)

  8. Diane ToThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 7:18am PDT

    A great date night!

  9. AmThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 7:28am PDT

    Crossing my fingers that I win this great prize.

  10. AnhThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 7:37am PDT

    I would love to take my fiance to this!

  11. SheilaThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 8:00am PDT

    Would love to be part of this energy.

  12. CathyThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 8:05am PDT

    Sounds fantastic!

  13. Lester CThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 8:19am PDT

    should be fun!

  14. Samantha ReevesThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 10:10am PDT

    Sounds like a fun evening.

  15. Lindsey McDowellThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 10:18am PDT

    This sounds amazing!

  16. NeenaThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 11:03am PDT


  17. DavidThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 11:07am PDT

    Good vibes~~~

  18. Sally WhiteheadThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 11:12am PDT

    Mmmmm Nuba’s fantastic lamb kibbeh (and a side of their Macedonian feta) to start the evening and then a night of great beats. Sounds amazing. Off to tweet that for the extra entry now! 🙂

  19. VictorThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 11:46am PDT

    nuba fan!

  20. Nimoul HThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 12:16pm PDT

    Sounds fun!!

  21. LindaThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 12:35pm PDT

    What a fun date night!

  22. CarolThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 12:55pm PDT

    Arts Umbrella is such an amazing organization for encouraging young artists.

  23. Stella PanagiotidisThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 2:16pm PDT

    This looks fabulous!

  24. Mike GismondiThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 4:31pm PDT

    This looks really cool!

  25. Angela GriffinThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 4:32pm PDT

    Wow, I’d love to go to this… not to mention the fabulous dinner I’d have!

  26. Maya McDonaldThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 8:53pm PDT

    This looks super fun!

  27. Karen MThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 8:57pm PDT

    Oh, Wow! This sounds great. A great dinner and hot rhythms. What a night!

  28. BevThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 9:17pm PDT

    This would be such a treat!

  29. Anita StockerThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 9:23pm PDT

    Looks great!

  30. RitaThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 9:40pm PDT

    What an awesome prize!!

  31. Jen WThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 10:19pm PDT

    What a great date night for a great cause.

  32. Lor.Thursday, April 20th, 2017 — 10:53pm PDT

    We love Arts Umbrella!

  33. wenThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 10:58pm PDT

    A great night for the love of art and food!

  34. Lisa TamThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 11:38pm PDT

    Arts Umbrella brings backs lots of childhood fieldtrip memories!

  35. SusanThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 11:49pm PDT

    What a wonderful date night this would be!

  36. KarenFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 12:31am PDT


  37. Lorena GrandeFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 1:05am PDT

    I would be honoured to see the highly sought after Sal Fereras perform percussion, vibes, and vocals on this magical evening at the Vogue!

  38. GrantFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 11:58am PDT

    It would be great to win the free pass and gift cert.
    I would take my gfriend out on an awesome date!

  39. AngelaFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 1:07pm PDT

    This would be so fun!

  40. Bonnie RFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 3:33pm PDT

    This looks like such a unique event!

  41. Jason BFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 4:10pm PDT

    Drum tastic…

  42. Shelley ButcherFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 4:42pm PDT

    Drum Heat sounds amazing!?

  43. JenFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 4:50pm PDT

    That’s a great date night!

  44. JeanFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 6:54pm PDT

    Sounds amazing!!!

  45. daneFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 9:22pm PDT


  46. JocelynFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 11:28pm PDT

    What a great contest!

  47. Andy C.Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 — 1:44am PDT

    You can’t “beat” drums and dinner

  48. Barb WSaturday, April 22nd, 2017 — 8:15pm PDT

    I love Nuba!!!

  49. DebzSaturday, April 22nd, 2017 — 9:54pm PDT

    Great prize!

  50. StephanieSaturday, April 22nd, 2017 — 10:14pm PDT

    Sounds like a perfect date night!

  51. AnnSunday, April 23rd, 2017 — 12:28pm PDT

    I’m an original fan of Ferreras and have long-ago favourite memories of the drum heat(s) he organized for Expo 86. Love Nuba and so that completes the perfect evening!

  52. adamSunday, April 23rd, 2017 — 3:23pm PDT


  53. Ariel CSunday, April 23rd, 2017 — 3:24pm PDT

    yes please

  54. Teresa KSunday, April 23rd, 2017 — 4:20pm PDT

    I’d love to win.

  55. TammySunday, April 23rd, 2017 — 8:35pm PDT


  56. OliviaMonday, April 24th, 2017 — 10:27am PDT

    Great event for a night out!

  57. Angela KingTuesday, May 2nd, 2017 — 11:24pm PDT

    I’m a huge supporter of the arts and especially fond of Arts Umbrella for the kids! I’d be so happy to support this evening of music for a fantastic cause.

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