Category Archives: Events

May 23, 2017

Sabian Meet the Masters Event THIS FRIDAY!

To kick off Rhythm Traders’ 25th Anniversary, we are proud to host Meet the Masters this Friday, May 26th – Sabian’s Master Craftsmen will spend the day at Rhythm Traders showing the art of cymbal making!

Over 50 one-of-a-kind prototypes will be available at unbelievable prices, with on-site hammering and lathing to customize them to your desire, and product specialists and craftsmen on-hand to answer your questions.

Don’t miss this rare educational opportunity for Portland-area drummers to immerse themselves in the centuries-old Turkish cymbal-making tradition…

* See and learn about Cymbal Making first-hand!

* Hand select one-of-a-kind cymbals from dozens of Sabian Prototypes and custom cymbals onsite for one day only!

* See the tools, machinery and cymbalsmiths that turn 80% Copper and 20% Tin into instruments!

* Bring-in your own cymbal for some hammering, lathing and sonic matching with new cymbals!

* Talk shop! Learn about cymbal metallurgy, ask questions, take pictures and hear the difference!

* Save-Save-Save!! We will have the lowest prices of the year on all Sabian cymbals and merch!

*Grab some free food and drinks too. We’ll be grilling out!

For more information, check out the event page below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/211152906040442/

December 10, 2016

12 Days of Christmas Gear Giveaway

It’s our favorite time of year again! We’re giving away THOUSANDS in gear, every day from December 13th to December 24th!!!

Prizes include cymbals, snare drums, cajons, an electronic drumset, a brand-spanking-new Yamaha Drumset, and more! Over $5,000 in merchandise will be given away total!!!

Here’s how it works: Stop by Rhythm Traders and get entered to win with every $10+ item purchased. Buy 10 items, and you increase your chances 10X! We’ll draw a new winner every day at 5pm up until our Grand Prize Yamaha drum set on Christmas Eve. Web customers will automatically be entered for this give-away, so come shop with us at www.rhythmtraders.com. (Lessons, Repair, and Gift Certificates not included).

Spread the word, and come down and see us! Winners announced daily on Facebook. Brought to you by Rhythm Traders, Sabian, Yamaha, Roland, Remo, Meinl, Mapex, Tycoon, Zildjian, Hal Leonard, KAT Electronic Percussion, Tama, Gon Bops, Pearl Drums, Sonor, & Bossa Nova Percussion.

September 17, 2013

NEXT WEEK: Todd Sucherman, Tuesday Sept 24th

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Tuesday September 24th, 7pm at Rhythm Traders – ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!

Cost: FREE General Admission / $20 VIP Tickets, which include seating in the first 3 rows, green room access, and a swag bag

Rhythm Traders is proud to present Todd Sucherman (Styx) in clinic. Best known for his work with Styx, Todd has played with Brian Wilson, Tommy Shaw, Peter Cetera, Brian Culbertson, The Falling Wallendas, Steve Cole, and Spinal Tap, among others.

In September 2008, Sucherman was a featured artist in the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival. He also appeared on the cover of the October 2008 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. In 2009 the Modern Drummer Magazine voted him number one Rock Drummer in the World.

We will have giveaways, as well as special pricing on Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, and his latest instructional DVD, Methods & Mechanics II. Space is limited, so please arrive early!

We also have a limited number of VIP seats available which will get you priority seating in the first 3 rows, green room access, and a swag bag. VIP tickets are $20. Call us or stop by to find out about availability, 503-288-6950. Sponsored by Pearl Drums.

July 30, 2013

NEXT WEEK: Kenny Aronoff, Tuesday August 6th at 7pm

Kenny-Aronoff-Rhythm-Traders-Clinic

Tuesday August 6th – one week from today! 7pm at Rhythm Traders

Cost: FREE General Admission

World-class rock and studio drummer Kenny Aronoff will be here to show his legendary playing style paired with Yamaha DTX drums. Kenny has live and recording experience with the likes of John Mellencamp, The Smashing Pumpkins, John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge, Jon Bon Jovi, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Alanis Morissette, The Rolling Stones, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name a few!

As one of the most successful studio musicians around today, Kenny has insight into the music industry and performance that you won’t hear anywhere else. Be sure to come check it out.

Kenny-Aronoff-Clinic

Kenny Aronoff will tell you what’s up!

July 29, 2013

EVENT: Djembe Workshop with Sayon Camara, Monday Sept 23rd

Monday September 23rd, 6pm at Rhythm Traders

Rhythm Traders is pleased to offer a special djembe class with Sayon Camara of Guinea, West Africa. Sayon was born in the village of Kouya Sidia in Kouroussa in central Guinea. After drumming in the village for 31 years, Sayon left his village as a master djembefola to work in Conakry with the world’s foremost djembe player, Famoudou Konate.

When Famoudou heard him play he was amazed by the clarity of the sound Sayon produced on the djembe. For the next eight years, Sayon worked intensively with Famoudou Konate and his performing group Hamana Foli Kan, teaching at his workshops, and playing at concerts and on his CDs.

Sayon Camara

This special class is open to all players with at least one year of djembe playing experience. Students should be able to play bass-tone-slap clearly.

Cost: $15 payable at the door. Space is limited to 35 people, so please call, email, or stop by to reserve your spot now!! 503-288-6950, brad@rhythmtraders.com.

July 24, 2013

EVENT: Shannon Larkin Free Drum Clinic, Monday August 19th

Monday August 19th, 7pm at Rhythm Traders

Cost: FREE General Admission / $20 VIP Tickets, which include seating in the first 3 rows, green room access, and a swag bag

Shannon Larkin free drum clinic at Rhythm Traders

Shannon Larkin has been a member of the multi platinum selling band Godsmack since 1997. He has performed and recorded with such artists as Wrathchild America, Snot, Ugly Kid Joe, Amen, Candlebox, Another Animal, Souls at Zero, Vanilla Ice, Stone Sour and Black Sabbath.

A Yamaha Artist since 2002, Shannon Larkin’s drumming is distinguished by a liquid groove, absolutely fluid in the manner of great session drummers such as the late Jeff Porcaro, and his studio work displays the rare capacity to balance simplicity and ornamentation. Although heavy metal is known for heavy hitting and heavy double-pedal footwork, Shannon exhibits a nimble touch with sticks and a rabbit’s right foot on single pedal.

Call us at 503-288-6950 for more information on VIP ticket availability. This is a clinic you don’t want to miss!

July 17, 2013

EVENT: Todd Sucherman FREE Drum Clinic, Tuesday Sept 24th

Todd Sucherman Rhythm Traders Free Clinic

Tuesday September 24th, 7pm at Rhythm Traders

Cost: FREE General Admission / $20 VIP Tickets, which include seating in the first 3 rows, green room access, and a swag bag

Rhythm Traders is proud to present Todd Sucherman (Styx) in clinic. Best known for his work with Styx, Todd has played with Brian Wilson, Tommy Shaw, Peter Cetera, Brian Culbertson, The Falling Wallendas, Steve Cole, and Spinal Tap, among others.

In September 2008, Sucherman was a featured artist in the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival. He also appeared on the cover of the October 2008 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. In 2009 the Modern Drummer Magazine voted him number one Rock Drummer in the World.

We will have giveaways, as well as special pricing on Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, and his latest instructional DVD, Methods & Mechanics II. Space is limited, so please arrive early!

We also have a limited number of VIP seats available which will get you priority seating in the first 3 rows, green room access, and a swag bag. VIP tickets are $20. Call us or stop by to get yours, 503-288-6950. Sponsored by Pearl Drums.

July 3, 2013

EVENT: Kenny Aronoff Free Drum Clinic, Tuesday August 6th

Kenny-Aronoff-Rhythm-Traders-Clinic

Tuesday August 6th, 7pm at Rhythm Traders

Cost: FREE General Admission

World-class rock and studio drummer Kenny Aronoff will be here to show his legendary playing style paired with Yamaha DTX drums. Kenny has live and recording experience with the likes of John Mellencamp, The Smashing Pumpkins, John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge, Jon Bon Jovi, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Alanis Morissette, The Rolling Stones, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name a few!

As one of the most successful studio musicians around today, Kenny has insight into the music industry and performance that you won’t hear anywhere else. Be sure to come check it out.

Kenny-Aronoff-Clinic

Kenny Aronoff will tell you what’s up!

June 10, 2013

NEXT WEEK: Raul Rekow & Karl Perazzo Free Clinic

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Karl Perazzo’s epic percussion setup

We’re super excited for this one. Santana Percussionists Raul Rekow & Karl Perazzo will be at our store for a FREE clinic next Tuesday. You won’t want to miss it! Details below:

Tuesday June 18th, 7 PM at Rhythm Traders

Cost: FREE General Admission / VIP Tickets $20 *VIP tickets include seating in the first 3 rows, green room access, prizes and giveaways.

Santana percussionists Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo will present a lecture and demonstration. All jazz, Latin music and percussion fans are welcome. We’ll raffle $100’s worth of gear, and give away lots of door prizes. Don’t miss this chance to see two of the most sought after percussionists of our time!

Sponsored by LP

Raul-Rekow

Raul Rekow crushing it on congas

May 4, 2013

EVENT: Santana Percussionists Raul Rekow & Karl Perazzo Free Clinic on June 18th

Karl-Perazzo

Karl Perazzo’s epic percussion setup

Tuesday June 18th, 7 PM at Rhythm Traders

Cost: FREE General Admission / VIP Tickets $20 *VIP tickets include seating in the first 3 rows, green room access, prizes and giveaways.

Santana percussionists Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo will present a lecture and demonstration. All jazz, Latin music and percussion fans are welcome. We’ll raffle $100’s worth of gear, and give away lots of door prizes. Don’t miss this chance to see two of the most sought after percussionists of our time!

Sponsored by LP

Raul-Rekow

Raul Rekow crushing it on congas