Top drummers Hannah Welton-Ford, Jordan West, Kate Siefker and Tangela Facen along with Diane Downs and Meg Samples of The Louisville Leopard Percussionists helped spread the word about Hit Like A Girl at Sweetwater Gearfest in Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 23 and 24. The FREE event featured exhibits, clinics and performances and drew thousands of music makers from throughout the midwest. Tangela’s blazing performance of “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars with the Sweetwater All-Stars was one of the highlights of the weekend that also included appearances by Omar Hakim, Mike Mangini, Terry Bozzio, Lil John Roberts and Nick D’Virgilio. Two of the many local players that stopped by the HLAG booth were young drummer (and future star!) Holly and her younger sister Sadie. We can’t wait to get back to Fort Wayne for Gearfest 2018 next summer!