In 2010 the editors of DRUM! Magazine staged the first DRUM! Night festival (originally known as Rhythm Night) as a fundraiser for Richie Hayward, the late drummer for Little Feat, who died of liver cancer the night before the benefit show. Nonetheless, drummers from throughout the West Coast came together to raise much-needed funds for Haywards family, and the DRUM! Night tradition was born.
Since then DRUM! Night has featured many top performers in the drumming field, including David Garibaldi, Terry Bozzio, Thomas Lang, Kenny Aronoff, Thomas Pridgen, Marco Minnemann, Queen Cora Dunham, Tim Yeung, and Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo.