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DRUMLine Live Returns to Chicago’s Southland February 4

Drumline Live returns to GSU
DRUMLine Live! returns to GSU. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Governors State University (GSU) Center for Performing Arts’ (the Center) is excited to welcome DRUMLine Live back to its stage for the fourth time. This high-energy spectacle triumphantly returns to the Southland on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.

DRUMLine Live, the show-stopping attraction created by the musical team behind the hit movies, Drumline and Drumline: A New Beat, embodies the soulful, high-stepping style of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band experience. With its riveting rhythms, bold beats, and ear-grabbing energy, DRUMLine Live is a high-octane musical roller coaster ride that is guaranteed to touch every emotion in your body. This BRAND-NEW show is perfect for the entire family, and we promise you will be on your feet by Halftime!!

DRUMLine Live brings the experience of historically Black colleges and universities to life on stage with musical tributes to Motown, Prince, and Michael Jackson, with dazzling choreography inspired by Tina Turner and James Brown. This thrilling spectacle features musical highlights from the 1950s through 2000, blending hip-hop, soul, gospel, and jazz. This music, combined with a unique style of drumming, mesmerizing musicianship, and lively choreography, creates a production never seen on stage before.

“I guarantee people have never seen a show like this before,” said Don P. Roberts, CEO of DRUMLine Live and Executive Band Consultant of Drumline and Drumline: A New Beat. “The cast of musicians and singers, led by an all-star group of percussionists, will perform extraordinary choreography that will have the audience on their feet, and dancing in the aisles, throughout the entire show!”

DRUMLine Live has toured worldwide and has already gained substantial worldwide attention. Former U.S. President Barack Obama’s daughter, Malia, and her secret service attended the 2012 sold-out performance in Bethesda, Maryland.

Know Before You Go

The Center is committed to promoting practices that prioritize the health and safety of its patrons. Currently, face masks are optional for audience members. Hand sanitizer will be made readily available throughout the venue, and patrons are strongly encouraged to make use of them. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and do not attend an event.

The Center’s COVID-19 policies coincide with Governors State University’s. For the most updated COVID-19 policies being implemented across campus, please visit:

Tickets and Information

DRUMLine Live! is scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $69/$59/$54 ($20 for students and children under 14) and can be purchased at, at the Box Office, or by phone at 708.235.2222. Student, senior (65+), and group (10+ guests) discounts are available by contacting the box office by phone or in person.

Box Office: 1 University Parkway, University Park, IL

Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, and two hours before all performances.

This news was provided by Governors State University.