Blue Man Group is teaming up with Florida Music Festival to host the 2018 Orlando drum-off competition taking place on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 in downtown Orlando. Drummers across the USA are invited to participate in the competition and show their creativity, technical ability, and purely awesome drumming skills.

Beginning now through April 30, Blue Man Group in Orlando invites drummers to create a video showing off their art at its finest – by uploading it to YouTube or Vimeo with the hashtags #BlueManDrumOff and #Contest, and then submit a link to the video at

The Drum-Off selection panel, comprised of Blue Man Group musicians and performers, will select up to 20 drummers from the video submissions to perform live at the semi-finals on Friday, May 11 in downtown Orlando. Then, the panel will select five finalists to perform a 90-second live set at the Wall Street Plaza Main Stage on the closing night of Florida Music Festival on Saturday, May 12 after which the winner will be announced.

The winner of the competition will take home a complete drum set from DW Drums, Sabian rock performance cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and gift pack, and VIP tickets to Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando Resort™, a prize package valued at over $5,000. Semi-finalists will receive VIP tickets as a reward for their efforts as well.

Details and the complete official rules can be found online at