Full Moon Drum Circle on Miami Beach

Get directions

Details from the Facebook group:
Enter the park through the 79th street entrance and make a left.
Participate! Bring drums, instruments, flow toys, your dancing feet, and good vibes.
The police will close the park at midnight so get there early. Keep the beach clean, pick up your trash and any you see around you please.

Drum Circle Etiquette (by Jason Megibow)
1. Never touch someone’s instrument without asking permission.
2. Always listen for the pulse of the rhythm, feel the groove, and support it.
3. Listening to each other is the key to communication.
4. When in doubt, keep it simple. Use the heartbeat to anchor the groove.
5. If you are a beginner, do not play cowbell, clave, or loud shakers. These instruments need specific rhythms with perfect timing.
6. If you solo please share the solo space, give others a chance while you take turns playing the supportive accompaniment. Soloists remember this is not a competition.
7. Let there be space in the music, allowing room to communicate.
8. Do not intentionally change the rhythm, or tempo, this may happen naturally, as a group.
9. Be aware of your body positioning which can block the view, sound and energy; please don’t stand with your back to the circle.
10. Be aware of your playing volume.
11. Smoke outside the circle, preferably downwind.
12. The inner circle is for the dancers.
13. No fire spinning, poi, hooping or flashing lights inside the circle, unless the circle is large enough, this varies in different groups; this is a safety issue for the dancers.
14. If you want to talk to your friend, or use the phone/electronic device, go outside the circle.
15. If you choose to use alcohol or drugs, please do it away from the group. Don’t put our group at risk by doing illegal activities near the group.
16. If there is a bonfire, keep a safe distance from the fire, and be aware of the fire keepers’ path.
17. When a rhythm ends, allow at least a few moments before beginning another.
18. Each drum circle has slightly different etiquette, if you are unsure, please ask.
19. Most of all… have fun, smile, enjoy, stay positive, and please pack your trash.

Disclaimer: This is an organic gathering that has been happening every full moon for decades. This group and event page are general guidlines to inform people when these gatherings happen. There is no one in charge and no one to hold liable if any happens at these gatherings.