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Francis Ruiz has paved his path through persistence and focus to develop a long-term drumming career.

While living in Los Angeles, Ruiz immediately became a drummer in high demand, playing with a wide variety of bands and musicians on virtually every venue on the Sunset Strip as well as in Orange County, Calif. Ruiz has performed and toured with artists such as Samantha 7, Great White, Motorhead, John Corabi, Robbie Crane, Rocky George and Mike Duda.

In late 2018, he was asked to join the platinum-selling veteran rock band Buckcherry. His work as a tenured drum tech is impressive, working with the industry’s biggest names, proving that Francis’ reputation as a pro in all aspects is well-earned. He’ll share some of those secrets and insights when we hang out live, backstage!

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Hold on tight, ladies n’ gents… Kelly is true grit rock n’ roll! He’s slayed the stages with Buckcherry for nearly 7 years, was a formative member of Goldfinger, and has rocked w/ rock phenoms Paul Gilbert and Dave Mustaine. Local friends in Portland have seen Kelly rage with the phenomenal AC/DC tribute “The DCs”, and that may be as close as you’ve ever gotten to know Kelly… but tonight? We’ll get closer. Come hang with us!