Welcome to the Paralounge website.
The Paralounge  is a family friendly Music Retreat in central Florida. It’s a unique family event that promotes multicultural interaction that strengthens the community through fun and educational workshops and performances. Enjoy learning about indigenous cultures from all over the world. Participate in workshops designed to teach self confidence, team building, creativity and musicality. We encourage entire families to participate!

Camp Kiwanis   19300 S.E 3rd ST. Silver Springs, Florida

Located in the Ocala National Forest

October 8-11, 2020

35th Paralounge Drum Gathering


We have 35 drums present to borrow, for those who need a drum to participate.

Thursday April 30

2:00 PM    – Gates Open for admission.

4:00 PM  – Building Frame Drums with Wolf Murphy. ( You must pre-register for this workshop! ) Visit https://jamminshop.com/ to register for this workshop and buy the materials needed to build your drum. Or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2577160752573532/

9:00 PM       – Sound Therapy with Nina Marie includes a Gong Bath, Rav Drum, Buffalo Drum, Native American Flute, Rain stick and Crystal Singing Bowls. Using harmonies and techniques that move energy through the body to release tension and blockages, sound therapy can inspire healing, personal growth and connection to self. Nina’s intention is to create a calm environment, radiate love, and hold a supportive and compassionate space for participants and aid in self-healing.




Friday October, 2020

9:00 AM      – Yoga with Sandy Palmer

10:00 AM     – How to play the Australian Didgeridoo with Jeremy Lembo.

11:00 AM    – How to play the Native American style Flute with Ray Wood.

1:00 PM     – Tribal Dance with Iba Gjilani, Jenenne Bottaro, Astarte Tzighan and Meridy Mendoza

2:30 PM       –  Big Drum Club  Bring your BIG drum and bring your favorite rhythm to share. This time is set aside for the Bottom End players to familiarize themselves with each other, before the All Night Drum Circle.

4:00 PM       – Drum Circle Dynamics – We will be setting drum circle up in different ways and discussing the importance of structure and musical integrity. We will also discuss drum circle etiquette as well.

5:00 PM       – Welcome Home Drum Circle. Get the weekend started with a drum circle! This is the way we welcome the family back to Paralounge and begin a magical weekend of drum & dance!


7:00 PM        – Open Microphone! Here’s your chance to show off your talent to the community. E mail us and sign up for a time slot. Indigenous instrumentation. 10 minute time limit. Simple set up and break down.


9:00 PM        – Drum Circle / Didgeridoo Circle / Gypsy Dance Circle / Flute Circle / Conga Corner

Saturday May 2, 2020

9:00 AM       – Yoga with Sandy Palmer.

10:00 AM    – Frame drumming on the Tar Drum: Hymn to the Muse

In this mixed level class we will learn a song on the tar drum based on an ancient melody from the 2nd century CE, by Mesomedes of Crete.

11:00 AM     – Facilitated Drum Circle with Giving Tree Music. All levels of skill invited to participate. All ages are encouraged to play!

1:00 PM     – Dunun Dance and Intro to Djembe

Learn to dance with your drum or accompany the movements with basic rhythms on Djembe/Conga. This fun and invigorating class offers cool rhythms and moves with Dunun drums as well as the skills to play for dancers.

2:30 PM       –

4:00 PM      – Children’s Drum & Dance. Children learn to drum & dance, and rehearse for the stage performance.

6:00 PM      – Children’s Performance   Kids get the spotlight!

6:30 PM      – Paralounge Give Away! Must be present to win! (Must be inside the building and ready to claim your gift, or another name will be pulled and another winner will be announced.) If you do not “need” the gift, be a hero and ask for another name to be pulled. (Details on the Admission Page)


7:00 PM      –


8:00 PM      – Inanna   Sisters in Rhythm       Performing World Rhythms

9:00 PM      – Drum Circle / Conga Corner / Didgeridoo Circle / Gypsy Dance Circle / Flute Circle

Sunday May 3, 2020

9:00 AM Yoga with Sandy Palmer.

10:00 AM  Rhythm Church with your host Clinton Tipton. Rhythm Church is not based on any religion. It is an experience, using Intentional Music, to broadcast and receive spiritual connection.

All campsites must be vacant by 2:00 PM Sunday afternoon.



Primitive Camping included with Admission. You have the option to upgrade and reserve a “single bunk” in the bunkhouse.