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We are closed on Saturday September 15th for our big move!!!

9/13/18: The big move to our new 308 Chestnut St location occurs on Saturday 9/15 and we will be up and running on Monday 9/17. A big personal THANK YOU goes out to the great folks at Pearl and at KHS, both of which are providing a truck and resources, and also a big THANK YOU to all of the wonderful people who have volunteered to come help. The entire Fork's team has done an incredible job preparing for the move. 


9/27: Chester Thompson (Frank Zappa, Weather Report, Genesis and much more) will perform with his trio at 4pm. 

9/28: Stop in for special deals and to meet people from the industry as well as your fellow drummers.

9/29: Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Chicago, Santana, Traffic, Jackson Browne, and much more) will perform at 4pm, and then we have Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty, Duran Duran, Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton and much more) who will perform at 7pm.



8/26/18: Our Grand Opening is set for Sept 27th. There will be in-store events on Sept 27th with special guests from within the industry as well as performers. We will have refreshments and food and there will be specials for the entire Grand Opening weekend of 9/27 - 9/29. This will mark the transition from the original Fork's location to our new stand-alone facility at 308 Chestnut St, which is only about 5 minutes from the current Fork's location. All are invited and we will have more news as we finalize the schedule for the event. Mark the date and make sure you come by!




In conjunction with our upcoming move, we will be having a moving sale this Saturday September 8th to blowout all of our used kits, snares, and cymbals! Additional deals with be available to certain brands in stock.

Questions? Give us a call!




A message from Steve Maxwell

8/1/18: Today marks the beginning of our ownership of Fork's Drum Closet, and the start of our journey to carry on with the legacy that Gary Forkum created. Everyone in the percussion world owes a debt of gratitude to Gary for the incredible service and value he and his team have delivered for 36 years. We are honored to be able to carry on with his vision. The wonderful team that Gary assembled will continue taking care of all of our Nashville customers with the same great service they have come to expect. My deepest thanks to Gary, his wife Melissa and their son Matt.  



In the coming months we will be moving to a new location here in Nashville @ 308 Chestnut St. 37210

Stay tuned for more details to come!

 "Gary and Melissa Forkum, owners of Fork's Drum Closet in Nashville, are retiring and have sold their business to Steve and Debbie Maxwell and Elizabeth Cabraser. Gary and Melissa have built a wonderful business that has served the Nashville community superbly for 36 years. Our intent is to continue serving this market in the exact same way that the Forkums have done for so long, and with their great team of people. And, the business will still be called Fork's Drum Closet. The Nashville music community is strong and the "personal service" and sense of "community" that Fork's embraces tracks exactly to the philosophy we have used in our Illinois and NYC stores, so we truly understand and value this approach. Carrying on the tradition that Fork's has established is an honor for us and we look forward to working with the entire team at Fork's, and the wonderful Nashville community, as we move forward."












Friday, October 27th 2017:

Product Specialist Ronn Dunnett and Dunnett/George Way drums will on on site doing some Q&A as well as offering special pricing on all George Way and Dunnett items.



Saturday, October 14th 2017:

It's is our annual Fall Tent Sale! Where we take most of our summer inventory and give you the best price in town. All used drums will be outside as well as used cymbals to demo, and a cookout. Special pricing on all new kits as well. We hope to see you there!




Tuesday May, 23rd 2017:

Gretsch product manager Paul Cooper will be at Fork's Drum Closet to answer product questions, talk Gretsch and give special deals on all Gretsch products. As for DW, Andrew Meskin will be on hand to answer all your questions. Special pricing on all DW and Gretsch kits.


Wednesday May, 24th 2017:


Director of Percussion Sales at Ludwig Drums & Musser Percussion Terry Bissette & Ludwig Product Historian Jim Catalano will be on hand. Special deals on all Ludwig drums.



Wednesday May, 24th 2017:

Product specialist Mike Carter will be on hand to answer all questions. Also receive extra deals on all Zildjian products.


Thursday May, 25th 2017:

Pearl product specialists Steve Chaka and Chris Flatt will be here. In addition, Tim Shahady from Paiste will be joining the festivities. Extra Deals on Pearl and Paiste products.


Friday May, 26th 2017:

KHS America's vice president of business development, Jerry Goldenson will be here shaking hands and answering questions. Extra deals on all Mapex drums and Sonor Drums!