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Dec. 31, 2008
  • Whiskey Barrel New Year’s Eve Bash features live music from the Tommy Steel Band.  Time: 7:00 p.m.  Venue: Whiskey Barrel Saloon, 410 S. Clippert Street, Lansing, Michigan, USA.
     
  • The Gratitude Steel Band performs.  Time: 8:15–10:15 p.m.  Venue: the First Baptist Church, 300 Willits Street, Birmingham, Michigan, USA.
     
Dec. 21, 2008
  • Kendrum Music Institute invites you to their Annual Dinner and Recital - (An evening of Exquisite Dining and Delightful Music) - featuring live performances by the Kendrum Steel Orchestra and soloists performing on a variety of Instruments.  Evening begins: 5:30 p.m. Dinner served: 6:15 p.m.  Venue: The Windsor Room, Four Points Hotel, 6257 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1E4, CANADA.  Info and tickets: 1 (905) 487- 6205; kendrum.afrocaribbean@gmail.com
     
Dec. 20, 2008
  • Lennard Jack and Fusion will be having a Pan Jazz Show & Party.  Go out and enjoy a beautiful evening of music, and support their fundraiser, where all proceeds will go toward their road building project in Larteh, Ghana, West Africa. Time: 9:00 p.m.  Venue: De Panyard, 4559 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, Maryland, USA. Info: Lennard - 1 (301) 642 1433; Ometha 301 275 6615.
     
Dec. 19, 2008
  • Super Gladiators' Xmas In The Village feature Xmas Pan In The Village with Karmic Steel Orchestra and the Bartholomew Steel Orchestra.  Time:  6:30 p.m.  Venue: Waterford, St. Michael,  BARBADOS, W.I.
     
  • Desperadoes Steel Orchestra In Concert - “From Hill to Hill” - with Pat Bishop and the Lydian Singers, Robert Greenidge and Ralph MacDonald.  Time: 7.30 p.m.  Venue: San Fernando Hill, San Fernando, TRINIDAD, W.I.
     
Dec. 16, 2008
  • Matanzas High Steel Ensemble presents its Midterm Concert, featuring performances by each of the Matanzas Steel classes.  Time:  6:00 p.m.  Venue: Matanzas High School Auditorium, 3535 Old Kings Road north, Palm Coast Florida, USA.  More info: Rachel Palmer - 1 (386) 447-1575, ext. 5121; palmerr@flaglerschools.com
     
Dec. 14, 2008
  • Community Concert featuring Desperadoes Steel Orchestra.  Time: 8.00 p.m.  Venue: Our Lady of Fatima, Laventille, TRINIDAD, W.I.
     
Dec. 13, 2008
  • Oasis Youth Steel Pan Ensemble presents their 4th Annual Holiday Concert & Dance with fabulous performances by Oasis Youth Steel Pan Ensemble and Utopia Pan Soul: the Next Generation.  Doors open: 7:00 p.m.  Showtime: 9:00 p.m.  Venue: Christ Episcopal Church Hall, 422 Main Street, (corner of Burnet Street) East Orange, New Jersey, USA.  Tickets & info: Bobcombe: 1 (631) 833-3618; Mauby: 1 (973) 634-0721.
     
  • Community Concert featuring Desperadoes Steel Orchestra with the Lydian Singers.   Time: 8.00 p.m.  Venue:  St. Dominic’s RC, Morvant,  TRINIDAD, W.I.
     
Dec. 12, 2008
  • Community Concert featuring Desperadoes Steel Orchestra with the Lydian Singers.   Time: 8.00 p.m.  Venue:  St. Martin De Porres RC Church, Gonzales,  TRINIDAD, W.I.
     
Dec. 7, 2008
  • Steeelband CD release party with Alfred St. John’s Trinidad and Tobago Steelband.  Time: 5:00– 8:00 p.m.  Venue: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester, New York, USA.  More info: www.alstjohn.com
     
  • Carnival Village presents The Engine Room Collective - a Jazz special featuring Daniel Louis, Susannah McAuley and Gary Moustache.  Doors open: 6:00 p.m.  Showtime: 7:00 p.m.  Venue: Carnival Village The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London, ENGLAND.
     
  • The Firelytes Steel Drum Band, Cincinnati Choral Society and others perform at the annual Kindel Memorial Holiday Concert.  Time: 7:30 p.m.  Venue: 7, Montgomery Assembly of God Church, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
     
Dec. 6, 2008
  • ‘Priestess of Pan’ CD launch party celebrates the launch of  Rachel Hayward's 5th CD with great live pan solos and more music, food and drink.  Time: 7:00 p.m.  Venue: Crown and Anchor, 213 Preston Road, (2 mins from Preston Park Station, London-Brighton main line), Brighton, ENGLAND.
     
Dec. 5, 2008
  • Ensembles including the University Singers and Steely Pan Steel Band, the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra, Appalachian Chorale and many more, perform in the 16th annual Holiday Scholarship Concert presented by the Hayes School of Music.  Time: 7:30 p.m.  Venue: Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University, 733 Rivers Street, Boone, North Carolina, USA.
     
Dec. 1, 2008
  • Unity Christian School’s steel drum band performs in a Christmas concert in conjunction with the Seven Hills New Horizons Band.  Time: 7:30 p.m. Venue: the City Auditorium, 601 Broad Street, Rome, Georgia, USA.
     
Nov. 30, 2008
  • Moods of Pan 10. Three-day Pan Festival, hosted by Gemonites Steel Orchestra. Day 3:  “Another Side of Pan” featuring  Len “Boogsie” Sharpe, Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra, and Ralph MacDonald featuring Robert Greenidge & Arturo Tappin.  Venue: the Cathedral Cultural Centre, St. John's, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, W.I.
     
Nov. 29, 2008
  • Moods of Pan 10. Three-day Pan Festival, hosted by Gemonites Steel Orchestra. Day 2:  The ORIGINAL 5-Alive Pan competition, also featuring David Rudder with Wayne Bruno and band.  Venue: the Cathedral Cultural Centre, St. John's, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, W.I.
Nov. 28, 2008
  • Moods of Pan 10. Three-day Pan Festival, hosted by Gemonites Steel Orchestra. Day 1: 25-a-Side steelband competition with:
    • W.I.O.C Gemonites
    • C & W Hells Gate
    • Cool & Smooth Ebonites
    • A.M.P Halcyon
    • The National Youth Pan Orchestra
    • Panache 

    Venue: Deanery Grounds, St. John's, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, W.I.
     

Nov. 23, 2008
  • Club Skaaville Caribbean Jazz Party Pt. 3 features a Gospel Jazz session and festival closing party. Performances by Mozes, Ray Carless & Club Skaaville.   Doors open: 6:30 p.m.  Showtime: 8:00 p.m.  Venue: The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London, ENGLAND. More info: clubskaaville@yahoo.co.uk; 07958 549915.
     
Nov. 22, 2008
  • Southern Marines Foundation invites all to ‘Talent Expression 2008 - Grand Finals’ featuring teenaged performing artists inclusive of panists, vocalists, dancers, etc.  Time: TBA.  Venue: the Southern Marines Pan Palais, Southern Main Road, Marabella, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.  Tickets available at the door.  More info.
     
  • CASYM Steel Orchestra invites all to their 25th Anniversary Dinner Gala & Silent Auction. Cocktail & Silent Auction time: 8:00 p.m.  Awards Dinner:  9:00 p.m.  Venue: Eden Caterers, 2075 East 68th Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA.  Formal Attire required.
     
through Nov. 21, 2008

Symphony & Steel Original Music Competition
Deadline for submissions:  November 21, 2008

Methanex Trinidad Limited in collaboration with The University of the West Indies and The Music Literacy Trust invite composers to create NEW MUSIC that integrates the SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA and the STEEL ORCHESTRA.

This is an international competition in the following three categories of compositions for a Chamber Orchestra and Steel Ensemble -

  1. Overture for Chamber Orchestra and Steel Ensemble
    (Duration 5 – 8 minutes)
  2. Steelpan Concerto in one to three movements for solo steelpan with Chamber Orchestra
    (Duration 10 – 30 minutes)
  3. An arrangement of a Calypso from Trinidad and Tobago for Chamber Orchestra and Steel Ensemble
    (Duration 5 – 8 minutes)

For full details contact - dsamaru@methanex.commusicliteracytrust@yahoo.com; satanand.sharma@sta.uwi.edu
 

Nov. 20, 2008
  • The MSU Percussion Ensemble and Pan groups present “An Evening of Percussion and Pan.”  Included in the program are performances by the Caribbean Pan Ensemble and Steel Bandits.  Time: 7:30 p.m.  Venue: Akin Auditorium, Midwestern State University campus, 3410 Taft Boulevard, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA.
     
  • Club Skaaville Caribbean Jazz Party Pt. 2 features Red Hot Voices and the Ladies of The Engine Room Collective.  Doors open: 6:30 p.m.  Showtime: 8:00 p.m.  Venue: Paradise by way of Kensal Green, 19 Kilburn Lane, London, ENGLAND. More info: clubskaaville@yahoo.co.uk; 07958 549915.
     
Nov. 18, 2008
  • Club Skaaville Caribbean Jazz Party Pt. 1 features Alan Weeks, Cameron Pierre, Ray Carless & Club Skaaville and the Engine Room Collective.  Doors open: 6:30 p.m.  Showtime: 8:00 p.m.  Venue: Paradise by way of Kensal Green, 19 Kilburn Lane, London, ENGLAND. More info: clubskaaville@yahoo.co.uk; 07958 549915.
     
Nov. 16, 2008
  • The University of Tennessee's Steel Drum Band presents ‘Musical Celebrations of Africa.’  Time: 3:00 p.m. Venue: the Yates Auditorium, Professional Development Center, 305 College Street, Dyersburg, Tennessee, USA.
     
Nov. 15, 2008
  • ‘Pan against Crime’ presents a concert featuring steel orchestra performances.  Venue: Union Island, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES, W.I.
     
Nov. 14, 2008
  • Christmas in Downtown Woodstock will showcase the Annual Light Up Woodstock event featuring the Ingersoll Pipe Band, the Mocha Temple Trumpet Band, Traces Steel Band, the Salvation Army Band and the BATURYN Concert Marching Band of the Canadian Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada.  Time: 6:30 p.m. Venue: Museum Square, Woodstock, Ontario, CANADA.
     
  • Maji Matitu Steel Band joins other performers at the Diplomatic Spouses Group’s (DSG) annual charity bazaar (all-day event) hosted by Tanzania’s First Lady Mama Salma Kikwete.  Venue: International School of Tanganyika, Haile Selassie Rd, Msasani, Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.
     
Nov. 13, 2008
  • George Town District Day features the Pirates Week Steel band competition, where Panoramers, St. Ignatius, Pandemix and Pandemonium steel orchestras participate.  Event time: 11:00 a.m. Venue: Cardinall Avenue and Harbour Drive, George Town, GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS.
     
Nov. 12, 2008
  • Enjoy an exhilarating evening of ‘Soul on Steel’ with Pan United featuring Shawn Thwaites.  Time: 9:00–11:00 p.m.  Venue: Busboys and Poets, 14th & V Street, NW, Washington DC, USA.
     
Nov. 9, 2008
  • Carnival Village presents The Engine Room Collective featuring Kyron Akal and Robert Clarke.  Doors open: 6:00 p.m.  Showtime: 7:00 p.m.  Venue: Carnival Village The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London, ENGLAND.
     
  • Brecksville United Church of Christ hosts quintet from the University of Akron Steel Drum Band.  Time: 4:00 p.m.  Venue: Brecksville United Church of Christ, 23 Public Square, Brecksville (on the south side of Route 82), Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
     
Nov. 8, 2008
  • Caribbean Music Fest features the PanJammers, Island Pan. the Pan Divas from Hollins University, the Mandara Eastern Dance Ensemble, the Blacksburg High School Flag Corp, violinist Daniel Scheck, Dance.tech and Brass Caribe.  Time: 7:00 p.m.  Venue: 100 McBryde Hall, Virginia Tech campus (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
     
  • Southern Marines Foundation invites all to ‘Talent Expression 2008 - Semi-Final Round’ featuring teenaged performing artists inclusive of panists, vocalists, dancers, etc.  Time: 7:00 p.m.  Venue: the Southern Marines Pan Palais, Southern Main Road, Marabella, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.  Tickets available at the door.  More info.
     
  • The UWI (University of the West Indies) percussion ensemble and the Golden Hands Steel Orchestra present The Rainmakers - A Tropical Journey in Percussion and Steel.  Time: 1:00 p.m.  Venue: the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Ballroom D, Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas, USA. 
     
  • Panorama VIII: Weekend in Paradise features the University of Mary steel drum band appearing with singer, percussionist and folk dancer Alessandra Belloni.  Time: 8:00 p.m.  Venue: Belle Mehus Auditorium, 201 North 6th Street, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA.
     
  • Silver Stars Steel Orchestra celebrates its 60th Anniversary.  Two items scheduled:
    • Lecture/Workshop.  Time: 9:00 a.m. Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Port-of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
    • Cultural Show featuring Calypsonians Stalin, Chalkdust, Sparrow, Brother Resistance, Ken “Professor” Philmore, Len “Boogsie” Sharpe, Silver Stars, and Pelham Goddard & Friends.  Time: 7:00 p.m.  Venue: Silver Stars panyard, 56 Tragarete Road, Newtown, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
       
  • The Trion High School Steel Band performs at a fall festival.  Time: 11:00 a.m.  Venue: track field, Trion, Georgia, USA.
     
Nov. 7, 2008
  • Panorama VIII: Weekend in Paradise features the University of Mary steel drum band appearing with singer, percussionist and folk dancer Alessandra Belloni.  First of two nights.  Time: 8:00 p.m.  Venue: Belle Mehus Auditorium, 201 North 6th Street, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA.
     
  • Silver Stars Steel Orchestra celebrates its 60th Anniversary.  Two items scheduled:
    • Midday Symposium.  Venue: National Library, Hart & Abercromby Streets, Port-of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
    • Appreciation & Recognition Ceremony.  Time: 8:00 p.m.  Venue: Silver Stars panyard, 56 Tragarete Road, Newtown, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
       
Nov. 6, 2008
  • Silver Stars Steel Orchestra celebrates its 60th Anniversary.  Two items scheduled:
    • School Tours and Lectures.  Venue: Silver Stars panyard, 56 Tragarete Road, Newtown, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
    • Steelband Concert featuring  Phase II Pan Groove, and Katzenjammers and Invaders Steel Orchestras.  Time: 8:00 p.m.  Venue: Silver Stars panyard, 56 Tragarete Road, Newtown, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
       
Nov. 5, 2008
  • Silver Stars Steel Orchestra celebrates its 60th Anniversary.  Three items scheduled:
    • School Tours and Lectures.  Venue: Silver Stars panyard, 56 Tragarete Road, Newtown, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
    • Midday Symposium.  Venue: National Library, Hart & Abercromby Streets, Port-of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
    • Symposium - Amplification of Pan / Introduction of PHI Pan.  Time: 5:30 p.m.  Venue: Silver Stars panyard, 56 Tragarete Road, Newtown, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
       
Nov. 4, 2008
  • Silver Stars Steel Orchestra celebrates its 60th Anniversary.  Two items scheduled:
    • School Tours and Lectures.  Venue: Silver Stars panyard, 56 Tragarete Road, Newtown, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
    • Steelband Concert featuring  Trinidad All Stars, Skiffle Bunch and Renegades Steel Orchestras.  Time: 8:00 p.m.  Venue: Silver Stars panyard, 56 Tragarete Road, Newtown, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
       
Nov. 3, 2008
  • Silver Stars Steel Orchestra celebrates its 60th Anniversary.  Three items scheduled:
    • School Tours and Lectures.  Time: 9:00 a.m.  Venue: Silver Stars panyard, 56 Tragarete Road, Newtown, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
    • Midday Symposium.  Time: 2:00 p.m.  Venue: National Library, Hart & Abercromby Streets, Port-of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
    • Music Literary Trust.  Venue: Silver Stars panyard, 56 Tragarete Road, Newtown, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
       
Nov. 2, 2008
  • Best of the West features performances by Skiffle Bunch, Fonclaire, Hatters and Pan Elders Steel Orchestras.  Time: 6:00 p.m.  Venue: the Skiffle Bunch theatre, Coffee Street, San Fernando, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     

  • Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra presents its 12th Anniversary Concert.  Time: 4:00 p.m.  Venue: Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, College Park, Maryland, USA.
     

  • The Vanderbilt University Commodore Steel Bands present their Fall concert with special guests the Belmont University Steel Band. Time: 8:00 PM.  Venue: Vanderbilt University, Blair School of Music’s Ingram Hall, 2400 Blakemoore Ave, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Free admission. Info: 1 (615) 322-7651
     

  • Silver Stars Steel Orchestra commemorates its 60th Anniversary with a Church Service.  Time: 4:00 p.m.  Venue: Silver Stars panyard, 56 Tragarete Road, Newtown, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Nov. 1, 2008
  • The Austin Community Steelband performs at the Texas Book Festival.  Time: 10:00–11:00 a.m.  Venue: the Music Tent, Texas State Capitol Building, 1200 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, USA.
     
  • The McCallum High School Steel Drum Band performs at the Texas Book Festival.  Time: 4:00–5:00 p.m.  Venue: the Children’s Entertainment Tent, Texas State Capitol Building, 1200 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, USA.
     
  • Silver Stars Steel Orchestra celebrates its 60th Anniversary with a series of events.  Opening Night - Parang & Steel / Launch of Commemorative Magazine / Launch of commemorative CD / Unveiling of Monument.  Time: 7:30 p.m.  Venue: Silver Stars panyard, 56 Tragarete Road, Newtown, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
  • ‘Pan against Crime’ presents a concert featuring steel orchestra performances.  Venue: Canouan Island, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES, W.I.
     
  • The Phase 5 Steelband performs during the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run International Concourse event.  Time: 12:00–4:00 p.m.  Venue: Heddon Street and Swallow Street, ‘Regent Stgreet,’ London, ENGLAND.
     
  • Trinidad and Tobago Steelpan & Jazz Festival 2008 - the Finalé showcases Al Jarreau, Robert Greenidge & the New York All Stars featuring: Tom Scott (sax), Ralph MacDonald (percussion) and Vanessa Rubin (vocals), David Rudder with CaneFire, and Christopher “Tambu” Herbert.  Time: 7:30 p.m.  Venue: Queen’s Hall, St. Ann’s, Port- of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.

    Photo Exhibition at the National Museum & Art Gallery, “Steelpan & Jazz: The Trinidad and Tobago Experience,” Frederick Street, Port- of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Oct. 31, 2008
  • J’Ouvert City International, Inc. (JCI) in conjunction with Pan Visionary 2K , Belmont Connections & Tropical Pan Vibe invite you to join them as they take J’Ouvert Steelbands & Mas Bands to the New York City Village Halloween Parade.  Participating are Tropical Pan Vibe and Belmont Connections mas band.  More info: Yvette 1 (718) 636-8029; Claudette 1 (718) 629-1330; Wendell 1 (646) 623-3103.
     
  • D’Radoes Steel Orchestra participates in New York City’s annual Halloween Parade. Venue: the Village, New York, NY, USA.
     
  • Trinidad and Tobago Steelpan & Jazz Festival 2008 presents Pan Royale - the Street Parade featuring Phase II Pan Groove, Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra, Exodus Steel Orchestra, Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra, Desperadoes Steel Orchestra and  Renegades.  Time: 8:00 p.m.  Venue: Port- of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.

    Ongoing through November 1: Photo Exhibition at the National Museum & Art Gallery, “Steelpan & Jazz: The Trinidad and Tobago Experience,” Frederick Street, Port- of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Oct. 30, 2008
  • Attend a 45-minute presentation on the steel drum hosted by the University of Mary steel drum band, with an informal discussion and demonstration about steel drum playing, tuning, construction and the overall art of steel drumming.  Time: 7:00 p.m. Venue: Heskett Hall, University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA.
     
  • Trinidad and Tobago Steelpan & Jazz Festival 2008 presents a community concert featuring Exodus Steel Orchestra, CaneFire with Mark Mosca on steelpan, Stalin, and the Dianne White Quartet.  Time: 7:30 p.m.  Venue: Exodus Pan Theatre, Eastern Main Road, St. Augustine, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.

    Ongoing through November 1: Photo Exhibition at the National Museum & Art Gallery, “Steelpan & Jazz: The Trinidad and Tobago Experience,” Frederick Street, Port- of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Oct. 29, 2008
  • Trinidad and Tobago Steelpan & Jazz Festival 2008 presents Steel ’n Jazz - featuring the David “Happy” Williams Quintet – A Celebration of Miles Davis: featuring Eddie Henderson (trumpet), Javon Jackson (sax) and others, the Oliver Lake Steel Quartet, and Èlan Parlè.  Time: 8:00 p.m.  Venue: Central Bank Auditorium, Port- of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.

    Ongoing through November 1: Photo Exhibition at the National Museum & Art Gallery, “Steelpan & Jazz: The Trinidad and Tobago Experience,” Frederick Street, Port- of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Oct. 28, 2008
  • The Eau Claire High School (ECHS) Shamrocks Steel Band and ECHS Percussion Ensemble will "Rock" together in concert.  Festivities will include Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Hip-Hop and Classical music.  Time:  7:00 p.m.  Venue: ECHS Theatre, Eau Claire High School, 4800 Monticello Road, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.  More info: Dr. Chris Lee at 1 (803) 735-7600 ext. 2398; email chlee@richlandone.org.
     
  • Trinidad and Tobago Steelpan & Jazz Festival 2008 presents ‘Evening Rhythms of Paradise’ featuring KV Charles, Tripolians, St. James Tassa Drummers, Parang and Chutney.  Time: 6:00 p.m.  Venue: the Harvard Club, St. James, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.

    Ongoing through November 1: Photo Exhibition at the National Museum & Art Gallery, “Steelpan & Jazz: The Trinidad and Tobago Experience,” Frederick Street, Port- of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Oct. 27–Oct. 30, 2008
  • Creole in the Park Festival 2008 features many bands and artistes over a four-day period, including Genesis Steel Orchestra, Cool Steel, Brizee’s Pan Symphony, Caribbean Vibes, First Serenade, Tambata and Karifuna Cultural Group. Venue: Roseau, DOMINICA, W.I.
     
Oct. 27, 2008
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines’ 2008 Panorama Champs Starlift Steel Orchestra and Symphonix Steel Orchestra  appear in concert with Trinidad and Tobago’s Desperadoes Steel Orchestra in the Independence Day Concert.  Venue:  Heritage Square, Kingstown, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES, W.I.
     
  • Trinidad and Tobago Steelpan & Jazz Festival 2008 hosts a Young Musician’s Workshop, facilitated by members of Canefire.  Time: 10:00 a.m.  Venue: Trinity College East, Trincity, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
  • Trinidad and Tobago Steelpan & Jazz Festival 2008 presents ‘Lyric Notes: Poetry, Rapso & Jazz’ - featuring birdsong Academy, Roger Bonair-Agard (NY), Bro. Resistance& the Network Riddum Band, and Mike Freeman’s Zona Vibe (NY).  Time: 7:30 p.m.  Venue: Central Bank Auditorium, Port-of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.

    Ongoing through November 1: Photo Exhibition at the National Museum & Art Gallery, “Steelpan & Jazz: The Trinidad and Tobago Experience,” Frederick Street, Port- of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Oct. 26, 2008
  • Trinidad and Tobago’s Desperadoes Steel Orchestra appears in concert with St. Vincent & the Grenadines’  South East Steel Orchestra in the Pan Against Crime Initiative and also celebrates Independence with the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Venue:  Barrouallie, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES, W.I.
     
  • RASPO presents The Engine Room Collective.  Time: 7:00–10:30 p.m.  Venue: South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND.
     
  • The Recreation Centers of Sun City West presents a free concert featuring the Hawaiian-shirt-clad Desert Winds Steel Drum Band.  Time: 7:00 p.m.  Venue: Beardsley Park, 12755 W. Beardsley Road, Sun City West, Arizona, USA.
     
  • Trinidad and Tobago Steelpan & Jazz Festival 2008 presents Voices and Steel featuring the Berklee College of Music Quintet (Boston), Marionettes Chorale, Diane White Quartet (Ottawa) and the TT National Steel Symphony Orchestra.  Time: 5:00 p.m.  Venue: Queen’s Hall, St. Ann’s, Port- of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.

    Ongoing through November 1: Photo Exhibition at the National Museum & Art Gallery, “Steelpan & Jazz: The Trinidad and Tobago Experience,” Frederick Street, Port- of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Oct. 25, 2008
  • Caribbean Vibes Steel Band provides music at a banquet and art sale hosted by the Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti.  Time: 6:00 p.m.  Venue: Churchill Valley Country Club, 800 Beulah Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.  Info: 1 (412) 784-0342.
     
  • Trinidad and Tobago’s Desperadoes Steel Orchestra appears in concert with St. Vincent & the Grenadines’  Potential Steel Orchestra in the Pan Against Crime Initiative and also celebrates Independence with the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Venue:  Calliaqua Playing Field, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES, W.I.
     
  • NSW Schools Children's Panorama will be held.  Time: 2:00 p.m.  Venue: Bangor Primary School, Menai Road, Bangor, NSW AUSTRALIA.
     
  • Southern Marines Foundation invites all to ‘Talent Expression 2008 - Preliminary Round’ featuring thirty-five teenaged performing artists inclusive of panists, vocalists, dancers, etc.  Time: 7:00 p.m.  Venue: the Southern Marines Pan Palais, Southern Main Road, Marabella, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.  Tickets available at the door.  More info.
     
  • Trinidad and Tobago Steelpan & Jazz Festival 2008 presents a Point Fortin Community Concert featuring Jeunes Agape, Raf Robertson, Mike Freeman Vibe Caliente Salsa w/Julio Salgado, Phase II Pan Groove and Black Stalin.  Time: 7:30 p.m.  Venue: Festival Square, Point Fortin, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
  • Trinidad and Tobago Steelpan & Jazz Festival 2008 presents a Mayaro Community Concert featuring Renegades Steel Orchestra, Signal Hill Alumni Choir, John Arnold Quintet Jazz Ensemble, Cane Fire and Shadow.  Time: 7:30 p.m.  Venue:  Mayaro Resource Centre, Mayaro, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
  • Trinidad and Tobago Steelpan & Jazz Festival 2008 presents the music of Slinger Francisco - the Mighty Sparrow, featuring the Etienne Charles Quintet, the Grand Festival Orchestra (Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra and the Trinidad & Tobago Police Services Band).  Time: 8:00 p.m.  Venue: St. Ann’s,  TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.

    Ongoing through November 1: Photo Exhibition at the National Museum & Art Gallery, “Steelpan & Jazz: The Trinidad and Tobago Experience,” Frederick Street, Port- of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Oct. 24, 2008
  • Trinidad and Tobago’s Desperadoes Steel Orchestra appears in concert with St. Vincent & the Grenadines’  NLA Sion Hill Euphonium Steel Orchestra in the Pan Against Crime Initiative and also celebrates Independence with the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Venue: Rabbacca, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES, W.I.
     
  • Victor Provost on steel drums appears with Mark Lucas on guitar.  Time: 5:00–7:00 p.m.  Venue: Little E’s Jazz Club, 949 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
     
  • Suite Chorale, Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra, Black Stalin and Mike Freeman’s Vibe Caliente w/Julio Salgado are featured in the grand opening of the Trinidad and Tobago Steelpan & Jazz Festival 2008.  Time: 7:30 p.m.  Venue: Skiffle Brunch Pan Theatre, Coffee Street, San Fernando, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
    Ongoing through November 1: Photo Exhibition at the National Museum & Art Gallery, “Steelpan & Jazz: The Trinidad and Tobago Experience,” Frederick Street, Port- of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Oct. 18, 2008
  • Palm Coast United Methodist Church presents Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra in concert.  Time: 7:00 p.m.  Venue: Palm Coast United Methodist Church, 5200 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, Florida, U.S.A.
     
  • The Rudy Bishop Symphony [Steeldrum] Orchestra participates in Staten Island’s 2nd Annual Black Heritage Parade.  Time: 9:00 a.m. (there is an assembly at the intersection of Canal and Bay streets in Stapleton).  Parade begins: 12:00 p.m.  Route: down Bay Street to the Richmond County Bank Ballpark in St. George, Staten Island, New York, USA.
     
Oct. 16, 2008
  • Fundraiser for New York steelpan arranger and guitarist, Scipio ‘Sarge’ Sargeant.  Performances by Frankie McIntosh, Tony ‘Bugs’ Niles and others.  Time: 7:30–10:30 p.m.  Venue: Sesame Flyers Cultural Center, 3510 Church Avenue (between East 35th St., & Brooklyn Avenue), Brooklyn, New York, USA.
     
Oct. 15 & 16, 2008
  • Children’s Concert Society presents the University of Akron Steel Drum Band with special guest, Liam Teague. Performance times: 9:45 AM and 12:30 PM. Venue:  the Akron Civic Theater, 182 S. Main Street, Akron, Ohio, USA.
     
Oct. 12, 2008
  • Real Steel Family concert.  Time: 3:00 p.m.  Venue: the Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, ENGLAND, U.K.
     
  • New World Steel Orchestra performs - part of the schedule of events in “Affirmation,” a celebration of Black Music, Art and Culture.  Time: from 2:00 p.m.  Venue: The Carriageworks Theatre, Millennium Square, Leeds, ENGLAND.
     
  • The Olde Thyme Herb Festival features the second of two fun days of activities with many vendors, and includes a musical roster of the West Union High School Steel Band, Russ Childers and the Rabbit Hash String Band, Mountain Mist and more.  Time: 10:00–5:00 p.m.  Venue: Lewis Mountain, 2345 State Route 247, Manchester, Ohio, USA.
     
Oct. 11, 2008

 

  • Annual Benefit Concert will feature Debbie Nahous accompanied by Silver Stars Steel Orchestra, H2oPhlo, Kees Dieffenthaller in duet with mother Deanna, St Joseph’s Convent senior choir, Gillian Seecharan-Scott accompanied by Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, world-renowned tenor, Eddie Cumberbatch and 3Canal.  Time: 7:30 p.m.  Venue: St. Mary’s College Centenary Hall, Pembroke Street, Port-of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.  More info: 1 (868) 624-8468.
     
  • The African Caribbean Federation hosts a Caribbean open day; attractions include black history exhibitions, a slide show, Caribbean food, a steelband performance and other Caribbean music.  Time: Midday–5:00 p.m.  Venue: Mount Pleasant School, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, ENGLAND.
     
  • The Olde Thyme Herb Festival features the first of two fun days of activities with many vendors, and includes a musical roster of the West Union High School Steel Band, Russ Childers and the Rabbit Hash String Band, Mountain Mist and more.  Time: 10:00–5:00 p.m.  Venue: Lewis Mountain, 2345 State Route 247, Manchester, Ohio, USA.
     
Oct. 10, 2008
  • The 2008 Gospel Steelband Festival features nine orchestras, among them: Nazarene Worship Centre, Bethel Gospel Tones, Daybreak Celestials and One-a-Chord.  Time: 7:30 p.m..  Venue: Jean Pierre Complex, Port-of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
  • Colorado State University (CSU) Homecoming Festival features a performance by CSU Steel Band.  Festival time: 6:30–9:00 p.m.  Venue: the west lawn of the Lory Student Center, CSU, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
     
Oct. 5, 2008
  • Calypsociation Steel Orchestra is in concert and hosts its Reunion Party.  Time: 2:00–9:00 p.m.  Venue: Aux Murs à Pêches, 71 rue Pierre de Montreuil, Montreuil, FRANCE.
     
  • Enjoy performances Caribbean Jazz and sweet steelpan sounds by The Engine Room Collective’s Carlene Etienne and Justin Russell.  Doors open: 7:00 p.m.  Showtime: 8:00 p.m.  Venue: Carnival Village The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London, ENGLAND.
     
  • The Addition Band, Diamond Steel Orchestra, Mishack, Herb Black, Sally Elwin, KO and Ricky T appear at Oktober Fest En Kweyol.  Time: 2:00 p.m.  Venue:  Saamans Park, Choc Bay, ST. LUCIA, W.I.
     
  • ‘Pan against Crime’ presents a concert featuring steel orchestra performances.  Venue: Biabou, Charlotte, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES, W.I.
     
Oct. 4, 2008
  • Women In Steel, Grenada’s Road March King “Berbice” and other artistes perform at the David Rudder & Shadow concert.  Time: 8:00 p.m.  Venue: Brooklyn, Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
     
  • Barr’s Hill School steelband performs at the institution’s 100th anniversary thanksgiving service.  Time: 10.30 a.m.  Venue: Coventry Cathedral, Priory Street, Coventry, ENGLAND.
     
Oct. 3, 2008

 

  • Miami Pan Symphony Steel Orchestra presents it's annual Band on de Road Jouvert Jump, featuring Leon “Foster” Thomas.  Time: 10:00 p.m.–’till.  Venue: the Pan Yard, 10755 SW 190th St, Bay #61, Miami, Florida, USA.  Contact info: 1 (305)342-5903; 1 (305) 401-0209; 1 (786) 205-6242
     
Oct. 1, 2008
  • The Ambridge High School Steel Drum Band performs as part of the 14th Annual Clarion University and Community Cultural Week.  Time: 6:00 p.m.  Venue: the front of the Clarion Courthouse, Main Street at 5th Avenue, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA.
     
Sept. 29, 2008
  • Panyard Sensations (tribute to Terry Joseph) features Humming Birds Pan Groove.  Time: 7:00 p.m.  Venue: St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, St. James, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Sept. 28, 2008
  • Branches Steel Orchestra performs.  Time: 1:00 p.m.  Venue: Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan, Massachusetts, USA.
     
  • ‘Pan against Crime’ presents a concert featuring performances from the Layou Government and Buccament Bay Secondary Schools, New Generation Gospel Band, Shanelle McKenzie, Potential Rythmix Steel Orchestra and the Police Band.  Time: 4:30 p.m. Venue: the Layou Hard Court, Layou, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES, W.I.
     
  • Invaders Steel Orchestra presents a ‘Steelband All-Inclusive Fete.’  Venue: The Oval, Tragarete Road, Woodbrook, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.  More info, call Colin at 1 (868) 779-7075.
     
Sept. 27, 2008
  • Sesame Flyers Steel Orchestra appears as part of the lineup at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 15th Annual Chile Pepper Fiesta from noon–6:00 PM.  Sizzling music and dance performances, food, and fun from Chile-loving regions around the world.  Venue: Botanic Gardens, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
     
Sept. 26, 2008

 

  • Free Jazz Pan Concert Tonight!  Featuring Doug Walker - Steelpans; Gary Mayone - Piano; Matt Calderen - Drums and James McCoy - Bass.  Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m.  Venue: The Bandshell @ Johnson Street, Hollywood Beach, Florida, USA.
     
  • Jahpan welcomes customers to Trader Joe’s ceremonial grand opening.  Time: 9:00 a.m.  Venue: 130 Court Street, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, New York, USA
     
  • Morely Community - Adult Steelband Community Group.  Time: 4:00–5:00 p.m.  Venue: Archbishop Sumner School, Reedworth Street, Kennington, London, ENGLAND, UK.  To participate, email/call:  babsiewabsie@hotmail.com / 0759 000 8278.
     
  • The Steely Pan Steel Band presents its Annual Fall Concert.  Time: 8:00 p.m.  Venue: Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University Campus, 287 Rivers Street, Boone, North Carolina, USA.
     
Sept. 23, 2008
  • University of Pittsburgh’s African Studies Program and the African Student Organization sponsor Steel Pan Drummers performance.  Time: 6:00–8:00 p.m.  Venue: William Pitt Union (WPU) Ballroom, University of Pittsburgh Campus, 3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
     
Sept. 22, 2008
  • Toronto Public Library hosts Introduction to Steelpan as part of their Fall Music Workshop Series.  Time: 4:30 p.m.  Venue: Public Library, Albion Branch, 1515 Albion Road, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA.  To register: 1 (416) 394-5170.
     
  • Kent State University presents Ron Reid in a Steelpan performance/workshop.  Time: 8:00 p.m.  Venue: Ludwig Recital Hall at the Hugh A. Glaser School of Music, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA.
     
  • Fitzalan High School Steel Band is part of the welcoming committee for returning Paralympians.  Venue: Caridff Bay, WALES.
     
Sept. 20, 2008
  • The annual LynnArts Meet Me Downtown Festival of the Arts features the Steel Pan Jammers, the Mystery Tramps, Joe Mack Band, the Black Sea Salsa Bandon and more.  Event time: 11:00 AM–4:00 PM.  Venue: Central Square,  Lynn, Massachusetts, USA.
     
  • The Third Annual Southern Rock Festival features the Southern Steel Band opening for Blackfoot and Molly Hatchet.  Time: 3:00 p.m.  Venue: The Baker Theater, 41 W Blackwell Street, Dover, New Jersey, USA.
     
  • CASYM steel orchestra and various other artists perform outdoors.  Steelband appearance time: 2:00 p.m.  Venue: Brooklyn Public Library main branch at Grand Army Plaza, Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
     
  • Steel pan percussionist Gregory Boyd, saxophonist Tim Green, tablas player Andrew McLean and percussionist Michael Skinkus, perform with renowned Indian classical musician Aashish Khan.  Time: 7:00 p.m.  Venue: Snug Harbor, Covington at the Columbia Street Landing, Georgia, USA.
     
Sept. 19, 2008
  • The TDC (Tourism Development Company) in collaboration with Pan Trinbago presents Panyard Sensations Steelband Concert - in honor of Terry Joseph - featuring Pan Elders, Skiffle Bunch, Golden Hands Symphony, calypsonian El Drago, Natalie Alexander and Gasparillo Tamboo Bamboo Specialists. Time: 7:50–10:00 PM. Venue: Skiffle Bunch Pan Theatre, Coffee Street, San Fernando, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
  • Steelaway, a two-piece steel drum ensemble featuring Fitzroy “Fox” Alleyne and Gail Clarke-Alleyne performs at the 24th Annual Miami Carnival Press Launch .  Time: 6:30–9:30 p.m.  Venue: the Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, 1000 Brickell Ave # 800, Miami, Florida, USA.
     
Sept. 14, 2008
  • Panyard Sensations (tribute to Terry Joseph) features Marsicans Steel Orchestra, De Original De Fosto Himself, Noel La Pierre, Harmonites Senior & Youth Steel Orchestras and Relator.  Time: 6:00 p.m.  Venue: Harmonites  Pan Yard, Eastern Main Road, Morvant, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
  • Peabody’s 25th annual International Festival features an ethnically diverse blend of food, music and a varied programme of live entertainment, including a performance by Crystal Panjammers Youth Steel Orchestra.  Event time: 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.  Venue: : Peabody Square, downtown Peabody, Massachusetts, Boston, USA.  Rain date: Sept. 21.
     
  • The annual Hope Out Loud festival showcases Mental Notes, Sunrise Steel Band and Jean Luis.  Time: Noon-6:00 p.m.  Venue: Bushnell Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
     
Sept. 13, 2008
  • Steelband performance as part of Florida Memorial University’s 40th Anniversary Friend & Family Festival celebration.  Festival time: 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.  Steelband appearance time: 5:15–5:45 p.m.  Venue: Flag Pavilion Stage, Florida Memorial University campus, 15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, USA.
     
  • 2008 Lake George Jazz Weekend celebrates 25 years and features various acts including Andy Narell.  Time: 8:00 p.m.  Venue: Shepard Park, Canada Street, Lake George, New York, USA.
     
  • Panyard Sensations - A Little Ah Dis….A Little Ah Dat” (tribute to Terry Joseph) features Merrytones Steel Orchestra,  Regeneration Now, Bro. Ato and Kofi, Cindy Crawford, Footprint Dancers, Diego Martin Boys’ RC School Steelband and Ice Water Ensemble.  Time: 8:30 p.m.  Venue: Diego Martin Boys’ R.C. School, Church Street, Diego Martin, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
  • PANunited débuts Pandemic Pan Jazz Orchestra.  This is the premiere of the first-ever big band style pan jazz ensemble featuring the work of Charleston Sarjeant. Time: 3:40–4:14 p.m. Venue: the Boston Arts Festival, Christopher Columbus Park (Garden Stage), Downtown Boston (North End neighborhood), Boston, Massachusetts, USA.  More info: www.pandemicpanjazz.com
     
  • Roseville SPLASH 2008 features a sampling of the best restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and artists in South Placer County. Three live bands, including the 80z All Stars and the Harmonics Steel Band, provide entertainment throughout the evening.  Time: 6:30–10:30 PM.  Venue: the Roseville Aquatics Complex, 3051 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., Roseville, California, USA.
     
Sept. 12, 2008
  • Mangrove Steel Orchestra appears live with Radioclit’s DJs and guests.  Event time: 6:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.  Venue: Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London, ENGLAND, U.K.
     
Sept. 7, 2008
  • Long Beach Jazz Festival features performances by Mike Barnett and Dianne Hoffman, Alan Bates Steel Pan Group and more. Time:  12 Noon.  Venue: Kennedy Plaza, 1 West Chester Street, Long Island, New York, USA.  Info: 1 (516) 431-1000, Extension 224.
     
Sept. 6, 2008
  • The Calynco Steel Drum Band performs as part of the lineup at Riverfest ’08’s South Waterfront Day.  Time: 5:00 p.m.  Venue: the Willamette River, South Waterfront, Portland, Oregon, USA.
     
  • Music at the Mural series of concerts features an Island Night Buffet which will be served from 4:00–6:00 PM.  Performance by the Findlay High School Steel Band, Pantasia, follows.  Time: 6:00–8:00 PM. Venue: Millennium Park, Washington Square, Bucyrus, Ohio, USA.
     
Sept. 4, 2008
  • Flash in the Pan and Kent State University Steel Drum Band perform as part of the Home Savings Concert Series.  Time: 7:00–9:00 PM.  Venue: Home Savings Plaza, Main and Water Streets, Kent, Ohio, USA.
     
Sept. 1, 2008
  • Annual J’Ouvert competition features Ole Mas presentations and various small steelbands being adjudicated along the route.  Approximate start time: 6:00 a.m., usually ending by 9:30 a.m.  Parade route starts: Grand Army Plaza & Flatbush Avenue, turns onto Empire Boulevard, then down Nostrand Avenue, ending at Rutland Road.  Brooklyn, New York, USA.
     
  • The 11th Annual Marin City Blues ‘n’ Soul Party in the Park features the Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy Steel Drum Band, Miko Marks, Gail Muldrow Blues Band, Narada Michael Walden & Band, and more.  Event time: 12:00–6:00 p.m.  Steelband performance time: 11:00–11:00 a.m.  Venue: 100 Block of Drake Avenue,  Marin City, California, USA.
     
  • The Gratitude Steel Band performs in the ‘Flagstaff Kids Stuff’ component of the Arts, Eats and Beats fair.  Four steelband performance times: 12:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Venue: the Wal-Mart Kids Stage, Phoenix Plaza, Saginaw Street, M-59, Pike St. and Lawrence St., Pontiac, Michigan, USA.
     
Aug. 31, 2008
  • Invaders Steel Orchestra presents an ‘Independence Day Breakfast.’  Venue: Invaders Panyard, 147 Tragarete Road, Woodbrook, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.  More info, call Colin at 1 (868) 779-7075.
     
  • The Alma College Jazz Percussion & Steel Drum Band performs at the 29th Annual Detroit International Jazz Festival.  The 60–minute performance will include music made popular by, Pat Metheny, the Yellow Jackets, Charlie Parker, the Buddy Rich Band, the Dave Brubeck Quartet and more. Time: 1:00–2:00 PM.  Venue: the ‘Here & Now Stage’, Hart Plaza on the Detroit River waterfront, downtown Detroit, Michigan, USA.
     
  • The Gratitude Steel Band appears in concert in the ‘Flagstaff Kids Stuff’ component of the Arts, Eats and Beats fair.  Four steelband performance times: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Venue: the Wal-Mart Kids Stage, Phoenix Plaza, Saginaw Street, M-59, Pike St. and Lawrence St., Pontiac, Michigan, USA.
     
Aug. 30, 2008
  • Annual New York Steelband Music Panorama competition -  featuring ADLIB, CASYM, CrossFire, D’Radoes, Despers USA, Harmony, Pan Sonatas, Pantonic and Sesame Flyers steel orchestras.  Showtime: 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM.  Venue: Brooklyn Museum Grounds (use entrance on Eastern Parkway), Brooklyn, New York, USA. 
    Tickets available - call 1 (718) 434-0231.
     
  • The all-girl band Irresistible, featuring Gemma Park of Workington, the Stainburn School Steel Band and Dearham Brass Band are part of the entertainment card at the Paint The Town Red festival.  Event time: 11:00 – 4:00 PM. Venue: Workington, Cumbria, ENGLAND, UK.
     
Aug. 29, 2008
  • 2008 Panyard Music Tour - ‘From Harlem to Brooklyn.’  Luxurious coach from Harlem to the USA steelpan capital, Brooklyn, NY.  Mini concert from three of New York’s leading steel orchestras - CASYM, D’Radoes & Pantonic.  Time: 7:00–11:00 PM.  Tickets at RotiPlus, 2345 Frederick Douglass Blvd. Harlem, New York, USA.  Info: 1 (212) 749-8758; 1 (718) 240-0264; email avionsfloraldelights@yahoo.com
     
Aug. 28, 2008
  • Celebrate 46 with Pan!’  Trinidad & Tobago’s 46th Anniversary of Independence - featuring Ken “Professor” Philmore, HighLite Vibes - Pan & Brass, drummers Earl Noel & Edward Jordan, poet Mervyn Taylor, Nyasha Rhoden & Friends - flute, pan & vocals and Utopia Pan Soul: the Next Generation.  Time: 7:00–11:00 PM.  Venue: Tropical Paradise Restaurant, 1250 Utica Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, USA.  Tickets and info: 1 (718) 629-3500; 1 (718) 240-0264; email avionsfloraldelights@yahoo.com
     
Aug. 24, 2008

 

  • Invaders Steel Orchestra presents a Sunday Panyard Lime, featuring Invaders Steel Orchestra, Woodbrook Playboyz, Tripolians and Scorpion Pan Reflection.  Time: 5:00 PM–Midnight.  Venue: Invaders Panyard, 147 Tragarete Road, Woodbrook, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
  • Pantonic Steel Orchestra presents a sumptuous BBQ, with Fish and Chicken on the menu!  There will be music by Utopia Pan Soul: the Next Generation, Tropical Pan Vibes and Pantonic Steel Orchestra.  Time: 4:00–11:00 PM.  Venue: Pantonic’s Panyard, 2516 Albemarle Road (map), (between Lott Street and Veronica Place) Brooklyn, New York, USA.
     
  • Pantastic Steel performs.  Time: 4:00–8:00 PM.  Venue: Blue Water Grill, 4 Marina St., Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, USA.
     
  • 2008 American Folk Festival features 20 acts on five stages during it’s weekend run.  New York’s CASYM Steel Orchestra is just one of the featured artists.  Time: 2:30–3:15 PM.  Venue: Heritage Stage, Bangor Waterfront, Bangor, Maine, USA.  Info:  info@americanfolkfestival.com
     
Aug. 23, 2008
  • England’s 31st Annual Panorama - Champions of Steel Competition featuring CSI Community Group, Croydon Steel Orchestra, Ebony Steelband, Mangrove Steel Band, Metronomes Steel Orchestra, Pantasia Steel Band, Real Steel, Southside Harmonics and Stardust Steel Orchestra competing for the title.  Time: 4:00–9:00 PM.  Venue: Hyde Park, London, ENGLAND, UK.
     
  • Logan Elementary Steel Drum Band performs at the 30th Annual Jubilee - Festival of Heritage (celebrating the life of Celia Mann).  Time: 11:30–12:00 PM.  Venue: City of Columbia Community Stage, 1403 Richland Street, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. 
     
  • Celebrating the UNITY and CONNECTION of the Trinidad and Tobago Steel Drum with the Anishinabek Traditional Drum - the Meeting of Two Drums - featuring Pan Fantasy Steel Band.  Time: 6:00 PM.  Venue: Southbay Gallery and Guest House, 15 Givens Road, Southbay Mouth, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, CANADA.
     
  • 2008 American Folk Festival features 20 acts on five stages during it’s weekend run.  New York’s CASYM Steel Orchestra is just one of the featured artists.  Two performances.
    Time: 3:00–3:45 PM.  Venue: Family Area, Bangor Waterfront
    Time: 7:00–7:30 PM.  Venue: Heritage Stage, Bangor Waterfront    -   Bangor, Maine, USA.  Info:  info@americanfolkfestival.com
     
Aug. 22, 2008
  • Despers USA invites all to be at their panyard; eat, drink and lime to the sounds of their 2008 Panorama ‘tune of choice’ “South Pan Champs.”  Venue: 621 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
     
  • Celebrating the UNITY and CONNECTION of the Trinidad and Tobago Steel Drum with the Anishinabek Traditional Drum - the Meeting of Two Drums - featuring Pan Fantasy Steel Band.  Time:5:00 or 6:00 PM.  Venue: Southbay Gallery and Guest House, 15 Givens Road, Southbay Mouth, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, CANADA.
     
  • 2008 American Folk Festival features 20 acts on five stages during it’s weekend run.  New York’s CASYM Steel Orchestra is just one of the featured artists.  Time: 6:45 PM.  Venue: Heritage Stage, Bangor Waterfront, Bangor, Maine, USA.  Info:  info@americanfolkfestival.com
     
Aug. 19, 2008
  • The Gratitude Steel Drum Band performs, wrapping up the Willard Library’s popular summer program.  Time: 7:30–9:00 PM.  Venue: Willard Public Library - Helen Warner Branch, 36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA.
     
Aug. 17, 2008
  • D’Radoes Steel Orchestra presents their 2008 Band Launching featuring Tropical Pan Vibes, Hearts of Steel, Pan Sonatas and Despers USA.  Time: 6:00 PM. Venue: D'Radoes Pan Yard, 80-39 Chase Court, between Ralph Avenue and E. 83rd Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA.  More info: call Mann 1 (917) 554-3944.
     
  • Pantastic Steel performs as part of the free ‘Summer Concert Series.’  Time: 6:30–8:00 PM. Venue: end of Jordan Boulevard, Holden Beach, North Carolina, USA.
     
Aug. 16–17, 2008
  • The second Barrie Caribfest (Aug 16–17,) a two-day event, kicks off with a Costume Parade (with Caribbean performers and steelband music) through Downtown Barrie on Saturday, August 16.  Time: 1:00 PM.  Route: Queen’s Park, along Lakeshore Drive, ending at Centennial Park, Downtown Barrie, Ontario, CANADA.  Also presented on Sunday Aug. 17, an interactive steel pan display with musicians performing steel pan music, demonstrations about the making of the steel pan and opportunity for the audience to learn to play simple tunes on the steel pan.  Venue: Downtown Barrie, Centennial Park, downtown Barrie, Ontario, CANADA.
     
Aug. 16, 2008
  • N.Y. Pan Stars Steel Orchestra invites one and all to their “Annual Hurry Hurry Come for Curry Q.”  Time: 12:00 noon – till ‘all de curry done.’  Venue: 3711 Avenue D, (between 37th and 38th Streets,) Brooklyn, New York, USA.  More info, call Lincoln: 1 (718) 856-7064; George: 1 (718) 774-0188; Cathy: 1 (718) 493-0456.
     
  • Flash in the Pans steel drum band performs at the opening of the Grand Auditorium’s Film Gala.  Band performance time:  5:30–6:00 PM.  Venue: The Grand, 165 Main Street, Ellsworth, Maine, USA.
     
Aug. 15, 2008
  • Despers USA invites all to an informal band launching. Come out, eat, drink and lime to the sounds of their 2008 Panorama ‘tune of choice’ “South Pan Champs.”  Venue: 621 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
     
  • Pantastic Steel performs as part of the ‘Ocean Isle Beach Concert on the Coast’ series.  Time: 6:30–8:00 PM.  Venue: Museum of Coastal Carolina parking lot, 21 E Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, USA.
     
Aug. 14, 2008
  • The Thorold Summer Cultural Series features the PK Hummingbird Steel Band.  Time: 7:00–9:00 PM.  Venue: the Battle of Beaverdams Park Bandshell, Thorold, Ontario, CANADA.
     
  • Panjive plays steel drum music.  Time: 6:00–8 PM.  Venue: the Redondo Beach Pier, 150 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, California, USA.
     
Aug. 11, 2008
  • BAS/CAPC Junior Panorama featuring Comets Steel Orchestra, Croydon Steel Orchestra and CSI Community Group in competition.  Time: 2:00–5:00 PM.  Venue: Kensington Memorial Park, Kensal Road, London W10, ENGLAND.
     
Aug. 10, 2008
  • Pan Sonatas presents their Annual Band Launching featuring ADLIB, D'Radoes, Harmony, Pan Sonatas, Pantonic, Sesame Flyers, Steel Sensation and Steel in Love Pan Groove, with guests Yohan Popwell & Ken “Professor” Philmore, and calypsonians Count Robin, Tunapuna Scanty and KD.  Time: 4:00 PM.  Venue: 1351 Lincoln Place (Harmony’s pan yard, bet. Schenectady & Utica Aves.,) Brooklyn, New York, USA.  More info: Mack: 1 (718) 496-5133; Tiab 1 (646) 361-9424; Pin: 1 (347) 604-1574.
     
  • Pantastics Steelband performs, along with Belper singer Mark Lilley, Amy Notman and Lucy Milford. Time: 2:00 PM. Venue: Belper River Gardens, North Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire, ENGLAND.
     
  • Harwich’s Family Pantry hosts fundraiser, featuring a cookout, a steel band and comedian Jimmy Tingle.  Time:  2:00–6:00 PM.  Venue:The Family Pantry, 133 Queen Anne Road, Harwich, Massachusetts, USA.
     
Aug. 9, 2008
  • ADLIB Steel Orchestra hosts its 2008 Band Launching, with music by ADLIB, Steel Sensation and Sonatas. Time: 2:00 PM.  Venue: 855 Nassau Road, Uniondale, Long Island, New York, USA.  More info: Jeans Mayers at 1 (516) 623-4061; 1 (516) 672-1135.
     
  • Utopia Pan Soul: the Next Generation presents their BBQ, with Fish and Chicken on the menu and other refreshments on sale.  Take in the steelpan music as Utopia records live for their upcoming CD.  BBQ time:  Noon - 6:00 PM (or when the food is done)!  Venue: 816 East 49th Street (between Avenue D and Foster Avenue,) Brooklyn, New York, USA.
     
  • DC Panjammers, the Mighty Sparrow and Reggae band Ever-G are part of the line-up at CaribFest 2008.  Time: Noon–9:00 PM.  Venue: Brown's Island, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
     
Aug. 7, 2008
  • Northern Lights Steel Orchestra performs as part of the Thursday Concert Series.  Time: 7:00–9:00 PM.  Venue: Fonthill Bandshell, Peace Park, Ontario, CANADA.
     
  • Tamana Pioneers Steel Orchestra performs as part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.  Time: 7:00 PM. Venue: Woodend Barn Arts Centre, Burn o' Bennie, Banchory, SCOTLAND.
     
Aug. 6, 2008
  • The Ebenezer Methodist Steel Orchestra  performs a combination of Christian and classical pieces.  Time: 7:00–8:00 PM.  Venue: Faith Family Church, 2002 Mockingbird Lane, Victoria, Texas, USA..
     
  • The Menlo Park downtown block party features various bands including the Spice Islander Steel Drum Band, BLUE - a rhythm and blues group, Yohimbe - a five-piece blues band, the Clint Baker Trio - a jazz band and more.  Showtime: 6:00–9:30 PM.  Venue: Santa Cruz Avenue between Evelyn and Doyle streets, Menlo Park, California, USA.
     
  • Shebang! steeldrum band performs as part of the city's free summer concert series.  Time: 6:30–7:30 PM.  Venue: Fremont Park, Menlo Park, California, USA.
     
  • Tamana Pioneers Steel Orchestra and Bankhead Academy Steel Band perform as part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival. Time: 3:00 PM. Venue: Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND.
     
Aug. 5, 2008
  • Tuesdays in the Park features the Purple Pan Steel Drum Band.  Time: 7:00 PM. Venue: the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, USA.
     
  • Tamana Pioneers Steel Orchestra performs as part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.  Time: 7:30 PM. Venue: Kemnay Village Hall, 8 Aquithie Road, Kemnay, SCOTLAND.
     
Aug. 4, 2008
  • Tamana Pioneers Steel Orchestra performs as part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.  Time: 7:30 PM.  Venue: Turriff,  Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND.
     
Aug. 3, 2008
  • Under the patronage of His Excellency President George Maxwell Richards, the 9th Annual Laventille Steelband Festival (LSF) Parade features twenty-seven conventional and single pan steelbands including Phase II Pan Groove, Exodus, Sound Specialists of Laventille, Harlem Syncopators, Angostura Woodbrook Playboyz and Laventille Serenaders.  Time: 4:00 PM.  Venue: Laventille, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
  • BAS/GLA Steelband Blocko - Annual blockorama featuring Comets, Croydon, CSI Community Group, Harlow Steelband, Metronomes and Southside Harmonics.  Time: 4:00–8:00 PM. Venue: Trafalgar Square, London, ENGLAND.
     
  • Northern Lights Steel Orchestra performs at the Annual Kearney Regatta.  Event time: 5:30–10:00 PM.  Venue: Near the Town Dock, Kearney, Ontario, CANADA.
     
Aug. 2, 2008
  • Tamana Pioneers Steel Orchestra performs as part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival in ‘Music and Song from Three Continents.’ Also includes performances by Homestead Choir, Joel Sebunjo, NYCoS West Lothian.  Time: 7:30 PM.  Venue: Music Hall, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND.
     
Aug. 1, 2008
  • Culminating their 2008 Summer Enrichment Camp, the Superior Court Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra and the Rising Stars Pan-in-Motion (pan around de neck) present their Bayside Summer Concert with a repertoire which includes calypso, soul and classical selections.  Time: 6:00–9:00 PM.  Venue: Rising Stars Long Bay Panyard, ST. THOMAS, US VIRGIN ISLANDS.  Proceeds of this event go towards the Rising Stars Scholarship Fund. More info: 1 (340) 693-6438 or 1 (340) 777-8387.
     
  • The Ontario Steelpan Association presents Pan Alive 2008” featuring steel orchestras: Pan Fantasy, Jesse Ketchum Pan Vibrations, Afropan Steelband, Metrotones, Symphonyx, New Dimensions, Panatics, St. Jamestown Youth Centre, Silhouettes, Salah’s Steelpan Academy, Hamilton Youth and Pan Masters Steel Orchestra in competition.  Time: 7:00 PM - Midnight. Venue: Allan A. Lamport Stadium, 1155 King St. West, (east of Dufferin) Toronto, CANADA.  Tickets available at Ticketbreak.com.
     
  • The Ewabo Caribbean Pan Drum Trio performs.  Time: 8:00 PM.  Venue: Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main Street, Westminster, Maryland, USA.
     
  • University of Akron Steel Drum Band provides music for the VERB Ballets’ production of ‘Ski-Du.’  Time:  8:00 PM.  Venue: Evans Amphitheatre, Cain Park, 1823 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA.
     
July 31, 2008
  • Antigua & Barbuda National Panorama features six steel orchestras in competition: Mahico Stars, Gemonites, Harmonites International, Ebonites, Halcyon and Hells Gate.  Time: 8:00 PM.  Venue: Carnival City (Antigua’s Recreation Grounds), St. John’s, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, W.I.
     
  • Panyard Lime /Jam Session- “After King and Queen Lime” hosted by Afropan Steelband.  Time: 9:00 PM.  Venue: the Afropan panyard, 1 Jefferson Avenue (off King east of Dufferin), just south of Lamport Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA.
     
  • Concert in the Park features Pantasia Steel Drum Band.  Time: 7:00 PM. Venue: Washington Park Gazebo, Sandusky, Ohio, USA.
     
July 29, 2008
  • Steel Doing performs as part of the Tuesdays at the Park series.  Time: 7:00–8:30 PM.  Venue:Central Park, Washington Avenue, Grand Haven, Michigan, USA.
     
  • The Gratitude Steel Band performs.  Time: 11:00 AM. Venue: Dryden Township Library, 5480 Main Street, Dryden, Michigan, USA.
     
July 27, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 



July 25–27
, 2008

  • Pantonic Steel Orchestra presents its 11th Anniversary Family Day Celebration, featuring appearances by Crossfire, CASYM, D’Radoes, Harmony and Pantonic Steel Orchestras, DJ’s Supreme Team, Get loose International, Rhythm International and Brooklyn Island Boys Rhythm.  Time:  4:00–11:00 PM. Venue: Pantonic’s Pan Yard, 509 Remsen Avenue, (just off King’s Highway, between Church Ave. & Linden Blvd.) / (near junction of Ralph & Remsen Aves.), Brooklyn, New York, USA.
     
  • Panyard Lime - “35 and still Counting!” hosted by Afropan Steelband.  Time: 6:00–11:00 PM.  Venue: the Afropan panyard, 1 Jefferson Avenue (off King east of Dufferin), just south of Lamport Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA.
     
  • Bluemont Summer Series features PanMasters Steel Orchestra.  Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: Old Loudoun County Courthouse, downtown historic Leesburg, Virginia, USA.
     
  • The Livingston County Steel Drum Band performs as part of the Gates Recreation and Parks Department’s Sunday Evening Summer Concert Series.  Time: 6:30 PM.  Venue: Total Sports Experience, 880 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, New York, USA.
     
  • The Winton Steel Band is part of the featured musical line-up at the Netley Marsh Steam & Craft Show.  Time: 6:00 AM–6:00 PM daily (Fri–Sun).  Venue:  Meadowmead Farm, Netley Marsh, Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND.
     
July 26, 2008
  • North Coast Carnival features Tracy Thornton, The River Rat Rhythm Project Steel Drum Band, The Brockville Lions Steel Band, The Dundee HS Steel Band, The Binghamton HS Steel Band, Steel Alchemy, Intro to pan for children, reggae bands, latin rock, and more.  Steel Band fest 11:00 AM–6:00 PM.  Venue: Scenic View Park, 7 Market Street, Alexandria Bay, New York, USA.  More info: 1 (800) 541-2110;   Northcoastcarnival.  Any steel band is welcome to participate - contact Daniel Hammond at 1 (315)-783-3748; dhammond@carthagecsd.org
     
  • The second Ellington @ Wellington Summer Music Picnic, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, features singer and entertainer Kenny Lynch, singer and saxophonist Becki Biggins, Sounds of Steel, and more.  Gates open: 4:30 PM.  Performances start: 5:00 PM. Venue: Wellington Riding, Heckfield, Hampshire, ENGLAND.
     
  • Silhouettes Steel Drums perform an outdoor show for passers-by.  Time: 2:00 PM. Venue: Village of Yorkville Park, Cumberland & Bellair Streets, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA.
     
July 25-27, 2008
  • The Winton Steel Band is part of the featured musical line-up at the Netley Marsh Steam & Craft Show.  Time: 6:00 AM–6:00 PM daily.  Venue:  Meadowmead Farm, Netley Marsh, Hampshire, ENGLAND.
     
July 21-25, 2008
  • CJ Menge’s “Inside Out Steel Pan Project” hosts two sessions of the All- Austin Steelband Camp.  Directors Emily Lemmerman and Matt Ehlers invite steelband enthusiasts of all skill levels from elementary, middle and high schools to come celebrate the Caribbean steel drum art form.  Students from across Austin come together to make music for one week.  Second session:  students going into 4th - 6th grade.  (click here for info on first session).  Camp will culminate in a concert at 4:00 PM on Friday 25.
    Camp time:  9:00 AM–4:00 PM daily.  Venue: McCallum High School, 5600 Sunshine Drive, Central Austin, Texas, USA.  More info: insideoutsteelbandcamp@yahoo.com

     
July 20, 2008
  • Panyard Lime - “Come and listen to the best of Pan, Kaiso, Jazz and Blues” hosted by Afropan Steelband.    Time: 6:00–11:00 PM.  Venue: the Afropan panyard, 1 Jefferson Avenue (off King east of Dufferin), just south of Lamport Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA.
     
  • Thomas Lord Beer Festival features Hampshire Youth Orchestra String Quartet, followed by a carnival fiesta of Caribbean music with the Crestwood College 14-piece Steel Band from Eastleigh, and various other artists.  Venue: West Meon, Hampshire, ENGLAND.
     
  • The Petoskey Steel Drum Band performs as part of the Charlevoix summer concert series.  Opening act time: 6:00 PM.  Steelband performance time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: East Park Performance Pavilion, Charlevoix,  Michigan, USA.
     
July 19, 2008  
  • Pan Lime will be hosted by Couva Joylanders Steel Orchestra.  Time: 6:00 PM.  Venue: Couva Joylanders Panyard, Railway Road, Couva, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
  • Annual Steel Band Festival --  Steel Pandango Gala Concert is the culmination of the day’s celebration of steel pan music across the North of England.  First half includes Sage Gateshead’s newest youth ensemble, Volcano, plus the two winners of the solo pan competition.  Second half - the New World Steel Orchestra from Leeds.  Time: 12.00–10.00 PM.  Venue: Hall One, The Sage Gateshead, St. Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR, ENGLAND.
     
  • Afrofesta 2008 is filled with music, art, crafts, food and entertainment from performers include steel pan star Ken Goddard and Ed Thomas, the Golden Coast Dance Troupe, Carol Allison, N.G.A. and Tassir Diallo, Saidet, Mbonda Lisano, Matthew Elliot and the Golden Harp Steel Pan Band.  Time: 11:00 AM.  Venue: Covent Garden Market, Covent Garden, London, ENGLAND.
     
July 18, 2008
  • St. Lucia National Panorama competition features Leverage North Stars, Cable & Wireless Diamond, Digicel Pantime, Courts Babonneau, Busta Emerald and Harmonites Steel Orchestras. Time: 8:00 PM. Venue: the Beausejour Cricket Grounds, Gros Islet, Castries, ST. LUCIA, W.I.
     
  • Lawson Brown High School’s steel band performs while pupils and teachers spell out the words “Happy 90th Birthday Madiba” in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s birthday.  Venue: Lawson Brown High School’s hockey field, Illingworth Street, Millard Grange, Port Elizabeth, SOUTH AFRICA.
     
  • Virginia CaribFest Steelband Jamboree, featuring Urban Arts Ensemble Steelband, Mosaic Steel Orchestra, Pan Majestic Academy Youth Steel Orchestra, Steel Sensation and Sesame Flyers International Steel Orchestra.  Also performing at Virginia CaribFest 2K8:  Nadia Batson, Mista Vybes, Michelle Sylvester, Ms. Alysha, Terry Seales, Jacko-Y-Mano, Alize, Crown Prince, Bukwi, Crossovah, Big Deal, Vybz Evolution, Royalty Band. Time: 6:00–11:00 PM.  Venue: Harbor Park, Downtown Norfolk, Virginia, USA. 
     
July 17, 2008
  • Vienna Steelband Concert, by the Caribbean American International Steel Orchestra. Time: 7:30–8:30 PM.  Venue: Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road,Vienna, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
     
  • Pre-CaribFest SteelPan Jamboree features Steel Sensation.  Doors open: 8:00 PM.  Venue: Granby Theatre, 421 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
     
July 16, 2008
  • Yahboy, a group fusing the sounds of the Caribbean with contemporary jazz, and featuring Seattle steel pan musician/band leader Gary Gibson along with percussion, flute, keyboard and bass guitar, performs as part of the

July 14-18, 2008

  • CJ Menge’s “Inside Out Steel Pan Project” hosts two sessions of the All-Austin Steelband Camp.  Directors Emily Lemmerman and Matt Ehlers invite steelband enthusiasts of all skill levels from elementary, middle and high schools to come celebrate the Caribbean steel drum art form.  Students from across Austin come together to make music for one week.  First session: middle and high school students.  (click here for info on second session).  Camp will culminate in a concert at 4:00 PM on Friday 18.
    Camp time:  9:00 AM–4:00 PM daily.  Venue: Covington Middle School, 3700 Convict Hill Road, South Austin, Texas, USA.  More info: insideoutsteelbandcamp@yahoo.com
     
July 14, 2008
  • The Engine Room Collective presents Ladies’ Night featuring live and pan music, with performances by Alicia Brown, Carlene Etienne, Susannah Mcauley and Vanya Reid.  Door opens: 7:00 PM.  First performance: 8:00 PM.  Venue: The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London W11 2AY, ENGLAND.
     
July 13, 2008
  • The Fiesta Steel Band performs at the 45th Woodcote Rally.  Times: 2:00, 3:15 and 4:15 PM.  Venue: the Rally Stage at  the Rally field, located about 8 miles north-west of Reading on the A4074 Reading to Oxford road, Woodcote Village, Southern Oxfordshire, ENGLAND.
     
  • Diaspora London Music Village 2008 -  two–day event featuring music by performers celebrating music from different parts of the globe, including steelpan music.  Time: 1:00–9:00 PM. Venue: Hyde Park, London, ENGLAND.
     
  • Baltimore Education and Cultural Institute Inc. presents its 8th annual Harbor View Festival: July 11, 12, and 13.  Family Day will include Pan Gospel Steelbands, local choirs, drummers and dancers.  Featured act will be Jeff Narell alongside several steelbands, Ray Holman and Ken “Professor” Philmore.  Venue: Reedbird Park, Cherry Hill, Harbor View, (Hanover Street near Harbor Hospital), Baltimore, Maryland, USA.  Contact: Emrold Gray- 1 (443) 271-0406; Carl Merez- 1 (443) 854-2920.  More info.
     
  • The Caribana Steel Band performs during the ‘July is Music Month’ celebration.  Time: 2:00–5:00 PM.  Venue: Cedars Park, Theobalds Lane, Broxbourne, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND.
     
  • Paradise Steel Band provides music during the Ridgeway Carnival.  Event start time: 1:00 PM.  Venue: Ridgeway Sports and Social Centre,  Main Road, Ridgeway Road, Timperley, Altrincham, Cheshire, ENGLAND.
     
  • Pantastic Steel Band, Calabash African Drumming Ensemble, and drumming and dance from the Transglobal Drummers are part of the entertainment card during the day at Rowntree Park’s 87th birthday party.  Event time: 2:00–5:00 PM.   Venue: Rowntree Park, Terry Avenue, York, ENGLAND.
     
July 12, 2008
  • St. Ignace Steel Drum Band records their second CD, and invites the public to that session.  Time: 7:30 PM.  Venue: The Cheboygan Opera House, 403 North Huron Street, Cheboygan, Michigan, USA.
     
  • Diaspora London Music Village 2008 -  two–day event featuring music by performers celebrating music from different parts of the globe, including steelpan music.  Time: 1:00–9:00 PM. Venue: Hyde Park, London, ENGLAND.
     
  • Baltimore Education and Cultural Institute Inc. presents its 8th annual Harbor View Festival: July 11, 12, and 13.  Baltimore Maryland Steel band Competition is on July 12.  PanMasters, Utopia Pan Soul: the Next Generation, Trini Pan America, Higher Levin, Hearts of Steel, Philadelphia Pan Stars, Positive Vibrations, Women In Steel, Crossfire, DC Pan Jammers, Tropical Pan Vibes steel orchestras will perform.  Time: 3:00 PM.  Venue: Reedbird Park, Cherry Hill, Harbor View, (Hanover Street near Harbor Hospital), Baltimore, Maryland, USA.  Contact: Emrold Gray- 1 (443) 271-0406; Carl Merez- 1 (443) 854-2920.  More info.
     
  • The Fiesta Steel Band performs at the 45th Woodcote Rally.  Times: 2:00, 3:15 and 4:15 PM.  Venue: the Rally Stage at  the Rally field, located about 8 miles north-west of Reading on the A4074 Reading to Oxford road, Woodcote Village, Southern Oxfordshire, ENGLAND.
     
  •  Elimu Paddington Arts – Carnival Showcase and Band Launch will include BBQ, Calypso, steel pan music, dance and costume making.  Time: 2:00–10:30 PM.   Venue: Paddington Arts, 32 Woodfield Road, London W9 2BE, ENGLAND.
     
  • North Star Steel Orchestra and Africa 4 All are the featured entertainment during the Huddersfield Carnival/A World Together event.  Time: Noon–3:00 PM.  Venue: the Huddersfield, Town Centre, Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield, ENGLAND.
     
July 11, 2008
  • London’s Nostalgia Steelband are part of a Midnight procession, along with “Red Devils” during Huddersfield first-ever J’Ouvert - part of the weekend Carnival celebrations.  Time:  Midnight.  Venue: from the Huddersfield Town Hall.  Huddersfield, ENGLAND.
     
July 10, 2008
  • Jeremy Ledbetter and Canefire featuring Mark Mosca on double seconds, present their explosive mix of Caribbean and Latin jazz.  Time: 8:00 PM.  Venue: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. (just west of Dufferin), Toronto, CANADA.  www.lula.ca
     
July 8, 2008
  • Caribbean jazz with a soulful edge showcases Leon ‘Foster’ Thomas.  Time: 9:00 PM–1:00 AM. Venue: Upstairs the Van Dykes Jazz Cafe, 846 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
     
July 6, 2008
  • Pace and Pans of Faith present ‘Steel Sensation’ live in concert featuring Ken “Professor” Philmore, Wentworth Richardson, and more.  Time: 5:00 PM.  Venue: Northwestern High School Auditorium, 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, Maryland, USA.  More info: Audrey - 1 (240) 765-8982; Judith - 1 (301) 538-6443.
     
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines Senior Panorama competition features defending Panorama champions Rhythmix Steel Orchestra, National Lottery Sion Hill, Sea Operations Starlift, Elite Steel and Potential Steel Orchestras.  Competition is held within the Dimanche Gras presentation.  Venue:  Victoria Park, Kingstown, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES, W.I.
     
  • Steel pan accompanies featured readers as the literary artists convene for the Super Centre Crop Over Read-In.  Time: 4:00 PM.  Venue: Tyrol Cot, Codrington Hill, St. Michael,  BARBADOS, W.I.
     
  • The Trinidad & Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra performs in concert.  Time:  6:00–8:00 PM.  Venue: Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, Maryland, USA.
     
  • Caribbean Summer features various events all ‘round the pan’ for everyone, with Germany’s Tin Pan Alley and Cadillac Steel, Netherland’s Tropical Steelpans, Sweden’s Caribbean Hot Nine, France’s Calypsociation and Finland’s Steely Wonder, together Antonius Roberts - artist, Son de Colonia - salsa, BIMA - Steelpan jazz,  XXL Teacher Steelband and Junkanoo parade.  Time: 11:00 AM–6:00 PM. Venue: Westfalenpark, Dortmund, NRW, GERMANY.  More info
     
  • Lydian Steel is part of the live accompaniment for the Metamorphosis Dance Company’s production.  Showtime: 6:30 PM.  Venue: Queen’s Hall, St. Ann’s Road, St. Ann’s, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
July 5, 2008
  • Ashe County High School Steel Drum Band ‘Cans and Pans’ perform during the 22nd annual Christmas in July Festival.  Time: Noon.  Venue: Main stage, downtown West Jefferson, North Carolina, USA.
     
  • The University of Akron Steel Drum Band quartet is on the performance card, along with the world champion Heartbeats Jump Rope Team.  Time: 5:00–7:00 PM.  Venue: the Grizzly Village, gazebo area on Broad Street, downtown Wadsworth, Ohio, USA.
     
  • 4th of July Parade  Independence Day Celebration features the Manistique High School Band, Kalamazoo Pipe Bank, Gratitude Steel Drum Band and more.  Time: 12:30 PM.  Venue: Manistique, Michigan, USA.
     
  • Caribbean Night features STEELPANS IN CONCERT with Delaware Steel from USA, Ebony Steel Orchestra from England and Bäng Bäng from Dortmund, Germany.    Time: 7:00 PM. Venue: Westfalenpark, Dortmund, NRW, GERMANY.  More info.
     
  • Summer Concert on the Green features the Petoskey Steel Drum Band.  Time: 5:00–7:00 PM.  Venue: Inn at Bay Harbor, 3600 Village Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor, Michigan, USA.
     
July 4, 2008
  • 2nd North Tyneside Festival of Steelbands – supported by BAS, with performances, workshops and opportunity to perform in steel band comprising of all.  Time: 10:00 AM–3:00 PM.  Venue: Wallsend Memorial Hall, Station Road, Wallsend, ENGLAND, UK.
     
July 3-6, 2008
  • Lydian Steel is part of the live accompaniment for the Metamorphosis Dance Company’s production of July 3–6.  Showtimes: (July 3–5) 8:00 PM; July 6:30 PM.  Venue: Queen’s Hall, St. Ann’s Road, St. Ann’s, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
July 3, 2008
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines Junior National Panorama features several junior steel orchestras.  Venue: Victoria Park, Kingstown, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES, W.I.
     
June 29, 2008
  • The Croydon Steel Orchestra participates in the “Salute to Israel” parade, with rally 2:00 PM in Trafalgar Square.  Parade time: 12:00–2:00 PM.  Venue: London, ENGLAND, UK.
     
June 28, 2008
  • DC Pan Jammers, PanMasters Steel Orchestra and Trini Pan America will participate in and perform at the 16th Annual DC Caribbean Carnival along Georgia Avenue.  Time: 11:00 AM.  Parade venue kick–off point:  corner Georgia and Missouri Avenues, Washington DC, USA.
     
  • The Annual Kingfield POPS concert will feature the Western Mountain Steel Drum Band, the Kingfield Chorus, Nadia and Jocko,  the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s Brass and more.  Concert gates open: 4:00 PM.  Venue:  Festival of the Arts, 135 Salem Road, Kingfield, Maine, USA.
     
June 26, 2008
  • The Lache Steel Band performs.  Time: 6:45 PM.  Venue: the Deanery Field, Chester, Cheshire, ENGLAND.
     
June 25-26, 2008
  • The Hethersett Steelers steel drum band performs during the 100th Royal Norfolk Show.  Opening times: 8:00 AM.  Venue: Norfolk Showground,  Dereham Road, Norwich, ENGLAND.
     
June 25, 2008
  • Gratitude Steel Band performs, and includes audience participation.  Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: Marshbank Park, Hiller Road, just north of Commerce Road, West Bloomfield Township, Detroit, Michigan, USA.  More info: 1 (248) 349-1300.
     
June 23, 2008
  • Steelband Auditions: Steel Impressions Steelband is launching a training program for young, talented steelband players in Western Pennsylvania.  Audition time: 10:00 AM–3:00 PM.  If interested, requisite forms – available at the following link – must be submitted by June 20.   www.panpittsburgh.org.  More info: 1 (412) 431-6030 ext. 4; janera@solomonsteelpan.com.  Venue: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
     
June 22, 2008
  • Legends Stars Steel Band presents the Band Launching of their J’Ouvert presentation “Mexican Fiesta.”  Includes guest appearance by Casanovas and Pantonic Steel Orchestra.  Time: 6:00 PM–Midnight.  Venue: Mas Camp, corner of Avenue D and 49th Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
     
  • Pathmark Multicultural Arts West Indian Festival, featuring several performers including Women In Steel, Utopia Pan Soul: the Next Generation, Pantonic Steel Orchestra, Pan Ambassadors, Something Positive Dance group and Ebonè Roots Dance & Drum Theater.  Event time: 12:00 - 5:00 PM. Venue: Kings Plaza Shopping Center, corner Flatbush Avenue and Avenue U, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
     
  • panPittsburgh Steelband presents its 2008 Steelband Showcase at the Three Rivers Arts Festival.  Time: 2:00–4:00 PM.  Venue: the Community Stage, Three Rivers Arts Festival, 937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
     
June 21, 2008
  • 16th Annual DC Caribbean Carnival presents it’s Pan Jam featuring scheduled bands:  DC Pan Jammers, PanMasters Steel Orchestra, Panquility Steelband and Ensemble, CAFÉ, Pace Steel Orchestra, Harbor Knights Steel Orchestra, Utopia Pan Soul: the Next Generation, T&T Baltimore Steelband, Pan Majestic Youth Academy and St. Veronica’s Steel Orchestra.  Time: 2:00 PM.  Venue: The Crossroads Entertainment Complex, 4300 Baltimore Avenue, Bladensburg, Maryland, USA.
     
  • Leicestershire School presents a Pan Jam, featuring individual Leicestershire Schools Steelbands, 2 Joint Junior/Senior Schools Ensembles, Leicestershire Arts Steel Ensembles, Contrast Steelband and special guest panel of adjudicators.  Time: 7:00–9:30 PM.  Venue: Peepul Centre, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester LE4 6DP, ENGLAND, UK.
     
  • City Sand features performance by . St. Veronica’s Steel Drum Band will play during the day.  Time: Noon–4:00 PM.  The Singing Swamis perform jazz and funk 8:00–11:00 PM.  Venue: the Harborplace Amphitheater, northwest corner of the Inner Harbor, between the Light Street Pavilion and the Pratt Street Pavilion - of HarborPlace, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
     
  • panPittsburgh Steelband presents its 2008 Steelband Showcase at the Three Rivers Arts Festival.  Time: 2:00–4:00 PM.  Venue: the Community Stage, Three Rivers Arts Festival, 937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
     
  • PANic Steel performs at the  5th annual Summer Solstice Festival.  Time: 5:00–6:30 PM.  Venue: Side Stage, Shaker Heights Community Colonnade, 3450 Lee Road, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
     
  • CASYM Steel Orchestra hosts a Family Picnic.  Venue: Heckscher State Park, East Islip, New York, USA.  Map.  More info: casyminfo@aol.com or call 1 (718) 735-6708.
     
June 17, 2008
  • The Ipswich Caribbean Steel Band performs at the “Windrush Generation” celebrations.  Also appearing, actor and author Victor Richards.  Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: Council Chamber, Ipswich Town Hall, High Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND.
     
  • panPittsburgh Steelband presents its 2008 Steelband Showcase at the Three Rivers Arts Festival.  Time: 2:00–4:00 PM.  Venue: the Community Stage, Three Rivers Arts Festival, 937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
     
  • The Bacchanal Steel Band performs at the Richmond Parks & Recreation Department’s and the Richmond Area Arts Council’s Free Summer Concert Series.  Time: 7:00.  Venue: the gazebo at the Irvine-McDowell Park, located off of Lancaster Avenue. Rain venue: the Richmond Area Arts Center, located off Lancaster Avenue and Water Street, Richmond, Kentucky, USA.
     
June 14, 2008
  • CASYM Steel Orchestra celebrates twenty-five years of excellence with Youth Explosion 2008.  Featuring steelband performances from PS 90, PS 149, PS 161, Tilden High School, Humanities & the Arts Magnet High School, and CASYM’s Classes 1 & 2.  Time:  6:00 PM.  Venue:  PS 91, 532 Albany Avenue, (corner of New York  Ave.), Brooklyn, New York, USA.  More info: casyminfo@aol.com or call 1 (718) 735-6708.
     
  • Pan Ultimate Trio: Jazz with a Caribbean flavour performed by Daniel Louis, Michael Bailey and Wesley Joseph.  Time: 8.00 PM.  Venue:  Marie Lloyd Bar, Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London E8 1EJ, ENGLAND.
     
  • 4th Annual ‘Father’s Day’ Steelpan Jazz Concert. featuring Garvin Blake, Rudy “Two-Left” Smith, Andy Narell, Ralph MacDonald and more. Complimentary pre-concert on-site reception at 5:30 PM.  Showtime: 7:30 PM. Venue: Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, Broadway at 60th Street, Columbus Circle, New York, New York, USA.   More info
     
  • The Northern Lights Steel Orchestra performs at the 7th Annual Parry Sound Dragon Boat Festival.  Performance times: 11:30 AM–1:00 PM and 2:30–4:00 PM.  Hands–on clinic: 1:15–2:15 PM.  Venue: Waubuno Beach, 27 Prospect, Parry Sound, Ontario, CANADA.
     
  • panPittsburgh Steelband presents its 2008 Steelband Showcase at the Three Rivers Arts Festival.  Time: 2:00–4:00 PM.  Venue: the Community Stage, Three Rivers Arts Festival, 937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
     
  • The Culture Kids from St Xavier’s School in Trinidad and Tobago, run a free steel pan workshop in the morning, then present a concert in the evening.  Workshop registration time: 9:45 AM.  Performance time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: St Martin’s Church, London Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR5 2JW, ENGLAND.
     
  • The fourth annual Art on the Green Festival will feature the works of more than 80 local artists under tents from 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM.  (Rain date is June 15.)  The steel drum band Magic of Steel performs.  Performance time: 11 AM–3:00 PM.  Venue: Village Green in the Pinehills, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
     
June 12, 2008
  • PanUSA, a steel drum band kicks off the Middlebury Community Public Library’s kids’ summer reading program.  Time: 1:00 PM.  Venue: Middlebury Community Public Library, 101 E. Winslow Street, Middlebury, Indianapolis, USA.
     
June 10-15, 2008
  • 21st Century Band: Caribbean Jazz Summit w/Dion Parsons (drums) & Ron Blake, saxophones; Jonathan Finlayson, Trumpet; Clifton Anderson, trombone; Carlton Holmes, piano; Junior Terry, bass; Alioune Faye, percussion; Victor Provost, steel pan and Special Guests.  Performance times, Tuesday – Sunday: 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM, with additional 11:30 PM set on Fri./Sat. Venue: Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York, USA.  More info: 1 (212) 258-9595/9795 or www.jalc.org/dccc 
     
June 8, 2008
  • Church Rock Academy Elementary School Steel Drum Band performs.  Students from Church Rock Academy in the Navajo Nation near Gallup, New Mexico share their love of music and celebrate their culture.  Although the steel drum often celebrates music from Afro-Caribbean cultures, these young Navajo students have adopted this instrument as their own and so celebrate both their own culture with traditional Navajo music and other cultures by playing music such as reggae, calypso, and limbo.  Time: 2:00 PM.  Venue: National Museum of the American Indian, 1st level - Potomac Atrium, Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, USA
     
June 7, 2008
  • The All New Music in the Park event will feature Contrast Steel Band performing their ‘Musical Expression with a Difference’ as well as Kettering Citadel Band playing the Last Night of the Proms.  Gates open: 5:30 PM.   Performance time: 7:30 PM.  Fireworks at: 10:00 PM.  Venue: Wistow Hall, Kibworth Road near Great Glen in Leicestershire,  Harborough, ENGLAND.
     
  • High school steel band performs, among many other artistes at a fundraiser, the 2nd Annual International Food Festival and Grand Raffle.  The festival will include food from all around the world, carnival games, bouncing castles, clowns, Moko jumbies, an interactive theatre performance, balloons, calypso, fungi, & soca music as well as music from one of the best DJ’s in the BVI.  Venue: HLSCC (H. Lavity Stoutt Community College), Paraquita Bay, Road Town, Tortola,  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS.
     
June 5, 2008
  • Steel Away steeldrum band opens up the Bay Arts Alliance’s Concerts in the Park series.  Time: 6:30 PM. Venue: McKenzie Park, 144 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida, USA.
     
June 4, 2008
  • PS 149 - The Danny Kaye School will host it’s 8th Annual Arts Festival, featuring the Danny Kaye Steelband and guest Steelband performers from PS 149M - The Sojourner Truth School. Workshops in all arts disciplines are presented (dance, music, theatre, visual arts). Steelband music throughout the day.  Time: 11:00 AM–- 3:00 PM.  Venue: PS 149, 700 Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, USA.  More info, contact: Marcia Eversley, Arts Coordinator, 1 (718) 385-8666, meversl2@schools.nyc.gov
     
June 3, 2008
  • Community Works presents CASYM Steel Orchestra for two performances.  Showtimes: 10:15 AM and 12:15 PM.  Venue: Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
     
June 1, 2008

 

  • Juma Steel band, two samba bands—Torque Tambor and Sambuka—and the Mardi Gras Jazz band will be part of the entertainment card at the biggest carnival ever seen in Buntingford.  Theme for this year’s event is ‘carnival time around the world.’  Venue:  Buntingford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND, U.K.  More info:  Helen Baker - (01763) 271176.
     
May 31, 2008
  • ‘It’s a Spring Thing’ a cultural festival, features performances by the CAFE Steel Pan Ensemble, the Colours Performing Arts Troupe and the jazz quartet Project Natale.  Time: 12:00–6:00 PM.  Venue: University Town Center Building 3, 6525 Belcrest Road., Hyattsville, Maryland, USA.
     
  • BAS (British Association of Steelbands) FSF Pan Explosion 2008 - annual competition featuring soloists and ensembles from across the United Kingdom.  Time: 5:00–10:00 PM.  Venue: Fairfields Hall, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG, ENGLAND, UK.
     
  • Utopia Pan Soul: the Next Generation presents its Curry–Q and Lime.  Live steelpan music and fabulous food are on the menu.  Time: 12:00–6:00 PM.  Venue: 753 Classon Avenue (between Sterling & Park Place - entrance on Park Pl., ), Brooklyn, New York, USA. Contact: Sheldon - 1 (917) 862-6974; Yolande - 1 (917) 287-5412; Anthony - 1 (917) 337-2762.
     
  • Heitersheim in Baden-Württemberg celebrates its first Caribbean Night.  Rheinfelden’s Caribbean Steelband provides entertainment, along with Latin group, Blue Bananas.  Door open: 7:00 PM.  Showtime: 8:00 PM.  Venue: the Festhalle, Heitersheim, GERMANY.
     
  • Rock and Steel Festival ’08 featuring steel bands Cocoloco, Hot Queridas and Wild Cats, and rock bands Snowville, Coal and Backslash.  Time: 7:00 PM–1:00 AM.  Venue: Hölzliwisenstrasse 4, CH-8604 Volketswil, SWITZERLAND.
     
May 30, 2008
  • Rock and Steel Festival ’08 featuring steel bands Another Phase and Move On, and rock bands Cudvain, RedChicks and A.F. Punkrock.  Time: 7:00 PM–Midnight.  Venue: Hölzliwisenstrasse 4, CH-8604 Volketswil, SWITZERLAND.
     
May 29, 2008
  • The Matanzas Steel Pandemic presents their final concert of the school year.  Time: 6:30 PM.  Venue: the Matanzas High School Pirate Theater, 3535 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast, Florida, USA.  More info: palmerr@flaglerschools.com.
     
May 28-29, 2008
  • The 2008 Suffolk Show hosted by the Suffolk Agricultural Association, will include bandstands featuring entertainment from Ipswich Hospital Band, Ipswich Over 50’s Brass Band and Ipswich Caribbean Steel Band.  Venue: the Suffolk Showground, Suffolk, where the A12 link from London to Ipswich meets the A14 direct route to Cambridge and the Midlands, ENGLAND, UK.
     
May 26, 2008
  • 31st Reading Community Carnival featuring mas presentations, steelbands, live music.  Time: 12:30–7:00 PM.  Venue: Prospect Park, West Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND, UK.
     
  • Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents: ‘Global Spirit - Music of Many Cultures - Accompanied by instruments of many cultures,’  featuring Bryant High School Women’s Chorus (NY); Ithaca College Chorus (NY); NYU University Singers (NY); Westview High School Concert Choir (OR) and more.  Also featuring Special Guest Harmony Music Makers Steel Orchestra (NY).  Time: 8:00 PM.  Venue: Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (northern end of the Lincoln Center Plaza, at the corner of Columbus Avenue and 65th Street), New York, New York, USA.  More...
     
  • Luton International Carnival, featuring mas presentations, steelbands, live music.  Time: 12:00–7:00 PM.  Venue: Wardown Park and Luton Town Centre (between between Old Bedford Road and the A6), Luton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND, UK.
     
May 25, 2008
  • 10th Annual Steelband Jamboree hosted by Pan Masters, featuring - NY Panorama Champs Pan Sonatas, Philadelphia Pan Stars, Mosaic Steel Orchestra, Pan Majestic, Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra, Pan Jammers, Michael George, the One–Man Band, Pan Masters Steel Orchestra and an Engine Room Competition.  Time: 3:00 PM.  Venue: 4509 Rhode Island Ave, (2 blocks south of Pan Masters’ panyard, and 1 mile north of the DC border), North Brentwood, Maryland, USA.  More info and tickets available - 1 (301) 864-2610; panmasters@hotmail.com; www.panmasters.com.
     
  • Tropical Breeze steeldrum band performs as part of the line–up for the Southworks 2008 Performing Arts Festival.  Time: 12 Noon.  Venue:  Rocket Field, Watkinsville,  Oconee County, Georgia, USA.
     
May 24, 2008
  • Panorama Steel Orchestra performs at the Greenroom Festival.  Doors open: 1:00 PM.  Showtime: 2:00 PM.  Venue: Osanbashi Hall, Naka-ku, Yokohama, JAPAN.
     
  • Sesame Flyers International Inc. presents Pan Extravaganza 2008 - featuring Steel Sensation, Pan Sonatas Steel Orchestra, Mauricia, Andy Akiho, Pelham Goddard and Sesame Flyers Steel Orchestra.  Doors open: 7:00 PM.  Showtime: 8:00 PM.  Venue:  Bildersee Beacon at IS 68 Junior High School, 956 East 82nd Street, (between Flatlands Avenue and Avenue J), Brooklyn, New York, USA.  Admission is free.  Info: 1 (718) 693-0500.
     
  • Strelitzia High school in Uitenhage – in conjunction with the department of education – presents a marimba and steel band festival featuring the Lawson Brown Junior and Senior Steel Bands, and more. Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: Uitenhage Indoor Sports Centre, Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, SOUTH AFRICA.
     
May 23, 2008
  • Miami Pan Symphony under the musical direction of Leon “Foster” Thomas performs along with latin funk band Spam Allstars, at a Rally for Senator Barack Obama.  Doors open: 2:00 PM.  Program begins:  3:30 PM.  Venue: the Bank Atlantic Center, One Panther Parkway, Sunrise, Broward County, Florida, USA.
     
  • Pannist and educator Nyasha Rhoden conducts the Phillipa Schuyler Steelpan Ensemble at a Spring Concert. Time: 7:30 PM. Venue: Walt Whitman Hall, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, USA.  Info and tickets: 1 (718) 574-0390.
     
May 22, 2008
  • The University of Iowa Steel Band performs.  Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: Winnebago County Courthouse Square Gazebo, 126 S. Clark St. (rain venue: Forest City High School Auditorium, 206 W School St.), Forest City, Iowa, USA.
     
  • PS 149 - The Danny Kaye School will host its 5th Annual Spring Concert, featuring “Voices of Joy” - the school Chorus and the Danny Kaye Steelband.  Time: 6:00 PM.  Venue: PS 149, 700 Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, USA.  More info, contact: Marcia Eversley, Arts Coordinator - 1 (718) 385-8666; meversl2@schools.nyc.gov.
     
  • Del Norte High School Music presents its annual Spring Band Concert, featuring  performances by their concert and stage bands and Del Norte High School Steelband.  Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: Thunen Gym, Del Norte High School, 1301 El Dorado Street, Crescent City, California, USA.
     
  • The Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band appears.  Doors open: 7:30 PM.  Showtime: 8:00 PM.  Venue: The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
     
May 18, 2008
  • The New Hampshire Steel Pan in the Schools Festival will feature eight steelbands.  Time:  10:00 AM–2:00 PM.  Venue: Hopkinton High School, 297 Park Avenue, Contoocook, New Hampshire, USA.
     
  • Beautiful Music – on steel pan and marimba, as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival. Time: 7:30 PM. Venue: Preston Old Church, Preston Drove (next to Preston Manor), Brighton, East Sussex, ENGLAND, UK.
     
  • Face Yaa Fear - NHC08 Band Launch, featuring  mas presentations, calypso, pan and music.  Time: 4:00–11:00 PM.  Venue: Yaa Asantewaa Arts & Community Centre, 1 Chippenham Mews, London W9, ENGLAND, U.K.
     
  • Music Matters School of Music holds their Steel Band Showcase.  Time: 3:00 PM.  Venue: Peg Bond Center, Batavia Riverwalk, 151 Island Avenue, Batavia, Illinois, USA.
     
May 17, 2008
  • Panorama Steel Orchestra performs at the “One Love Jamaica Festival.”  Opens: 11:00 AM.  Time: 1:40 PM. Venue: Yoyogi Park, Yoyogi, Sendagaya JAPAN.
     
  • 4th annual Boardwalk Mas features multiple artists including Soualouiga Jump-Up Brass, Les Explorateurs, Time Bomb, Sualouiga Capoeria, Ebony Steel Band, St. Jozeph Scouts and more.  Time: 5:00–10:00 PM.  Venue: Great Bay Beach promenade, St. Maarten, W.I.
     
  • Crossfire Steel Orchestra presents a Fundraising Curry-Q, and performances by the orchestra.  Time: 12:00–7:00 PM.  Venue: 1729 Albany Avenue (between Avenues H and I), Brooklyn, New York, USA.  Tickets and more info: 1 (718) 345-1552; 1 (718) 252-5035; 1 (718) 778-7358.
     
  • N.Y. Pan Stars Steel Orchestra presents an Atlantic City Bus Ride to Tropicana Casino.  Departure time: 8:00 PM.  Departure venue: Nostrand and Church Avenues, Brooklyn, New York, USA.  Tickets and info, call: June - 1 (347) 371-0729; George - 1 (718) 774-0188; Cathy: 1 (718) 493-0456.
     
May 16, 2008
  • The Pan American Steel Drum Band appears in outdoor concert. Time: 6:30 PM. Venue: Whip-Poor-Will Shelter,  F.W. Kent Park, 2048 Highway 6 NW, Coralville, Oxford, Iowa, USA.  Info:  1  (319) 3645-2315.
     
May 11, 2008
  • Panache Steel Orchestra presents “A Treat for Mothers”  Performances by: Panache Steel Orchestra, Hells Gate Steel Orchestra and Antigua/Barbuda Defense Force Band.  Time: 6:00 PM.  Venue: Multi-Purpose Centre, Perry Bay, ANTIGUA, W.I.
     
  • The Ambridge High School Steel Pan Ensemble joins with the group at East Liberty Presbyterian Church for a concert.  Time: 4:00 PM.  Venue: 116 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.  Tickets and info: 1 (412) 394-3353.
     
May 9-11, 2008
  • 6th Annual PANorama Caribbean Music Fest - featuring nearly 30 steel orchestras from through the USA and headlining performances by Andy Narell backed by the Miami University and Eastern Kentucky University Steel Bands. Guest Clinicians/Judges include Phil Hawkins, Tom Miller and Liam Teague.  Venue: Virginia Beach Convention Center and 24th St. Stage Park, Virginia Beach, VA, USA
     
May 10, 2008
  • Church Rock Academy Steel Band holds family fund-raiser, and perform.  They also include a cake walk, bike raffle and more.  Time: 12:00–5:00 PM.  Venue: Sammy C’s Restaurant, 107 W. Coal Avenue, Gallup, New Mexico, USA. 
     
  • St. Ignatius Catholic School Steel Band provides live entertainment for the second anniversary of StreetSkills’ drive-a-thon.  Venue: Seven Mile Public Beach, Grand Cayman, CAYMAN ISLANDS, W.I. 
     
  • The MAC Attack Pan Band is joined by the Farmington High School steel drum band and other guest artists for Steel Drum Concert.  Time: 7:30 PM.  Venue: the MAC (Mineral Arts College) Fine Arts Theater, Mineral Area College, 5270 Flat River Road, Park Hills, Missouri, USA. 
     
  • Trincan Steel Orchestra presents their 3rd Annual Mothers’ Day Gala. Cocktails: 3:00 PM. Dinner: 6:30 PM.  Showtime and Dance: 8:00 PM.  Venue: Polish Hall, 10960 104 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA.
     
  • The Ambridge High School Steel Pan Ensemble joins with the group at East Liberty Presbyterian Church for a concert.  Time: 8:00 PM.    Venue: 116 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.   Tickets and info: 1 (412) 394-3353.
     
May 5, 2008
  • The Engine Room Collective presents a pan jazz session featuring the first lady of Engine Room, Carlene Etienne.  Showtime: 8:00–11:00 PM.  Venue: Inn on The Green, 3-5 Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5XL, ENGLAND.
     
  • The Steel Praisin’ Christian Steel Drum Ensemble provides entertainment at the Shiloh’s United Methodist Women’s annual Ladies Banquet.  Venue: Tricia’s Catering, 408 Piedmont Drive, Lexington, North Carolina, USA.
     
May 4, 2008
  • 6th Annual Concert of Steelbands featuring - Crystal Panjammers Youth Steelband of Lyn, St. Cyprian’s Celestial Infernos Youth Steelband of Roxbury, Pan Xpressions of Dorchester, Branches Pan Groove Steel Orchestra of Dorchester. Time: 4:00 PM.  Venue: William E. Reed Auditorium Prince Hall Grand Lodge, 24 Washington Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA.
     
  • The Engine Room Collective performs, featuring open mic and special guest artists.  Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: South Street, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU, ENGLAND, UK.
     
  • Arizona State University’s Pan Devils Steel Band makes a guest appearance at the free People’s Pops Concert Series “Night in the Tropics” featuring the Phoenix Symphony under the direction of conductor Lawrence Goland.  Time: 3:00 PM.  Venue: Symphony Hall, 225 E. Adams Street, in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  Info: 1 (602) 262-4627.

     
  • The 18th annual Pan New England Steelband Festival hosted by Peninsula Pan, Inc., features school and community steelbands from New England and beyond - performing, and participating in a weekend of workshops and activities.  Sunday’s Panorama will include individual and group performances by over 20 visiting bands.  Time: 11:00 AM–4:00 PM. Venue: Blue Hill Consolidated School, 60 High Street, Blue Hill, Maine, USA.
    Interested groups may contact Nigel Chase at npkchase@prexar.com.  Housing arrangements and travel scholarships may be possible. 
     
May 3, 2008
  • “An Evening of The Classics on the Lawns of Vale Royal” featuring local and international stars - musicians from the Juilliard School of Music in New York, the Immaculate Conception Steelband and violinists Jessica Yap and Nadje Leslie, Edna Manley School of the Performing Arts and Peter Ashbourne.  Cocktails: 6:30 PM.  Showtime: 8:00 PM.  Venue: Vale Royal, Montrose Road, Kingston, JAMAICA, W.I.
     
  • The 18th annual Pan New England Steelband Festival hosted by Peninsula Pan, Inc., features school and community steelbands from New England and beyond - performing, and participating in a weekend of workshops and activities.  Saturday afternoon will feature workshops on techniques, phrasing, pan making, arranging and costume and mask-making. The Saturday evening Dance/Fete will include Steel Sensation, the Chandler (AZ) Steel Orchestra and Planet Pan. Time: 7:30–10:30 PM. Venue: Blue Hill Consolidated School, 60 High Street, Blue Hill, Maine, USA.
    Interested groups may contact Nigel Chase at npkchase@prexar.com.  Housing arrangements and travel scholarships may be possible.
     
May 2, 2008
  • The 18th annual Pan New England Steelband Festival hosted by Peninsula Pan, Inc., features school and community steelbands from New England and beyond - performing, and participating in a weekend of workshops with Steel Sensation and activities.  The Friday evening concert features headline act Amrit Samaroo with Steel Sensation from New York.  They are also scheduled to perform additional concerts.  Time: 7:30 PM.  Venue: Reach Performing Arts Center, 249 North Deer Isle Road, Deer Isle, Maine, USA.
    Interested groups may contact Nigel Chase at npkchase@prexar.com.  Housing arrangements and travel scholarships may be possible.
     
May 1, 2008
  • Nyasha Rhoden on tenor pan performs with the NYU (New York University) Steel Drum Ensemble.  Time: 8:00 PM. Venue: Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th Street, New York, New York, USA.  Admission is free.
     
Apr. 29, 2008
  • Western Kentucky University Steelband performs.  Time: 7:30 PM. Venue: Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall - Room 189, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd., Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA.
     
Apr. 27, 2008
  • Humboldt State University (HSU) Calypso Band  performs as part of the Sustainable Living Arts and Music Festival.  Time: Noon - 1:00 PM.  Venue: HSU Soccer Field (lower playing field on Rossow Street), Humboldt State University campus, 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, California, USA.
     
Apr. 26, 2008
  • Humboldt State University (HSU) Calypso Band & Percussion Ensemble perform. Time:8:00-10:00 PM.  AM. Venue: the John Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University campus, 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, California, USA.
     
  • The United States Steelband Association (USSA) will present, as part of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Culture Series, "Celebrating 15 Years of J’Ouvert in Brooklyn."  Event showcases a video presentation on the topic, and includes a live steelband performance and a panel discussion with audience participation.  Time: 3:30 PM.  Venue: the Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza Central Library, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
     
Apr. 24, 2008
  • “Pan Jazz in De Yard ….Reloaded”   Featuring the likes of: RBTT Redemption Sound Setters, Ken “Professor” Philmore, Rudy “Two left” Smith, Marilyn Williams, Liam Teague, Clive Zander, Duvonne Stewart, NFM Pantasy, and more!  Please check event organizers for exact line-up for the night. Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: the Rbtt Redemption Sound Setters Pan Theatre, Montgomery, TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Apr. 23, 2008
  • Pan Jazz in De Yard ….Reloaded” — featuring the likes of:  Len “Boogsie” Sharpe, Robert Greenidge, Tony “Pan Jumbie” Williams, Darren Sheppard, Anise Hadeed, Caribbean in XS, John Arnold / Kariwak Players and more! Please check event organizers for exact line-up for the night. Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: the Rbtt Redemption Sound Setters Pan Theatre, Montgomery, TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Apr. 22, 2008
  • Matanzas High School Music Department presents: An Evening of Caribbean Dinner and Music, featuring: Matanzas Steel Pandemic (It’s Contagious!)Fabulous menu!  Tickets will ONLY be sold in advance.  Please reserve your tickets now!  Time: 6:00 PM.  Venue: Matanzas High School Courtyard, 3535 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, Florida, USA.  palmerr@flaglerschools.com; 1 (386) 447-1575 ext. 5203.
     
Apr. 20, 2008
  • Carnival in St. Thomas features many events, including their Steelband Jamboree.  Approx. twenty bands from elementary schools and several adult bands will each perform two tunes.  Time: 5:00 PM. Venue: Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USVI
     
Apr. 19, 2008
  • The Earth Arts Festival will include performances by the Happy Toes dancers, the Del Norte High School Steel Band and Huallipacha, playing music of the Andes.  Time: 1:00–5:00 PM.  Venue: Crescent City Cultural Center, 1001 Front Street, Crescent City, California, USA.
     
  • Panworld Gospel Steel Orchestra presents a “Benefit Concert.”  Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: The Worldwide Church of God, 1775 Édouard-Laurin, Ville Saint-Laurent, Quebec City, CANADA
     
  • Concert component of Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Steel Drum Band Symposium - featuring Pan/Jazz concert with pan soloists Andy Narell, Earl Rodney and Nicholas Mohan, and Atlanta’s top jazz ensemble, the Rod Smith Quartet, hosted by radio personality, Siman Baby.  Time: 8:00 PM–11:00 PM.  Venue: Davage Auditorium, Haven Warren Hall, CAU, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, SW, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
     
  • Fifth annual steelband concert “Gathering of the Pans” will feature steel drummers representing National Trail High School, Granville, Ohio, High School and Bowling Green State University.  Another featured percussionist group from Mississinawa Valley Middle School will perform Taiko drumming from Japan.  Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: National Trail High School, 6940 Oxford-Gettysburg Road, near New Paris, Ohio, USA.
     
Apr. 18, 2008
  • Performance component of Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Steel Drum Band Symposium - featuring a Steelband Jamboree with 12 invited steelbands (free and open to the public).  Time: 5:00–9:00 PM.  Venue: the James P. Brawley Promenade, CAU, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, SW, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
     
  • Oakland University African Ensemble and Steel Band (“Pan Jumbies” Steel Drum Ensemble & "Akwaaba" African Drum and Xylophone Ensemble) present a world music concert.  Also appearing, special guest Jazz Pannist Leon "Foster" Thomas.  Time: 8:00 PM. Venue: Varner Recital Hall, 202D, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA
     
  • Pan in the 21st Century/Down Memory Lane competition, featuring steel orchestras and single pan bands.  Time: 8:00 PM.  Venue: the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Apr. 17, 2008
  • Frankfort Middle School’s Teal Steel drum band performs at a free concert hosted by the Short Gap Lions Club as a fund–raising activity for the West Virginia Lions Campaign SightFirst II program.  Time: 6:00 PM.  Venue: Frankfort High School, Short Gap, Ridgeley, West Virginia, USA.
     
Apr. 16, 2008
  • Jeff Narell - artist in residence with FSU (Florida State University) Mas & Steel performs with Leon HS Steel Band.  Time: 8:00 PM.  Venue: Opperman Music Hall, Florida State University, 112 N. Copeland Street, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
     
Apr. 15, 2008
  • Department of Music presents the Delaware Steel with guest artist Andy Narell.  Time: 8:00 PM.  Venue: the Puglisi Orchestra Hall, Louise and David Roselle Center for the Arts, University of Delaware, Orchard Road, between Winslow Road & Kent Way, Newark, Delaware, USA.
     
  • Austin students take the stage with Liam Teague at the 11th Annual Inside Out Steelband Festival.  Students from Covington MS, Bowie HS, McCallum HS, and the Inside Out Community Steelband, have been studying steel pan throughout the school year with several local steel pan experts. Time: 7:00 PM. Venue: One World Theater, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin, Texas.  More info: Emily Lemmerman – 1 (512) 921–7003; www.oneworldtheater.org
     
Apr. 13, 2008
  • Pannist Kyle Dunleavy and the Hammerhead Steel Drum band appear, along with the Catholic Tri-School Junior High Jazz Band and St. Mary’s Jazz Too, in concert.  Time: 2:30 PM. Venue: the gym, St. Mary’s Central High School, 1025 North 2nd Street, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA.
     
  • Victory Steel Orchestra presents: An Evening of Steel.  Time: 5:00 PM.  Venue: Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, Long Island, New York, USA.  More info: www.patchoguetheatre.com  or call 1 (631) 207-1313.
     
  • Annual Caribbean Nite will feature the Steel Praisin’, Christian Steel Pan Orchestra.  Time: 6:00 PM.  Venue: Friedberg Moravian Church,  Friedberg Church Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.  More info: contact: Tom Petersen - triadpanman@earthlink.net
     
Apr. 12, 2008
  • The Northern Illinois University Steelband appears in concert.  Time: 7:00 PM. Venue: Peace Lutheran Church, 101 Candlelight Lane, Morris, Illinois, USA.
     
  • Save Our Kids Music presents the California State University Long Beach Steel Drum Orchestra in a benefit concert.  Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM.  Venue: the Las Colinas School Gym, 5750 Fieldcrest Drive, Camarillo, California, USA.
     
  • Steel pan virtuoso Andy Narell joins the Miami University Steel Band, for an evening of exciting world music at Canal Winchester High School.  Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: 300 Washington Street, Canal Winchester, Ohio, USA.  For tickets and more info: contact Todd Phillips, WinchesterSteelCo@yahoo.com
     
Apr. 11, 2008
  • The Uniontown High School Steel Drum Troupe hosts “In the Steel of the Night” with performances by the steel drum troupe and Miami University Steelband. Time: 7:00 PM. Venue: Union High School, 146 E Fayette Street, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, USA.
     
  • MIT’s (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Caribbean Club, in conjunction with the Council for Arts and the Office of Minority Education present a Caribbean Steel Pan Jamboree featuring Pantonic Steel Orchestra, as part of MIT’s Campus Preview Weekend.  Time: 12:00 - 2:00 PM. Venue: Student Center Steps, outside the Student Activities Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
     
  • The East Texas Baptist University Jazz Band and the East Texas Panhandlers (ETBU’s steel drum ensemble) perform in concert.  Time: 7:30 PM.  Venue: Marshall Visual Art Center, 208 East Burleson, Marshall, Texas, USA.
     
  • “The Power of Percussion” features SOMISPO (Southern Miss Steel Drum Combo).  Time: 12:30 PM. Venue: the JCJC (Jones County Junior College) Fine Arts Auditorium, 900 South Court Street, Ellisville, Mississippi, USA.
     
Apr. 10, 2008
  • Ellie Mannette Steelband Tribute Concert will feature the combined steel bands of Miami University, West Virginia University and Eastern Kentucky University, along with Jeff Narell and  Andy Narell.  Time: 7:30 PM. Venue: the Creative Arts Center, West Virginia University campus, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.
     
Apr. 9, 2008
  • Leon High School Steel Drum Band Extravaganza.  Hosting of a Caribbean Dinner featuring island cuisine, non-stop steel-drum music and a silent auction.  Time: 6:30 PM.  Venue: the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center, 505 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
     
Apr. 8, 2008
  • Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Steel Band appears with the Madison Central High School (MCHS) percussion ensemble in “Contrasts in Percussion,” the concert.  Time: 8:00 PM. Venue: EKU Brock Auditorium, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, Kentucky, USA.
     
  • Richmond High School steel drum band appears in concert, along with Andy Narell and the Miami University steel drum band. Time: 7:00 PM. Venue: Civic Hall Performing Arts Center, 380 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond, Indiana, USA.
     
  • The Pangolins Steel Drum Band appear as the opening act for Percussive Dark Side, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Percussion Ensemble, as they perform the entire Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon.   Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM.  Venue: East Pavilion, River Market, 400 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.  More info: 1 (501) 450-1249
     
Apr. 7, 2008
  • The Engine Room Collective presents performances by Robert Clarke, Samuel Dubois and Eman Thorpe.  Doors open: 7:30 PM.  Showtime: 8:30 PM.  Venue: Inn on The Green, 3-5 Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5XL, ENGLAND.
     
  • Cincinnati’s Clark Montessori School’s Steelpan Band performs.  Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall, 215 West Fourth Street. Greenville, Ohio, USA. 
     
Apr. 6, 2008
  • The Vanderbilt University Commodore Steel Bands and the First and Ten Steel Band present their spring concert.  Time: 8:00 PM.  Venue: Vanderbilt University, Blair School of Music’s Ingram Hall, 2400 Blakemoore Ave, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Free admission. Info: mathew.britain@vanderbilt.edu; 1 (615) 322-7651
     
  • The Engine Room, ABC & Alexander D Great and Fox Carnival Band participate in the Isaac Newton Olympic Flame Parade. Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Venue: Isaac Newton School / Ladbroke Grove / Notting Hill Gate, London, ENGLAND, UK.
     
Apr. 5, 2008
  • The University of Akron Steel Drum Band presents it’s 28th annual spring concert, featuring Trinbagonian pannist Sophia Subero.  Time: 8:00 PM.  Venue: EJ Thomas Hall, University of Akron campus, Buchtel Avenue,  Akron, Ohio, USA.  More info: www.uasteelband.com
     
  • The Cayman Brac High School (CBHS) steel pan band performs at the first Annual Cayman Brac & Little Cayman Red Cross-sponsored Karaoke Contest.  Time:   6:30 PM.  Venue: the Aston Rutty Civic Centre, 264 Ashton Reid Drive, GRAND CAYMAN, ISLANDS, W.I.
     
  • North Tyneside Steel Band, along with stilt walkers, Rhythm Kings, Cockerton Brass Band, Buccherini Strings, Copperhead, 10th Avenue Street Band and others, are part of the entertainment card celebrating the renaming of  Darlington Railway Centre and Museum –  the world’s first publicly-owned steam-powered passenger railway – to Head of Steam.  Entrance to the museum on April 5 will be free from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Venue: North Road Station, Darlington, Tees Valley, Durham, ENGLAND.
     
  • Alta Lake School, Whistler’s Waldorf School hosts an evening of authentic Caribbean music, dancing and entertainment to support their students and school.  Appearing are: Phase III Steelband, Kingfish Limbo and DJ Carl Soundvibes.  Time: 7:30 PM.  Venue: Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, British Columbia, CANADA
     
Apr. 4, 2008
  • Andy Narell, Walnut Hills High School Steel Drum Band and Miami University Steel Drum Band perform.  Doors open: 6:30 PM. Showtime: 7:00 PM. Venue: Walnut Hills High School Auditorium, 3250 Victory Parkway Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.
     
  • Caribbean Moonlight concert features Caribbean Sound Steel Pan Ensemble. Time: 8:00 PM.  Venue: Friday Musicale, 645 Oak Street, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
     
Mar. 30, 2008
  • Panfest 2008: A Steel Band Extravaganza. Marshall High School’s Urban Steel performs with Antigua’s Pan United band.  Venue: Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester, New York, USA.
     
  • The Martin Albino Steel Band takes part in the fourth annual Châteauguay St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Starts: 1:00 PM.  Venue/Route: starts at Rue Principale and d’Youville Blvd., crosses the Laberge Bridge, travels along d’Anjou Blvd., Bell and McLeod Sts., ending at St. Charles St. Châteauguay, Quebec, CANADA
     
  • University of Illinois Steel Band performs.  Time: 3:00 PM.  Venue: Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Illinois, USA.
     
Mar. 29, 2008
  • Liam Teague performs in concert with the St. Luke’s Steel Band. Time: 7:00 PM. Venue: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 111 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.  For ticket reservations and more info, visit www.slsteelband.com or call 1 (203) 248-0475.
     
Mar. 28, 2008
  • Pan Masters Steel Orchestra presents: A special “Friday Night Lime” with performances by Oberlin Steel and Pan Masters Steel Orchestra.  Time: 9:00 PM. Venue: “De Panyard,” 4559 Rhode Island Ave, North Brentwood, Maryland, USA. Free Admission, donations accepted.  More info: www.panmasters.com; 1 (301) 864-2610
     
  • Celebrate Women’s History Month with an evening of entertainment!  Pan, Poetry & Caribbean Cuisine - featuring Nyasha Rhoden, pannist/flutist; Rodlyn Douglas, poet; HighLiteVibe Steel Combo; members of Harmony Steel Orchestra; members of Women In Steel... and other special guests!  Time: 7:00 - 11:00 PM.  Venue: Tropical Paradise Restaurant, 1250 Utica Avenue, corner Ave D, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
    Take#3 or #5 train to Utica Ave., then B46 bus to Ave. D.
    Tickets and more information:  1 (718) 240-0264;  1 (347) 415-7730; 1 (718) 783-2542; avionsfloraldelights@yahoo.com

     
  • The South Africa Panjazz Project performs.  Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: Nelson’s Creek Wine Estate, Windmeul, Paarl, SOUTH AFRICA
     
  • Concert of international percussion music will feature: Coastal’s Stryke Taiko ensemble, Grand Strand Pans Steel Band, CCU Percussion Ensemble, the Pop Percussion Ensemble, CCU Stomp Ensemble, CCU Ragtime Ensemble, plus a guest appearance.  Time: 7:30 PM.  Venue: Wheelwright Auditorium, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina, USA.
     
Mar. 27, 2008
  • The Unity Christian Steel Drum Band performs as part of the Riverside Artsfest.  Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: Willis Park, downtown Bainbridge, Georgia, USA.
     
  • The South Africa Panjazz Project performs.  Time: 5:00 PM.  Venue: Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Portswood Close, Portswood Ridge, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
     
Mar. 25, 2008
  • The South Africa Panjazz Project performs.  Time: 5:00 PM.  Venue: Mzoli’s Place, Gugulethu Township, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
     
Mar. 24, 2008
  • The South Africa Panjazz Project performs.  Time: 5:00 PM.  Venue: Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Portswood Close, Portswood Ridge, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
     
Mar. 22, 2008
  • The South Africa Panjazz Project performs.  Time: 1:00 PM.  Venue: The Vineyard Brasserie, 13 Daniel Hugo Street, Franschhoek, SOUTH AFRICA
     
Mar. 21, 2008
  • PanAshé Steelband, the St. Johnsbury Women’s Drumming Ensemble, and Evan Crandell and The Too Hot To Handle provide the music at a dance party.  Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: the Cabot Town Hall (aka the Willey Memorial Building),  3084 Main Street, Cabot, Vermont, USA
     
Mar. 20, 2008
  • The South Africa Panjazz Project performs.  Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: Artscape, City Foreshore, (Nico Theatre Centre), D F Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
     
Mar. 18, 2008
  • The University of Southern Mississippi Percussion Studio presents its "Rhythms of Spring" concert, featuring the Southern Miss Steel Band (SOMISPO), the Percussion Ensemble and a new Latin percussion ensemble.  Time: 7:30 PM.  Venue: the Mannoni Performing Arts Center, University of Southern Mississippi, 2701 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA
     
  • Ti Amero, the North Stars Steel Orchestra, the Rodillian Singers and Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band are featured at a fundraising concert — Hold My Hand — for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.   Time: 7:00 PM. Venue: St Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church, Sandal, St George’s Walk, Standbridge Lane, Wakefield, ENGLAND.  WF2 7NR
     
Mar. 17, 2008
  • Steel Orchestra, African Caribbean Drummers, Electric Guitar Heroes and others are part of Ensembles Concert 1 in the Haringey Young Musicians series of Spring concerts.  Time: 5:15 - 7:00 PM.  Venue: St. Mary’s CE Junior School, Rectory Gardens, Hornsey, London, ENGLAND
     
  • Love City Pan Dragon Steel Orchestra performs.  Time: 11:00 AM. Venue: Franklin Powell Bandstand, ST. JOHN, US VIRGIN ISLANDS.
     
Mar. 15, 2008
  • The (Jamaican Civic and Cultural Association) of Rockland- JAMCCAR’s Ekklipse Youth Steel Band performs. Time: 2:00 PM. Venue: Finkelstein Memorial Library, 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley, New York, USA.
     
Mar. 13, 2008
  • Andy Narell & Canefire perform. Doors open: 7:00 PM.  Showtime: 9:00 PM. Venue: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., west of Dufferin, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA.
     
  • Seven schools from the Bromyard cluster, including St Peter’s and Brockhampton, get together for a show of solidarity in a concert ‘Lets Celebrate.’  Performances will include choirs, steelbands and other musicians.  Time: 7:30 PM.  Venue:Queen Elizabeth Humanities College, Bromyard, Herefordshire, UNITED KINGDOM
     
Mar. 9, 2008
  • The Sounds of Steel and the Sharp Street Gospel Choir perform.  Time: 6:00 PM.  Venue: the Sandy Spring Friends School Performing Arts Center, 16923 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring, Maryland, USA
     
Mar. 8, 2008
  • First ‘Day of Pan’ steel drum band festival featuring:
    –  morning clinic with A.J. Moore Academy’s Steel Ambassadors , the University of Texas at San Antonio Steel Drum Ensemble, Shoemaker High School’s Pandemonium, and guest artists Chris Hanning, Mark Ford and Shelly Irvine;
    – 
    afternoon adjudication session;
     A.J. Moore Academy’s Steel Ambassadors perform in evening concert with guest artists.  Venue: Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA.
     
Mar. 7, 2008
  • MU (University of Missouri-Columbia) Steel performs.  Time: 7:30 PM.  Venue: St. Paul’s United of Church of Christ, 115 West B Street, Belleville, Illinois, USA.
     
  • Guyanese ensemble Steel Impressions Steelband performs as part of the observation of the World Day of Prayer.  Time: approx. 10:30 AM (half hour before 11:00 worship).  Venue:  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1610 Powers Run Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
     
Mar. 6, 2008
  • Steel pan artist Rick Kurasz performs in concert.  Time: 8:00 PM. Venue: Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall, Florence and E. Normal Streets, Kirksville, Missouri , USA.
     
Mar. 5, 2008
  • The Gratitude Steel Band performs as part of the ‘In the Mix’ Concert Series. Time: 7:30 PM. Venue: Downriver Campus, Ray Mix Room, 21000 Northline Road, Taylor, Michigan, USA.
     
Mar. 3, 2008
  • The Engine Room Collective presents Pan Jazz  with  Daniel Louis.  Doors open at 7:30 PM.  First performance at 8:30 PM.  Venue: Inn on The Green, 3-5 Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5XL, ENGLAND. More info - 07850 715871
     
Feb. 26, 2008
  • Patricia H. Snyder concert features Southpaw Isle Steelband performs.  Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: The Victory Theater, 600 Main Street, Downtown Evansville, Indiana, USA.
     
Feb. 24, 2008
  • The West Humber Collegiate Institute (WHCI) Steel Band performs as part of Black History Month celebrations.  Time:  at 9:45 AM service. Venue: Bolton United Church, 8 Nancy St., Bolton, Ontario, CANADA.
     
Feb. 23, 2008
  • Pantastic Saturday - Crème de la Crème.  Pan Trinbago’s after-Carnival show featuring some of the best in Steelband, Calypso and Mas.  Performers include: Shiv Shakti Dance Company, Desperadoes with Robert Greenidge and Marilyn Williams, Trinidad All Stars, Skiffle Bunch with Stalin, Anslem Walters and Vicki Madoo, and Exodus featuring Baron, Redemption Sound Setters Steel Orchestra, Dem Boys (Single Pan band), Signal Hill Alumni Choir and many more.  Time: 8:00 PM.  Venue: at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacelot, TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Feb. 21, 2008
  • Soul Caribbean features the music of the Berklee College Steel Pan Ensemble directed by Ron Reid, the Bob Marley Ensemble and the Afro-Cuban Ensemble with direction by Matt Jenson and Ricardo Monzon respectively.  Time: 8:15 PM.  Venue: Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, Massachusetts , USA.
     
Feb. 16, 2008
  • The Caribbean Cultural Institute presents: Caribbean Dinner and Dance - An Official Black History Month Event.  Featuring performances by: The Irie Band, Curtis B, Chatta, Barrie Steel, and more.  Time: doors open at 7:00 PM. Venue: South Shore Centre, LakeShore Drive, Barrie, Ontario, CANADA.
     
Feb. 15, 2008
  • The Shields Elementary School Steel Band Ensemble will perform in the Clinicians/Elementary Division of the Texas Music Educators Association 2008 Clinic/Convention.  Time: 4:30 - 5:00 PM. Venue: Ballroom C Prefunction Area, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 E. Market Street, San Antonio, Texas, USA
     
Feb. 6, 2008
  • The St. Nicholas Steel Drum band performs a variety of pieces. Time: 1:10 - 1:50 PM. Venue: Tatham Art Gallery, Chief Albert Luthuli (Commercial) Rd. (opposite City Hall), Pietermaritzburg, 3200, SOUTH AFRICA
     
Feb. 2, 2008
  • Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama FINALS Competition - featuring Conventional Medium and Large Steel Orchestras.  Time:  5:00 PM. Venue: Skinner’s Park, San Fernando, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Jan. 30, 2008
  • Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama FINALS: Conventional Small Steel Orchestras and Single Pan Bands. Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: Queen’s Park Savannah, Northern Greens, Port-of-Spain,  TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Jan. 28, 2008
  • Junior (Schools) National Panorama Finals.  Time: 9:00 AM. Queen’s Park Savannah, Northern Greens, Port-of-Spain,  TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.  
     
Jan. 27, 2008
  • Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama Semi-Finals: All Regions - Conventional small, medium and large steel orchestras.  Venue: Queen’s Park Savannah, Northern Greens, Port-of-Spain,  TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Jan. 26, 2008
  • Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama Semi-Finals: Single Pan Bands.  Time: 6:00 PM.  Venue: in front Victoria Square, (Park Street), Port-of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
Jan. 24, 2008
  • Mango Groove Steel Band performs.  Time: 7:00 PM. Venue: the Great Hall of the White Mountain School, 371 West Farm Road, Bethlehem, New Hampshire, USA.
     
  • 2008 Central College Bandfest features students from 27 high schools across the state. Also appearing: Central College’s Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Stan Dahl, assistant professor of music, performing music for steel drums.  Time: 7:00 PM.  Venue: Douwstra  Auditorium, Central College, 812 University,  Pella, Iowa, USA
Jan. 22, 2008
  • Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama Preliminaries: Tobago Region - Conventional small, medium and large steel orchestras. Venue: respective pan yards throughout TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Jan. 20, 2008

 

  • Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama Preliminaries: Northern & Eastern Regions - Conventional small, medium and large steel orchestras.   Venue: Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
  • Annual UWI (University of the West Indies) Fete ‘Champagne and Pearls.’ Entertainment line-up includes Machel Montano HD, Destra with Atlantik, Patrice Roberts, Farmer Nappy, Shal and Jugglers’ Crew, the Worldwide Steel Orchestra and DJ Crosby.   Time: 12 Noon.  Venue: Principal’s Office Grounds, UWI St. Augustine Campus, St. Augustine, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Jan. 19, 2008
  • Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama Preliminaries / Pan Caravan: Tobago Region - Single Pan Bands. Starting time: 6:30 PM.  Six bands play at individual venues to be adjudicated and for the benefit of the Pan Caravan. Scarborough, TOBAGO, W.I.  Click here for full details.
     
Jan. 18, 2008
  • Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama Preliminaries: Northern Region - Single Pan Bands.  Time: 6:00 PM.  Venue: in front Victoria Square, (Park Street), Port-of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.

  • Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama Preliminaries: Southern/Central Regions - Conventional Steel Orchestras and Single Pan Bands. Time: 6:00 PM. Venue: Skinner Park, San Fernando, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
Jan. 17, 2008
  • Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama Preliminaries: Eastern Region - Single Pan Bands.  Time: 7:00 PM. Venue: The Dial, Broadway, Arima, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
     
Jan. 12, 2008
  • Pan Arts Network presents: 11th Annual Snowflakes on Steel featuring Pan Fantasy, Afropan, Gems & Friends, Toronto All Stars, Joy Lapps, Chantal Esdelle and more.   Special Award Presentations to a Pan Pioneer and Women in Pan.  Venue: Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst Street (just north of Sheppard Avenue), Toronto, Ontario, CANADA.  More info:  www.panartsnetwork.ca
     
Jan. 7, 2008
  • The Engine Room Collective presents its first ‘Pan Jazz Session’ of 2008. Performing with the Collective will be Gary Moustache.  Doors open at 8:00 PM.  First performance at 8:30.  Venue: Inn on The Green, 3-5 Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5XL, ENGLAND. More info - 07850 715871
     
Jan. 5, 2008
  • Centre for Creative and Festival Arts Showcase Concert Series.  This concert showcases Golden Hands Steel Orchestra and the UWI percussion ensemble, incorporating traditional Carnival characters through music, theatre and dance. The second half of the concert is a theatrical production written by Franka Hills-Headley called “the Rainmakers” featuring all new music composed specifically for pan and percussion by Dr. Jeannine Remy.  Time:  7:00 PM. Venue: the Learning Resource Centre (LRC),  University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO,  W.I.  Tickets are available at the Centre for Creative and Festival Arts 1 (868) 663-2222; 1 (868) 662-2002, ext. 2510
     
Jan. 4, 2008
  • Historical Images of the Steelband - A PowerPoint Presentation - featuring historical photographs depicting the evolution of pan - by Kim Johnson of the University of the West Indies (Trinidad & Tobago).   Time: 8:00 PM. Venue: Sesame Flyers Cultural Center, 3510 Church Avenue (between East 35th St., & Brooklyn Avenue), Brooklyn, New York, USA.  More info: 1 (718) 693-0500; 1 (718) 783-6161
     
 
 
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