Richland College will once again be the site of incredible beats and rhythms when it hosts the 14th annual Carnival of Steel festival from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 22.
A premier world music event in Dallas-Ft. Worth, this year’s Carnival of Steel festival will feature steel bands, percussion groups and jazz bands from around the U.S. performing a variety of music styles from Caribbean to Latin to classical and even rock. Special guests include world-renowned steel drum artist Jeff Narell and steel drum artist, festival tuner and massed band leader Shelly Irvine.
Carnival of Steel will begin with daytime performances from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. that are free and open to the public. At 5:30 p.m. Narell will host a guest artist performance demo clinic, and at 8 p.m. will be the guest artist evening concert. Tickets to the performance demo clinic are $5, and tickets to the evening concert are $10. All performances will take place in the outdoor breezeway on the east side of the Richland College campus.
Also available at the Carnival of Steel will be a steel drum tuning service provided by Irvine, in addition to various Caribbean food and clothing vendors.
Tickets to Carnival of Steel may be purchased in advance by contacting Derrick Logozzo at 972-238-6254, or they may be purchased in person at the event.
Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road. Additional information is available at richlandcollege.edu/carnivalofsteel.
The 2014 COS Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will feature performances by Jeff Narell, steel pan recording artist; Jose Aponte, drum set and world percussionist; and Shelly Irvine, steel pan and percussion artist.
The Richland College Steel Band and high school, elementary school and college steel bands from around the state will also perform.
Vendors in music and Caribbean cultures will be on-site with food, clothing and other items for sale. The Carnival of Steel is presented by Richland College in partnership with the Caribbean Association of Texas and Dallas West Indies United.
Admission to the day concert at 11 a.m. is free. Tickets for the performance demo at 5:30 p.m. are $5 and tickets for the guest artist evening concert at 8 p.m. are $10.
To purchase tickets in advance, contact Derrick Logozzo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-238-6254. Tickets may also be purchased on-site the day of the performance.
For more information, visit www.richlandcollege.edu/carnivalofsteel. Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas.