Carnival of Steel

A premiere DFW world music event, the 2020 Richland College Carnival of Steel Festival, is on Saturday, April 18 at Richland College in Dallas, Texas in its 17th Year!

This year, the COS Festival will feature steel bands, percussion groups, jazz bands, and vocal jazz groups from around the U.S. in a free concert performing all styles of music from Caribbean and Latin to Classical and Rock. The Festival Steel Drum Guest Artist in a performance demo clinic and evening concert will be world-renowned steel drum artist, Jeff Narell. Also appearing will be Steel Drum Artist, Festival Tuner, and Massed Band Leader, Shelly Irvine, as well as Jazz Trumpeter, Mike Steinel, and Vibraphonist, Ed Smith. Performers receive performance time, comments, recordings, and concert tickets.

Performances will be outdoors in the breezeway on the east side of campus adjacent to Fannin Performance Hall

Schedule of Events

The Outdoor Concert will feature bands from 11 am to 5 pm.

More about Carnival of Steel Music Festival

Entry Forms
Group Entry Form | Soloist Entry Form | Vendor Form

Getting Around
Area Map and Directions | Richland College Campus Map | Festival Overview

General Information
Performer & Director | Event and Location Itinerary | Steel Drum Tuning Service

Event Poster
Carnival of Steel 2020 Poster (PDF 2.8 MB)