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Festival Overview

Richland College Carnival of Steel

Saturday, April 18, 2020

A premiere DFW world music event, the 2020 Richland College Carnival of Steel Festival, is on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Richland College in Dallas, Texas in its 17th Year! This year, the COS Festival will feature steel bands, percussion groups, vocal jazz groups, and jazz bands from around the US 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. Jazz ensemble clinicians and guest artists are trumpeter, Mike Steinel, and vibraphonist, Ed Smith. Guest Groups and Student Performers receive performance time, comments, recordings, and concert tickets.

COS Festival Schedule
Day-time Concert (free): 11 am-5:30 pm
COS Luncheon (at the Day-time Concert): 12 pm
Guest Artist Performance Demo Clinic: 5:30 pm
Guest Artist Evening Concert: 8 pm

Attend the Evening Concert and Performance Demo
For advance ticket purchases, contact Derrick Logozzo, COS Festival Host, at 972.238.6254, derricklogozzo@dcccd.edu. For event day ticket purchases at the door, visit the ticket booth at Richland College’s Fannin Performance Hall. 8 pm Evening Performance-$10, 5:30 pm Performance Demo-$5

Perform with your bands and soloists at the day-time Concert
Band Categories include: Steel Bands, Percussion Groups, Jazz Bands, Vocal Jazz Groups
Solo Categories include: Keyboard Percussion and Steel Pan Enroll at Carnival of Steel with the COS Enrollment Forms.

COS Festival Enrollment Deadline for Performing Groups and Soloists is April 1, 2020.
Hire the COS Steel Drum Tuning Service: provided by Shelly Irvine, master tuner and builder, this is a feature of the Festival allowing steel band directors and steel drum owners to schedule a tuning appointment with one of the finest pan innovators in the world.

Exhibit at a Booth
Organizations, Companies, Clothing and Food Vendors, Caribbean Cultural Groups will be on site throughout the Festival promoting and selling their products and services.
Apply for a booth by April 10, 2020 at Carnival of Steel

Contact: Contact Derrick Logozzo at 972.238.6254 or derricklogozzo@dcccd.edu for more details on the Carnival of Steel Festival and the Richland College Music Department.