The first Edmonds Waterfront Steel Band Festival, sponsored by Edmonds-baseed Steel Magic Northwest, is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Edmonds Senior Center parking lot, 220 Railroad Ave.
Modeled on similar events in other cities, the festival features featuring two youth steel bands from the Edmonds School District's Summer Music School: Steel Magic's own Pan Wizards and Mystical Steel youth and adult groups.
Also performing is Bram Brata from Tri Cities, a 30-piece high school-level group.
Steel Magic is a nonprofit youth development organization providing afterschool steel band to area youth and an evening adult community group.
Bram Brata will combine with the Pan Wizards and Mystical Steel to perform Earth, Wind and Fire's "September" as a grand finale, in a combined group nearly 50 players.
The event is free and open to the public. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged.
For more information, go to www.steelmagicnorthwest.org.
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