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Great Lakes Steelpan Festival

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Great Lakes Steelpan Festival

Time: April 13, 2019 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Creekside Middle School, Woodstock, IL
Street: 3201 Hercules Rd
City/Town: Woodstock
Website or Map: https://www.google.com/maps/p…
Phone: 815-575-8587
Event Type: festival
Organized By: Culture, Arts & Music
Latest Activity: Apr 4, 2019

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Join us for the 7th annual Great Lakes Steelpan Festival on April 13, 2019! This is really going to be a special year.

For those that may not know, one of our first guests, Dr. Elliott "Ellie" Mannette, passed away on August 29, 2018. We will be dedicating GLSF19 in honor of Dr. Mannette and do our best to represent his spirit. Ellie is considered the father of modern day steelpan and was constantly working on ways to improve the instrument. He also loved classical music because he felt it allowed the steelpan to truly show it's beauty. With this in mind, we are excited to be putting together a classical oriented concert to showcase that beauty.

Come out and hear some amazing classical, and non-classical, works on pan. Enjoy the amazing gift that Ellie gave to the world. This is going to be a truly special night and we can't wait to see you there.

We will also be honoring Dr. Cliff Alexis during the concert.

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