Weindegustation mit Abracadabra @ Weingut Lienhard
May 1 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Abracadabra, 12:30-16:30 Weindegustation auf dem Weingut Lienhard, Dorfstrasse 5 in Teufen ZH.

Inside Out Steelband with Dave Longfellow and Eddie Dickerson @ One World Theatre
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Inside Out Steelband presents a special concert featuring Virginia based steel pan artist Dave Longfellow and Austin violin/fiddle player Eddie Dickerson, backed by the Inside Out Community Steelband and the KIPP Austin Collegiate Steelband.

In the final performance of our 2017-2018 Inside Outreach concert series, Inside Out is featuring to two top musicians on their respective instruments combined with a 30 piece steelband. The Inside Out Community Steelband and the KIPP Austin Collegiate Steelband will play a mix of calypso, soca, reggae, classical, and pop charts, as well as the original compositions of steel pan guest composer and soloist Dave Longfellow. Austin based violin/fiddle master Eddie Dickerson will bring high energy as a soloist with the steelband, as well as in his own solo set. Don’t miss this unique show in the beautiful setting of the One World Theatre!

Leon Foster Thomas and Mino Cinelu @ Arts Garage
May 4 @ 8:00 pm

Arts Garage presents the Leon Foster Thomas Quintet, with special guest Mino Cinelu, in celebration of Caribbean Heritage Month. Having performed for audiences worldwide, Leon Foster Thomas is a unique force in modern jazz. The New York Amsterdam News has described his playing as “riveting, his artistry as unrivaled and his stage personality as dominant.” His virtuosic playing of the Steel Pan has enabled him to connect emotionally with the listener on every level. Foster was World Steelband Music Festival Soloist and Duet Champion of 2002 and 2004.

Special Guest Mino Cinélu is a legend. Sit with master-of-all-trades Mino Cinélu in any café and more likely than not, a record will come on that he’s played on, including Sting, Miles Davis, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, and countless others. Whether playing percussion, drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, or singing, Mino brings his signature infectious personality full of warmth and joie de vivre, coupled with decades of intense study in a wide variety of styles from around the world.

Truman Steel Spring Concert @ Truman State University
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Truman State University Steel Band, “Truman Steel,” Spring Concert, with international guest steel pan artist, Victor Provost.

Melo Groove Steel Orchestra 3rd Annual Pre-Mother’s Day Affair @ Clinton Browne Center
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Melo Groove proudly presents their 3rd annual Pre-Mother’s Day Affair.

This year we celebrate COLORS! The Beautiful Shades of Motherhood.

Come out and enjoy a beautiful dinner and show filled with performances from various cultures.

Live Steel pan , Dancing, Drumming and much more!

All funds go directly to Melo Groove Steel Orchestra, Inc. a non-profit organization to help fund our purchasing of instruments and our building fund drive.

CSA Steelband & NIUkulele Ensemble Concert @ Northern Illinois University School of Music Recital Hall
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CSA Steelband and NIUkulele Ensemble concert at the Norther Illinois University School of Music Recital Hall in DeKalb, IL.

Launch of Kaiso Lime 2018 @ The Tabernacle
May 5 @ 7:00 pm

Talk Yuh Talk KAISO LIME is celebrating its 5th year . Both Dexter Kahn (Cocoyea ) and Michael La Rose (Savannah View) want to thank you for your support and look forward to another fantastic season of live Kaiso performances at the KAISO LIME every month.

It was the Windrush generation that established Caribbean Carnivals all over Britain from Nottiing Hill to Leeds. On the 70th anniversary of the docking of SS Windrush at Tilbury in 1948 we in KAISO LIME dedicate our first show in 2018 to the strength and struggles of the Windrush generation. Over the years they and their British-born descendants have made a tremendous contribution to change and develop Britain in to a vibrant and diverse place . Yet the British government and authorities have shown little gratitude or respect over the years. The Conservative British Government has recently shown its old ways with its treatment of the Windrush descendants over citizenship

The theme of the launch of KAISO LIME in 2018 is

The Journey: A Celebration of the heroic Windrush Generation.

This evening of live KAISO performances and music which will include Tobago Crusoe, Alexander D Great, Giselle, Shawn Caribbean, Pan Fever (Justin Redz Richardson), Congas and Cyril “Scratcherman” Khomai.

Classic Soca tunes from Soca Masssive, DJ Fate and Zoomer D.

Drinks and Caribbean food at the bar.

KAISO LIME is on the first Saturday of every month (May to November) with local, international and guest artistes.

Steelband Burgdorf Karibikabend @ Restaurant Rössli Heistrich
May 5 @ 7:00 pm

Steelband Burgdorf führt den traditionellen Karibikabend im Restaurant Rössli Heistrich in Utzingen durch.

Renegades Steel Orchestra @ Le Roudour
May 5 @ 8:00 pm

Philharmonie tropicale

Colorpan Steelband @ Musikpavillon
May 8 @ 8:00 pm

Konzert am See mit Steelband Colorpan im Musikpavillon am Nationalquai in Luzern. Nur bei trockener Witterung.