US – Join us as world-class steel pan performers from around the globe come together, in a virtual environment, for this annual spectacular celebration of Caribbean music!
Hosted by Josanne Francis and Victor Provost.
Clinicians include Yuko Asada, Khan Cordice, and Tom Miller.
The Virginia International PANFest presents the 2021 Virtual Edition, featuring nine incredible steel bands ranging from middle school to collegiate level.
Join us on Saturday, May 8 via the Virginia Arts Festival YouTube channel for a marathon event of sweet Steel Pan music from 4pm-8pm EST. This festival will display the wonderful sounds of Blue Steel, Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra, The Rhythm Project Rising-Stars, Texas A&M Commerce Panimation, The Rhythm Project All-Stars, Texas A&M Commerce Pan 2, The University of Akron Steel Drum Band, SoMiSPO, and the NIU Steelband.
Please join us along with live commentators – Josanne Francis and Victor Provost as they take us through the evening of Caribbean sounds, groovin’ bands, and a collective love for the beautiful instrument of Trinidad & Tobago.
The Virginia International PANFest is presented annually by the Virginia Arts Festival in cooperation with Live! On Atlantic. This year’s festival is proudly sponsored by Wetzel Pan Stands, Mallet Man and Augustus Peters Steelpans.