Carnival of Steel

A premiere DFW world music event now in its 17th year, the 2020 Richland Carnival of Steel Festival is on Saturday, April 18, at Dallas College Richland Campus in Dallas!

This year, the COS Festival will feature steel bands, percussion groups, jazz bands and vocal jazz groups from around the United States in a free concert featuring 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, as well as jazz trumpeter Mike Steinel and vibraphonist Ed Smith. Performers receive performance time, comments, recordings and concert tickets.

Performances will take place outdoors in the breezeway on the east side of Richland's campus, adjacent to Fannin Performance Hall

Schedule of Events

The Outdoor Concert will feature bands from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More About the Carnival of Steel Music Festival

Entry Forms

Please contact us to receive the Group Entry, Soloist Entry and Vendor forms.

Getting Around

Please contact us to receive an area and campus map and directions. | Festival Overview

General Information

Please contact us to receive information for performers and directors, the event and location itinerary and the Steel Drum Tuning Form.

Event Poster

Please contact us to receive a copy of the Carnival of Steel Festival 2020 Poster.