In accordance with Dallas College policy regarding COVID-19, the Carnival of Steel Festival scheduled for April 18 will not take place. Plans are being made for COS in April 2021. Check back for updates soon. Thank you for visiting the Carnival of Steel page.
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
contact us to receive the Group Entry, Soloist Entry and Vendor forms.
contact us to receive an area and campus map and directions. |
contact us to receive information for performers and directors, the event and location itinerary and the Steel Drum Tuning Form.
contact us to receive a copy of the Carnival of Steel Festival 2020 Poster.