WINTERSVILLE — A concert featuring three steel drum bands promises an evening of unique musical entertainment, according to festival coordinator Shelly Irvine of Wintersville.
Festival of Steel will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Indian Creek High School and feature steel drum bands from Carrollton High School and Greenville High School in Greenville, Pa., in addition to Heavenly Metal, the Richmond-based steel drum band Irvine organized in 2006.
Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for those 12 and under. Each band will play about a 30-minute set. Concessions will be available, courtesy of the Indian Creek Band Boosters. There also will be a booth of steel drum merchandise from Panyard Inc.
A steel drum is a musical instrument made from 55-gallon oil barrels handcrafted into musical instruments and played throughout the Caribbean, according to Irvine.
The concert will include a performance by the Jumbie Jammers, the 8- and 9-year-old faction of Heavenly Metal, which boasts about 30 members ranging in age from 10 on up.
Irvine said patrons can expect an all-around entertaining evening.
“It will be a fun evening with a wide variety of musical styles — from country to rock to traditional island favorites.”
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