Performances will be outdoors in the breezeway on the east side of campus adjacent to Fannin Performance Hall

A premiere DFW world music event, the 2016 Richland College Carnival of Steel Festival, is on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Richland College in Dallas, Texas in its 13th Year! This year, the COS Festival will feature steel bands, percussion groups, and jazz bands from around the US in a free concert performing 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, Tracy Thornton ( Also appearing will be Steel Drum Artist, Festival Tuner, and Massed Band Leader, Shelly Irvine, Drum Set and World Percussion Guest Artist, Efren Guzman. Performers receive performance time, comments, recordings, and concert tickets.

Contact Information

Derrick Logozzo
Carnival of Steel Festival Host
Director of Instrumental Music