Why You Should Come
The Great Lakes Steelpan Festival is about providing students and community members with a unique opportunity to learn about and spread steelpan knowledge and appreciation. GLSF is the only place in the midwest that audience members and participants alike can experience:
* An international gathering of panists
* Clinics with guest artists
* Workshops covering various aspects of the steelpan from performance, to history, to running a band
* The largest mass band in Illinois
Kurry Seymour is a recurring guest artists for the festival and GLSF 2016 welcomes back Gary Gibson and the Father of Pan, Dr. Ellie Mannette.