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
Freddy Harris, III and Kurry Seymour are recurring guest artists for the festival and GLSF 2015 welcomes back the Father of Pan, Dr. Ellie Mannette.