Virginia International PAN Fest 2018
May 11 – May 12
Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Come and enjoy world-class performers for a spectacular celebration of Caribbean music on the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront! The 2018 Virginia International PAN Fest is a musical adventure set to the soothing sounds of steel pan music. The festival’s casual atmosphere appeals to the island community and people of all ages who are intrigued by the unique sounds and style of steel drum music! Fusing together the rhythm of steel bands, ocean breezes, and great international food, the breathtaking Virginia Beach oceanfront becomes an “island paradise” for the weekend.
Co-produced with the Virginia Arts Festival, the Virginia International PAN Fest at its core is a steel drum band competition featuring over 20 high school, college, and community bands from throughout the United States. Bands attend workshops on Friday at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. These workshops are led by nationally-known steel drum artists and educators.
Enjoy the fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!