A premiere DFW world music event, the 2018 Richland College Carnival of Steel Festival, is on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Richland College in Dallas, Texas in its 15th 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, as well as Director of Jazz Studies and Saxophone, Tim Ishii. Performers receive performance time, comments, recordings, and concert tickets. Admission to the day concert at 11 a.m. is free. Tickets for the performance demo at 5:30 p.m. are $5, and tickets for the guest artist evening concert at 8 p.m. are $10.