Appalachian State’s Steely Pan Steel Band returns to Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center

Posted at 7:41 PM on Mar 31, 2018


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The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center will host a dinner concert by Appalachian State University's Steely Pan Steel Band on Friday, April 13.

The public is invited to experience Steely Pan’s energetic and innovative compositions at the Center’s Educational Complex, located at 70 Hiddenite Church Road, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Audience members will enjoy a delicious meal along with Steely Pan's performance of "island style" steel drum music ranging from contemporary, classical and popular music set to pan.

Cost for attending is $16 for adults and only $10 for students with dinner, the show and tax included. The menu will feature baked spaghetti, a garden salad, garlic bread, a beverage, and dessert. Guests are welcome to make staff aware of any dietary restrictions or concerns at the time of their reservation. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center at (828) 632-6966.

Steely Pan Steel Band has gained quite a reputation performing at universities, art festivals and all types of schools throughout the South over the past sixteen years. The band continues to thrive under the direction of Dr. Stephen Barnhart, professor at Hayes School of Music.

This special evening of music is provided through the Center and the Sharpe Chair of Fine and Applied Arts of Appalachian State University. The Sharpe Chair of Fine and Applied Arts was established and is funded by Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center founders, the late R.Y. and Eileen Lackey Sharpe.

This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

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To learn more about the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center call (828) 632-6966, email or visit

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