Due to wet lawns, Twilight Tunes with UNT Steel Drum Band has officially been moved to an alternate location, the Denton Civic Center!
The show still starts at 6:30pm. Feel free to bring your own snacks and blankets and chairs, but please leave your alcoholic drinks and pets at home.
Twilight Tunes is a free concert series presented by the Denton Main Street Association and its sponsors. Each Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. until June 27th, come down to the courthouse lawn to enjoy live, local music. Grab a blanket or lawn chair, get a meal to go from anyone of downtown's eateries and enjoy a great evening as the sun sets and the music starts.
About the Artist
Steel drum bands, a trademark of the Caribbean, are rapidly growing in popularity in the United States. These bands originated in Trinidad where groups participating in Carnival activities played on paint cans and oil barrels, which have tuned areas beaten into their surfaces. The various sets of drums, which are constructed by hand from 55-gallon oil drums, comprise a family of soprano, alto, tenor, and bass voices. Since their creation, steel drum construction has become a highly developed art form. Today, the "pan" is a legitimate, versatile instrument capable of expressing delicate passages in classical music as well as in traditional upbeat calypso marches and popular dance music. In 1982, UNT became one of the first universities to start a steel band program. UNT students currently have the opportunity to perform in two steel bands.
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