Every now and again, we have a chance to give back to the community and have some fun doing it. This past Saturday, Outdoor Lighting Expressions was a proud sponsor and participant in “Carnivale: A Night of Caribbean Magic”, at Smith Mountain Lake, VA. A benefit event for the Franklin County YMCA, the evening showcased three high-energy bands, The Knock Knock Marimba Band, The Toucan Pan Band and the Parrot Pan Steel Band. Most exciting for the musicians was the opportunity to accompany the evening’s headliner, renowned jazz singer Jane L. Powell. Hundreds of people came out to enjoy the sounds of the islands, dance a bit, form a conga line, and partake in the delicious food provided. Our own Clay and Lynn Johnston each had a part. Lynn had a blast playing in the Knock Knock Marimba band which kicked off the evening, and Clay showed off his Steel Pan skills as part of the Parrot Pan Steel Band that accompanied Ms. Powell.
It’s always gratifying to give back to the community in which we live and work. Here’s a sampling of how great the Parrot Pan Steel Band sounded with Jane L. Powell singing “Summertime” and the Knock Knock Marimba Band starting things off with African Celebration!
Click Here To Listen: Parrot Pan Steel Band Featuring Jane L. Powell
Click Here To Listen: Knock Knock Marimba Band Plays “African Celebration”