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Pan-handlers ready for summer with new look!

Chops' flagship performing ensemble, Pan-handlers Steel Drum Band, has a whole new look as they roll into their 10th year of entertaining Minnesota audiences. This week, Pan-handlers unveiled a new logo, website, and updated social media channels.

New Look, Same Vibe!

Pan-handlers have wowed local and regional crowds for years with their Caribbean sound and broad repertoire of everything from traditional steel pan tunes to The Beatles, Guns and Roses, Prince, and more. Director Chris Belich says the new "look" comes with the same experience Pan-handlers fans have enjoyed since the band was founded in 2014.

"We'll be adding a few new tunes, and hope to see audiences again this summer at our favorite outdoor venues," said Belich. "Nothing says summer like folks kayaking up to Harriet Bandshell to dance along to their favorite local steel drum band!"

2024 Pan-handlers Shows

The Pan-handlers' summer 2024 gig schedule is still being finalized, but here's a sneak peak at where you can hear them playing this year!

March 13th, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Trio, Club Prior, Prior Lake,

May 18th, noon - 2:00 p.m. Full Band, Mainstreet Days, Hopkins

June 14th, 7 - 8 p.m. Sextet opening for Parrothead Paradise, Plymouth

June 24th, 7 - 8 p.m. Full Band, Concert in the Park, Golden Valley

July 11th, evening, Full Band, Concert in the Park, Mound

July 11th, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Trio, Concert in the Park, Chanhassen

July 22nd, 7 - 8 p.m. Full Band, Centennial Lakes

July 24th, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Duo, Country Manor, Sartell

July 31st, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Full Band, Concert in the Park, New Hope

August 10th, 6 - 8 p.m. Full Band with Tin Cups & Guest Artist Liam Teague, Day of Pan, The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis

August 14th, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Full Band, Lake Harriet Bandshell, Minneapolis

August 20th, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Full Band, Concert in the Park, Minnetonka

August 27th, 7 - 8 p.m. Full Band, Concert in the Park, Savage

September 7th, 10 - 11 a.m. Trio, MOCA Fundraiser, Edina

September 8th, noon - 2 p.m. Full Band, Jesse James Day, Northfield

September 14th, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Trio, Autumn Arts Festival, St. Paul

Check the Website for Details and Follow Us on Facebook!

Fans can find the latest information on our newly updated website on the Schedule page. And we update our Facebook page frequently, so follow us there!

Coming Soon .... 10th Anniversary of Pan Programs at Chops, Inc.

Did you know that Pan-handlers was founded in 2014, followed quickly by our Pan Outreach program, Tin Cups, Pan Camp and Day of Pan? Chops is celebrating 10 years of pan - watch for more information coming soon about the history of our pan programs and how you can celebrate with us in 2024!

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