Produced by Gail Osherenko

FLASH! In the Pans

Community Steelband

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The window for 2018 charitable performance applications has closed.

Sponsored event applications can be submitted at any time, but sooner is better.

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2018 Performances

Date Time Location Organization
Saturday May 5 - Sunday May 6

Evening
All Day

Sugarloaf USA
Carrabasset Valley

New England Pan Festival

Monday
June 11
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Town Park - Blue Hill
Rain Venue: Blue Hill Consolidated School

FLASH Scholarship Fund

Monday
June 18
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Rockefeller Hall Lawn - SERC
Rrain Venue: Hammond Hall
Winter Harbor

Schoodic Arts for All
Sunday
June 24
 

Birch Bay Village
Bar Harbor

Birch Bay Village
Monday
June 25
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Stonington Fish Peir
Rain Venue: Island Community Center

Island Community Center

Monday
July 2
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Town Park - Blue Hill
Rain Venue: Blue Hill Consolidated School

FLASH Scholarship Fund

Monday
July 09
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Town Park - Blue Hill
Rain Venue: Blue Hill Consolidated School

ARK Animal Shelter
Healthy Peninsula

Monday
July 16
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Pemetic School
Southwest Harbor
Rain Venue: Same

Harbor House
Community Service Center
Tuesday
July 23
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Town Park - Blue Hill
Rain Venue: Blue Hill Consolidated School

At Home Downeast Peninsula
Simmering Pot

Saturday
July 28
 

Farmington Downtown
Main Street

Farmington Summer Festival
Monday
July 30
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Ellsworth Harbor Park
Rain Venue: The Grand

Beth C. Wright Cancer Center

Monday
August 6
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Town Park - Blue Hill
Rain Venue: Blue Hill Consolidated School

FLASH Scholarship Fund

Monday
August 13
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Town Park - Blue Hill
Rain Venue: Blue Hill Consolidated School

Blue Hill Historical Society

Monday
August 20
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Town Park - Blue Hill
Rain Venue: Blue Hill Consolidated School

Blue Hill Heritage Trust
Monday
August 27
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Castine Town Dock
Rain Venue: Maine Maritime Academy

Castine Womens Club

Monday
September 3
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Jordan's Snack Bar
200 Downeast Highway, Ellsworth

Everybody Eats!

Families First Community Center
Note Early Start Time!

 


2018 Concert Map


Pan Coalition and Otta De Box Performed in Trinidad, August 2015

MDIslander Video of Flash at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church June 21, 2015

If you would like to learn to play steel drums and join the band,
please check out our page on "learning pan".


Flash in the Pans Concerts, Blue Hill Peninsula
The Flash in the Pans community steel pan band performs outdoor concerts on Monday nights in locations throughout the Blue Hill Peninsula and beyond. Most are donate-what-you-can benefits for local causes or nonprofits. The music is infectious, and everyone goes. (Yankee Magazine, 2012)

Bar Harbor Pan Dancer

About Flash!

Based in Blue Hill, Maine, FLASH! is one of the largest community steelbands in the United States.  Formed in 1990, members of FLASH! find as much joy in playing the steel drum (known as pan) as they do in sharing their music with enthusiastic audiences of all ages, from infants to centenarians.

In the summer, FLASH!’s enormously popular Monday night concerts and street dances are fund raisers that benefit local charitable and non-profit organizations and contribute to a sense of community spirit.  Click here for FLASH!’s performance schedule and for information on how to request a FLASH! performance for your organization.

And Peninsula Pan, Inc.

Created to manage the business affairs of FLASH!, our mission is to continue a tradition of performing and supporting steel drum music throughout the Blue Hill Peninsula and beyond, and in the process to strengthen a tradition of community-based live music. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about us and the steel drum (pan), to get started on learning to play pan, and to hear and purchase our recordings. More ...


A Big Peninsula Pan Thanks To Our Sponsors and Partners for Last Night 2014

WERU Media Parner
Tradewinds - Sponsor
Fairwinds Florist
Mill Stream Bakery

 


Pan Dance under the Stars