Pan-o-Rama Kicks off St. John Festival 2011

A dozen steel pan bands from St. Thomas and St. John put on an impressive show at Winston Wells ball field on Saturday afternoon, May 28, for Pan-o-Rama, the first event of St. John Festival 2011. “An Astronomical and Cultural Splendor in Heaven for Festival 2011” officially got underway over the weekend with a huge crowd gathered to hear the tunes and enjoy fried chicken and johnny cakes. Pan-o-Rama participants included the Joseph Gomez Pan Blasters led by Liston “Matey” Sewer, Ulla Muller Panatics led by Sean Steele and the home favorite Love City Pan Dragons and Love City Baby Dragons, both led by Samuel Lawrence. The next Festival 2011 event is Friday, June 17, when the island’s seniors will strut their stuff at the Senior Variety Show at the Winston Wells ball field starting at 7 p.m.