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Steel drum pop-up concert in Scranton

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The Electric City Steel Drum Project taking place at the marketplace at Steamtown on Friday.

This is a non-profit project established back in 2019 to bring free music lessons to youth.

The University of Scranton's Steel Drum band teamed up with the project to bring a pop-up concert this year.

Janelle Decker, Assistant Director of Performance Music at the University of Scranton, spoke with FOX56:

I think it's extremely important for any community to have a strong support of the arts, especially the performing arts. You get so many people involved of all different ages and I think it shows a lot of health and prosperity in the community to have a lot of support for the arts. So the more accessible the arts are, like having a steel drum program, a strings program, a band program, it's so important for everyone of all ages in that community.

Performances took place on the main floor stage or the storefront second floor.

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