Live from the Lawn: The Josanne Francis Septet

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 7pm

Live from the Lawn
The Josanne Francis Septet

The steelpan calls to mind salty sea breezes, sand, and sun, but under Josanne Francis’ skilled hand, it can do so much more. This celebrated musician’s “wand-like” touch conjures traditional calypso music mixed with funk, rock, and classical melodies. It’s steelpan like you’ve never heard it before!

Born and raised in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, Francis is an internationally known steelpan performer and music educator. Francis has performed on such prestigious stages as Carnegie Hall and the San Juan Conservatory of Music and serves as the Artistic Director of the Cultural Academy for Excellence. She’s also an alumni of Strathmore’s Artist in Residence program, and we’re proud to welcome her back!

Free! No tickets needed. Check out the full Live from the Lawn free summer outdoor concert lineup.

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PARKING $5.20 in Metro garage, payable with credit or SmarTrip card.

For Strathmore Members at the 2 Star level and above, or persons with disabilities, present your VIP passes or disability tags for free parking in the Mansion lot on a space-available basis before 7pm.

DINING Enjoy summer favorites like barbecue, tacos, and sangria from Ridgewells’ Tempo Tent starting at 5:30pm. Food service ends at 7:30pm. Picnics are also welcome, but please note that that due to Montgomery County law, all alcohol must be purchased on site.  


SEATING Low-rise chairs and small coolers welcome outside only. No pets, please.

WEATHER If inclement weather is predicted by mid-afternoon, concerts are moved indoors. Check Strathmore’s Facebook page or back here at for up-to-date information.

Strathmore is a smoke-free campus.

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