Lou Malnati's Great Lakes Steelpan FestivalSaturday, April 9th, members of our Lakewood Team served pizza at Hannah Beardsley Middle School in Crystal Lake for the Great Lakes Steelpan Festival, which featured music from the steelpan, a Caribbean instrument made out of 55 gallon oil drums.

They had a great turnout with 4 bands (1 local, 1 from Chicago, and 2 from Ohio) and guest artists from Wisconsin, Virginia, New York, and even Denmark! The festival ran all day with clinics, rehearsals, and workshops during the morning and afternoon, and then an evening concert. During their break for lunch, members of the bands and volunteers enjoyed some Lou’s deep dish pizza, which was a first for many out of towners! We think they’ll be back for more!