A trip to the Caribbean is just a short drive away, as Flash in the Pans transports the Midcoast with the tropical rhythm of steel drum music Monday night, June 6 at the Fort Point Lighthouse on Cape Jellison.

Everyone is invited to dig out their Hawaiian shirts, practice their dance moves and come to the lighthouse, where the music will run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The beautiful Fort Point Lighthouse overlooking Penobscot Bay is the setting for an evening of dancing and listening to this amazing band, which will play a diverse assortment of Caribbean-influenced contemporary music for everyone’s enjoyment.

Flash in the Pans Community Steel Band is based in Blue Hill, and its members volunteer their time to play benefit concerts throughout the Midcoast and Down East area every Monday night throughout the summer. For more information about the talented group, visit flashinthepans.org and look for them on YouTube.

Fort Point Lighthouse is located on Lighthouse Road at the tip of Cape Jellison at Fort Point State Park. Concertgoers are invited to bring a picnic, family and friends, set out chairs or a blanket and get ready for an enjoyable evening. Come early and explore the park, which includes the remains of the Fort Pownal blockhouse, a beach for walking and a spacious pier to do a little fishing off overlooking Sandy Point.

The Stockton Springs Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will be selling refreshments to raise funds for uniforms and camp. For more information, contact Jeri Cole at 567-3356.  The concert is hosted by the Bureau of Parks and Lands, who works every year with Graphic Design instructor Lindsay Clark Farmer at Waldo County Technical Center to produce the annual event’s poster. This year’s poster was created by student Colan Merrifield.

“They’re always great, but this one is particularly beautiful,” said Cole.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.