Everyone is invited to get this summer started right now with a trip to the Caribbean — via a short drive to Stockton Springs. Flash in the Pans Steel Band will perform Monday, June 9, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Fort Point Lighthouse. It is a beautiful location overlooking Penobscot Bay, perfect for an evening that will transport listeners with the tropical rhythm of steel drum music. Hawaiian shirts, and dancing, are encouraged.

The band will play a diverse assortment of Caribbean influenced contemporary music for everyone’s enjoyment. The Blue Hill-based musicians volunteer their time to play benefit concerts throughout the Midcoast and Downeast regions every Monday night throughout the summer. For more information, visit flashinthepans.org.

Fort Point Lighthouse is located at the tip of Cape Jellison at Fort Point State Park. Concertgoers can come early and explore this area surrounding one of the most charming and unknown lighthouses in Maine. Bring a picnic and take a walk on the rocky shoreline and sandy beach; do a little fishing off the spacious pier overlooking Sandy Point; or check out the historic ruins of the Colonial era Fort Pownal earthworks, then set out lawn chairs or a blanket and settle down in the field overlooking the lighthouse and beautiful Penobscot Bay for the annual concert.

Refreshments will be sold to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, an organization dedicated to treating, curing and preventing T1D (Type 1 diabetes). For more information about the concert, contact Jeri Cole at 567-3356.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.