Potts & Pans Steelband is the largest professional steelband in the Midwest. Founded by Matt Potts in 2011, the organization has grown into a hub for experienced panists and musicians looking to explore the unique blending of Caribbean and American musical styles. The band is directed by Matt Potts, Christina Guerrero, and Anthony Jay Houston. Together, the trio instructs the various P&P Community Steelbands while performing regularly with the professional group. Winners of the 2015 Chicago Music Award for Best Calypso & Soca Artist, Potts & Pans performs at a variety of events and venues throughout Chicagoland. The team also hosts the annual Great Lakes Steelpan Festival each April. The steelpan festival is just one of the ways the team works with their educational company Culture, Arts & Music to promote the spread of cultural knowledge and appreciation through world music.