The calypso music alighted from the Perkins Plaza and Atrium to the streets around it Friday evening at the fourth annual Summer Night on the Plaza.
"It's, well, summery — bright colors, good music, just really relaxing," said Julie Shermer, the event's organizer.
With beachside scene items and tropical fish decals abounding, the plaza in front of the Glendale Civic Center had a Caribbean feel.
The three-man band Trinidadio provided the Caribbean-influenced tunes on steel drums, congas and guitar.
"There's some dancing going on," band leader Fab Rogis said.
The best part of the event, many participants said, was the food and atmosphere.
"Oh, beautiful," said Glendale resident Roseanne Ragus, 58. "It's a wonderful way to enjoy a Friday evening."