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Throughout the day, experience a variety of entertainment across three stages featuring our city's famous San Jose Taiko performers, talented local youth and adults performing traditional or contemporary music and dance. The three stages are the Main Stage (along 5th Street), the Kids Zone Stage (along 6th Street), and the Indoor Stage (inside the Sanctuary).

Schedule of Events

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11:15 AM Main Stage - Chidori Band, formed in 1953, performs popular Japanese songs for the community in a variety of styles including enka, J-pop and Latin. 

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11:30 AM Kids Zone Stage - Get Down Studio focuses on hip hop and Latin street styles, including boogaloo, house, locking, breaking, salsa and bachata.  Our classes range from preschoolers all the way up to adults. 

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12:00 PM Sanctuary - Choral Cosmo/Silicon Valley Community Chorus began in 1998.  We enjoy singing many genres of music including sacred music, songs in many languages, Broadway musicals, American standards, jazz, and opera.

12:30 PM Kids Zone Stage - West Coast World Martial ArtsThe founders of the West Coast World Martial Arts Association are Master Ernie Reyes and Master Tony Thompson.  Their goal is to impact and empower peoples’ lives in a positive way through our WCWMA Black Belt and Mastery Success System.

12:30 PM Main Stage - Wesley Jazz Ensemble plays high-energy/upbeat jazz music ranging from the big band standards of the 40's, blues, rock and roll, Latin, popular songs, and some J-pop songs.  The band performs for various community events, street fairs, and senior centers.

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1:15 PM Kids Zone Stage - Grant Elementary School

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1:30 PM Main Stage - Jake Shimada Ukulele is 14 years old and has been playing ukulele for 8 years. He plays with the Kapalakiko Hawaiian Band as a Junior Apprentice and with the Wesley Ukulele Band.  Jake performs Hawaiian and popular music.

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1:45 PM Kids Zone Stage - Storytelling Time in English and Japanese by Wesley UMC's Nichigobu (Japanese speaking) Congregation

 

2:30 PM Kids Zone Stage - Magic Makers

2:45 PM Main Stage - Wesley Ukulele Band Aloha! The Wesley Ukulele Band performs traditional and popular Hawaiian music and more. We meet the second Sunday of every month at 1:00pm.  Please join us!

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3:00 PM Main Stage - San Jose Taiko inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, SJT has broadened this historical art form into a style that joins traditional rhythms with other world and contemporary music, including African, Brazilian, Filipino, Latin, jazz and hip hop, bridging many styles.

Enjoy the music and performances!