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
11:15 AM 5th Street Stage - Chidori Band, formed in 1953, is a 22-member group dedicated to performing Japanese songs for the community. The group performs a wide spectrum of contemporary Japanese songs, including enka, blues, Latin, and J-pop.
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.
11:30 PM Sanctuary - COSMO began in 1998 with 11 members, with a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere. Currently we have about 35 members. Activities include holding annual concerts, attending musical gatherings and appearing at various charitable functions. We enjoy singing many genres of music including sacred music, songs in many languages, Broadway musicals, American standards, jazz, opera, etc.
12:15 PM Kids Zone Stage - West Coast World Martial Arts perform high-intensity Martial Arts demonstrations all over the local area. Their performances include acrobatic martial arts moves, highly choreographed group forms, creative open forms, and choreographed fight scenes.
12:30 PM 5th Street 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.
1:00 PM Kids Zone Hālau Nā Wai Ola is under the direction of Kau`i Isa-Kahaku in Japantown and has been in existence since 1997. The halau participates in competitions, festivals and community events throughout the year and has travelled as far as Italy. Students range in age from three years to our kūpuna (elders) and new students are accepted four times a year.
1:30 PM 5th Street Stage - Jake Shimada Ukulele is 15 years old and has been playing ukulele since he was six years old. He plays with the Kapalakiko Hawaiian Band as a Junior Apprentice and with the Wesley Ukulele Band. Jake performs Hawaiian and popular music.
2:15 PM 5th Street 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!
2:30 PM Kids Zone Stage - Magic Makers is a special needs band begun in 2008. They have performed throughout the Santa Clara Valley. They use the "Magic" of music to engage and bring out the singularly unique talents of their musicians and to entertain audiences.
3:00 PM 5th Street Stage - San Jose Taiko has been mesmerizing audiences with the powerful, spellbinding, and propulsive sounds of the 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.