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 Main 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.
12:00 PM Sanctuary - Choral Cosmo/Silicon Valley Community Chorus began in 1998. They enjoy singing many genres of music including sacred music, songs in many languages, Broadway musicals, American standards, jazz, and opera.
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 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.
1:00 PM Kids Zone Stage - Storytelling Time by Wesley UMC's Nichigobu (Japanese speaking) Congregation. They will sing kids’ songs and read various story books both in English and Japanese.
1:30 PM Main Stage - Jake Shimada Ukulele is 14 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.
1:45 PM Kids Zone Stage - Grant Elementary School - A group from nearby Grant Elementary School will perform a number of dances.
2:15 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!
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 Main 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.