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[CANCELED] 2020 Sakura Taiko Takeover at the Tidal Basin
March 28, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 6:00 PMFree
As you are probably aware, the coronavirus concerns in the DC area have escalated and the DC Department of Health has issued a notice advising against large gatherings through the end of March. As a result, the National Cherry Blossom Festival and National Park Service have canceled all events at the Tidal Basin Stage where our event was going to take place.
So, unfortunately we have no choice but to cancel our March 28 Sakura Taiko Takeover event. We’re really bummed about this, to say the least. We had hoped to move forward one way or another but unfortunately the city’s advisory against mass gatherings makes it impossible for us to find another venue. We may try to reschedule to a new date and don’t have a plan for that yet, but will be sure to keep everyone in the loop when and if that works out.
For now, keep calm and stay safe and healthy and we’ll see you all for our next Taiko Takeover in 2021!
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[Original event post below]
Join us among the cherry blossoms at the ANA Tidal Basin Stage for a full day of free, family-friendly Japanese drumming performances: the Sakura Taiko Takeover at the Tidal Basin!
This will be our third year at the Tidal Basin and we couldn’t be more excited to be back!
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100% of proceeds will go to covering the costs of the event and supporting the taiko groups traveling to the DC area.
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A full day of great taiko!
As always, we’re looking forward to an awesome lineup of community taiko groups from up and down the East Coast, showcasing a wide variety of styles of taiko for everyone to enjoy!
We’re excited to share our full lineup of performers here soon!
Getting to the Tidal Basin
We STRONGLY encourage you to take public transportation as driving and parking in the area is very difficult during Cherry Blossom season. The closest Metro stations are Smithsonian (accessible by the orange, blue, and silver lines) and L’Enfant Plaza (accessible by the orange, blue, silver, yellow, and green lines). Both are about three blocks away.
About the event
The Sakura Taiko Fest started as a small festival in Maryland and has grown each year, showcasing a range of different drumming styles and celebrating Japanese cultural and artistic traditions. This year, for our 8th annual taiko fest, we’re thrilled to be back at the Tidal Basin with another full-day takeover of the ANA performance stage!
Stay tuned for lots more info to be shared here in the months ahead!