This year is our FIFTH ANNUAL Sakura Taiko Fest!
We’ve come a long way from our first gathering of taiko enthusiasts in a dance studio in 2013. Last year, the Sakura Taiko Fest was part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival for the first time and gathered more than 50 taiko performers and an audience of more than 200. This year, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll once again be part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and that the Taiko Fest will take place in the Dekelboum Concert Hall in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park.
Some things haven’t changed, however. The Sakura Taiko Fest will still feature amazing performances from East Coast taiko groups. This year’s performers include ShinDaiko from Boston, Kyo Daiko from Philadelphia, Nen Daiko from Fairfax Station, VA, Kizuna and Miyako Taiko from DC, and more! The Taiko Fest is still a fun and family-friendly event that’s suitable for all ages. And yes, it’s still FREE!
For more info on the event, links to photo galleries from last year’s performance, and more, check out the official event page, and to get updates about the Sakura Taiko Fest in the weeks leading up to the event, please join our Facebook event.
We can’t wait to see you at the Sakura Taiko Fest!