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Cherry Blossom Festival Outdoor Entertainment


Cherry Blossom Festival Outdoor Entertainment
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Nearly 100 cultural performances and demonstrations are held during the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. Audiences enjoy free cultural performances featuring traditional and contemporary music, dance, song and martial arts demonstrations. The stage is located at the Festival Welcome Center near the paddle boats.

For specific times, you may call the festival hotline at (877) 44-BLOOM. Following is a list of some of the performances.


Performers include BATALA Washington, an all-female percussion group playing exciting Brazilian and Samba-Reggae rhythms. Captain Jam and Funkijam  provides award-winning educational entertainment. THEY CALL ME PIANO is a soloist who made the finals of the Festival’s Sing Into Spring local singing competition. The Washington, DC Temple Orchestra instrumentalists play. Displaying Japanese culture, the taiko drumming ensemble Kyodaiko performs, as does master Japanese swordsman MEISHUN MUSO RYU.   Izzy Lemons, a 14-year-old self-taught electric guitarist, delights the crowd.


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