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“Queer Taiko” Japanese Drumming in the Park (2022 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival)

Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

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SF’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2022 (May 7 – October 29)

The 2022 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival announces the lineup of over 100 free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children’s programs. The Festival will open on Saturday, May 7 at 1:00pm with Cuban percussionist Jesús Díaz y su Habana Afro-Cuban Ensemble with an opening set from Chulita Vinyl Club at 12:30pm.

Please note there are a few pre-festival events from April 20 to May 4 including The History of Black Music (Sat. April 23) and a Yerba Gardens Tree Tour (Sat. April 30)

Now in its 22nd year, the Festival will run each and every week and weekend until October 29 and is located between Mission and Howard Streets and Third and Fourth Streets in downtown San Francisco.  For more information, visit ybgfestival.org.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2022

May 7 – October 29, 2022
Plus pre-festival events April 20-May 3
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission btwn Third and Fourth, SoMa, SF

Directions & Parking | Admission-Free Seating | Performance Times | See the Full Calendar

Japanese taiko drumming is an art form that combines the power and coordination of martial arts with the grace and synchronization of a corps de ballet. A multicultural and intergenerational group of LGBTQ+ people and allies committed to building community and visibility through taiko drumming, Oakland-based Queer Taiko celebrates the music’s protean power to transform a group of individuals into a thunderous team. Formed in 2013 by Kristy Oshiro, the group reflects her commitment to the tradition. Growing up in Hawai’i she trained with Kona Daifukuji Taiko and went on to serve as an instructor and touring member of Portland Taiko from 2001-2007. Currently the artistic director of Sacramento’s Tsubaki Ensemble and creative director of Placer Ume Taiko, Oshiro has given taiko workshops around the world.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
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Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA