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

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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 2023 (May 6 – Oct. 28)

The 2023 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival hosts a full lineup of free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children’s programs. The Festival opens on Saturday, May 6 at 1:00pm with John Santos Sextet + The Afro-Peruvian Coalition.

Now in its 23rd year, the Festival will run each and every week and weekend until October 28 and is located between Mission and Howard Streets and Third and Fourth Streets in downtown San Francisco.  

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2023

May 6 – October 28, 2023
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
Categories: *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, In Person, Outdoors, San Francisco, Sponsored
Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA