Performance Schedule

Time AmphitheaterFestival Lawn Stage
9:45AM Line up for Parade in front of water fountain Parade
10AM -10:40AM Parade toward stageParade
10:40AM - 11AM
11AM - 11:20AM
11:20AM - 11:40AM
11:40AM - 12PM
12PM - 12:20PM
12:20PM - 12:40PM
12:40PM - 1:00PM
1:00PM - 1:20PM
1:20PM- 1:40PM
1:40PM - 2PM
2PM - 2:20PM
2:20PM - 2:40PM
2:40PM - 3PM
3PM - 3:20PM
3:20PM- 3:40PM
3:40PM - 4PM
4PM - 4:20PM
4:20PM - 4:40PM
4:40PM - 5PM
5PM - 5:20PM
5:20PM - 5:40PM
5:40PM - 6PM
Performer Lineup

VIP Speech
Speeches by Mayor Rogero, Knox County Darris Upton, Japanese general Consul Kobayashi, Visit Knoxville President Kim Bumpas, Rebecca Kelly, AARP TN State Director , Regal Director of Public relations Heather Peters, DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. President Emeritus Jack Helmboldt, JTEKT Executive Vice President Mr. Tsutomu Kimura, Council Member Mina Johnson, Thailand Government officials Chad Intratooto. 

Cedar Bluff Middle School Orchestra
String Orchestra from Cedar Bluff Middle School playing Asian music.

Bangladesh Students Association – UTK
The Bangladesh Students Association (BSA) is a student organization at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with members of Bangladeshi descent performing Bangladeshi folk music and dance.

Shamisen Knoxville
Sing Japanese songs with accompaniment of shamisen, Japanese 3 string instruments, a drum & a guitar.

A traditional Japanese Drum performance group.

“Balinese Dance Tari Condong”

My Choice
A dance group that has performed Kpop choreographies locally for two years.

Dr. Dan Higgins
The Three Sisters of Chinese Internal Martial Arts: tai chi chuan, xing yi chuan, and ba gua zhang, including the 3 main styles of tai chi: Chen, Yang, and Wu.

Master Russell Sauls
Performing Chinese martial arts.

Manala + Fon
Fon Northern Thailand dance.

Thai Boxing Demonstration

Desert Sky Idol Project
Love Live cosplay dance group. We are from Maryville Tennessee and we specialize in Love Live dancing. We are a group of 5 members at the moment that have been practicing in preparation for this, our first live performance as a group, for 3 months.

Persephone Project
Persephone Project, formerly known as Eien Idols, is a seven member idol dance group that covers J-Pop, K-Pop, other East Asian genres of music.

Knoxville Chinese Culture
A number of traditional Chinese cultural performances including martial arts, music, dance, and more.

Eve Hao Dance Studio
Taiwanese and Chinese traditional dance.

Defense King TTJC
We are a martial arts school that specializes in taekwondo and judo.

NY Chinese Traditional Art Center
The New York Chinese Traditional Art Center (NYCTAC) remains dedicated to preserving and promoting Chinese traditional performing arts, by bringing Peking Opera, one of China’s national treasures, as well as various Chinese traditional art programs to U.S. audiences and to foster a deeper cultural understanding between the East and the West.

Hoshi idols
A Love Live dance group.

The Slants
The world’s first and only all-Asian American dance rock band as featured on/in Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Rolling Stone, HBO, BBC, NPR, and over 3,000 other tv and radio stations across 125 countries.

Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville – Hakka Tea Leaves Picking Dance  & An Indigenous Dance of Taiwan We would also like to invite audience to participate to learn a few moves of the “An Indigenous Dance of Taiwan.”

Korean Fan Dancers by Atlanta Korean Cultural Center 

Philippine Dancers by Filipino American ChristianCommunity of East TN (FACCET) Subli dancers, Salakot dancers

Indian Dancers

Musei no tora (Japanese Samurai Demonstration)  Deeper than martial arts, we preserve six different samurai traditions of classically armed and unarmed combat which still thrives in today’s modern era.

Kendo (Samurai Practice)

K-Pop Dance by Kascade’s 

Cosplay Contest

Dragon / Lion dance by WAH LUM Kang Fu by Sifu Leroy

Yoga Demonstration