Performance Schedule

Time AmphitheaterFestival Lawn Stage
10:30amLine up for Parade in front of water fountain at Festival Lawn
10:40amStart parade toward stage
11:15amParade at Stage
12pm - 12:20pm
12:30pm - 12:45pm
12:45pm - 1:15pm
1:15pm - 1:30pmKimono Show by Ennishu

1:30pm - 1:45pmSpeeches by Mayor Rogero, Mayor Jacobs, Japanese general Consul Kobayashi, Visit Knoxville President Kim Bumpas, DENSO president, JTEKT Executive Vice President Mr. Tsutomu Kimura, Thailand Government officials.
1:50pm - 2:20pmManora Dance and sing from Thailand.
2:30pm - 3pm>matsuriza Taiko Performers
3pm - 3:15pm
3:15pm - 3:30pm
3:40pm - 4pm
4:30pm - 4:45pm
5pm - 5:15pmPoster contest awards ceremony
5:15pm - 5:45pmMatsuriza Taiko Disney World
6pm - 6:30pm
6:30pm - 6:45pm
6:45pm - 7pm
7pm - 7:30pm
Performer Lineup

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.

Blue Hawaii
A local Hawaiian dance show group. The 15+ members are from different Polynesian islands including Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand and Hawaii, but live in Tennessee now. Their show performance includes authentic and traditional dances, songs and costumes from the South Pacific.

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

Philippine Dancers

Indian Dancers

Tibetan Monk Music

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 Dancers

Cosplay Contest

Vietnamese Dance

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

Yoga Demonstration

Cosplay Contest