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Free Daily Performances Offered Among The Blossom at the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage


Mar 2, 2017

SOURCE: National Cherry Blossom Festival

MARCH 18, 2017 – APRIL 02, 2017
Welcome Area open daily 10 AM – 7 PM
Performances daily 12 PM – 6 PM

1501 Maine Avenue, SW (Map)


This convenient location offered by the National Park Service and its partners provides visitor services, first aid, food, souvenirs, books, and more. Park rangers and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the Festival. Visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival tent in the Paddle Boat Parking Lot for fun interactive entertainment, official merchandise, and more.

Performance Schedule

Saturday, March 18
12 PM Summer
12:45 PM Halau Hula O Ke Anuenue Punahele
1:45 PM Shenna
2:45 PM Furia Flamenca Dance Company
3:50 PM Kamel Zennia Band
5:15 PM Lahla-Hadiya

Sunday, March 19
12:45 PM Pitches Be Trippin’ Acapella
1:30 PM Nickelz Production Dance Company
2:15 PM Dial 251 for Jazz
3:15 PM Ballet Folklorico Mi Herencia Mexicana
4 PM Copper Rose & Bone
5:15 PM Mojo Mothership

Monday, March 20
12 PM Northern Virginia Preludio Strings
12:45 PM Murray Hidary
1:45 PM Abby Sevcik
3:30 PM Tony Roy & Yawd Lynk Band
4:30 PM Eminence Dance Studio
5:15 PM Yong Choi
5:45 PM The 5-1-2 Experience

Tuesday, March 21
12 PM Cinema Hearts
1 PM Round About
2 PM Washington Suzuki Strings
3 PM World View
4 PM Felinology
5 PM Nauseous Hippos

Wednesday, March 22 – BloomBars Day, in cooperation with BloomBars and supported by Jason Cohen/ Keller Williams Real Estate
12 PM Baba Ras D – Harambee
1 PM Achille Ango – Nous Bloomons
2 PM Tamika Love Jones
3 PM Zezeh Brazil
4:05 PM Dante Pope
5:15 PM Elena Lacayo

Thursday, March 23 – Passport DC Preview Day, in cooperation with Cultural Tourism DC
12 PM Rafael Javadov [piano] and Leeza Wildgen [violin] 1 PM Bogna Kicinska Quintet
2 PM Isaac Barosky and his Band, One Blood-One Nation
3 PM Papalca “Peruvian Arts, Music and Dance”
4 PM Culkin Irish Dancers Accompanied by traditional Irish instruments
5 PM Shristee Nrittyangon

Friday, March 24
12 PM Lucia Valentine
2 PM Dorothy Milone
2:50 PM Suspicious Package
4:05 PM Lunch Bunch
5 PM The Janine Gilbert-Carter Quintet

Saturday, March 25 – Sing Into Spring Day
12 PM Zumba with Tammy ‘Got Abs’ Wright
1:15 PM Roquois
2 PM Capital Blend
2:45 PM Shamain
3:30 PM Hari Vasan
4:15 PM Eddie Jones
5 PM Azure Vox

Sunday, March 26
12 PM Capitol Movement & The Movement Studios
1 PM Jayna Brown and Fifth Note
2 PM Rie Tamuro
3 PM Guava Jelly
4 PM Staunton
5:15 PM Irresponsible

Monday, March 27
12 PM Marilyn Duncan
1 PM Danny & Jimmy
2 PM Nathan Storey
3 PM The Dance Conservatory Company
3:50 PM Saint T
5 PM Adwela & the Uprising

Getting There:
Metro- Smithsonian Use Trip Planner.

CONTACT: Nora Strumpf
202.638.8374 (o)


Washington, DC [March 1, 2017] – The National Cherry Blossom Festival will offer free daily performances at the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage from Wednesday, March 15, through Sunday, April 2. This year’s activities at the Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage will begin five days earlier in order to coincide with the blooming period. At the Welcome Area, open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., visitors can access Festival information and view performances from noon to 6 p.m. The line-up will include a wide variety of cultural offerings including vocalists, bands, dancers, drum performances, exhibitions and more.

More than 100 performances on the ANA Performance Stage celebrate the friendship symbolized by the gift of cherry blossom trees through a dynamic mix of American, Japanese, and other cultural performing arts. Visitors enjoy upbeat displays of diverse talent and genres including Hawaiian Hula, African-inspired R&B, Algerian music, a swordsmanship demo, Zumba, taiko drumming, and more.

At the Welcome Area, attendees will have the opportunity to receive amenities along with Festival information. Visitor services will be located by the stage and sponsored by the Festival and the National Park Service (NPS). NPS rangers will offer guided tours, children’s activities and a variety of other information. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere with concessions from Guest Services, Inc. and Eastern National. For the full performance schedule, visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation’s greatest springtime celebration. The 2017 Festival, March 15 – April 16, includes four weeks of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org or call 877.44.BLOOM for more information and find us on Facebook (CherryBlossomFestival), Twitter (@CherryBlossFest), and Instagram (@CherryBlossFest).



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