Performers - Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Stage
Performances at the 2019 Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Stage will be held from
11 AM – 5 PM on the following days, rain or shine:

• March 23 & 24
• March 30 & 31
• April 6 & 7
• April 13 & 14
• Additional weekdays while the trees are blooming (exact days TBD)

(All dates and hours subject to change.)

Applications received by January 15, 2019 will receive first consideration. Applications received after January 15, 2019 will be reviewed on a rolling basis to fill any remaining performance slots.

The purpose of the Cultural Performances during the National Cherry Blossom Festival is to celebrate the friendship symbolized by the gift of flowering cherry trees from Tokyo to Washington, D.C. and to demonstrate cross-cultural exchange through a dynamic mix of American, Japanese, and other cultural performing arts. Prior to starting the application, all interested applicants must review the 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival Performing Arts Guidelines at

We are only able to support small groups or individuals (dance, musical) and strolling performances.
Size range - depending on structures needed on stage - is 5-15 people per performance. Use of concrete space surrounding the stage is allowed.

Encouraged performances are those that:
- incorporate live music
- offer a cultural or traditional performance
- are enhanced by cultural or traditional costuming
- present a performance that is upbeat and enjoyed by many demographics
- solicit crowd interaction

Once the application is begun, changes will not be saved until submitted. Therefore, applicants should be prepared to address the following information within the application:

General contact information
Name of performer/group
Number of performers
Performer/group's website
Type of performance including genre/style
Description of content/style/genre of performance
If applicable, type of instruments played
URLs for performances samples - a video submission is required for consideration
Description of attire during performances, with on-line photo references

Point of Contact Information
First Name *
Your answer
Last Name *
Your answer
Email Address *
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Phone Number *
Your answer
Address *
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City *
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State *
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Zip Code *
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Performance Information
Official Name of Artist *
Your answer
Performer/Group website address
Your answer
Video or website links to your past performance(s) *
Your answer
Type of performance
Please write 2-3 sentences describing your group and performance (to appear in publications) *
Your answer
Has you/your group performed with the Festival before?
Please tell us what year(s) you performed
Your answer
Please select the type of music genre that best describes you/your group
Select all that apply:
Identify what instruments are played during your performance
Your answer
How many performers will be on stage? (Including those dancing or playing an instrument)
Please describe your costume or style of dress
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