How to book us
Please read all the information on this page then use the form below to send an inquiry. We typically respond within 2 days. Although we sometimes put together a gig very quickly, we ask that you give as much lead time as possible.
What sort of gigs do we do?
We do community events and festivals, school and institutional events, business events and private events. The number of performers is flexible, depending on your needs.
What can we perform/do?
We typically offer several songs, depending on the time allotted, each of which is approximately 5 minutes long. We can also provide educational talk, audience participation, and processional or filler music.
We generally charge $500 for a show, but this amount can go up or down depending on how difficult it is for us to do the show. If performer need to pay parking fees, that should be added to the fee.
When and where do we perform?
We are a volunteer group and our performers have day jobs. This means many of our gigs are on weekends and sometimes weeknights. Weekdays are the most difficult, so please give us a lot of lead time for weekday requests.
What can you say about us when marketing your event?
Oakland Taiko’s mission is to build taiko community through classes, workshops, and performances. We strive to be inclusive and inviting, fostering understanding of taiko's cultural origins in Japan and welcoming members from all walks of life. Since 1998, Oakland Taiko (formerly Emeryville Taiko) has cultivated musical artistry and inspired joy in the East Bay.
As we transition to our new name, you can download our temporary logo here. Look for our new logo in the upcoming months!
Oakland Taiko © 2023 a 501(c)(3) non-profit