San Jose Taiko will be performing for this year’s Opening Ceremonies at 2pm on Friday on the 1st floor of the convention center.

In addition, The Trims will be performing for the opening of the Cosplay Spectaular.

The Trims
In the Bay Area, there is a lot of great new music coming out each week. Bands break up, new ones begin and the buzz ensues… That brings us to The Trims, a local San Jose outfit that has the loyal fan-base and buzz to take them beyond their locality and into a national “spotlight”. The Trims have a strong sound reminiscent of early Strokes and the brit pop of the 90′s, while also conjuring the swagger of artists like Joy Division. Blend that style with lyrics about all things scandalous, and you have the identity that defines The Trims.
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San Jose Taiko Conservatory
San Jose Taiko has a long-term vision of establishing a Taiko Conservatory, the first of its kind in the United States, to serve as a national resource for this vibrant Asian American art form. Through the Taiko Conservatory, San Jose Taiko is committed to providing professional development opportunities, technical assistance, and a comprehensive array of support and information about North American Taiko to individuals and organizations around the world. As the art form of taiko continues to evolve, the San Jose Taiko Conservatory will be dedicated to fulfilling the needs of the ever-expanding taiko community.