10th Anniversary Concert

Saturday, August 13 2022 6:00 - 8:00PM

Millside Park, Easthampton, MA

Doors open at 5:00pm for picnicking 

We're celebrating!

We're celebrating 10 years of taiko! We have been sharing our love of taiko since 2011, and we want to share our milestone with you!

After postponing the event date due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have pinpointed a date and venue-- see below for details.

This is an outdoor venue. Please bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc, as well as a picnic if you'd like!

Saturday, August 13, 2022 6:00 - 8:00PM @ Millside Park in Easthampton, MA

Doors open @ 5:00pm for picnicking

(Rain date Sunday, August 14 6:00 - 8:00PM)

Special Guests

Photo (c) 2019 Katherine Saunders

Photo © Katherine Saunders 2019

Tiffany Tamaribuchi

Internationally recognized taiko master. Founder of Sacramento Taiko Dan and JO-Daiko.

Update 8/12: Due to illness, Tiffany Tamaribuchi is unable to teach this workshop. We are grateful and honored to have Stuart Paton of Burlington Taiko perform with us!

Eileen Morgan

Executive and Artistic Director of Fushicho Daiko Dojo (Phoenix, AZ).

Esther Vandecar

Founding Director of Fushicho Daiko Dojo (Phoenix, AZ) and MI Hiryu Taiko (Kalamazoo, MI). Founding influence to Mountain River Taiko.

with local musicians Abby Kingman & Shido Hiroyuki


This is an outdoor event-- what if it rains?

Sunday, 8/14 is the rain date for this event-- if the weather for 8/13 looks poor, we will make an announcement via email and on this website. Regardless, please check the forecast ahead of time and be prepared for outdoor conditions (sunscreen, ponchos, bug spray, etc).

Do I need to bring my own chairs?

If you would like to sit in a lawn chair, please bring your own. You're also welcome to bring a blanket and sit on the grass!

Will there be bathrooms available?

Yes! The City of Easthampton maintains bathrooms at Millside Park.

Can I bring a picnic? Will there be food on-site?

Yes and yes! We invite you to spread out a picnic, relax, and enjoy the show-- doors open at 5:00pm so you have plenty of time to get settled in. Crooked Stick Pops will be vending delicious popsicles! Please note that alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the premises.

**Due to circumstances beyond our control, Holyoke Hummus and Vegan Pizza Land are unable to attend this event.**

Can I buy tickets on-site?

Ticket sales will be available at the park entrance on the day of the event by cash or check ONLY. If you wish to pay by card, please navigate to the ticket purchase website and buy a ticket there.

Please be advised that there aren't any 'tickets' to be scanned at the door; we will have a list of names of those who have purchased tickets ahead of time. However, if you (or someone you know) purchase a ticket on the day-of, it would expedite the process if you can show the purchase confirmation email.

We will also have some merch available for sale-- commemorative tees and stickers with our special 10th anniversary design (Original design by Mollie Davis). Merchandise can be purchased by cash or check, or through the ticket purchasing site linked above.

Are there sliding scale or discounted tickets available?

Thanks to generous donations, we are able to offer a limited number of free, subsidized tickets to our show! These tickets are intended for those who would otherwise be unable to attend our performance. Although we are a small group with a small budget, we are proud to be able to make our show more accessible to a wider community. Please contact info@mountainrivertaiko.com if you are interested (no questions asked).

I want to try taiko!

Our special guest Tiffany Tamaribuchi will be holding an intro-level taiko workshop in Williamsburg, MA on Sunday 8/14 (supported by the Williamsburg Local Cultural Council). See information below!

If you're interested in a longer-term commitment, we will begin offering beginner sessions starting in October 2022. Please sign up for our mailing list to learn more, or check for updates to our Join Us page!

Photo © Katherine Saunders 2019


Want to try taiko for yourself? Don't miss this rare chance to try out taiko with a world-renowned taiko artist!

Tiffany Tamaribuchi is an internationally acclaimed taiko performer and instructor, and was the first woman to win the All Japan Odaiko Contest. In the traditional taiko realm of Japanese-born and trained male performers, she creates a new powerful voice with her multicultural heritage and feminine perspective.

Participants will be introduced to the foundations of taiko playing. No experience necessary!


SUNDAY, August 14, 12:30 - 2:30pm

@ Haydenville Congregational Church

(143 Main St, Haydenville, MA 01039)

(Update 8/12: Due to illness, Tiffany Tamaribuchi is unable to teach this workshop. We are grateful and honored to have Stuart Paton of Burlington Taiko take her place!)

For more information and tickets, see https://givebutter.com/TryTaikoTiffany

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Williamsburg Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Support us!

We are selling T-shirts and spirit towels to raise funds for our anniversary show. Please contact us at info@mountainrivertaiko.com for information on how to get one!

Original art by Mollie Davis.

Thank you to everyone who supported us on Givebutter for our fundraising event. Donation perks are no longer available as of January 1, 2022. However, if you would like to provide a donation (without perks), we are still gratefully accepting donations at https://givebutter.com/MRT10thAnniversary.


A heartfelt thank you to our donors-- this show would not be possible without the generous support of our community:

Richard Adriance, Gretchen and Karen Browne-Courage, Anne Colturi, Patrick & Yoshiko Connolly, Pauline Copello, Eiko Cusick, Charlene Gentes, Sarah Gilbert, Karime Gutierrez, RIE HAYASHI, Laurie Heon, Eileen Ho, Lyndsey Hoffman, Victoria Hughes, Roberta Issler, Tara Jacob, James Johnson, Raeann LeBlanc, Miwako Leising, Mary Leising, Sarah Lisi, Laura Long, Mary Long, Lenore Morimoto, Christopher Pine, April Priddy, William Reimers, Patricia Riggs, Wisty Rorabacher, Penelope Rose, Danial Roy, Theresa Ruggiero, Lesley Schneider, Celia Shapiro, Deb Sheldon, hiroyuki Shido, Stanley Shikuma, Susan Tracy, Noriko (Noliko) Utsuzawa, Nanae Wilson & Anonymous donors