ANNOUNCING 2023 PERFORMERS!
An incredibly diverse array of music, dance and aerial circus channelling the ocean from a multiplicity of cultural experiences. Held in-person at the Foss Waterway Seaport 10am – 5pm Sat. June 4.
Find musicians by the big anchor, see dance and circus at the big white center dance wall. Don’t forget our incredible art and OceanX speakers, too!
Tacoma Ocean Fest is honored to have the Puyallup Tribe’s Cultural Department open and bless our festival every year since it began. We are grateful for this welcome to their land. 10am DANCE WALL
MIHO & DIEGO
Fusing Japanese, Latin and world percussion into a captivating performance, the Miho & Diego duo return to Ocean Fest with lilting tunes on marimba, flutes and drums. 10:30pm MUSIC STAGE
A ship of fools? Or a journey into the future? Lelavision creates captivating circus from musical sculptures, sailing their Pandemonium over an ocean of climate crisis to planetary healing. 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm at DANCE WALL.
T.U.P.A.C. WEST AFRICAN
Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center is back with a riveting performance from their most recent musical. 12pm DANCE WALL
An Indigenous Mayan/Aztec flutist, Sherrie Davis creates music influenced by her ancestors. She also works as a healer in specialized behavioral health and naturopathy. 12:30am MUSIC STAGE
This acclaimed Tacoma trio brings music from the LatinX diaspora, across glittering seas from Mexico to the Mediterranean on harp, guitar, percussion and voice. 1pm MUSIC STAGE
Guma Imahe are a festival favorite, bringing traditional Chamorru (Guam) song and dance with incredible vitality, courtesy of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center. 2pm DANCE WALL
ERIN GUINUP & FRIENDS
With an eclectic group of instruments from penny whistle to Mongolian horsehead fiddle, the director of the Tacoma Refugee Choir takes us on a musical journey across the ocean. 2:30pm MUSIC STAGE
TACOMA CITY BALLET
It’s back – Tacoma City Ballet’s beloved “Whalesong” ballet, choregraphed by Erin Ceragioli to the iconic “Song of the Humpback Whale” with 30 dancers and a 60-foot sea of silk. 4:30pm DANCE-SPEAKER STAGE