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Cherry Blast is back for its fourth year as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival — presented by Safeway.
Join us on Saturday, April 21 at the Lightbox in Anacostia for the DC-area's annual explosion of arts, culture, music, and more!
Cherry Blast is an official event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and is supported by Wines of Argentina, Kirin Brewery, and media partner On Tap Magazine.

Artists / Performances

On the Safeway Soundstage:

8:30 p.m. // MIYAZAKI

10:00 p.m. // HEAVY BREATHING

11:15 p.m. // PROTECT-U

Audio sets in the Busboys & Poets Parlour by:

and VJ mixes by Monica Stroik and Sid Barcelona


Featuring art activations from:

V E S T I B U L E  |  [DC]

Locally-based art collective VESTIBULE is reaching across several different platforms to create DC’s largest-ever multidisciplinary “performance experience” centered around dance, but enveloping the visual arts and music as well. Collaboration is the collective’s true medium, and whether aware of it or not, the audience at Cherry Blast IV will be essential to each piece of the performance experience being created — while pushing the boundaries of the performing artists’ respective mediums and challenging any perceived artistic limitations.

The all-women Batala Washington percussion group started in June 2007 in Washington DC, and is part of the International Batala group that plays Afro-Brazilian/Samba-Reggae rhythms.

The group will be performing two surprise sets throughout the event.

The DC-based electronic music duo known as BLUEBRAIN will create an interactive walk-through “black box” of sound and light art installations.

Including temporary exhibitions of public art, as provided by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities' 5x5 Project:

Additional art activations include:
  • Video projection pods, featuring video art curated by artist Robin Bell;
  • A lounge area hosting a rotating retinue of local DJs;
  • An installation by artist Jacqueline Levine;
  • You’re Ugly installation by artist Kenny George; and
  • Video art installation by artist Brian Buck.