Concerts of Dance, Music & Poetry - International Foods, Folkdancing & Art!

Sunday, April 27th 2014
Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater
1700 Alum Rock Road
San Jose, California

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Afsaneh Art & Culture Society/Ballet Afsaneh proudly presents the 6th annual Festival of the Silk Road - 2014 on Sunday, April 27th at the Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater in San Jose. Concerts with star performers, International Foods, Folk Dance Mania, Costumes & Art!

Dance, music and poetry from the Silk Road including Iran, Afghanistan, Armenia, China, India, Azerbaijan, Egypt, the Balkans, the Roma & more...

1pm - 6pm Free in the Lovely Gardens
Folkdancing, Music, Arts & Crafts, International Food Court and Family Fun.

3:00 - 4:30pm Afternoon Concert, 6:00 - 8:00pm Evening Concert!
Ticketed concert performances in the luxurious 500 seat theater feature master performing artists from across the Bay Area and around the world. One ticket price for an all day pass to All Theater Concerts!
General admission $30, and $100 Gold Circle (reserved seating), Kids & Seniors $20


1:00 - 6:00pm Garden Fun Activities and Folkdancing - Free for ALL!

Rain plans

There is a slight chance of rain the morning of the Festival but most afternoon activities are inside the Pavilion, theater, and theater lobby anyway. In case of rain children's activities will moved inside the theater lobby and vendors will be located under canopies, the eaves of the Pavilion, or sheltered Plaza walkways. Come enjoy the Festival as no activities will be cancelled due to weather.

Family fun starts at 1pm in the beautiful gardens and lobby of the plaza theater with an International Food Court including Halal favorites, costume exhibits, and a Silk Road Bazaar offering traditional clothing, jewelry and art, dance and music workshops, storytelling. Performances and folk dancing all afternoon with many special guests and live music by Edessa, Armenian dancer and vocalist Hasmik Harutyunyan, and more. Come picnic on the lawn under the palm trees with family and friends! Admission to the gardens is complimentary - FREE!


3:00 - 4:30pm Afternoon Concert

Afsaneh Dance Academy, Niosha Dance, Hala Egyptian Dance, Pezhham Daf Ensemble, Tarangini School of Kathak, Amir Abbas Music School Ensemble, Chichaklar Dance Group from Vancouver, Canada and more.


6:00 - 8:00pm Evening Concert

Featuring Dance performances by Ballet Afsaneh, Salar System featuring S.A.R.A. (Sounds and Rhythms of Afghanistan), Mohammad Nejad of Nejad World Music, Chinese Performing Arts of America, ARAX Dance, Zaryab Persian Music ensemble with Neema Hekmat, dance artist Miriam Peretz, master of Persian percussion Pezhham Akhavass with Mehdi Bagheri on kamancheh.


One ticket to see both theater concerts! General admission $30, and $100 Gold Circle (reserved seating) ticket prices include admission to both the 3:00pm Concert and the 6:00pm Concert, each with different performances. Kids & Seniors are $20. BUY TICKETS NOW!

Calling All Volunteers!

It's easy to sign up as a Festival Volunteer and it's a whole lot of fun! Enjoy the Festival from the inside track. Volunteer perks include concert tickets, T-Shirts and more!

Volunteer Registration
Festival Silk Road - 2014
Sponsor or Vendor
Gardens at the Plaza
Mexican Heritage Theater Stage