Are you a musician, DJ, cover band, visualist, dancer or other performance act that you believe is relevant to the Anime Expo stage? Would you like a shot at performing for a live audience at the largest Japanese cultural event in North America?

We’re looking to feature well-known professional talent, as well as find undiscovered acts inspired by anime, manga, or Japanese music and pop culture. Lounge 21, AXDanceAfter Hours, and Community Stage all showcase a variety of performers.

Who Should Apply:

  • AXDance: DJs and VJs
  • Lounge 21: Musicians, singers, cover bands, or other musical acts
  • After Hours: Burlesque dancers, pole artists, aerialists, drag queens, magicians, or other performance acts.
  • Community Stage: Musicians, singers, cover bands, martial artists, dance groups, idol groups, anything!

Applications are now closed.

Deadline to apply: January 8, 2020 at 11:59 PM

All performers selected for Anime Expo 2020 will be notified by email after the deadline. If you have not been contacted by that date, then you have not been selected for AX 2020. Please note that performance acts must be inspired by anime, manga, or Japanese music and pop culture.

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