• Concerts

    Featuring the best Japanese music entertainment – from J-pop idols to rock bands, to Anisong singers.

Pop in and rock out to some of the hottest music groups straight out of Japan.

Every year, Anime Expo features some of the biggest names in the Japanese music scene. From J-pop to J-rock to Anisong, Anime Expo has hosted a variety of artists, bands, and groups over the years. Come support your favorite artists or to expand your musical horizons without having to pay for the price of a plane ticket.

Concerts at Anime Expo typically require a ticket in addition to a badge. For more information, please refer to our Ticketing FAQ.

Lounge21, a more intimate lounge setting for attendees 21 and over, and the Community Stage in Entertainment Hall, also feature performances from local bands. There are no additional costs involved with seeing performances in Lounge21 or on Community Stage.

AX 2016 Concert Highlights

Past Performers


  • LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!! Aqours World LoveLive! in LA ~BRAND NEW WAVE~
  • Yoshihiro Ike: Anime Soundtrack World




  • Anisong World Matsuri
    • Japan Kawaii Live: Aqours, JUNNA and Minori Suzuki from Walküre, THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS, and Wake Up, Girls!
    • Japan Super Live: ALI PROJECT, angela, GARNiDELiA, Konomi Suzuki, Mashiro Ayano, and Minori Chihara
  • Anime Expo presents Neon District: ☆Taku Takahashi, R3LL, banvox, Ram Rider, TeddyLoid, Slushii, Pa’s Lam System, Massive New Krew, and YUC’e
  • Cowboy Bebop Bounty Hunter BluesCode Geass: Power of Kings


  • Anisong World Matsuri
    • Love Live! Sunshine!! Event: Nice to Meet You, We are Aqours!! (Anju Inami as Chika Takami, Rikako Aida as Riko Sakurauchi, Nanaka Suwa as Kanan Matsuura, Arisa Komiya as Dia Kurosawa, Kanako Takatsuki as Hanamaru Kunikida, Ai Furihata as Ruby Kurosawa)
    • ONE PUNCH MATSURI: Performance by JAM Project, plus special guests Animation Director Shingo Natsume, Voice Actor Makoto Furukawa as Saitama, and the English cast of ONE PUNCH MAN.
    • Japan Super Live: Performances by Eir Aoi, JAM Project, Luna Haruna, Minami, Sphere, T.M. Revolution, Yoko Ishida, and DJ Kazu
    • Japan Band Battle: Performances by FLOW and OLDCODEX
  • Phantom of the Kill presents Dempagumi.inc
  • Cowboy Bebop Jazz Cat Experience



  • Cool Japan Festival featuring IA & WagakkiBand
  • Momoiro Clover Z, with a special appearances by Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley of KISS
  • Fate/stay night [UBW] Special Event featuring Aimer & Ayano Mashiro
  • Evangelion 20th Anniversary Celebration featuring Yoko Takahashi
  • Crunchyroll presents Anamanaguchi and Porter Robinson



  • Eir Aoi
  • rePlay Symphony of Heroes



  • Kaya & Moon Stream
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