After much deliberation and advisement, all parties involved, including the OAA, have decided to postpone the BEGIN Concert set for March 28th. We are working to have a new date shortly and will keep you updated. Ticket holders will be able to get refunds directly from Marsee Auditorium. Please call 800.832.2787 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require additional assistance with your ticket refunds, please email: email@example.com.
Statement from Edward Kamiya, OAA President:
“In following Governor Gavin Newsom’s call for postponement or cancellations of large groups with more than 250 people due to the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic, the OAA has decided to honor this recommendation and Amuse, Inc. (BEGIN’s management company) agrees with this decision. We are postponing the March 28th BEGIN concert. The health and safety of our ticket holders are our top priority. This was an extremely difficult decision but we want to act accordingly to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
We apologize for the inconvenience to ticket holders whom have made travel arrangements. We are working to find a new date for the concert and hope to have one shortly. Ticket holders have the choice of keeping their seats for the upcoming concert or obtaining refunds.
Follow us on social media at @oaamensore on FB, Twitter and Instagram for additional updates.
We are grateful for your patience and understanding as we try to navigate the course of this situation.”
March 28 @ 7:30 p.m. | Tickets $175 / $150 / $100 / $85 / $70 / $60 / $50 | Marsee Auditorium
Direct from Okinawa, Japan, for one night only, BEGIN makes its first-ever mainland US concert at Marsee Auditorium. This exclusive show is presented by the Okinawa Association of America, Inc. (OAA).
BEGIN Band has been serenading fans for 30 years with its iconic melodies about their beloved island home infusing blues with traditional Okinawan music elements. Their songs convey love for their island prefecture, a deep respect for the land and nature with fond memories of their childhood. Their music prominently features the sanshin, an Okinawan three-stringed banjo.
BEGIN’s appeal stretches the globe from their home base in Okinawa, Japan to South America, Australia, Europe and North America. To date, they have released more than 35 singles, more than 30 albums and 8 DVDs. They released their greatest hits album, “Gajumaru” in October 2019.
The OAA is excited to share the beauty and spirit of Okinawa with BEGIN fans of all ages. For more information on the OAA, please visit www.oaamensore.org. Follow the OAA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @oaamensore.
The Okinawa Association of America (OAA) is a public benefit, charitable organization and its mission is to promote the Okinawan culture, to assist social and educational advancement of the members, and to contribute to local and international cultural exchange