Contemporary Asian Theater (CATS) Presents Inaugural AAPI Young Artist Showcase Featuring Award-Winning K-Pop-Style Boy Band Crossing Rain

Benefit Concert for Maui Disaster Relief Set to Inspire, Entertain, and Provide Hope
By: Contemporary Asian Theater Scene
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Maui Benefit Concert featuring Crossing Rain Flyer
Maui Benefit Concert featuring Crossing Rain Flyer
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sept. 7, 2023 - PRLog -- Contemporary Asian Theater (CATS) is thrilled to announce its first Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Artist Showcase, a benefit concert in support of Maui disaster relief, featuring the up-and-coming, award-winning boy band, Crossing Rain, and emerging AAPI talents including Bay Area rapper, singer, and songwriter Son of Paper.

Headline Act: Crossing Rain
Crossing Rain is a Hawaii-based pop group that won Hawaii's Favorite Entertainer of the Year Award at the 45th Annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards in 2022. Their motto, "Providing Hope, Inspiration, and Aloha through our Music," encapsulates the spirit of their performance, promising an enchanting evening filled with unforgettable melodies and uplifting energy.

Supporting the Maui Strong Fund
Beyond delivering an electrifying showcase of AAPI talent, it supports an important cause. A percentage of ticket sales and all donations will go to the Maui Strong Fund, aiding victims of the devastating Maui Fire Disaster.

Event Details:
  • WHAT: AAPI Showcase featuring K-pop-style boy band Crossing Rain
  • WHEN: September 16, 2023, 7:00 PM PDT, doors at 6:30 PM
  • WHERE: San Jose Buddhist Church Annex, 632 N 5th St, San Jose, CA 95112
Ticket Information:
  • Early-bird tickets: $15.00 (available until September 8th)
  • Regular tickets: $20.00 (September 9th - 15th)
  • Day-of-show tickets: $30.00 (September 16th)
  • Early and regular ticket purchasers will receive a complimentary LED foam stick at the venue on the day of the show.
  • Purchase tickets here.
CATS Creative Writing Workshop with Son of Paper
Prior to the showcase, Son of Paper will host a creative writing workshop for young artists. Students and aspiring young writers can sign up for this workshop here.

About Contemporary Asian Theater Scene (CATS)
Founded in 1995 by visionaries Dr. Jerry Hiura, Steve Yamaguma, and Miki Hirabayashi, CATS has been a beacon for Asian American artists, providing a platform for their voices and talents. CATS has showcased comedians, authors, playwrights, musicians, performers, and filmmakers, enriching the South Bay's cultural landscape with a rich tapestry of AAPI artistic expressions. CATS also produces the annual Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest (formerly known as San Jose J-Town FilmFest). CATS is in San Jose's Japantown and is a 501c3 non-profit organization. More info at

For more information about Crossing Rain, visit
For more information about Maui Strong Fund, visit

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Source:Contemporary Asian Theater Scene
Tags:Music, Concert, K-pop, Pop Music, J-pop, Aapi, Maui benefit concert, Boy Band
Industry:Music, Arts, Entertainment
Location:San Jose - California - United States
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