Johzenji Streetjazz Festival
The Johzenji Streetjazz Festival began in 1991 as a music festival that everyone can easily enjoy and participate in. Streets and urban plazas become the stage for the Streetjazz Festival, which is held every September and gathers well over 700 bands and approximately 0.7 million listeners.
Sendai International Music Competition
The Sendai International Music Competition began in 2001 and is held every three years in two sections, violin and piano. The competition is unique in that it has heavy emphasis on concertos and is held with full support from the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra. The third Competition was held from May to June in 2007. A total of 40 violinists and 37 pianists passed the auditions and competed in Sendai. Approximately 11 thousand people came to listen to the young, talented musicians. The 4th competition which will be held from May to June in 2010. The competion's offical website is http://www.simc.jp/index_e.html
Dramatic City Sendai
Theatric performances are also popular in Sendai. There are more than 40 theatric troupes in Sendai, performing exciting dramatic productions almost every week in various theaters.