Sunday · June 24, 2018 · 01:00pm - 07:00pm
27th Annual Ki Ho’alu Guitar Festival
Full Event Details
Location: A&B Amphitheater
Gates open at 12:30 pm
An all-star lineup including some of Hawai‘i’s best slack key guitar players will perform a full afternoon of melodious Hawaiian music at this FREE festival!
Artists performing in the festival this year include Makana, Ola Hou (Kevin Brown & Friends), Ho‘okena, Stephen Inglis, George Kahumoku & Friends, Sonny Lim, Paul Togioka, Ian O’Sullivan, Kamuela Kahoano, Donald Kaulia, Dwight Kanae, George Kuo, Aja Gample, Jim West & Ken Emerson, Halemanu, and Emma Rose.
Kī Hō`alu, translating literally from the Hawaiian as “loosen the key,” indicating the tuning in slack key guitar technique, is a musical tradition dating back to 19th century paniolo who played around the campfire after completing a day of ranch work.
An abundance of relaxed lawn seating gives the event an informal, local-style atmosphere, making it easy to lounge all afternoon.
Festival-goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, or lauhala mats and relax on the grassy lawn to fully enjoy the laid-back music by famed guitar players.
This is a family-friendly event: All generations can enjoy the slack key guitar tradition, with both new music and classic favorites.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center
1 Cameron Way, Kahului