By Kristin Hashimoto
Months later, the ripples from Japan’s massive quake continue to be felt in waves of Aloha. On Saturday, May 21, Hard Rock Café in Lahaina will host a Jam for Japan benefit concert organized by the thoughtful students of the Maui Preparatory Academy’s National Honor Students. From 2 to 5 p.m., enjoy live music, order some food and drinks, and participate in the day’s silent auction.
Bring your rainbow’d Hawaiʻi Driver’s License and prove you’re Kamaʻāina to receive a 20% discount on food and alcohol-free beverages at Hard Rock Cafe. For-charity items are not included in any discounts.
This rockin’ cafe is seriously philanthropically inclined. Earlier this month, on May 6, Hard Rock had another benefit concert for Japan. Their Reggae Bash included talented musicians from Maui, Oʻahu and Kauaʻi. Portions of the ticket sales went directly to Japan relief efforts.
All profits from this Saturday’s event will be donated to the Japan Disaster Relief Fund. Suggested donation is $5. For more information, visit www.alohatojapan.com. Jam for Japan T-shirts are on sale now for a green Andrew Jackson, $20, at www.cafepress.com/AlohatoJapan.
Featured entertainment: “B Block” Rock from Seabury Hall, Better Than Nothing from Lahainaluna, 7 AM from Maui Preparatory Academy, XYZ Affair student ensemble and Camp Savage local group.
Maui Preparatory Academy is a pre-school through 12th grade college prep academy located in West Maui. For more information on this school, visit www.mauiprep.org.
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