5th Annual Uncle Willie K BBQ BluesFest in Lahaina

March 18, 2017, 10:10 AM HST · Updated March 18, 10:51 AM
Nikki Schenfeld · 0 Comments

The 5th Annual Uncle Willie K BBQ BluesFest will take place Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, March 25 in Lahaina town.

The main event takes place March 25 at the Lahaina Civic Center and will feature; Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Eric Sardinas and Big Motor, Kapena, Kings of Spade and Uncle Willie K and the Warehouse Blues Band.

This year’s event will run from Thursday, March 23 – Saturday, March 25 in Lahaina Town featuring food, live music and a beer garden.
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Attendees can also expect special appearances by Mick Fleetwood, Davell Crawford, Tavana, Larry Dupio and Gretchen Rhodes.

The BBQ Bluesfest will feature barbecue, food trucks, refreshments and a large beer garden with views of the stage.

Tickets are $40 in advance for adults and $10 for children 5-11 years-old. Tickets can be purchased at all Island Grocery Depots or online at
VIP tickets and sponsorship packages are also available, e-mail or call (808) 871-6107.

The doors will open at 3 p.m., blankets and low-back chairs are allowed. Designated seating will be available for kupuna and disabled attendees.

A special VIP Party will take place the night before the big event on Friday, March 24 at Fleetwood’s on Front Street.


The night will feature the lead artists from the main event along with Mick Fleetwood, Tavana, Gretchen Rhodes, Deborah Vial and Uncle Willie K and more.

There will be a separate meet and greet session for all seated ticket holders starting at 6 p.m. on the rooftop, which will include pupus and two drinks. Seats will be extremely limited, so get your tickets early.

Rooftop-only tickets are also available featuring a live feed of the concert.

-Doors will open for all non-meet and greet ticket holders at 7:30 p.m.
-The show will take place in the main restaurant.
-Rooftop ticket holders will view the concert via live feed.
-Food and drinks are available for purchase.
-21 and over only. This event will be filmed.
-No refunds, rain or shine, and no smoking
-For questions regarding tickets, please call (808) 866-0668.

On Thursday, March 23 there will be a free concert in Lahaina Town celebrating the blues under the historic banyan tree from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring the Lahainaluna Hawaiian Club, the Deborah Vial Band and the Mike Carroll Blues band.

No outside food or beverages, and no cameras of any kind will be allowed in the main event. All alcoholic beverages must be purchased and consumed in the beer garden. No refunds or exchanges. Rain or shine, the show will go on.

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.


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