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Willie K & Friends Bluesfest 2019 at the MACC, Jan. 5

December 6, 2018, 10:29 AM HST · Updated December 6, 10:29 AM
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Maui Arts & Cultural Center and Maui Tribe Productions announced the annual Willie K & Friends Bluesfest on Saturday, Jan. 5 in the MACC’s A&B Amphitheater/Yokouchi Pavilion.

Willie K BluesFest. PC: J. Anthony Martinez MACC

Special guest artists for Bluesfest 2019 include Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Tavana, and John Akapo. Additional artists will be added as the concert draws near. The music starts at 6 p.m. and gates open at 5 p.m.

Willie K BluesFest. PC: J. Anthony Martinez MACC

Willie K’s annual Bluesfest traditionally hosts special guests from nearby and far away for an evening that is as diverse and eclectic as it is electrifying. Willie K continues to push the musical envelope with his diverse range of musical genres, attracting some of the world’s top musical talents to the MACC as his guest artists.

Widely considered one of the founders of contemporary Hawaiian music, Willie K considers himself to be, first and foremost, a blues guitarist. In fact, Willie K and his Warehouse Blues Band has been called “the best blues band in the world” by Alice Cooper.

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Tickets for general admission are $40 per adult and $10 for kids ages 2 to 12. Other ticket options include $65 and $85, with a limited number of $250 VIP packages. VIP tickets include premium seating, meet and greet with some of the ‘special friend’ artists, access to the Yokouchi Courtyard bars and restrooms, a Willie K CD, souvenir commemorative lanyard/VIP pass, and complimentary parking in the MACC lot.

Tickets are available to MACC members first on Wednesday, Dec. 5 starting at 10 a.m., and available to the general public on Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.

Ticket limits apply according to membership level; see MauiArts.org/membership. Tickets are on sale at the MACC Box Office, by phone at 808-242-SHOW (7469), and online at MauiArts.org. Box Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Patrons may check the ongoing additions to the lineup at the MACC website, MauiArts.org or at WillieKBluesfest.com.

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