1st Annual Lana’i Ukulele Festival
By Kristin Hashimoto
Lucky you live Lana’i. Na Hoku Hanohano Awards winners will play the Manele Bay Four Seasons, and Lodge at Koele at the 1st Annual Ukulele Festival with hula dancers, other special guest performances, and dinner service.
On July 29, at the Manele Bay Four Seasons Resort, will feature Na Hoku award winner Herb Ohta Jr., Walt Keale, CJ “Boom” Halekahi, and other guest performers. These local boys will play for guests during a special dinner show under the stars, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Call 808-565-4000 for information and dinner reservations. VIP seating is available.
On July 30, in the Great Room of the Four Seasons Lodge at Koele, many more ukulele masters will gather and jam from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Na Hoku Hanohano Awards winners, Brittni Paiva, Toni Conjugacion, David Kamakahi, Herb Ohta Jr., and Walt Keale, will perform with special guests, CJ “Boom” Halekahi, hula halau Na Wainohia “Namahana,” and Grammy winner Richard Ho’opii.
The night won’t end at 7:00 p.m. Join other musicians for the ukulele after-party from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with special guests at Pele’s Other Garden, in downtown Lana’i.
These free concerts are available to all. However, the Four Seasons is offering a package deal, with festival reservations starting at $179.00 per night plus tax.
For more information visit www.lanaiukulelefestival.com.