Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s monthly Hawaiian Music Series concerts are back by demand for another year.
January’s free event featuring Mika Villaren and Keoni Darisay will take place on Thursday, the 28th, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in front of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets in Lahaina.
Villaren and Darisay will present a laid-back evening of traditional and contemporary Hawaiian tunes accompanied by hula dancers.
Born and raised in Lahaina, Darisay was always surrounded by music at home when his dad, professional musician Arsenio Darisay, and friends would play piano, drums, guitar, ‘ukulele, flute, saxophone and bass on weekends. Darisay resides in Hāna and leads the band ExposeJah.
Villaren, who was also raised in Lahaina and graduated from Lahainaluna High School, is a talented multi-instrumentalist. He entertains at West Maui hotels and around the island in addition to performing with ExposeJah.
Limited seating is provided; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome.
The ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program is sponsored by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the County of Maui Office of Economic Development and The Outlets of Maui.
For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at (808) 661-3262 or visit LahainaRestoration.org/events .