Maui Arts & Entertainment

Ikaika Blackburn Returns for Free Hawaiian Music Series Concert

April 24, 2017, 9:23 AM HST
* Updated April 17, 9:23 AM
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Ikaika Blackburn, one of Maui’s most popular entertainers, will perform at the Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert on Thursday, April 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Ikaika Blackburn returns to Lahaina for an evening of traditional and cha-lang-a-lang Hawaiian tunes. Photo Courtesy

Blackburn will perform an evening of traditional and cha-lang-a-lang Hawaiian tunes in Lahaina.

He is a recognized ‘ukulele player and founding member of Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning trio Nā Hoa. The group’s melodies and harmonies evoke the nostalgic golden era of Hawai‘i. In 2015, the trio garnered a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Extended Play Album of the Year for Cha-Lang-A-Lang Christmas.

Blackburn released a debut solo album in 2013, Maliu, that showcased his leo ki‘eki‘e (falsetto) vocals in traditional Hawaiian songs.

The show will take place in front of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets in Lahaina.

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Limited seating is available; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are allowed. 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 with support from KPOA-FM.

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For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 808-661-3262 or visit the website.

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