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Colorful Day of Music Celebrates Inclusion

April 9, 2019, 6:05 AM HST · Updated April 9, 11:39 AM
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Color Festival. Photo courtesy: Imua Family Services

The Color Festival Hawaiʻi celebrates it’s second year at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center when doors open on Saturday, April 13.

This year the festival presents an exciting ensemble of musicians featuring a rainbow of styles. The lineup includes Nashville artist Rayland Baxter, who offers up cutting edge American rock with a mix of alternative country. Contemporary Hawaiʻi songwriter, Anuhea will deliver her unique blend of Pop, R&B and Reggae. Local Maui band Yum Yum Beast brings their distinctive style of rock fusion and hillbilly funk and DJ Boomshot will keep the party going for a fun day for the whole family. The festival also includes performances by Te Tiare Patitifa Tahitian Dancers and Maui Taiko.

The family-friendly friend-raiser music festival includes food trucks, vendors, and activities for kids and the exciting throwing of colors at the end of the day. The Color Festival Hawaiʻi’s message is “inclusion,” that we are all under the same rainbow, living and celebrating life together in harmony.

Tickets for adults are $20 pre-sale, $25 day of; Children 6 to 16 get in for $15; and Children ages 5 and under get admitted free of charge. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the event ends at 6 p.m.

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Powdered colors are available for purchase inside the venue. Colors are made of cornstarch with FDA-approved food dye. No outside colors are permitted. Most participants wear pure white clothing that is then colored by the throwing of colors. Festival goers may also purchase an official event shirt to create the ultimate souvenir. Tickets are available from the MACC Box Office or online.

Imua Family Services is hosting the event in partnership with sponsors: Alaska Airlines, SongDivision, Maui Now, Yelp and Da Jam 98.3. Imua Family Services provides comprehensive early childhood developmental services to children and their families with the support and resources needed to achieve their full potential in life.

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