Update/Rescheduled: Henry Kapono Celebrates the Songs of C&K, 50th Anniversary
The Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents the rescheduled Henry Kapono & the Songs of C&K concert, featuring Henry Kapono and fellow musicians in a 50th anniversary salute to the music of Cecilio & Kapono.
This all-C&K music concert will also feature several special guest artists to be announced. Accompanying Henry will be Nā Hōkū Hanohano winners Alx Kawakami and Johnny Valentine along with his all-star band including Gaylord Holomalia, Lopaka Colon, Matt Krahula, and Wendell Ching.
The performance is in Castle Theater Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale online only at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 to MACC members and on Friday, Oct. 27 to the general public.
The concert was postposed from an original date of Sept. 23.
This concert is part of the MACC’s Ho‘onanea concert series so there will be pre-show festivities in the Yokouchi Pavilion courtyard, displays of Maui arts & crafts, with dinners, snacks and a full range of beverages available for purchase. In addition, the MACC will be a collecting donations at the main entry gates for the Maui Food Bank at this event for distribution to those impacted by the wildfires. Patrons who bring a Food Bank donation will be entered into a drawing to win a guitar signed by Henry Kapono.
The 50 years of the Songs of C&K Lifetime Party concert celebrates Henry Kapono’s legacy spanning over five decades of music, leadership, and community support. From the era-defining and iconic songs of C&K to his award-winning and Grammy-nominated solo career, Henry continues to share his music and Mālama Hawaiߵi’s music community through the Henry Kapono Foundation, dedicated to keeping Hawai`i’s music and culture thriving.
Henry Kapono rose to popularity with the phenomenon Cecilio & Kapono (aka C&K) as half of the duo with Cecilio Rodriguez. As the first Hawaiߵi group to be signed by a major record label, Columbia Records, C&K helped forge the sound of the 70’s “Hawaiian Music Renaissance” with laid-back contemporary island rock.
Their distinctive blend of folk, rock, and island rhythms became the soundtrack of growing up in Hawaiߵi for multiple generations. The concert will feature classic hits such as We’re All Alone, Lifetime Party, Sailin’, Gotta Get Away, Sunshine Love, Highway in the Sun, and many more.
It was not long before Henry’s talent evolved into a successful solo career in the mid-’80s and paved the way to work with some of the country’s most famous musicians and producers.
Today as a solo artist, Henry is a Grammy-nominated and award-winning singer and songwriter, winning 21 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards (Hawai‛i’s “Grammy’s”), and by public vote, 2021 Favorite Entertainer of the Year.
Tickets are $15, $35, $45, $65 and a limited number of $125 premium seats plus applicable fees. MACC members receive a 10% discount and kids 12 and under are half-price (except for the $15 tickets on both).
Tickets go on sale online only at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 to MACC members first and to the general public Friday, Oct. 27. To become a MACC member and receive advance purchase privileges among other benefits, patrons may log on to MauiArts.org/membership. MACC members at the ʻŌhiʻa Level and above qualify for advance ticket purchases.
All ticket sales are online only at MauiArts.org. The MACC Box Office is not open for window sales but is available for ticketing inquiries only Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by phone at 808-242-SHOW (7469) or email ([email protected]).