Annual Kī Hō`alu Guitar Festival
A&B Amphitheater
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Sunday, June 23, 2019
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Gates open at 12:30 pm

{Note: this event was originally scheduled for June 30. The date has changed to 6/23)

Join us for one of Maui’s favorite family events! Some of Hawai‘i’s best slack key guitar players will perform a full afternoon of melodious Hawaiian music. 

Artists performing in the festival this year will be announced in late may. early June.

CLICK HERE to read a bit about last year's lineup of  musicians

Kī Hō`alu, translating literally from the Hawaiian as “loosen the key,” indicating the tuning in slack key guitar technique, is a musical tradition dating back to 19th century paniolo who played around the campfire after completing a day of ranch work.

Slack key has become known as one of the world’s great acoustic guitar methods, especially since the Grammy Awards recognized Hawaiian music as a category all its own.

An abundance of relaxed lawn seating gives the event an informal, local-style atmosphere, making it easy to lounge all afternoon. Festival-goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, or lauhala mats and relax on the grassy lawn to fully enjoy the laid-back music by famed guitar players.

This is a family-friendly event: All generations can enjoy the slack key guitar tradition, with both new music and classic favorites. Island crafters and merchants will be on site with displays of local arts & crafts for purchase, and food trucks will serve a variety of tasty lunch and dessert options.

FREE ADMISSION

Date Event Time
Sunday June 231:00 PM