31st ANNUAL KῙ HŌ‘ALU GUITAR FESTIVAL
There are no longer any performances available for this show.
Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater
Gates open at 12:30 pm
THIS IS A FREE LIVE/IN-PERSON AND LIVESTREAMED EVENT
EMCEE FOR THIS YEAR'S CONCERT IS KATHY COLLINS
Join us for one of Maui’s favorite family events and this year, it's both in-person AND virtual! Some of Hawai‘i’s best slack key guitar players will perform selections of melodious Hawaiian music.
Artists performing in the festival this year include Kevin Brown and Ola Hou, Halemanu, Kimberly Hope, Stephen Inglis, Ledward Kaapana, Kawika Kahiapo, Kamuela Kahoano, Dwight Kanae, George Kuo, Bobby Moderow, Kailua Moon (Danny & Nani Carvalho), Paul Togioka, and making her festival debut, Nāmaka Cosma, daughter of the late slack key master Pekelo Cosma. (artist list subject to change)
ARTIST BIOS - Click on the link to read about this year's performers.
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 at one time recognized Hawaiian music as a category all its own.
Food & beverages will be available for purchase. In addition to beverages available for purchase, multiple food vendors will be available. No outside food & beverages allowed.
The Kī hō`alu Festival is sponsored by The Maui News, the County of Maui and Office of Economic Development, with additional support provided by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program, the HVCB, MCVB and with additional aloha from the Kī Hō`alu Foundation, Ka-Hoku Productions, and KPOA.
Food and beverages from local Maui vendors will be available for purchase starting at 12:30 pm. See full menu HERE.