16th ANNUAL MAUI ‘UKULELE FESTIVAL
Sunday, Oct 8 2023, 3:00 PM
Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater
Gates open at 2:30 pm
The MACC offers displaced families, friends and everyone in our Maui community this FREE event. The MACC will be a collecting donations for the Maui Food Bank during the day. We ask that our patrons bring needed items for those impacted by the wildfires. Donation bins will be located near the MACC's main entry gates.
Right now priority items are: diapers (baby and adult) and personal hygiene items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, etc.
Enjoy a relaxed afternoon on the lawn as acclaimed ‘ukulele musicians fill the air with island music!
This year's lineup of artists (to date) include Jeff Peterson · Rama, Kamaka & Kala'e Camarillo · Kamakakehau Fernandez · Arlie Asiu · Benny Uyetake · Andrew Molina · Anthony Pfluke · Kanekoa · The Hula Honeys · Kamehameha Middle School ‘Ukulele Band, and the Kalama Intermediate School ‘Ukulele Band
Also appearing will be Kumu Hula Nāpua Silva and Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka.
For those attending in person, the festival also features prize giveaways, displays of made-in-Hawaii arts and crafts and ‘ono-licious island foods available for purchase.
It’s a beautiful day for the whole family - visitors and residents alike, and best of all, admission is FREE!
AND -- the current exhibit in the MACC's Schaefer International Gallery will be open from 3 - 7pm for Festival attendees. Click HERE for details on the exhibit.
Food and beverages from local Maui vendors will be available for purchase starting at 2:30 pm.
FREE ‘UKULELE WORKSHOP
Saturday, October 7 / 11:00 am
In the MACC's Morgado Hall (overlooking the Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard)
Registration starts at 10:30 am
The workshop is conducted by ‘ukulele master Roy Sakuma for students of all ages. Lessons are designed for beginning and intermediate players. It is recommended that students be able to hold C, F, G7 chords and they should bring their own ‘ukulele. No pre-registration is necessary. All participants will be eligible to enter a drawing to win a fine new ‘ukulele, and will be invited to participate in a performance during the festival on Sunday, playing a song they learn in the workshop.