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33rd ANNUAL KῙ HŌ‘ALU GUITAR FESTIVAL

Sunday, Jun 30 2024, 3:00 PM

Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater

Gates open at 2:30 pm

THIS IS A FREE LIVE/IN-PERSON AND LIVESTREAMED EVENT FOR THE MAUI COMMUNITY AND VISITORS

 


Join us for one of Maui’s favorite family events. Some of Hawai‘i’s best slack key guitar players will perform selections of melodious Hawaiian music. This year's artist lineup will be Darrell Aquino, Kevin Brown & Friends, Stephen Inglis, Ledward KaapanaKamuela Kahoano, Dwight Kanae, Kahiau Lam-Ho, Ian Osullivan, Anthony Pfluke, LT Smooth, Namaka Cosma White & more to be announced soon! (artist list subject to change)

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, 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 2:30 pm. 


 

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