19th Annual Ki Ho’alu Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival : Sunday, June 27th 2-7 pm, Free
It’s the height of summer. The summer solstice (June 21st), just passed us by, and the days are stretching into the late evening, creating wonderful sunsets and wicked sunburns. Enjoy the sunset and ignore the sunburn at the 19th Annual Ki Ho’alu Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival, which is completely… free! The word Ki ho’alu means loosen the key. Though that word is technically talking about a guitar key, I think it speaks volumes about what this summer, and especially this day, should be all about. Loosen our keys and locks, our hearts, our hair, our clothes, our attitudes, our lives… and just relax in the sun with friends, family, and talented musicians. Those musicians will be in abundance, including Makana, Brother Noland, George Kahumoku, Stephen Inglis, Kevin and Ikaika Brown, Dennis Kamakahi, Jeff Peterson, Bobby Moderow, Paul Togioka, LT Smooth, Donald Kaulia, Dwight Kanae, Patrick Landeza, Walter Keale and Chris Lau. During the festival, Alexander’s Famous Fish, Maui Macaroons, Nacho Mama’s, Sharing Aloha, Whole Foods and Zia Maria’s Gelato, will cook up scrumptious goodies to keep our energy high. The festival, from 2 – 7 pm on Sunday, June 27th, for no charge, is going to be an incredible experience. So bring a lawn chair, a few blankets, stretch out on the grass, and enjoy this summer day.