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Hawaiian Music Series to begin with Willie K concert

By Staff | Mar 11, 2010

Catch Willie K on Thursday, March 11, in Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Hawaiian Music Series.

LAHAINA — The Hawaiian Music Series sponsored by Lahaina Restoration Foundation is slated to start on Thursday, March 11, with West Maui’s own Willie K.

Free concerts are held on the second Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn with various artists.

The ten-month program will be hosted by Allen “Braddah Poki” Pokipala of Pacific Radio Group.

The Hawaiian Music Series’ first featured artist, Willie Kahaialii, has been playing music and entertaining audiences since the age of ten. From the very beginning, he was influenced by many musical genres from the Hawaiian, jazz and early R&B he heard at his father’s side, to the sounds radiating from radio and TV from musical giants such as B.B. King, Santana, Jimi Hendrix and Willie Nelson. By his high school graduation, Willie was playing in as many as eight bands.

While Willie K performs, Lahaina Restoration Foundation invites you to pull up a beach mat, bring your lunch and join the “Lei Ladies” of the Lahaina-Honolua Senior Citizens Club as they string fresh flower lei and talk story under the shade of the kou trees on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn at the corner of Front and Dickenson streets in the heart of historic Lahaina.

 The Hawaiian Music Series in Lahaina is coordinated by Lahaina Restoration Foundation and sponsored by the county Office of Economic Development and Hawaii Tourism Authority.

For a full series schedule, visit www.lahainarestoration.org or call 661-3262 for more information.