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Lahaina Cannery Mall launches Aloha Fridays

By Staff | Jan 12, 2017

In 2016, Rock Hendricks released his first solo smooth jazz album, “Can’t Let Go,” with the record label Trippin’ n Rhythm.

LAHAINA – At Aloha Fridays, Lahaina Cannery Mall’s newest event, talented Maui musicians will perform every Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on center stage.

Shoppers can enjoy a variety of musical styles, from Hawaiian, jazz and country to rock and blues, while they shop at Lahaina Cannery Mall’s variety of island boutiques and specialty shops.

A first-rate lineup is planned for January 2017.

Mitch Kepa will perform on Jan. 13 and 27. Kepa is a soulful vocalist who plays beautiful Hawaiian slack key and acoustic guitar. By day, he is a caring social worker helping Maui youth and families.

On Jan. 20, Rock Hendricks will perform. Hendricks is a jazz saxophonist who has shared 11 chart-topping Billboard hits with one of London’s top recording artists, Paul Hardcastle.

Mitch Kepa will perform the Aloha Fridays shows on Jan. 13 and 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Over his 40-year career, Hendricks has performed and recorded with many legendary artists, such as Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Bobby Womack, as well as Hawaiian artists Cecilio & Kapono and the Cazimero Brothers.

Other free family entertainment this month includes free ukulele lessons at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday; free hula lessons at 5 p.m. on Thursday; all-ages comedy and magic with Holden Mowat at noon, keiki hula show at 1 p.m. and a Maui Toy Works Yu-Gi-Oh Card Session from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and keiki hula show at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, call 661-5304, visit LahainaCanneryMall.com or follow @LahainaCannery on Twitter or Facebook.