homepage logo

Lahaina to celebrate ten years of free Hawaiian Music Series concerts with recording stars Lehua Kalima and Shawn Pimental

By Staff | Jan 25, 2018

Lehua Kalima and Shawn Pimental have recorded and performed together for the past five years.

LAHAINA – The stars will be shining brightly when popular duo Lehua Kalima and Shawn Pimental entertain at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s first 2018 Hawaiian Music Series concert on Thursday, Jan. 25. From 6 to 7:30 p.m., enjoy the free outdoor concert in front of the Baldwin Home Museum on the corner of Dickenson and Front streets.

This year, Lahaina celebrates ten years of providing free Hawaiian music concerts for residents and visitors.

Award-winning recording star Kalima has been performing for over 30 years in Hawaii and beyond since she and two friends formed Na Leo Pilimehana in high school.

When they won an original song competition for their single, “Local Boys,” it became a big hit. The trio has garnered over 20 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, and Lehua has won an unprecedented three individual songwriter awards for Song of the Year.

Her solo release, “Rising in Love (2011),” was honored as Contemporary Album of the Year.

She continues to entertain audiences as part of Na Leo Pilimehana and also with Pimental as a duo.

Consummate musician and award-winning record producer Shawn Kekoa Pimental has performed with some of the islands’ leading recording artists, offering his talents on guitar, drums, bass and vocals.

He has toured the world as a music director and member of several world-renowned artists’ bands. He is co-owner of a premier recording studio in Honolulu, Studio Ala Moana.

Pimental owns the record label Koops2 Entertainment, which represents both top and emerging artists from Hawaii whose musical styles range from reggae to traditional and contemporary Hawaiian.

Limited seating is provided for the outdoor concert; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome.

The ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program is sponsored by Hawaii Tourism Authority and the County of Maui Office of Economic Development with support from KPOA 93.5 FM.

For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 661-3262 or see LahainaRestoration.org/events. For updates, visit Facebook @LahainaRestoration, Twitter @LahainaRestFnd or Instagram @LahainaRestoration and tag #HMS2018.