Top Hawaii musicians to perform at free Maui Ukulele Festival
KAHULUI – Celebrate Hawaii’s beloved instrument at the Maui Ukulele Festival on Sunday, Oct. 15, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater from 1 to 6 p.m. Gates open at 12:30 p.m.?
Enjoy a relaxed afternoon on the lawn as acclaimed ukulele musicians fill the air with island music.
Renowned ukulele advocate and teacher Roy Sakuma will serve as emcee for this year’s lineup, which includes Willie K and his band, Paula Fuga, Richard Ho’opi’i, Kamakakehau Fernandez, Derick Sebastian, the Hula Honeys, Andrew Molina, Arlie Asiu, Nelly Baduria, Nick Acosta, Rui Okawa, the Aloha Picking ‘Ohana and the Kalama Intermediate Ukulele Band.
Fine ukulele will be featured as door prizes, and the festival also features displays of made-in-Hawaii arts and crafts and ‘ono island foods available for purchase.?
It’s a beautiful day for the whole family – visitors and residents alike – and best of all, admission is free.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, an ukulele workshop is slated in the McCoy Studio Theater from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Registration starts at 9 a.m.
This fun workshop conducted by Roy & Kathy Sakuma is geared for all ages, child to adult, beginning to intermediate players.
Students must be able to hold C, F and G7 chords, and bring their own ukulele, notepaper and pencil.
Attendees will participate in Sunday’s Maui Ukulele Festival with a song learned in the workshop, and someone will win a fine new ukulele.
Admission is free, and reservations are not required.