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Color Festival Hawaii adds Maui singer Anuhea Jenkins to entertainment lineup

By Staff | Mar 21, 2019

Anuhea will bring a mix of pop, R&B and reggae music to the festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

KAHULUI – Imua Family Services is proud to announce local Maui singer/songwriter/musician Anuhea Jenkins has been added to this year’s Color Festival Hawaii entertainment lineup on April 13 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Anuhea, who grew up in Makawao and is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, released her first album in 2009.

The two-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning artist has released four albums to date and has toured with Bruno Mars, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley and Taj Mahal, to name a few.

Headlining this year’s event will be Nashville native, singer/songwriter and music recording artist Rayland Baxter. Baxter’s latest album, “Wide Awake,” was released with a tremendous splash by ATO Records, with his lead single, “Casanova,” being named the #1 most added song on Triple A and American Radio.

Relix Magazine referred the release as “modern American rock music at its finest,” and had songs spotlighted by the New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR Music and GQ, which named, “Casanova” one of their “Songs of the Summer.”

Rayland Baxter’s cutting-edge musical style will keep festival attendees dancing leading up to the climatic throwing of colors.

Also appearing at this year’s Color Festival Hawaii are local Maui favorite The Yum Yum Beast and Deejay Boomshot as well as a variety of colorful cultural performances, including Maui Taiko, Te Tiare Patitifa Tahitian dancers and the Island of Maui Pipe Band.

This family-friendly “friend-raiser” music festival includes food trucks, vendors and activities for kids.

Tickets are now available from the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW or www.MauiArts.org. Admission for adults is $20 pre-sale ($25 the day of the festival), $15 for children 6-16 and free for children ages five and under.

Powdered colors are available for purchase inside the venue. Colors are made of cornstarch with FDA-approved food dye. No outside colors are permitted.

Most participants wear pure white clothing that is then colored by the throwing of colors. Festival-goers may also purchase an official event shirt to create the ultimate souvenir.