Maui Slack Key Guitar Festival

27th Annual Kī Hō`alu Guitar Festival
A&B Amphitheater – Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Sunday, June 24, 2018
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
FREE ADMISSION

Gates open at 12:30 pm

Join us for one of Maui’s favorite family events!

Some of Hawai‘i’s best slack key guitar players will perform a full afternoon of melodious Hawaiian music.

Artists performing in the festival this year include Makana, Ola Hou (Kevin Brown & Friends), Ho‘okena, Brother NolandStephen Inglis, George Kahumoku & Friends, Sonny LimPaul Togioka, Ian O’Sullivan, Kamuela Kahoano, Donald Kaulia, Dwight Kanae, George Kuo, Aja Gample, Jim West & Ken Emerson, Halemanu, and Emma Rose.

CLICK HERE to read a bit about the musicians

Kī Hō`alu, translating literally from the Hawaiian as “loosen the key,” indicating the tuning in slack key guitar technique, is a musical tradition dating back to 19th century paniolo who played around the campfire after completing a day of ranch work.

Slack key has become known as one of the world’s great acoustic guitar methods, especially since the Grammy Awards recognized Hawaiian music as a category all its own.

An abundance of relaxed lawn seating gives the event an informal, local-style atmosphere, making it easy to lounge all afternoon. Festival-goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, or lauhala mats and relax on the grassy lawn to fully enjoy the laid-back music by famed guitar players.

This is a family-friendly event:

All generations can enjoy the slack key guitar tradition, with both new music and classic favorites. Island crafters and merchants will be on site with displays of local arts & crafts for purchase, and food trucks will serve a variety of tasty lunch and dessert options.

CLICK HERE for the menu

FREE ADMISSION
Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Sunday, June 24, 2018
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Gates open at 12:30 pm

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