7th Annual Laupahoehoe Music Festival This Saturday
by Kristin Hashimoto
Live music on the beach is awesome, but it gets even better when great music is paired with a good cause. The 7th Annual Laupahoehoe Music Festival will donate proceeds from this event to a scholarship fund for local keiki, and community improvements.
This Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., enjoy a day in the sun with the whole family. Bring the sunscreen, the beach chairs and blankets, but leave the coolers at home. Food vendors will serve up local favorites and include food options for vegetarians as well. Arts and crafts will also be available for purchase.
Music artists, halau, and school bands will mix and mingle in an island style lineup that includes: Makana, the Laupahoehoe School Uke Band, Darlene Ahuna, Kanakapila, Mark Yamanaka, Times 5, Sonny Lim and more. Here’s the schedule of events:
8:45 a.m. Laupahoehoe High School Ukulele Band
9:00 a.m. Welcome and blessing
9:10 a.m. Halau O Mailelaulani
9:40 a.m. Halau O Anuenue
10:10 a.m. Times 5
11:00 a.m. Honokaa High School Jazz Band
11:55 a.m. Darlene Ahuna
12:30 p.m. Makana
1:30 p.m. The Lim Family
2:10 p.m. Kanakapila
2:50 p.m. Mark Yamanaka
3:45 p.m. Kunoa
Pre-sale tickets are priced at $10 and are available at: 50’s Highway Café, Sakado Store, Taro Patch, Mr. Ed’s Bakery, Music Exchange and Hilo Guitars and Ukulele.
Or, pay $15 at the gate on the day of the event. For more information visit, www.laupahoehoemusicfestival.com. This event will take place at Laupahoehoe Beach Park, located along the Hamakua Coast, off of Highway 19, and past mile marker 27.