The Great Waikoloa Ukulele Festival
by Kristin Hashimoto
On March 3, that little stringed instrument will be celebrated at the Ukulele Festival taking place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Kings’ and Queens Shops in Waikoloa. There will be a free ukulele workshop presented by Roy and Kathy Sakuma at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, live entertainment on two stages, and prize drawings throughout the day.
Danny Kaleikini will be the Master of Ceremonies and live music will be performed by: Ohta San, Nelly Toyama Baduria and Daniel Baduria, ‘AHAmele, The Kupuka’as, Hawai’i Prepatory Academy, Kona Pacific Public Charter School, Waikoloa School and Nando Suan.
Here’s the schedule of events:
10:00 a.m. FREE `Ukulele Workshop with Roy and Kathy Sakuma at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa – BYOU (Bring Your Own `Ukulele)
Kings’s Shops Center Stage
1:00 p.m. – Roy Sakuma’s Super Keiki with Nelly Toyama Baduria and Daniel Baduria
2:00 p.m. – Ohta San and Nando Suan
3:00 p.m. – Hawaii Prepatory Academy
4:00 p.m. – `AHAmele
Queens’ MarketPlace Coronation Pavilion
2:00 p.m. – Kona Pacific Public Charter School
2:45 p.m. – `AHAmele
3:30 p.m. – Waikoloa School
4:00 p.m. – Ohta San and Nando Suan
5:00 p.m. – Roy Sakuma’s Super Keiki with Nelly Toyama Baduria and Daniel Baduria
6:00 p.m. – The Kupuka’as
For more information visit http://www.waikoloabeachresort.com/index.php/big-island-activities-events. This event is located at the Waikoloa Resort at 69-250 Waikoloa Beach Drive Waikoloa, HI 96743.