16th Annual Great Waikoloa ‘Ukulele Festival

March 2, 2016, 3:53 PM HST (Updated March 3, 2016, 10:15 AM)

Courtesy photo.

Courtesy photo.

The 16th annual Waikoloa Beach Resort and ‘Ukulele Festival Hawai’i Great Waikoloa Featival will take place on Saturday.

Roy Sakuma, Paula Fuga, Ohta-san, and Taimane, among other ‘ukulele masters, will take the Kings’ Shops Center Stage, Queens’ MarketPlace Coronation Pavilion, and Queens’ MarketPlace Island Gourmet Market Stage for the free annual event.

Prior to the festival’s performances, Roy and Kathy Sakuma will host a free ‘ukulele workshop at the Queens’ MarketPlace Coronation Pavilion beginning at 10:30 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own ukulele.

Day-long performances will include:

Kings’ Shops Center Stage

11:15 a.m.: Brian Vasquez

12 p.m.: Kevin Haleamau


1 p.m.: Kris Fuchigami

2 p.m.: Roy Sakuma with Nelly Toyama-Baduria and Nick Acosta

3 p.m.: Ohta-san and Nando Suan

4 p.m.: East Anchorage High School “Thunderbirds ‘Ukulele”

Queens’ MarketPlace Coronation Pavillion

12 p.m.: East Anchorage High School “Thunderbirds ‘Ukulele”

1 p.m.: Ali’i Keanaaina

2 p.m.: Brittni Paiva

3 p.m.: Paula Fuga

4 p.m.: Roy Sakuma with Nelly Toyama-Baduria and Nick Acosta

5 p.m. Ohta-san and Nando Suan

6 p.m. Taimane

Queens’ MarketPlace Island Gourmet Markers Stage

1 p.m.: Brian Vasquez

2 p.m.: Uku Slatah

2:30 p.m. ‘Ukulele Pilialoha

3 p.m.: Kris Fuchigami

For more festival information, visit the Waikoloa Beach Resort website or call 886-8822.



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