Raise the Bar Music, Food, Drink Event at Edible World Institute

August 15, 2017, 9:18 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 11:07 AM
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Kona Wine Market and Chef Noah Hester of Puako Provisions are bringing a one-of-a-kind, live music event with food and drink pairings on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

This event, called “Raise the Bar,” will be held from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. in Kona at the Edible World Institute (75-5699 Kopiko St.), a local nonprofit and educational space supporting the food and live music scene on the Big Island.

NOWELO, featuring Ann Hoku Lyn and Grammy Award-winner John Keawe, will perform at the event.

Chef Hester is the manager and culinary talent behind Puako Provisions & Catering. He was recently named one of the country’s top culinary talents for the second time by “Best Chefs America.” This prestigious honor recognizes the most brilliant cooks in the country.


Kona Wine Market, located in Aloha Plaza (73-5613 Olowalu St, Kailua-Kona) offers a variety of beer, wine, spirits, cigars, gifts and gourmet food.


More information on this event is available online or call (808) 329-9400.

Limited availability tickets can be purchased at the Kona Wine Market, the Music Exchange in Hilo (792 Pi‘ilani St., ) or Kona (75-5626 Kuakini Highway, #6), Puako Provisions and Catering in Puako (in The Puako General Store, 69-1649 Puako Beach Drive in Waimea,) and at

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