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Valentine’s by the Sea with Kahulanui

February 8, 2018, 2:30 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 4:06 PM
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The Lions Club of Kona Community Foundation presents Valentines by the Sea with the Hawaiian Kings of Swing, Kahulanui.

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Courtesy photo.

Kahulanui will feature tunes from their latest album, Mele Ho‘oilina, along with their complete repertoire at this benefit concert.

The concert takes place on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel – Luau Gardens.

The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. and the doors open at 5:30 p.m.

There will be a silent auction as well as games.

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The event will be hosted by KAPA Radio’s Jaz & Ka‘ea.

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Tickets are $75 in advance and $80 at the door. VIP tables of 10 seats are $1,200, VIP individual seats also available.

The first 200 online ticket purchasers will get a Mele Ho‘oilina preview CD.

Seats are available online, at Soundwave Music (74-5599 Luhia St., #F6, in Kailua-Kona) and at the door.

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Proceeds will benefit the Kona community through the Lions Club of Kona and the Lions Club of Kona Community Foundation.

Kahulanui is:

The “core four” of the band are Patrick Eskildsen on electric bass, lead guitar and vocals; Duke Tatom on ‘ukulele and vocals; Tim Taylor on drums/percussion and band originator, Lena Naipo on lead vocals and guitar.

Kahulanui’s horn section is comprised of primary horn arranger Jesse Snyder on tenor sax, clarinet and flute, Bill Noble on alto sax and flute, Vincenzo D’Angelo on trombone, Joshua Timmons and Eldred Ahlo on trumpet in the Hawaiian Islands and Dave Clausnitzer on trumpet when on tour and the authentic sound of the Hawaiian steel guitar is Dwight Tokumoto.

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