3rd annual 808 Day features Landon McNamara, Through the Roots, Irie Love

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The 3rd Annual 808 Day event runs from 4 to 10:30 p.m. at the BREW (formerly known as The Brewery Block) in Kailua-Kona, with a music lineup that brings together some of Hawai’i’s top talent.

Landon McNamara, who has a new album “Still Kickinʻ” will be making his debut on the Big Island.

Also taking the stage is Through the Roots, Irie Love, These Guys, DJ Hapa Boy and the winners of the popular vote contest, Abe & Haku Po.

Through the Roots, is now based in California, but has been coming home to Hawai’i for years. DJ Hapa Boy and openers Abe & Haku Po are all Kona natives, while These Guys are from Hilo and Irie Love is Oahu-born.


Big Island Grown started 808 Day to celebrate the anniversary of their Kona store opening, but with the addition of sponsors like Kona Brewing Company, KWXX, Waiakea Water and King Kamehameha Hotel, the event has quickly grown to be a local holiday.

Last year’s event attracted 3,500 people and raised more than $15,000 for local charities. This year, proceeds from ticket sales and vendor sales will be donated to the Big Dreams
Foundation, a new non-profit organization started as a way to generate and cycle awareness
and funding for local, community-minded projects.

808 Day has become much more than just a concert. It’s evolved into a block party with live art and street food and drink vendors.


This year, the Big Island Grown Cultivating Art Tent will feature live painting from Dan Madsen, William Gilliam, Knucklefat Luck, and Kirk “Paintmouth” O’Hara, three of which were featured in the Cultivating Art Series.

In addition, caricature artists Caricature Party from Oʻahu will be drawing attendees while Oahu-based artist Emma Koa of MoonKineTingz will be screen printing custom merchandise on site.

Food and drink vendors include local favorites HiCo, Kanaka Kava, Kalo Bombs, Kula Shave
, Elvolcan Taqueria, Sweet Kine 808, Gallery Thai, Meli Brew, and Big Island Grindz.
Waiakea Water, along with local personality and comic Zavier Cummings, will be handing out
complimentary water.


Parking for 808 Day opens at 3 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. and music ends at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are available now at and are $40 for general admission and $50 at the door. The cost for VIP tickets is $150, which will get you a private bar and luas under a tent with open seating, complimentary pupus and gifts courtesy of ‘Ula’ula Fish Company, Kona Brewing Co. and Big Island Grown.

The event continues with an official after party at MyBar with DJs HybridVigor, Green Planet and DJ Seufert.

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