The 2019 Kauai Folk Festival is a weekend full of music, dance, food, drink, craft and good times for Kauai residents and visitors to the Garden Island. This year more than 34 performers (multiple Grammy-winning artists and more than twelve international acts) will be playing continuously on five music stages. The Kauai Folk Festival blends traditional music and dance from all over the world with its Hawaiian counterpart. And, for the first time, this event will be held at the Historic Grove Farm Museum in Lihue.
The Kauai Folk Festival showcases Old Time, Americana, Tropical, and Hawaiian music. Former Kauai resident, and Grammy winner, Taj Mahal, will be one of the more than 34 musical acts filling the air from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM on September 28th and 29th, 2019 (rain or shine).
2019 Kauai Folk Festival Musical Line-Up (from the website):
Taj Mahal – Blues legend Taj Mahal has a long history in Hawaii. As a historian, he has studied the nuances of Hawaiian history and culture. As a resident performer, he has come to know, play with, and record with countless Hawaiian artists. His Hula Blues Band is a rotating cast of Hawaiian musicians fusing blues, folk, and Hawaiian music in the inimitable Taj Mahal style!
Daniel Hsu, bronze medal winner at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will be performing on Kauai, March 8th. Characterized by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a “poet…[with] an expressive edge to his playing that charms, questions, and coaxes,” Daniel Hsu is the latest of the exceptionally talented performers the Kauai Concert Association brings to the island each year.
We are lucky to have the Kauai Concert Association on our tiny island of Kauai. A large part of KCA’s mission is to provide music education outreach opportunities to Kauai’s students. The Education Services Committee works with school administrators and visiting artists to deliver live performances and master classes all over the island. KCA’s goal is to make world class music available to everyone on Kauai. Performances are held at the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center and parking is easy and free.
If you are on Kauai October 19th and 20th, do not miss the fourth annual Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival in Hanapepe, Kaua’i. Yes, it is a bit of a drive from Honu Point (about 90 minutes), but it will give you a chance to see our Historic Hanapepe Town and indulge in two of my favorite treats. This is a celebration of all things chocolate and coffee featuring a variety of these products from around the state.
The Kaua’i Chocolate & Coffee Festival spans over two days beginning on Friday with tours and workshops continuing into the evening. Then it picks up again on Saturday morning in order to highlight all the attributes of these two favorite local crops. The street festival takes place in Historic Hanapepe Town and includes farm tours, informative classes, workshops/demonstrations, live entertainment, a chocolate & coffee pampering station, a silent auction, keiki activities, sampling and much more.
This Sunday, August 5th, the Princeville Community Association is hosting Music in the Park, a family concert open to everyone. If the weather cooperates there will be craft booths open all afternoon and music from 2:00 on. Lots of local talent featuring slack key guitar. Bring the kids and enjoy!
2.00pm ~ Music Begins (artist times & lineup subject to change)
Ho’onani (Ukulele Duo) Not My First Rodeo (Country)
Mango Brothers (Hawaiian) Pancho Graham (Slack Key Guitar)
Lindsay Maclean (Family Music Therapy)
6.00pm Honored Guest James Keli’ipio Kahea Mawae (Slack Key Guitar)
Join the National Tropical Botanical Garden for the annual Moonlight & Music Fundraiser in the McBryde Garden on Saturday, July 21st, 2018. Kauai`s premier gala event features dinner and dancing under the stars and benefits the critical plant conservation, research and educational efforts of the National Tropical Botanical Garden.
National Tropical Botanical Garden’s network of five botanical gardens, preserves and research facilities encompasses nearly 2,000 acres with locations only in Hawaii and Florida. Thousands of species from throughout the tropical world have been gathered, through field expeditions, collaborations with other institutions and researchers, to form a living collection that is unparalleled anywhere.
The collection includes the largest assemblages of native Hawaiian plant species and breadfruit cultivars in existence. Many of the species in the collections are threatened and endangered or have disappeared from their native habitats. In their preserves and gardens, National Tropical Botanical Garden is working to restore habitats and save plants facing extinction.
At the annual Moonlight & Music event:
Sip cocktails and have dinner in one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world.
Bid on unique garden-themed items in the silent auction.
In celebration of The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villa’s 10th anniversary, an afternoon of music, art, food and fun at the Kaua’i ‘Ukulele & Arts Festival. Enjoy live performances by Kauai-based musician Michael Keale, Herb Ohta Jr., Jon Yamasato, Kanekoa and headliner Kuhio Travis. Featuring works by local Kauai artists.
All ticket sales benefit Namahoe and Na Kalai Waa o Kauai in support of the perpetuation, practice and exploration of the seafaring arts and skills of ancient Polynesians. All ages welcome!
WHAT: Kaua‘i ‘Ukulele & Arts Festival
DATE: Saturday, May 5, 2018
TIME: 4—8 PM
WHERE: The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, Main Lawn
3838 Wyllie Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI, 96722, United States
TICKETS: $45 per person; $20 per keiki under 12
RSVP: Call 808.827.8808 or visit The Westin Princeville Concierge desk.