Concert on Saturday will benefit Hawaiian immersion preschool

The Hawaiian immersion preschool of Punana Leo o Maui invites the public to celebrate a living Hawaiian language at its 30th annual Ho’omau Hawaiian Music Concert from 9 a.m. to sunset Saturday at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului. The event will feature Hawaiian musicians, Hawaiian cultural demonstrations, live and silent auctions, local food, craft vendors, a selection of ‘awa and a keiki zone.

The Hawaiian entertainment lineup will feature Grammy Award winner Kalani Pe’a as well as Na Hoa, Matagi, Halau Kekuaokala’au’ala’iliahi accompanied by Na Wai ‘Eha, Josh Tatofi, and the family duo of Kaumakaiwa and Kekuhi Kanaka’ole. The students of Punana Leo o Maui, Punana Leo O Lahaina, Punana Leo O Hana, Ke Kula Kaiapuni O Maui and the parents of Punana Leo o Maui students will open the day with a series of Hawaiian mele.

Tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the gate. Children ages 10 and younger will be admitted for free. Tickets are available through any Punana Leo o Maui parent, all Minit Stop locations, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Native Intelligence, Maui Thing, U’i Gallery, Watercress Sports Bar & Grill and at Punana Leo o Maui in Wailuku. For more information about the event, visit

This event is hosted by Na Leo Pulama o Maui, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which is the parent and community support group of Punana Leo o Maui.