Dinner concert to benefit Maui Music Mission

Maui Music Mission will host its first dinner concert event, “From Here to the Stars!,” from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Theatre’s Aloha Ballroom in Lahaina. Guests will be treated to an evening with music performances to complement each of the three dinner courses.

Students from MMM’s tuition-free advanced program will be the main beneficiaries of the fundraiser.

They’ll be highlighting some of their best adaptations of songs by local musicians and international pop artists, as well as Hawaiian cultural favorites, while guests enjoy pupu from Hula Grill.

During the dinner hour, the Hawaiian trio Kuaola will serenade guests. Entrees will be prepared by the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Koa 156 and Fleetwood’s on Front St. restaurants.

Maui’s own Soul Kitchen, an eight-piece jazz/soul band, will entertain during the dessert course with selections from The Bakery and The Sugar Shop. There will be dancing until 10 p.m.

Maui Music Mission provides low-cost and free music lessons for the keiki of West Maui through After School Music and Saturday Performance Crew clubs as well as spring, summer and fall camps.

KoAloha Ukuleles has provided an elite soprano instrument for an exclusive raffle, open only to the attending guests that evening. Paired with a padded hard case from Maika’i Woods ukulele store, the prize has a total retail value of over $950.

A silent auction includes an overnight certificate with breakfast at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa and other items.

Tickets are $65 and $75 VIP, and can be purchased at www.mauimusicmission.com or one of these ticket outlets: Maika’i Woods at The Outlets of Maui, Maui Grill in Kaanapali, Mele Ukulele in Wailuku and Kupono Music Studio and Round Table Pizza in Kihei; or call 463-7856.

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