Willie K and his friends are singing the blues

Jamming on stage Saturday with Willie K and his Warehouse Blues Band are Pat Simmons Jr., Pat Simmons, Alto Reed, Gretchen Rhodes and Michael McDonald. McDonald and Pat Simmons are two former Doobie Brothers band mates. The concert took place in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater and Yokouchi Pavilion. Other artists included the K.D. Russell Band, Kennedy Cantu and his band, Alice Cooper, rocker Dave Mason, Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel and saxophonist Alto Reed of the Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. 

Second photo: Taking a moment on stage Saturday is host Willie K and the evening’s emcee, Kathy Collins, during the Willie K & Friends BluesFest at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.