Slack key festival today

For most of the last decade, The Maui News has been proud to sponsor the Ki Ho’alu Guitar Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

It is our way to say thank you to all our readers for your support and patronage.

Today, the 22st edition of the festival takes place at the MACC’s Yokouchi Pavilion/A&B Amphitheater. The six-hour concert begins at 1 and runs until 7 p.m.

Among the scheduled performers are Hapa, George Kahumoku Jr., John Cruz, Glen Smith, George Kuo, Paul Togioka, Kevin and Ikaika Brown, Nathan Aweau, Walter Keale, David Kahiapo, Alani Yuki Yamauchi, Dennis Kamakahi, Danny Carvalho, Bobby Moderow, Dwight Kanae and Stephen Inglis.

As always, there also will be various foods for sale and crafts and guitar exhibits.

Take the whole family out today for a wonderful concert featuring the magical music of our slack key stars.

The public is welcome, admission is free and the setting is perfect for this harmonious, laid-back afternoon of unbeatable entertainment.

Have a good time!

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