Slack key festival today

For 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 23rd edition of the festival takes place at the MACC’s Yokouchi Pavilion/A&B Amphitheater. The six-hour concert begins at 1 p.m. and runs until 7. It will showcase some of Hawaii’s best slack key guitarists.

Among the scheduled performers are Hapa, George Kahumoku Jr., Glen Smith, George Ku, LT Smooth, Jeff Peterson, Brother Noland, Walter Keale, Bobby Moderow, Danny Carvalho, John Ka’aina 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! And thanks for reading The Maui News.

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