‘Color Festival Hawaii’ returns to Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Rayland Baxter to headlline show

Imua Family Services announces the return of the “Color Festival Hawaii” from 1 to 6 p.m. April 13 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. This family-friendly “friend-raiser” music festival includes food trucks, vendors and activities for kids and the climatic throwing of colors. The message behind the festival is “inclusion,” that we are all under the same rainbow, living and celebrating life together in harmony.

Headlining the 2019 event will be Nashville native singer/songwriter and music recording artist Rayland Baxter. Baxter’s latest album, “Wide Awake,” was released by ATO Records on July 13. Relix Magazine referred to it as “modern American rock music at its finest.”

Also appearing at this year’s Color Festival Hawaii are local Maui bands Shea Butter & the Cream, The Yum Yum Beast and DJ Boomshot, as well as a variety of cultural performances. Baxter will be the headliner leading up to the much anticipated “throwing of the colors.”

Admission for adults is $20 pre-sale, $25 day of; children 6 to 16 is $15; and children ages 5 and under are free. Powdered colors are available for purchase inside the venue.

Colors are made of cornstarch with FDA-approved food dye. No outside colors are permitted.

Most participants wear pure white clothing that is then colored by the throwing of colors.

Festivalgoers may also purchase an official event shirt to create the ultimate souvenir.

Tickets will be available from the MACC Box Office beginning March 1.