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Maui’s stars align for ‘Concert For Our Lives’

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler leans on Willie K while he plays the classic guitar riff from Aerosmith’s song “Walk This Way” during Saturday evening’s “Concert For Our Lives” at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The concert followed the student-organized ‘March For Our Lives” and featured an all-star list of entertainers including Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Mick Fleetwood, Crowded House singer Neil Finn, Landon McNamara, Marty Dread, Lily Meola and Anthony Pfluke. Alice Cooper, Shane Victorino and Kelly Slater were among those who sent video messages commending the students for their efforts to end gun violence. The section of A&B Amphitheater fronting the stage was reserved for students, giving them a chance to get up close to the legends as they performed some of their biggest hits. Kristofferson sang “Me and Bobby McGee,” while Nelson did “On the Road Again,” Johnson sang “Better Together” and “Banana Pancakes,” and Tyler did “Livin’ On The Edge” and “Dream On.” To close the sold-out, standing room-only show, all the performers joined students on stage to sing the Beatles’ song “Come Together.”

Second photo: Mick Fleetwood soaks in the applause Saturday.

Third photo: Steven Tyler and Jack Johnson lead an all-star jam session in the Beatles’ “Come Together” at the end of Saturday’s concert.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos