Maui Ukulele Festival set for Oct. 2 at the MACC

Students in the Kalama Intermediate Ukulele Band perform in 2019. They will take the stage again for the Maui Ukulele Festival on Oct. AMITY MASON photos

The Maui News

Award-winning Hawaii artists and local school bands will take to the stage for the 15th annual Maui Ukulele Festival on Oct. 2 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater.

The free event will be from 3 to 7 p.m. and will also be live streamed on the MACC’s website and on its Facebook page, YouTube channel and on Akaku channel 55.

Artists performing include Raiatea Helm, Herb Ohta Jr. & Jon Yamasato, Anthony Pfluke, Rama, Kamaka and Kala’e Camarillo, Ahumanu, Kamakakehau Fernandez, Benny Uyetake, Arlie Asiu, the Hula Honeys, the Kalama Intermediate Ukulele Band and the Kamehameha Middle School Ukulele Band, among others. The artist list may be subject to change.

A free ukulele workshop will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 1 at the MACC’s Morgado Hall. The workshop is conducted by ukulele master Roy Sakuma for students of all ages. It is designed for beginning and intermediate players. Participants should bring their own ukulele. No pre-registration is required.

Kamakakehau Fernandez, who performed at the 2019 Ukulele Festival, will return for this year’s event on Oct. 2. AMITY MASON photos

The festival will also feature door prizes of ukulele throughout the afternoon and displays of made-in-Hawaii arts and crafts.

The public is invited to bring low-back beach chairs or blankets to sit on the lawn.

There will also be food and beverages for sale. No outside food or beverages will be allowed.


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