This FREE festival starts with a very educational and fun workshop put on by world-renowned Roy Sakuma and friends at Queens’ MarketPlace. Beginners and longtime players alike can learn Roy’s style of ‘ukulele playing. Many who have come in the past have learned a song or two which are typically performed at either of the Waikoloa Beach Resort Shopping centers. Hawai`i’s top `ukulele entertainers headline this annual musical extravaganza at Queens’ MarketPlace and Kings’ Shops. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, the rhythmic sound of the `ukulele will bring you back to a time of the beauty and magic of Old Hawai`i. The music will make you dance and be part of this once-a-year event that showcases the unique sound that is known worldwide.
Saturday, March 2, 2019 Waikoloa Beach Marriott, Paniolo Ballroom 10-11:30 a.m.
‘Ukulele Workshop with Roy Sakuma. BYOU (bring your own ‘ukulele). Free.
Queens’ MarketPlace, Coronation Pavilion:
|12 noon||Brian Vasquez|
|1 p.m.||John Keawe|
|2 p.m.||Kalei Gamiao|
|3 p.m.||Free & Easy|
|4 p.m.||Roy Sakuma with Lee Teraoka, Lopaka Pagdilao, Lauren Baba and Nick Acosta|
|5 p.m.||Herb Ohta, Jr.|
Queens’ MarketPlace, Island Gourmet Markets Stage:
|1 p.m.||Christy Leina‘ala Lassiter|
|2 p.m.||Kris Fuchigami|
|3 p.m.||Brad Bordessa|
|4 p.m.||Kekoa Alip and Friends|