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Now Playing: ‘Uncle Uke’ At Queens’ MarketPlace

May 11, 2016

WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT, Hawai‘i Island—Now open for business, the new Hawaiian ‘Ukulele & Guitar shop adds depth and dimension to a thriving music scene at Queens’ MarketPlace. In an active resort atmosphere, where live music fills the air almost every evening, performed by some of the Island’s best entertainers, a shop devoted to Hawaii’s favorite instrument is an important asset.

“A big part of the Hawai’i Island experience is music,” said Sales & Operations Manager Margo Mau Bunnell. “At Queens’ MarketPlace, we feature Hawaiian music and hula three times a week, and a free mini-concert by top entertainers every month. We found that many visitors already play ‘ukulele and want to learn more, or get excited by the music and want to pick up the instrument for the first time.  Uncle ‘Uke is here to support our professional entertainers, and to inspire beginners too.”

At Hawaiian ‘Ukulele & Guitar, “Uncle ‘Uke,” Robert Yates offers essentials for professional and aspiring musicians, with a large selection of sheet music from Hawaiian classics to Bruno Mars, quality strings, picks, tuners, instrument cases, stands, humidifiers and much more. With decades of experience and a lifelong love of playing and crafting instruments, he also offers handmade instruments by nine of the best luthiers in the state, including those he makes himself.

As for instruments, Yates’ is a distributor of premier ‘ukulele and guitars, such as Kala, Cordoba, Kamoa, Imua, Kremona, Ana’ole ‘Ukulele and a uniquely crafted “pineapple ‘ukulele.” Quality instruments are available for the beginner as well, along with books, instructional CDs and DVDs and a wealth of friendly advice.

For more information, call (808) 315-2919, or visit

Since it opened in 2007, Queens’ MarketPlace in Waikoloa Beach Resort has earned a reputation among visitors and kama‘āina as “the gathering place of the Kohala Coast,” full of shopping opportunities, services and great food, along with entertainment and arts programs, movies under the stars and large-scale concerts in Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens. For more information, visit or call 886-8822.

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CONTACT: Margo Mau Bunnell,
Sales & Operations Manager
886-8822, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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