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E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Week 8:  Makaha Sons, LIVE!

Monday, March 27th, 2023 at 6:00 pm8:30 pm

E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Week 8:  Makaha Sons, LIVE!

Garden Island Arts Council presents the eighth and final night of EKK Mondays in the 40th Season of E Kanikapila Kakou (EKK).  It’s the Grassroots Heritage Hawaiian Music program of the nonprofit, 501(c)3 Garden Island Arts Council. The EKK event will be held at the Kaua’i Beach Resort’s Jasmine Ballroom, located in Nukoli’i, ocean side of the highway, just past the Lihu’e Airport.

Featured guests for Week 8 are the much-celebrated long time music icons — The Makaha Sons — with Jerome Koko, Kimo Artis, and Hanale Kaanapu. Their sound man Jordan Ciriako is part of the package to insure that we get that same great magical sound of the Makaha Sons.  One never knows the surprises they have in store for the audience but it’s always a huge treat and a magical evening.

Mark your calendar for Monday, March 27, 2023. The doors open at 5:00 pm with a special ‘ukulele circle taught by our wonderful Lady Ipo Kahaunaele. The main program begins at 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm.  Intermission is a fun time when CD’s from past EKK artists and two ‘ukulele will be given away to some lucky audience members.

EKK is open to the public and draws an audience from around the island and around the world. Entry costs $10 per person for kamaaina (locals) and $20 for visitors, and may be purchased online at ekk2023.eventbrite.com for a slight handling fee or at the door. Children 12 years old and younger may enter free. Our EKK patrons are welcome at all the EKK events with their special passes.

Food and beverages are for sale by the hotel in the ballroom. CDs of the performers are generally available for sale, as well as EKK T-shirts, various artists’ crafts, and the popular BoroBoro Boutique up-styled garments rendered by GIAC artists.

Contact <giac05@icloud.com>  if you wish to receive follow-up “wraps” about each magical night of EKK 2023 via email or enjoy great photo reviews on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ekanikapilakakou.kauaistyle.

Visit www.gardenisandarts.org and http://www.instagram.com/giackauai/ to learn more about the many programs of the Garden Island Arts Council.

A big shout-out to our funders without whose support we would not be able to present this program to the people of Kaua’i and our many wonderful visitors:

The Garden Island Arts Council presents E Kanikapila Kakou 2023 as a Community Enrichment program made possible with funding support from the Hawai’i Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) and the Hawai’i Tourism Authority (HTA) with support services from the Kaua’i Visitors Bureau (KVB). Celebrating Forty (40) Years of bringing to Kaua’i audiences, kama’aina and malihini alike, the very best of Hawaiian music and culture, GIAC acknowledges the tremendous and continuous support that makes this program possible.

Hotel Parking Options:  Parking options at the Kaua`i Beach Resort include the following three choices: 1. Valet parking at the porte-cochere; 2. Free event parking in the unpaved area beyond the covered parking stalls — get there by turning right at the first opportunity and then take a left into a dirt field; or 3. Enter the first gated area on your right, a bit closer to the ballroom entrance than the dirt entrance, and turn into that gated area. Press a button to make the gate rise, collect a ticket issued by the machine and hold onto it. Get it validated just inside the ballroom door to receive a $10 discount off your total parking fee. Use that ticket to exit the gate, paying the balance due at the gate with your credit card.

Event Details:

Monday, March 27th, 2023
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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For More Info:

Garden Island Arts Council

Event Location:

Kauai Beach Resort, Jasmine Ballroom
4331 Kauai Beach Drive
Lihue, 96766
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