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Blues By The Bay~Hilo   Leave a comment


Kukuau Studio is hosting a monthly blues series called, BLUES BY THE BAY with Grammy nominated and Na Hoku winning guitarist, Larry Dupio & a rotating line-up of friends every second Thursday of the month.

$7 at the door, $5 with non-perishable food donation to benefit Hawaii Island’s Food Bank.. 

Music from 6 to 9 PM. An invitational blues jam where you can catch some of the best blues musicians from the Big Island and beyond.
“Music unites, politics divides. I choose music!” Jack Miller

“Forget your troubles and dance, forget your worries and dance, forget your weakness and dance.” Bob Marley
“When you have the blues, the best thing to do is to let it out.” Larry Dupio

Come dance your blues away at ‘Blues by the Bay’!

Date: 8/10/2017 (Thursday)

Location: 43 Kukuau St, Hilo, HI

Hours: 6 PM – 9 PM

Cost/Cover: $7

Web Page: http://kukuaustudio.com/

Contact Info: 808-464-3388

Photo + Article courtsey of: http://www.whofish.org

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

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Honoka‘a Western Week Parade & Block Party May 21-29, 2017   Leave a comment


Honoka`a’s favorite party, Western Week rides into town May 21-29, 2017, celebrating the colorful, tasty, and somewhat bodacious paniolo heritage of Hamakua! From Portuguese Bean Soup to Stick Horse championships, line dancing and more, events lead up to the Paniolo Parade and Block Party on Mamane Street on Friday night, followed by the 61st Annual Hawai‘i Saddle Club Scholarship Rodeo over the weekend.

Event organizers are recruiting talent now for the Saloon Girl and Cowboys Got Talent Contests. Men and women who love the spotlight are invited to dress up in their best boots and fancy duds, and strut their stuff in a talent and personality competition on the streetside stage. There are no entry fees, and winners receive cash prizes.

“No experience required!” said contest honcho Michelle Hartman. “The more contestants we have, the merrier it is for everybody. This is definitely not a beauty pageant, and we definitely welcome all kinds of talented people. Our past winners have been folks of all ages, shapes and sizes—singers, dancers, storytellers—it’s all about letting your hair down and having some fun with the crowd.” For more information and entry forms, call Michelle at Big Island Grown, 775-9777. 

Commemorative HWW buttons will be available to purchase as show of support, as well as automatic entry in the “lucky number” drawing during the Block Party. Although buttons are not required for admission, attendees receive fair warning that those without buttons at the Block Party risk being thrown into the hoosegow by roving sheriffs. (All in good fun). 

Honoka‘a Western Week is a volunteer-driven project supported by the Honoka‘a Business Association, the Hamakua Lion’s Club, Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter, Steinlager, and others, celebrating Hamakua’s paniolo heritage and unique cultural blend. Checks payable to “Honoka?a Business Association” can be sent to P.O. Box 474, Honoka?a HI 96727, attention: Honoka‘a Western Week. For more information, follow Honoka‘a Western Week on Facebook or check out the new Honoka‘a Western Week website @ http://www.honokaawesternweek.org


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

🔸May 20. Deadline to enter Saloon Girl and Cowboys Got Talent Contests. For information and applications, call Michelle Hartman, 775-9777 or check out the website

🔸May 21-29. Celebrate Honoka’a Western Week with Honoka’a Business Association. Everyone is invited to dress up western-style, visit Honoka‘a town merchants, and enjoy different paniolo-themed activities every night.

🔸Sunday, May 21, 8am-3pm 2nd Annual Farm Festival @ Hamakua Harvest.

🔸Monday, May 22, 3:00 p.m. Art Event: Make-your-own Stick Horse for the Races, at Hamakua Youth Center (HYC). Limited to the first 30 applicants to turn in registration forms at HYC. Please call 775-0976 for more information.

🔸Tuesday, May 23, 5-8:00 pm Portuguese Paniolo Night @ NHERC Pavillion

🔸Wednesday, May 24. Line dancing at the Peoples Theater 6:00-9:00pm- Call 775-0000. Food Truck at R. Martin parking lot 5-9pm

🔸Thursday, May 25, 4-6 p.m. Talk Story with author Ross Stephenson, “Honoka‘a Town,” and Leilani Hino -Cowbboy Kaona, documentary photos from 1979-1988 at the Honoka‘a Public Library. Then at 6:00, Rowdy Rodeo at the Landing Restaurant.

🔸Friday, May 26 4 p.m., Paniolo Parade down Mamane Street. 5pm Stick Horse Races. 5-10 p.m., Block Party, Steak Fry, Saloon Girl and Cowboys Got Talent Contests, Dancing in the Street. Vendors interested in booth space for the Block Party can download forms from the website and drop off at Big Island Grown in Honoka’a

🔸Saturday, May 27-Monday, May 29, Hawai’i Saddle Club Scholarship Rodeo. Tickets $9 in advance $10 at the gate.

https://sites.google.com/site/honokaahiwesternweek/

Photo + Article courtsey of: http://www.whofish.org

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

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2017 Laupahoehoe Music Festival ~ Saturday April 18, 2017   Leave a comment

Join us at the Laupahoehoe Music Festival on April 8, 2017! There will be lots of food, crafts and games to accompany the music and entertainment. Food ranges from pork, chili nachos, smoke meats to coffees, teas, lemonades and shave ice to name some. A dozen craft and information booths will make available shirts, hats and jewelry along with other items. Balloon dart games and even health screenings will also be available. 


The music and hula performers will include Diana Aki, Kolea, Damon Williams, Lcpcs Ukulele Class, and many more.

♦ Ages 10 & under are FREE! 

♦ Pre-sale Tickets are $15

♦ Tickets at the gate are $20 

Date: 4/8/2017 (Saturday)

Address: Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park, 36-1043 Laupahoehoe Point Rd

Location: Hilo, HI

Hours: 10am-3pm

Cost/Cover: ♦ Ages 10 & under are Free ♦ Pre-sale tickets are $15 ♦ Tickets at the gate are $20

Photo + Article courtsey of: whofish.org 

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

St. Patty’s day with the Eastside Jazz Collective in Hilo    Leave a comment


The Eastside Jazz Collective will be performing a special St. Patty’s day show with guest guitarist Jonathan Hanson from Seattle. Featured musicians will be Matt Spencer on bass, Moon brown on saxophone & Steve Bader on drums. Enjoy appearances from other favorite jazz musicians & vocalists of East Hawaii. A $10 donation at the door includes 1 Steam Sunk Pele Green Punch.

Date: 3/17/2017 (Friday)

Location: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St Hilo, HI

Hours: 6 PM – 9 PM

Cost/Cover: $10 donation at the door

Contact Info: 808-464-3388

Photo + Article courtsey of: whofish.org 

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

22nd Annual Kona Brewers Festival    Leave a comment


The Kona Brewers Festival is back for the 22nd annual celebration, with festivities to commence on March 11th, 2017!  The highly anticipated Kona Brewers Festival is a community celebration and fundraiser benefiting Hawaii programs supporting environment, culture and youth. Craft Brewers partner with the best Island Chefs to offer the most innovative pairings in a sustainable community gathering at King Kamehameha’s Courtyard Kona Beach Hotel luau grounds in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

The festival indulges craft beer aficionados with 72 selections of ales and lagers served up with a wide variety of island-style cuisine from 36 Hawaii chefs. Breweries from Hawaii and the mainland US will each offer two types of craft brews, offering something for beer novice and connoisseurs alike. Top Chefs from some of the Big Island’s favorite restaurants will offer their best food pairings, ranging from fresh fish and seafood, vegan and vegetarian delights, smoked meats, deep fried avocados and tropical sweets. 


More than 600 volunteers carry the event, taking special care to use sustainable supplies like tealeaf plates and reusable and compostable goods. Good food, good beer, and good community is enjoyed Hawaii Style against a backdrop of ocean views, white sands, and passing canoes at the historic and important Kamakahonu Bay Beach.

Live music and entertainment include the must-see Trash Fashion Show, a performance that highlights creative fashions made entirely from recycled material. Festival volunteers divert over 90% of festival waste from landfill by transforming refuse into composted soil for local school gardens. The Kona Brewers Festival has raised awareness, visibility, and $965,000 for over 40 non-profit and community organizations supporting the well being of Hawaii Island.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Afternoon Session, Noon – 3:00pm

Sunset Session, 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach 

Cost/Cover: $75 each

Web Page: http://konabrewersfestival.com/

Contact Info: Contact Kate Jacobson at 808-987-9196, kate@konabrewersfestival.com

Tickets are $75 and include a commemorative event mug, seven four-ounce brew tasting coupons, unlimited samplings of gourmet cuisine, an afternoon of entertainment, and support dollars for more than 20 island programs doing good work. Tickets are available for purchase online on at http://www.KonaBrewersFestival.com ($5 fee).


Article + Photo courtesy of whofish.org + http://www.konabrewersfeatival.com

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

11TH Annual Free Avocado Festival   Leave a comment


Join us for a day of celebration for the Hawaiian Avocado! The 11th Annual Free Avocado Festival takes place Saturday, March 4, 2017. 

This year’s event will take place at a new venue, Hale Halewai in downtown Kona. 

Agricultural presentations, Avocado grafting, Sampling, Avocado Varieties, Food Preparation, Music, Hula, Arts, Crafts, and much more! Fun for the entire family! 

Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hale Halawai , Ali’i Drive, Downtown Kailua-Kona, HI 

10 am – 5 pm

Website: http://www.avocadofestival.org/

Contact Info: Sanctuary of Mana Ke’a Gardens http://www.hawaiisanctuary.org For more details contact Randyl @ 808 936-5233

Photo + Article courtsey of: whofish.org + http://www.avocadodestival.org

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com