Musical Legends in the Garden
Greats of Hawaiian music will come together in this one-of-a-kind concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the nonprofit National Tropical Botanical Garden.
Solo, duo, and trio performances by Ledward Kaapana, Dennis Kamakahi, Mike Kaawa. The Hawaiian Legends won the 2013 Na Hoku Hanahano award for Live Concert dvd. Each artist is also recognized individually for their mastery of island music.
Ledward has received numerous awards, including the NEA Heritage Fellowship, America's highest recognition for a traditional artist. Dennis, one of Hawaii's finest composers, has been inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame. Mike, known as "The Hawaiian Boy", is a much-in-demand musician, singer, and composer, specializing in the 12-string guitar.
SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCE BY JERRY DOUGLAS
Jerry Douglas is a 13-time Grammy winner who is considered the world's leading dobro player. The dobro is a resonator guitar that is heard primarily in bluegrass music today but is derived from the Hawaiian lap steel guitar of the 1920s. Don't miss Jerry's first performance on Kauai.
THE NATHAN AWEAU, JEFF PETERSON, AND BENNY CHONG TRIO
Both an accomplished vocalist and composer, Nathan is the only male artist to have won the Na Hoku Hanohano award for Male Vocalist of the Year three times and has also been honored for composing the Hawaiian Song of the Year. Jeff is recognized as one of Hawaii's most versatile guitarists, having provided the music for the blockbuster movie "The Descendants". Benny is widely hailed by musicians as the world's leading jazz ukulele master, known for his innovative techniques.
With the popular Kauai group THE HANALEI BAY TRIO
Ken Emerson, Pancho Graham, and Kirby Keough
The Hanalei Bay Trio's style reflects the Hawaiian guitar's grassroots origins of a century ago, completing a cultural circle from the first vaquero guitarists through jazz steel virtuoso Sol Hoopii and into new unexplored territories.
Also performing: The children's choir of Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha
Set in the beautiful open-air setting of National Tropical Botanical Garden's Southshore Visitors Center in Poipu on the island of Kauai, the concert is the kickoff celebration of NTBG's 50th anniversary. NTBG was chartered by the United States Congress in 1964 as a nonprofit institution to serve the great public need of saving tropical plants from extinction.
A "SHINE OR RAIN" EVENT
GATES OPEN: 11:30 a.m.; CONCERT 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
FOOD & BEVERAGE will be available for purchase; no coolers please
For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact (808) 742-2433 in advance.
ADMISSION FOR CHILDREN 5 YRS. AND UNDER: Free general admission if accompanied by adult
NTBG MEMBERS - GENERAL ADMISSION AND GOLDEN CIRCLE
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GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS:
Bring low-backed beach chair or mat (lawn seating)
Offsite Parking and Shuttle to Event (starting 11 a.m.)
Parking area located at:
3000 Poipu Road, Koloa
(.8 mi. from Koloa Road; .5 mi.. from Traffic Circle)
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GOLDEN CIRCLE TICKETS:
Reserved Seating (chairs provided)
Other Special Amenities
Parking at Event Location, 4425 Lawai Road, Poipu
(1.7 mi from Traffic Circle)
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National Tropical Botanical Garden's Southshore Visitors Center (View)
4425 Lawai Road
Poipu, HI 96756
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|