Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Waiki‘i Music Festival Returns to Big Island

After a long hiatus, the popular weekend-long Waiki‘i Music Festival returns to Waiki‘i Ranch on June 16 and 17, featuring a host of acclaimed Hawaiian music artists including Grammy Award-winning Cyril Pahinui, Amy Hanaiali‘i, John Cruz, Paula Fuga, Makana and Willie K.

A "unique celebration of paniolo, Hawaiian and country music," the event also features country music star Ricky Scaggs and the Kentucky Thunder.

Located off the Saddle Road near Waimea, Waiki‘i Ranch showcases rolling green pastureland and majestic views of Mauna Kea in the enclave of an upscale subdivision. First held in 1990, the festival has always attracted thousands of attendees, before being halted by the homeowner's association in 2005 due to new home building and parking controversies. When Waiki‘i Ranch resident Tim Bostock decided to revive the event, the homeowners came back on board.

Tickets cost $40 per adult and $15 per child per day, if purchased prior to June 1. After June 1, tickets cost $50 per adult and $20 per child, with children under 6 free. Two-day passes are also available only through June 1. You can purchase tickets by phone at 808-885-6868 or in person at Kahili Theatre in Waimea.

Our Kona Hawai‘i bed and breakfast offers a relaxing retreat on 30 lush acres. Holualoa Inn make a great home base for exploring the Island's sites, including making a day trip to the Waiki‘i Music Festival. If you're interested in seeing some of Hawai‘i's best performers assembled in one place, you won't want to miss the Waiki‘i Music Festival!

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