Waikoloa Beach Resort

Waikoloa Beach Resort

The Gathering Place of the Kohala Coast

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19th Annual Waikoloa Ukulele Festival

Saturday March 02, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am
Kings' ShopsQueens' MarketPlace

This FREE festival starts with a very educational and fun workshop put on by world-renowned Roy Sakuma and friends at Queens’ MarketPlace. Beginners and longtime players alike can learn Roy’s style of ‘ukulele playing. Many who have come in the past have learned a song or two which are typically performed at either of the Waikoloa Beach Resort Shopping centers. Hawai`i’s top `ukulele entertainers headline this annual musical extravaganza at Queens’ MarketPlace and Kings’ Shops. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, the rhythmic sound of the `ukulele will bring you back to a time of the beauty and magic of Old Hawai`i. The music will make you dance and be part of this once-a-year event that showcases the unique sound that is known worldwide.

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Waikoloa Beach Marriott, Paniolo Ballroom 10-11:30 a.m.
‘Ukulele Workshop with Roy Sakuma. BYOU (bring your own ‘ukulele). Free.

Queens’ MarketPlace, Coronation Pavilion:

12 noon Brian Vasquez
1 p.m. John Keawe
2 p.m. Kalei Gamiao
3 p.m. Free & Easy
4 p.m. Roy Sakuma with Lee Teraoka, Lopaka Pagdilao, Lauren Baba and Nick Acosta
5 p.m. Herb Ohta, Jr.


Queens’ MarketPlace, Island Gourmet Markets Stage:

1 p.m. Christy Leina‘ala Lassiter
2 p.m. Kris Fuchigami
3 p.m. Brad Bordessa
4 p.m. Kekoa Alip and Friends


Kings’ Shops, Center Stage

11 a.m. Aunty Marjie Spencer’s ‘Ukulele Group
12noon Kris Fuchigami
1 p.m. Roy Sakuma with Lee Teraoka, Lopaka Pagdilao, Lauren Baba, and Nick Acosta
2 p.m. Tani Waipā and Mila Polevia
3 p.m. Widdy Loo
4 p.m. Herb Otha, Jr.