The Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC) promises to light up your holiday season with two special concerts by legendary Hawaiian music stars this weekend.
Makana returns to the moonlit ambience of Yokouchi Pavilion on Friday, Dec. 7, and adds an exciting, new dimension to his music, teaming with acclaimed percussionist Lopaka Colon and Lono on bass and vocals.
Recently, Makana dazzled audiences from the world stage with his phenomenal slack key guitar style when he opened for Santana in Germany and played the main stage at Peter Gabriel's WOMAD Festival in the UK. This guitar virtuoso is guided by a desire to merge his cultural heritage with global themes. Makana's slack key stylings and vocals are filled with innovation, heart and soul, which contribute to his electrifying stage presence. The performance will spotlight Makana's full musical range, encompassing elements of folk, rock, ethnic, classical, bluegrass, jazz and traditional Hawaiian in one big package.
Makana (center) returns to the moonlit ambience of Yokouchi Pavilion on Friday, Dec. 7, and adds an exciting, new dimension to his music, teaming with acclaimed percussionist Lopaka Colon (left) and Lono (right) on bass and vocals.
Tickets for "Makana by Moonlight" are available for $30 standard, $45 premium table seating and $55 for the VIP CenterStage experience on Morgado Lanai (plus applicable fees). Maui's ingenue songstress, Lily Meola, will open, and Three's Bar & Grill will provide pre-show dining.
On Sunday, Dec. 9, the MACC's popular holiday concert with Maui's favorite entertainer, Willie Kahaiali'i, will be staged in the Castle Theater. Although there's only one way to prepare for a concert by Willie K--expect the unexpected! You can be sure that this one will be filled like a Christmas stocking with old favorites and new arrangements. During "Willie Kalikimaka," the charismatic and versatile entertainer and award-winning recording artist will share his extensive vocal range and guitar talents with his family and yours.
"Willie Kalikimaka" tickets go for $12, $28 and $37 (plus applicable fees). Enjoy pre-show dining by Aloha Events Catering from 5:30 p.m. in Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard.
Call the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW (7469) or order online at MauiArts.org.