11th Annual Laupahoehoe Music Festival

Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School (LCPCS) will host the 11th Annual Laupahoehoe Music Festival on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from  9 a.m.to 6 p.m.at beautiful Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park. Proceeds go to the LCPCS agricultural and technology programs.

Laupahoehoe Music Festival

First organized in 2005 under the foresight of Laupahoehoe resident musician Braddah Smitty, the nonprofit Malama Hawaii Nei hosted the event until 2015, awarding nearly $27,000 in scholarships to the students.

This year’s Hawaiian style event features some of the island’s best music and hula entertainers performing at Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park, noted for its sacred and natural beauty and was a regular stopover by Kamehameha in his canoe voyaging conquest of the islands. The LCPCS Ukelele Band will play this year, featuring secondary school students under the direction of music instructor Todd Otake.

Music Festival Laupahoehoe

Tickets are $10 in advance at Hilo Guitars, Basically Books, CD Wizard and Hilo Music Exchange in Hilo, and Sakado Store in Laupahoehoe, Taro Patch in Honokaa, and in Kona at Music Exchange, or $15 at the gate. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.LaupahoehoeMusicFestival.org. Age 10 and under are free.

Traditional cuisines such as Hawaiian style, Thai and more will be available for sale.  Vendors are still being accepted. Please contact Gerry Delgado at (808) 962-2200 or email gerry.delgado@lcpcs.org before March 10th.

Sponsors include Kau Coffee, Big Island Toyota and Ke Ola Magazine. For event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Delgado at the contact information provided above.

The 2015 Music Festival drew 500-600 people to the Point. This is a great opportunity to spend the day with ohana. Games for keiki are $5 for eight games with automatic prizes.

Hui Kako-o O Laupahoehoe, the LCPCS non-profit organization, will again offer a silent auction, with proceeds going to the arts and garden projects at the school.

It’s a day of music, music, music, ono grinds and crafts. Drinks available on site. No coolers please. This is an alcohol and drug free event.

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