Updated Information on the Waiki’i Music Festival





The information below is an update for the upcoming Waikii Music Festival:

Extended advance pricing and reduced pricing: Now $40 / adult, $15 / student (10-18 yrs or valid student ID) per day plus two-day pass $65 / adult, $25 / student. The advance rate applies through Friday June 15 at 3pm, at outlets including:

Kahilu Theatre, Palace Theatre, Big Island Surf, Waimea and Hilo; Volcano Arts Center, CD Wizard, Hilo; Kona Wine Market, Kona Commons; Kiernan Music, Kealakekua, and Punana Leo o Waimea School. Note: Only Kahilu Theatre, Palace Theatre and Punana Leo o Waimea have the 2-day passes.

Day of event at gate, tickets will be $50 adult / $25 students (this is a reduction from the first advertised $60 / $30. Price). Kids under age 10 are free.

Updated Program details:


  • 9:15 am, Donny B
  • 10:00 am, Na Mele o Paniolo
  • 11:00 am, Kohala
  • 12:15 pm, Makana
  • 1:30 pm, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
  • 3:00 pm, Amy Hanaiali`i and Band
  • 4:15 pm, John Cruz
  • 5:20 pm, Reginald Burden


  • 9:15 am, Pomaika`i Longakit
  • 10:00 am, Cyril Pahinui
  • 11:15 am, The Paul Nash Band
  • 12:30 pm, Guy Cruz & Ernie Cruz, Sr.
  • 1:45 pm, Willie-Joe Camaro & Damien de Mello
  • 2:45 pm, Mike Love
  • 3.45 pm, Willie K and Band
  • 5:20 pm, Carly Smith

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to Host 32nd Annual Cultural Festival

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will host the 32nd Annual Cultural Festival on Sat., July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Park entrance fees will be waived all day.

NPS photo of canoe by Park Ranger Jay Robinson

This annual, one-day gala event is a popular one, and this year the Cultural Festival promotes the importance and understanding of hula kahiko, traditional arts and crafts, and contemporary Hawaiian music. The festival, with anticipated attendance of 5,000 visitors, will be presented at the park’s Kahua Hula (traditional hula platform) at Ka‘auea, near Volcano Art Center.

“We invite everyone to celebrate what truly makes Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park so special: the ever-present spirit of aloha of the Hawaiian people and culture so deeply connected to this sacred land of powerful geology and diverse and unique ecology,” said Park Ranger Joni Mae Makuakāne-Jarrell.

The festival’s theme is ‘A‘ohe pau ka ‘ike i ka hālau ho‘okahi, “Not all knowledge is learned in one school.” Kumu hula and members of several hālau hula will share their knowledge of hula kahiko, including chants, costumes, implements and adornments.

This event honors, preserves and perpetuates Hawaiian culture and supports Hawaiian programs, practitioners, hālau and musicians. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/havo or call (808) 985-6011. This is a fee-free day.

3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Pahala Area of Big Island

Magnitude 3.1
Location 19.050°N, 155.363°W
Depth 35.2 km (21.9 miles)
  • 21 km (13 miles) SE (145°) from Pahala, HI
  • 24 km (15 miles) E (94°) from Naalehu, HI
  • 43 km (27 miles) E (99°) from Hawaiian Ocean View, HI
  • 73 km (46 miles) SW (221°) from Hawaiian Beaches, HI
  • 78 km (49 miles) SSW (202°) from Hilo, HI
  • 359 km (223 miles) SE (134°) from Honolulu, HI
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.9 km (0.6 miles); depth +/- 1.5 km (0.9 miles)
Parameters Nph= 46, Dmin=21 km, Rmss=0.1 sec, Gp=212°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1
Event ID hv60358261

Commentary: Council Candidate Ilagan – “The Big Picture”

Greggor Ilagan – “The Big Picture”

In unity there is strength, and in unity there are also solutions. That is why as your council member an important action I plan to take is to start bringing people together. Each private subdivision has its challenges. I am open to listen to each one of them. That is the first step to seeing the big picture, as well as finding all the pieces.

I will set up regular meetings to invite subdivision members to share concerns and solutions. The meetings should accomplish a number of things. The boards will be aware of each other’s concerns and the solutions they have come up with. Other benefits could include combined purchasing power to lower cost and shared experienced with the quality of service providers.

Being part of a cohesive community not only increases the effectiveness in operations but also improves the quality of life for everyone involved. To focus on the big picture, as your council member I will not only be your representative in the county government but also an active advocate at the state and national level.

Greggor Ilagan