2017 Big Island ‘Ohana Fest – “Mele With The Mountains”

The First Annual Big Island ʻOhana Fest’s “Mele With The Mountains”, this summer’s Hottest Event is a family-friendly music festival. It is an entire weekend of family activities, ʻono locally sourced food, locally produced crafts and our island’s greatest musical talents featuring up to 28 artists, including a few off island musical talents.

There will be a variety of music for all tastes; reggae, rock, blues, Hawaiian, country, bluegrass, indie and more! Some bands will even be playing songs from popular kid’s movies for Keiki sing-alongs. Additional activities include a petting zoo, jump pad for kids and adults, Keiki Cart Train, and Pony/Horse rides

When: Friday, August 25 (4PM-11PM), Saturday, August 26 (10AM-11PM), Sunday, August 27 (10AM-7PM)

Where: Waikoloa Stables at Waikoloa Village, Hawaii Island, USA

Promoters: Alan Ku: as Jedi Yoda handling Marketing, Technology and Sound. Mikey Fiyah Hooser: as Zen Master handling Music Talent and Entertainment Benjie Kent: as Hulk Hogan handling Operations and Vendors

Why: We three promoters have listened to many island locals and feel the Big Island lacks in family-oriented, affordable, outdoor entertainment for our Island ʻOhana (family). We also know there are incredibly talented local musicians who struggle to find a venue to share their talents with the community, and off-island musicians who would welcome the opportunity to entertain an appreciative, island audience.

The Big Island ʻOhana Fest will be making a significant monetary donation on behalf of all event attendees to two local island nonprofits doing good deeds and providing education locally: – The Kohala Center’s Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program in the form of scholarships to aid in their mission of supporting and training tomorrow’s local island food producers. – PARENTS, Inc. to aid in their mission of informing, counseling and educating Hawaii Island families to be informed, educated, empowered and functioning.

Price: Three-day pass to the festival $40 at the door, $35 through presale. Keiki (Children) age 5-12 $15 at the door, $10 through presale; age 4 and under are free. Information on presale tickets at bigislandohanafest.com One day passes available at the gate: $30 adult. Keiki 5-12 $10, age 4 and under free. $5 discount for Teachers, Students, First Responders and all Military Active or Veteran. Appropriate ID required for discount. Parking is Free, and carpooling is highly encouraged due to limited parking availability and it’s the Mālama ‘Aina thing to do for our island home and planet. Other activities, food and crafts are pay to play and prices vary.

2017 Sponsors: KWXX and The Kohala Mountain Educational Farm’s October Pumpkin Patch festival. Visit the event’s website bigislandohanafest.com for the full musician lineup, where and how to purchase tickets and everything you need to know about this much anticipated family-friendly event! Check us out on Facebook at Big Island ʻOhana Fest for several contests to win free tickets! Listen to KWXX “Your Feel Good Island Music Station” 94.7 FM in Hilo & 101.5 FM in Kona for promotions and contest opportunities.

The Big Island ʻOhana Fest is a drug and alcohol free, best-behavior event expressing our unique style of Big Island Aloha and appreciation by all participants and attendees. Polite, professional security and parking attendants will be present for the entire event.

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