17th Annual Great Waikoloa ‘Ukulele Festival

Queens' MarketPlace

Called “Hawaiian Hendrix to Polynesian Pavarotti,” Uncle Willie K has wowed world audiences since he started playing music with his dad’s band at age 6. For the first time, Willie K will make a special appearance at the 17th Annual Great Waikoloa ‘Ukulele Festival Saturday, March 4 at Queens’ MarketPlace.

Just part of the day-long line up of ‘ukulele superstars on three stages, Willie K is a Grammy nominee, and winner of 18 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards. His talented fingers and powerful voice stretch the limits from sweet falsetto, to lowdown blues, blow-your-hair-back rock, and operatic aria.

The ‘Ukulele Festival begins with Roy Sakuma’s traditional free ‘ukulele workshop, this year at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa’s Paniolo Ballroom starting at 10am. From 11:15 a.m. throughout the day, live entertainment take place on three stages at Kings’ Shops and Queens’ MarketPlace.

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FREE ‘Ukulele Workshop with Roy and Kathy Sakuma
Waikoloa Beach Marriott, Paniolo Ballroom | 10:00 a.m.
For all ages | Bring your own ‘Ukulele!


Coronation Pavilion:
12noon The Humble Project
1pm Brian Vasquez
2pm Kris Fuchigami
3pm Lito Arkangel
4pm Roy Sakuma with Nelly Toyama-Baduria, Daniel Baduria and Nick Acosta
5pm Willie K
6pm Mark Yamanaka

Island Gourmet Markets Stage:
1pm Ali’i Keanaaina
2pm K.U.P.A Hale
3pm Maluhia
4pm Arden Fujiwara

Saturday March 04, 2017
12:00pm - 7:00pm

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