Your Guide to Entertainment at the Best of Honolulu Festival 2019

Local musicians set the stage for a killer lineup on Saturday, July 20.


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Come to the Best of Honolulu Festival ready to relax in the shade with our stellar entertainment lineup of soulful singers, reggae rockers and a school of musicians just getting started. Grab your food, get your shopping in and take a seat by the stage—you might find your new favorite singer.

 

10 a.m.

Pow! Wow! School of Music

 

The Pow! Wow! School of Music teaches students by encouraging their creativity and artistic expression through close mentorship from professionals. Students as young as 13 learn to write music for guitar, keyboard, vocals and percussion while performing around Hawai‘i.

 


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10:55 a.m.

Tegan & Kaylen

 

This young ‘ukulele duo met at Mid Pacific Institute where they became friends and learned how to sing and play upbeat melodies. They were International ‘Ukulele Contest winners in 2018 and sang Japan Airlines Hawai‘i’s official song.

 

11:50 a.m.

Elijah Sky

 

Headliner of the entertainment stage this year, Elijah Sky is the reggae artist behind the singles “Everything Love” and “Smooth” from his 2018 debut album, Heart Over Hype. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, he comes from a line of musicians including his grandmother, Irmgard Farden Aluli, a Hawaiian music icon.

 


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12:45 p.m.

Ka‘imi Hanano‘eau

 

Hanano‘eau started strumming ‘ukulele at age 5 and became a professional player by 14. He’s now a two-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano award finalist and an established Hawaiian musician.

 

1:40 p.m.

Keilana Mokulehua

 

R&B is Mokulehua’s passion—she recently released a soulful track, “Cotton Candy Feelings”—but her musical talents are extremely versatile, which has allowed her to write music for television shows such as Nashville.

 


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2:35 p.m.

Maia Mayeshiro

 

Mayeshiro became Miss Hawai‘i’s Outstanding Teen in 2017 after being named Most Outstanding Intern of the Kupu Hawai’i Youth Conservation Corps Community program. She went on to start college early at UH Mānoa, plus she’s a stellar ‘ukulele player.

 

3:30 p.m.

Micah Ganiron

 

Beloved throughout the state and in Japan for his quick-finger ‘ukulele playing, Hawai‘i local Ganiron started making music when his grandma gave him his first ‘ukulele. Since then, he’s become a Nā Hōkū award winner, performed at HONOLULU’s Hale ʻAina Awards and released an original EP, The Origin.

 

Best of Honolulu Festival, July 20, Honolulu Hale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A portion of the proceeds to benefit aio Foundation / Kahauiki Village.

 

 

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