George Kahumoku, Jr. & The Slack Key Show Ohana
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Every Wednesday evenings at Napili Kai Beach Resort on Maui. All Show tickets are open seating. We offer two options for purchase:
Dinner and Show Tickets: $95.00:Dinner: 5:00pm at Sea House Restaurant (Napili Kai Beach Resort).Show: After dinner, walk to the Aloha Pavilion for the show. Doors open at 6:45pm, show begins at 7:30pm. Only Available with advance reservation.
Show Only Tickets:Tickets are $37.99 in advance online or by phone.Tickets are $45 at the door the night of the show.Show: Aloha Pavilion. Doors open at 6:45pm, show begins at 7:30pm.
All sales are final, no refunds available after purchase.
Special Guest George Kahumoku, Jr.:
Known as Hawaii's Renaissance Man, George Kahumoku Jr, is a multiple Grammy & Hoku Award winning master Slack Key Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, performer, teacher, artist and sculptor, story-teller and writer, farmer and entrepreneur. George is known for playing slack key on a jumbo 12-string guitar because he loves the full sound and the lower bass tones. He uses a custom Art Davis guitar, and since beginning the Slack Key Show seven years ago, has changed his favorite tuning from E flat to F to make it easier to play with others.
In October 2003, George co-created the first venue ever dedicated to presenting Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. First located at the Ritz Carlton-Kapalua, then moving to Maui's Napili Kai Beach Resort where it is now. The first show CD, produced from live recordings of the show, Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Vol. 1: Live in Concert from Maui won the 48th Grammy Award for Best Hawaiian Album. The 4 of the 5 sequels to this recording were all nominated, 3 of them winning Grammies.
A renowned story-teller on and off the stage, George collaborated with long-time friend, Paul Konwiser, to write down his entertaining semi-autobiographical short stories into his first book of short stories: A Hawaiian Life.
George lives on Maui, directing and teaching at the new Institute of Hawaiian Music at the University of Hawaii-Maui College. George spends his free time maintaining his small 3 acre farm growing fruit and vegetables, dry-land taro (for his famous home-made poi) and tending his goats, chickens, ducks, and miniature horses. True to his Hawaiian heritage, wherever he goes, George always brings bundles of fresh produce to share with friends and students.
Every summer in June, George Kahumoku Jr.'s Annual Maui Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Workshop takes place featuring the finest music instructors. This workshop is one of the great musical experiences in the Islands today, and the result of George's belief in sharing, celebrating and perpetuating Hawaiian culture and music.
Napili Kai Beach Resort - Aloha Pavilion
5900, Lower Honoapiilani Road
Napili, HI, 96761