Maui Arts & Entertainment

Swoon with Gaile Swanson on Valentine’s Day

February 7, 2011, 8:41 PM HST
* Updated February 8, 9:15 AM
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By Maesyn

Maui is where lovers from around the world come to celebrate their union.

As our beaches flood with romantics this February, the buzz is in the air. “What are you doing for Valentine’s day?”

photo courtesy of Gaile Swanson

Maui is full of infinite potential magical experiences.

A crucial element of any memorable Valentine’s is the perfect meal with the perfect music.


With that in mind, Stella Blues in Kihei has arranged a special evening of music for its guests, with local legend Gail Swanson at the helm.


The first dinner seating will be from 5 to 7 pm. The second seating will be from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Gaile will perform an hour long set for each round of amorous diners.

Stella Blues is popular for its food, but it is pulling out all the stops for this special day.

Lucky guests who are able to get a reservation will be treated to a dazzling variety of specials.


Valentine’s appetizer options include shrimp ceviche served in a martini glass with fresh tortilla chips.

Entree specials include grilled Maui Cattle Co. rib-eye steak with black pepper demi glaze; and crab-stuffed mahimahi in citrus beurre blanc.

The Valentine’s Day dessert is fresh chocolate-covered strawberries served with macadamia-nut brittle, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.

While you are indulging in gourmet delicacies, your ears will be swimming in sonic bliss as well.

Gail Swanson is famous in Hawaii and beyond for her sultry, gritty vocals, and her glowing stage presence.

She integrates elements of rock, folk, and soul into her very own expression that is straight from the heart.

On this night where the heart is being celebrated, come share in the revelry with one of Maui’s most soulful singers.

Famously affiliated with many of the top musical names on Maui, Gaile consistently pulls in the best players and guests on her sets, including past collaborations with greats such as Willie Nelson and Pat Simmons.

She has opened for Melissa Etheridge, Lisa Loeb, The Doobie Brothers, David Crosby and more.

Enjoy the intimate company of your partner and Gaile’s beautiful rapturous voice as you celebrate the many sensory sensations of love.

For reservations, call Stella Blues at 874-3779.

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