Maui Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Round-Up: Kenny Loggins, Upcountry Ag Fair, Republik Reggae

June 8, 2012, 5:32 PM HST
* Updated June 11, 6:40 AM
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By Madeline Ziecker

Kenny Loggins. Courtesy photo.

Kenny Loggins in Concert Friday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the MACC. Tickets are $45-$125.

Not many can think of music in the early 80s without remembering platinum artist Kenny Loggins.

His smash hit singles that still ring in the ears of fans across the globe including “Footloose,” “I’m Alright,” and “Danger Zone.”

Loggins is currently on a North American tour celebrating his extensive career, and he’s only making one stop in the Aloha State on Friday night at the MACC.


Tickets can be purchased by calling the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW or online at


Republik Music Festival Sunday, June 10 at 3:45 p.m. at the MACC. See ticket information below.

Major reggae groups Steel Pulse and Slightly Stoopid  headline the second-annual Republik Music Festival which also features performances from popular acts AlborosieG. Love, and Gyptian.

Steel Pulse band members David Hinds and Swlwyn Brown. Courtesy image.

The the common thread in this year’s Republik Music Festival performers of course is that they all incorporate varying hints of reggae style – but all of them also share the trait of bringing in other genres that spice up their sound and make each band that more unique.


Tickets can be purchased for $42.50 (general admission in advance), $48 (general admission on event day), and $90 (VIP in advance only) by calling the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW or online at

Upcountry Agriculture and Farm Fair Saturday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oskie Rice Field Arena in Makawao.

Grab a hat and cowboy boots and head upcountry Saturday for a fair that promotes youth interest in agriculture, ranching, and animal husbandry.

The fair features an Ohana Ranch Rodeo, a 4-H livestock auction, and local farm tents selling plants and produce.

John Cruz. Courtesy photo.

John Cruz Live Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at Stella Blues in Kihei. Tickets are $60 for dinner (6 p.m.) and the show, and $30 for the show alone.

John Cruz gives a solo performance in the Stella Blues Supper Club series, sharing his original, home-grown Hawaiian sound.

Cruz holds the title for winning the first-ever Grammy awarded for Hawaiian music with his song “Jo Bo’s Night.”

He continues to dazzle fans worldwide, and has played alongside other Hawaii-based greats Jack Johnson, Paula Fuga, and Makana.

Lahaina Second Friday Town Party Friday, June 8 from 6-9 p.m. on Front Street in Lahaina. A free family event.

Fleetwood's on Front Street lahaina

Front St. in Lahaina. Photo courtesy Fleetwood’s on Front St.

School is out for most students and summer has officially begun, so this Lahaina Second Friday Town Party has a lot planned in celebration including music, grand openings, food specials, and art deals at local galleries.

Highlights include a concert in the park presented by Lahaina Town Action Committee featuring three Maui performers, a free Nuff Sedd concert at Kimo’s, and the grand opening of Lahaina’s brand-new Hula Rock Awa Bar.

AlsoMaui girl and previous American Idol contestant Camile Velasco plays at Hard Rock Cafe at 7:30 p.m.

Visit the Maui Fridays website for further details on this Friday’s Lahaina bash.

A Kettle Prime. Courtesy image.

A Kettle Prime (AKP) Reunion Show Saturday, June 9 at 9 p.m. at Diamond’s Ice Bar & Grill in Kihei. No cover. 

Long-lost Maui roots band A Kettle Prime returns from their solo musical journeys for a reunion show while lead singer Lake McLain is in town.

The rock-funk-blues band took the Maui music scene in 2007 with their signature sound, and many who remember the band are excited to see them rejoin for one special night.

Night of Shooting Stars Saturday, June 9 at 5 p.m. at Lahaina Civic Center. Entrance is $10 in advance and $15 at the door (keiki 6 and under get in free).

Basketball Maui hosts a night of fun on the court where kids can play against local celebrities Mayor Alan Arakawa, former Hawaii Lieutenant Governor James “Duke” Aiona, pro surfer Ian Walsh, and Butterfly Effect founder Tatiana Howard.

All proceeds benefit Basketball Maui, an organization whose mission is to teach Maui youth character building and life skills through basketball.

JahMaka Saturday, June 9 at 9 p.m. at Haui’s Life’s A Beach in Kihei. No cover.

Finally – another reggae show. Honolulu band JahMaka comes to Maui to play songs from their new album, “Appetite for Love.” Be sure to bring an appetite for roots reggae, jah.

Zenshin Daiko. MACC courtesy photo.

13th Annual Taiko Festival with Zenshin Daiko Saturday, June 9 at 7 p.m. at the MACC. Tickets are $10 for keiki and $20 for adults. 

Maui’s Japanese taiko group Zenshin Daiko presents an exciting and culturally rich festival including koto arrangements by Na Hoku Hanohano nominated musicians Kimo and Jody Hybrechts.

The concert also features Toru Watanabe and Portland Taiko’s Michelle Fujii, who will perform an innovative fusion of taiko and Japanese folk dance.

Mina Pharmacy Grand Opening  Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului. A free family event.

A new pharmacy appears in Queen Ka’ahumanu Center this weekend with an opening event that includes giveaways, refreshments, and a health fair.

Naish event poster.

Pharmacy shoppers can receive $5 off of any purchase $25 and up through June 30.

NAISH Summer Kite Race Series: Race 1 Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m. at “Naish Beach” in Kanaha Beach Park.

Naish brings back their annual Summer Kite Race Series on Saturday at Kanaha featuring two classes of racing and course board, and and open class.

Gather friends and build a team, or just come and watch the race as the summer weather is consistently stunning just now on the north shore.





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