Maui Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Round-Up: Obon Fest, Surfrider Cleanup, Kamehameha Parade

June 15, 2012, 9:38 AM HST
* Updated June 18, 5:41 AM
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By Madeline Ziecker

Featured Shows

Four Fathers. Image courtesy of the MACC.

Four Fathers, Four Sons Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the MACC. Tickets are $25 (general admission) and $45 (VIP).

Eight Hawaiian slack key masters join for a friendly music competition to celebrate Father’s Day.

The night’s Hawaiian music duos are Dennis & David Kamakahi, Ricard & Kai Ho’opi’i, Kevin & Ikaika Brown andGeorge & Keoki Kahumoku.


First, each pair performs together and then the group’s “four fathers” engage in a friendly competition with their kin.


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

HAPA Summer Show Friday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Stella Blues in Kihei. Tickets are $30 for the show only and $60 for dinner (6 p.m.) with the show.

HAPA. Courtesy photo.

Hawaiian music duo HAPA is back on Maui to kick off summer with three June shows at Stella Blues.


HAPA is known for producing quality traditional Hawaiian music blended with some contemporary hints at American acoustic/folk. They have been on the scene for 20 years, and have attracted an international following with their talent.

The first show of the series is Friday night, where members Barry Flanagan and Ron Kuala’au will share a mix of traditional Hawaiian mele, oil, chanting, and slack key.

Danyel Alana Trio Friday, June 15 at 9:30 p.m. at Charley’s Restaurant in Paia. Entrance is $10.

A bluesy trio makes their way to the Charley’s stage on Friday night

Mark Johnstone, courtesy image.

with soulful songstress Danyel Alana.

Alana’s powerful voice has a way  of getting everyone on their feet, so bring your dancing shoes and some cash for a drink or two.

Wavetrain Saturday, June 16 at 9 p.m. at Chatley’s Restaurant in Paia. Entrance is $10.

Grammy-nominated Maui musician Mark Johnstone, his band Wavetrain, and friends will play a summer concert at Charley’s this weekend.

Wavetrain‘s musical stylings include funk, blues, and a little bit of jazz.

The Reefers will open the show.

Rebel Souljahz & Rising Strong Saturday, June 16 at 9 p.m. at Ocean’s in Kihei. Entrance is $10.

It’s the season for reggae shows on Maui and Ocean’s is hosting a good one this Saturday night.

Island-reggae bands Rebel Souljahz and Rising Strongare frequently featured in the Maui scene, and are bringing their talent to the south side to play their best hits.

Rebel Souljahz. Courtesy photo.

The Satterday Space Haole’s Show Saturday, June 16 at 9 p.m. at Three’s Bar & Grill in Kihei. No cover charge. 

Three’s a charm on Saturday night with three bands playing for three hours at Three’s Bar & Grill.

Bands performing are The Satterday Saints, The Happy Haole’s, and Pounding Sunshine.

There’s no cover, so that leaves concert-goers with some extra spending money for some of Three’s tasty cocktails.


Summer Slide Umalu Pool Party Saturday, June 16 from 2-6 p.m. at Umalu. Free.

Spend Saturday by the pool with DJs, drink specials, pool games, a swimsuit contest, and prizes.

Live entertainment starts later in the day with Malino and Nuff Sedd.

Makawao 3rd Friday. Courtesy image.

Makawao Third Friday Town Party Friday, June 15 from 6-9 p.m. on upper Baldwin Ave. in Makawao.

This month’s Makawao Third Friday Town Party is themed “Summer Fest,” and will be the first Makawao Town Party where upper Balwin Ave. will be closed off to traffic.

The street party features live music on three stages, special food vendors, store sales, and more.

Highlights include Haiku Hillbillies on the town’s Main Stage and a late-night party at Casanova’s starting at 9 p.m. with One Inity and Island Reggae.

Endless Summer Friday, June 15 at 10 p.m. at Three’s Bar & Grill in Kihei. 

DJ Stylz and DJ Kamikaze usher in the summer season Friday night at Three’s.

Drink specials include $3 “you call its,” $5 Patron shots, and $3 drafts.

Maui Film Skim & Trim Party Saturday, June 16 at 10 p.m. at Stella Blues in Kihei. Entrance is $10.

Stella Blues hosts a post-Maui Film Festival party with DJs Jay P and Kid Continental in two separate rooms.

DJ Kid spins hip-hop, and DJ Jay P plays house music.

Community Events

Save Makena Skim Contest Saturday, June 16 at 8 a.m. at Makena State Park. 

Courtesy image.

Skimboard masters of all ages are invited to show off their moves at Makena Beach – the perfect place to slide on slippery, wet sands and spin into impressive skim tricks.

Call Erik Covarrubias at (808) 265-2112 to register.

Wailuku Obon Festival Friday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at Wailuku Jodo Mission and Saturday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Wailuku Shigon Mission.

June marks the opening of obon season, where Buddhist temples hold a traditional ceremony honoring the dead.

Wailuku’s Obon festival events include a remembrance service, traditional dancing, and free Maui chow fun. Dress in your finest kimono and carry a lantern as taiko drums beat into the night.

Na Kamehameha Parade & Ho’olaule’a Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kamehameha ‘Iki Park on Front Street in Lahaina. 

Come to Front Street on Saturday to celebrate Hawaiian culture and honor the Kamehameha lineage with a parade, cultural tours, exhibits, hula, crafts, and food booths.

A documentary on the Art of Pā’ū will be shown later in the day.

International Surfing Day Beach Cleanup Saturday, June 16 from 9-11 a.m. at Launiupoko Beach Park.

International Surfing Day is coming up, and to celebrate Surfrider Foundation Maui Chapter is having a community Launiupoko Beach cleanup with music from Kenny Roberts, food from Lulu’s Lahaina, and prizes for those who pick up the most trash.

Bring some gloves, a reusable bag, a drink container, and an appetite.

Wailuku Health Fair Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walter J. Cameron Center in Wailuku.

Free health screenings are available for blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, ears, vision, feet and CVD.

The fair includes a free lunch and live entertainment from Hollis Lee, Uncle Richard Ho’opi’i, and Homestead.

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