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6th Annual Hallowbaloo featuring John Cruz

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(Hawaii News Now) - The 6th Annual Hallowbaloo Music and Arts Festival returns to Honolulu for three days of great music and Halloween cheer.  The event has grown to become one of the biggest costume parties in Hawaii and also one of the state's largest live music showcases.

 The festival kicks-off tomorrow night with a special ‘Electric Soul' concert by John Cruz at the intimate Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art.  The show features Cruz backed by an all-star band including Bonnie Raitt's rhythm section – acclaimed musicians Hutch Hutchinson and Ricky Fataar, as well as local virtuoso Imua Garza.  And as a great added bonus, John Cruz will be debuting songs off his upcoming new album – scheduled to be released in early 2014. 

This coming Saturday night Hallowbaloo moves to Chinatown for its main event – a huge street festival on Nu'uanu Avenue with four stages of free entertainment including one of the iconic voices of Australia, Xavier Rudd, and New Orleans Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Legend, Allen Toussaint.  The celebration begins at 5:30pm and is expected to attract up to 15,000 costumed revelers. 

The festival organizers stress that people of all ages are welcome; it's not just for young people. In their words, "Hallowbaloo is Halloween cheer filled with plenty Aloha – the type of fun that never grows old." 

The festival wraps on Sunday with a free Kanikapila acoustic jam between 3pm and 6pm at Kapiolani Park on the lawn adjacent to the Waikiki Bandstand.  This year's performers include Mike Love, Paul Izak and John Cannizzaro. 

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