Hawaiian Springs Concert Series kicks off with 100th anniversary of Kamaka ukulele

Hawaiian Springs Concert Series Kick off with 100th Anniversary of Kamaka Ukulele
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Friends of the Kamaka family will perform at a concert honoring 100 years of business for the famed Kamaka Hawaii ukulele company on October 16, 2016 at the historic Hawaii Theatre at 5:00 p.m.  The concert will kick off The Hawaiian Classics concert series presented by Hawaiian Springs,

The sons of the founder, Samuel Kaialiilii Kamaka, who started the company in 1916, will make an appearance.  Fred Kamaka Sr. and Samuel Kamaka Jr., both now in their 90s, are still actively involved in the business and are icons of the Hawaii music community.

Performers will include Jake Shimabukuro, Benny Chong, Paula Fuga, Side Order Band, Hookena, Kama Hopkins, Momi Kahawaiolaa, Herb Ohta Sr., Herb Ohta Jr. and Aidan James.  Performing halau will be Hula Hui O Kapunahala and Halau I ka Wekiu.

The Hawaiian Springs Hawaiian Classics Concert Series will continue on November 19th with monthly performances by Hawaiian Music Legends performing traditional and contemporary Hawaiian Classics

Tickets will be available beginning Friday September 16, 2016.  Purchase tickets at the Hawaii Theatre Box office and online at www.hawaiitheatre.com.  Tickets start at $54 with discounts for kamaaina and Hawaii Theatre Center members.

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