We enjoyed a beautiful start to the Lanai Ukulele Festival with performances by Benny Uyetake and 45 of his ukulele students from Kalama School Ukulele Band, Richard Ho`opi`i, Kawaika Kahiapo, , CJ “Boom” Helekahi, Hula Honeys, and Byron Yasui.
The first day’s events were held on the lovely luau grounds of the Four Seasons Lanai Resort at Manele. The performances were enhanced by being under stars and with blazing tiki torches lining the grounds.
With a picnic basket setting, delicious food was available for purchase. Special festival-inspired cocktails were available with $5 of the proceeds going to the Lanai Cancer Association.
Andy created this brief video with short clips of almost all of the artists and performers.
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Day two of the festival moves upcountry to Lanai City and the Four Seasons Lanai Lodge at Koele. So stay tuned for more.