Lanai to Celebrate First Annual Ukulele Festival

The first annual Lanai Ukulele Festival, sponsored by the Four Seasons Resorts Lanai, HawaiiONTV.com and Jazz Alley TV, will take place throughout the island on July 29 and 30.

Throughout the two-day event guests can listen to complimentary performances by popular performers including Grammy-winner Richard Ho`opi`i, Tony Conjugacion, Brittni Paiva, Herb Ohta Jr, Walt Keale, David Kamakahi, Benny Uyetake, CJ Helekahi and the Lanai Ukulele Club.

The schedule of events include:

    * Manele Bay - Friday, July 29, 2011; 6:00-9:00 pm - Music under the stars with performances by Herb Ohta Jr, Walt Keale, CJ “Boom” Helekahi, and Benny Uyetake and friends.
    * Coffee Works – Saturday, July 30, 2011; 9:00-11:00 am - Start the morning with a cup of coffee at the Ukulele Java Jam with Benny Uyetake.
    * Café 565 – Saturday, July 30, 2011; 11:00 am – 1:00 pm - Live music in Lanai City during lunch.
    * The Lodge at Koele – Saturday, July 30, 2011; 1:00-2:00 pm - Benny Uyetake will be offering a complimentary Ukulele workshop.
    * The Lodge at Koele - Saturday, July 30, 2011; 3:00-7:00 pm -  The line-up in the Great Room includes Richard Ho`opi`i, Tony Conjugacion, Brittni Paiva, and David Kamakahi.
    * Pele’s Other Garden, Lanai City – Saturday, July 30, 2011; 8:00-10:00 pm - The Ukulele Martini Jam will be held in the heart of Lanai City for what seems guaranteed to be a memorable after-party.

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