Looking for a break from your busy Maui workweek? Even here, we can get swept up in the demands of our jobs and start forgetting the opportunities for enjoyment that surround us. While visitors from all over the world flock to Maui for fun and adventure or rest and relaxation, it's easy to get busy enough to forget to enjoy these things ourselves. But the nice thing about living and owning real estate on Maui is that when we remember to have fun, there are opportunities all around us. On that note, if you're looking for something to add zest to your weekend, why not swing by the 26th Annual Kī Hō`alu Guitar Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC)?
If you'd like to enjoy an afternoon of mesmerizing Hawaiian music with your friends and/or family, this festival is a chance to relax, have fun, and be social if you're in the mood. It will take place on Sunday, June 25th at the A&B Amphitheater, from 1pm to 7pm. You can bring a blanket or a low backed chair, pick a spot on the amphitheater's sprawling lawn and listen to some wonderful live performances. If you've never attended before, it may be worth going to see what kind of a festival reaches its 26th year of celebration on Maui.
One of the perks to attending is that there's no admission fee, which makes it particularly nice if you want to go with a big group of people. Once you settle in, you can soak up the sounds from some of Hawaii's best slack key guitar players. Here is a list of this year's lineup of illustrious artists.
Kī Hō`alu, literally means "loosen the key," which accurately describes the technique of slack key guitar, which has its roots in the 19th century where paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys) experimented with the guitar to discover a new kind of sound. The technique has come a long way, especially since the Grammy Awards added Hawaiian music as its own category. If you haven't experienced much slack key music, what better way to spend a summer afternoon?
If you're currently on a trip to Maui, and you've found your way to our site because you're thinking about buying Maui real estate, the festival might also be a nice opportunity to experience authentic Hawaiian music and get to know the community. The attendees always include a big mix of vacationers and local residents alike. Who knows? You might meet people and make some new connections. As for your real estate search, if you need our assistance, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!
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