Maui Holiday Friendship Jam
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Friendship Jam: 6–8 PM
After-party: 8–10 PM
68 N Market Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
45 N Market Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
Best Buddies Hawaii will host the 1st Annual Best Buddies Friendship Jam on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, from 6 -8 pm at the historic Iao Theater in Wailuku with an after-party across the street at Wai Bar from 8-10 pm. This year’s entertainers include Singer-Songwriter, Amy Hānaiali’i and the group Kanekoa.
Amy Hānaiali’i remains Hawai’i’s top-selling female vocalist of all time. Hānaiali’i’s success as a recording artist speaks for itself and is evidenced by a multitude of awards and acknowledgments, including 5 GRAMMY® nominations for Best Hawaiian Music Album. Kanekoa describes its music as ukulele powered Hawai’ian reggae folk rock. Kanekoa has been playing together since 1999, melding elements of Hawaiian, Rock, Folk, Blues, Reggae, and improvisation into a truly unique sound. Kanekoa consists of Kaulana Kanekoa (rhythm ukulele, lead vocals, lyrics), Vince Esquire (lead ukulele, backing vocals, sounds), Travis Rice (Cajon/congas, kit, electric pads, backing vocals), and Don Lopez (u-bass, electric bass, backing vocals).
Sponsors and their guests will also enjoy heavy pupus and open bar at the WAI BAR after Jam Party. Tickets are $20.00 for Best Buddies members and students. General Admission Tickets are $30.00 each. Free Deluxe Tickets are $40 each to the general public but free for all sponsors, include both the Holiday Friendship Jam and after Jam Party at The Wai Bar (just across the street from Iao Theater) including drinks and heavy pupus are $40 each to the general public.
All Friendship Jam proceeds help support Best Buddies Hawaii programs assisting youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) at 8 schools on Maui.