2009 Ukulele Festivals in Hawaii
Information about 2009 ukulele festivals in Hawaii.
Includes 2009 Roy Sakuma ukulele festivals on four islands
and a new ukulele festival in Hawaii organized by a Japanese
rock star and a world famous Hawaii-born sumo wrestler.
2009 Roy Sakuma Ukulele Festivals
39th Annual Honolulu Ukulele Festival
DATE: July 19, 2009 (Sunday)
TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
VENUE: Kapiolani Park Bandstand
LOCATION: Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu Island
9th Annual Waikoloa Ukulele Festival
DATE: March 7, 2009 (Saturday)
TIME: 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.
VENUE: Waikoloa Resort, Queen's Marketplace
LOCATION: Waikoloa, West Hawaii Island (Big Island)
MC: Danny Kaleikini hosted events on 3 stages
Featured performers included Hoku Zuttermeister,
Ohta-san, Nando-san, Roy Sakuma, John Keawe,
Boo Takagi, Uncle Willie Perreira, Ukulele Lehulehu,
Kris Fuchigami, Auntie Mary Ann Lim, Auntie Lani Lee,
Hilo Ukulele Band, the Kau High School Ensemble Band,
and the students of Kano O Ka Aina. Roy Sakuma presented
a ukulele workshop before the festival,
from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
7th Annual Kauai Ukulele Festival
DATE: April 11, 2009 (Saturday)
TIME: 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
VENUE: Kukui Grove Center
LOCATION: Lihue, Kauai Island
4th Annual Maui Ukulele Festival
DATE: 4th - October 18, 2009 (Sunday)
TIME: 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
VENUE: Maui Arts and Cultural Center
LOCATION: Kahului, Central Maui
Other 2009 Hawaii Ukulele Festivals and Contests
2009 Japan-Hawaii Ukulele Picnic
The first Annual Japan-Hawaii Ukulele Picnic took place
in Honolulu's Kakaako Waterfront Park on Valentine's Day,
February 14, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to Sunset.
Featured performers included Ohta-san, Roy Sakuma, Kapena,
Manoa DNA, Vaihi, Chris Kamaka, Nate Mata, Brian Tolentino,
Taimane, Bruce Spencer, the Sekiguchi Band, Konishiki & Taupou,
Aloha Nui, Dai Hirai, Iwao, Jody Kamisato, Chris Salvador,
Masaru Shimabukuro, Keith Nakaganeku, Naoko Usui & Idling,
Ryukyukokou Matsuri Daiko, Ukulele Hale, the Koaloha Band,
the Puapua Band, and the Students of the Roy Sakuma
2009 Aloha Tower Marketplace Ukulele Contest
The 4rd Annual Aloha Tower Ukulele Contest has not yet
been scheduled but it is expected to take place in
September of 2009 on the Center Stage of the
Aloha Tower Marketplace. Contestants can usually enter
the competition by submitting an application to
the Hawaiian Ukulele Company, a ukulele shop
located on the first floor of the center.
For more information contact the
Hawaiian Ukulele Company at 808-536-3228.
2009 Waimea Town Center Ukulele Contest
The 11th Annual Waimea Town Center Ukulele
Contest took place on Saturday, February 21, 2009
at 1:00 p.m. The event was part of the annual
2009 Waimea Town Celebration, it was sponsored by
Scotty's Music of Kalaheo, and it featured
amateur ukulele players competing for prizes.
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