Waikiki Festival Celebrates Hawaiian Music

Fans of Hawaiian music have a new reason to hit Oahu in May: The inaugural four-day Na Hoku O Hawaii Music Festival, running from May 27 to 30, will celebrate Hawaiian music and artists, with special events, concert performances and musical workshops held throughout Waikiki. (Among the artists scheduled to appar is Jake Shimabukuro, famous for his rendition of "While My Ukulele Gently Weeps.") The festival will culminate with the annual awards show honoring the best of the best in Hawaiian music for 2010. (The 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards takes place Sunday, May 30, starting at 7:30 p.m.)

The Na Hoku O Hawaii Music Festival is a production of 4 Miles LLC in partnership with the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts and its major sponsors, the Hawaii Tourism Authority and Hawaiian Airlines, as well as numerous other sponsors.

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