#1 BEST LIVE SHOW in Hawaii!
Hawaii Magazine Readers' Choice.
One of a kind performance
by Hawaiian slack key's most prolific composers, Doug & Sandy
McMaster. Enjoy the magic soothing ambience of
this fingerstyle, instrumental musical artform created by Hawaiian
paniolo (cowboys) in the late 1700's.
The longest running concert of it's kind, set
in a relaxed, family style building in the hamlet of Hanalei on
the north shore of Kauai nestled against the emerald green mountains,
rich taro fields, incredible rainbows,
with soft tradewinds carrying the sounds of surf
and Hawaii's birds through the building.
Experience slack key music in the real old style while
learning about it's history, legendary players, and the history,
culture, and natural resources of old Hawaii.
Incredible value and one of the most aloha experiences
in Hawaii. Audiences consistently rate this show Excellent - a highlight of our trip!
"#3 in Top Things to Do on Kauai's North Shore in TripAdvisor!"
KEY CONCERT INFORMATION: HANALEI CONCERTS - scroll down for the regular schedule
Kauai Beach Resort 7:30pm to 9:30pm Doors open 7pm
Tickets: $30 in Advance, $40 at Door,
$15 Kama'aina (Hawaii Residents) and children 12 and under.
Proceeds support 501c3 Nonprofit "Slack Key Music Center" and this program.
Tickets will be held for you at the door.
HANALEI CONCERTS - WEEKLY
* FRIDAYS at 4 p.m. and SUNDAYS at 3 p.m.
* Concerts are held inside (no rain, no mosquitoes).
* Tickets: $15 Kids & Seniors $20 Regular Admission (Children 5 and under Free)
* Purchase tickets on-line (scroll down) for priority seating. (Tickets held for you at the door).
* Enjoy the following short slack key intro video by KVIC TV-3 filmed on community center grounds.
* Directions and downloadable map in right column under the sign.
* See audience feedback in the column to your right.
* Proceeds support the Hale Halawai 'Ohana 'o Hanalei and this program.
Slack Key Intro
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HANALEI CONCERTS - FRIDAYS 4 p.m. and SUNDAYS 3 p.m.
$20 Regular Admission ($15 for under 18 & 50+; Kids under 6 free)
tickets on-line with PayPal for priority seating! (Tickets
will be held for you at the door.) Regular Admission $20
Mahalo To These Calendars of Events Supporting Traditional Slack Key
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The community center is easy to find. Google Malolo Rd. About a block past
Hanalei Center (mountainside) and Ching Young Village Shopping (right/makai side),
turn towards the mountains on Malolo Rd. Go about 20 yards and turn left into the
gravel parking lot. The concert is held in Pohai Aloha building (Circle of Aloha - brown double yurt structure).
Join us & share the spirit of old Hawaii!
Aloha and a hui hou,
Applaud... "We attended three of
your concerts and were mesmerized by your music, but as well by your stories and your humour." - Robert & Karen
just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much I enjoyed
your concert on my visit to Kauai last month. I purchased all
your CD's so
that I can be reminded of the beauty and peacefullness of your
home." - Bill
my fiancé, and I visited your Sunday concert while we were
in Princeville a few weeks ago, and now it will be on our “recommended
to do” list for friends visiting Kauai." - Gail Collins
"... most aloha experience on Kauai." - Emily and Bob
"Thanks Again SO VERY MUCH for being responsible for turning
us on to Hawaiian music. If it were not for you folks we would
never have found out about what has now become our favorite pastime...."
- Mike & Paula Pailliotet
" Music that soothes my soul." - Karen & Ray
"This [concert] was everything I hoped it would be."
"Thank you for the wonderfull afternoon on Sunday October
the 17th, listening to your stories and great music... We have
enjoyed your music since and have your pictures on our computer
which remind us that paradise is not far away... It's alway wonderfull
to meet people that live their passion and spend all their time
to translate it to us!" - Francine Begni
it! Great island experience!" - Stan & Debra
"The tranquility and harmony of this form of music. It's
from the heart!" - Cynthia
"The best thing we've experienced on Kauai." - Paula
have all your CDs and enjoy them frequently. We have given them
to friends as gifts and bring friends to see you in person while
on Kauai." - Jim and Sheri
"My wife and one of our daughters attended your concert on
July 2 and had a wonderful time. We tell everyone what a great
experience it was to learn of the history of Ki Ho'alu and your
stories of the history of the music and the area. ... Your music
inspires me to continue to study this music and play it for my
grandkids. Your finger work on the fret board is amazing and as
with everything that seems so simple is obviously very difficult.
Your dedication and talent reflect that in the beautiful music.
am reminded of the lady who after listening to a famous concert
pianist remarked to him that she would give her life to play like
he did. His response was "Madam, I did"! Thanks
to you both for being so devoted and passionate about your work
and giving your life to the further this music." - Carl Walls
"heard you in Hanelei last April one rainy Sunday at the
Center....when we play your CD'S we are reminded of that magical
afternoon..." - Aileen & Chuck
"One of our highlights was your concert and information on
slack key music on Sunday afternoon in the Community Center! We
still enjoy playing our CD's as they are so relaxing and serve
to remind us of all of the fond memories of our stay on Kauai.
Please remember that you and your music are a significant addition
to our enjoyment of our visit to the "Garden Island".
-Gary & Sheila Hrdlicka