The 10th Annual Laupahoehoe Music Festival will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park (see directions below)
The non-profit organization Malama Hawaii Nei along with Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School have organized the festival this year to help raise scholarship money for Laupahoehoe area students and to fund community projects.
Organized in 2005 under the foresight of Laupahoehoe resident musician Braddah Smitty, Malama Hawaii Nei has awarded nearly $27,000 in scholarships to date. Under the current plan, every student who applies receives a scholarship.
This year’s Hawaiian-style event features some of the island’s best music and hula entertainers performing at Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park, noted for its sacred and natural beauty and known to be a regular stopover by Kamehameha in his canoe voyaging conquest of the islands.
Tickets are $12 in advance at Hilo Guitars, Basically Books and Hilo Music Exchange in Hilo, and Sakado Store in Laupahoehoe, Taro Patch and Grandma’s Kitchen in Honokaa, and in Kona at Music Exchange, or $15 at the gate. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.LaupahoehoeMusicFestival.org
Age 10 and under free.
It’s a day of music, music, music, ono grinds and crafts. Drinks available on site. No coolers please.
This is an alcohol- and drug-free event.
Directions: From Highway 19 (Hawaii Belt Road), turn onto Laupahoehoe Point Road (near mile marker 27). Follow the road for about one mile (1.6 km) down to the ocean. Please drive carefully, it is a narrow, curvy road with two way traffic and sections of this road are in residential areas.