The 4th Annual Lanai Jazz Festival – March 7-9, 2014

Lanai Jazz Festival – March 7-9, 2014. A Free Festival Weekend on Lanai

Lanai Jazz Fest 2014

Four Seasons Resorts Lanai, with and, present the 4th Annual Lanai Jazz Festival, March 7-9, 2014. The Jazz Festival weekend on Lanai will be full of special events, including performances by Grammy Nominated Jazz Hall of Fame Legend Bobby Watson (from Kansas City) and Grammy Winner Skip Martin (from Dazz Band and Kool & The Gang). Jazz Duo with Fulton Tashombe (from the Whisperers) & Paul Bunuan (Sax & Nose Flute Master), Jazz Guitar Duo Damon Parillo & Ron Hetteen, 2013 Na Hoku Award Winner Benny Uyetake and The Jazz Alley TV Quartet with John Zangrando on Sax, Paul Marchetti on Drums, Doug White on Bass & Fulton Tashombe on Piano.

Call the Four Seasons Resorts for Kamaaina Rates and to book room reservations for this amazing weekend! 808-565-4000.

The Lanai Jazz Festival kicks off Friday night, March 7th with a JAZZ FEST TEASER at The Lodge at Koele.
Jazz Festival teaser from 6pm to 8pm under the stars by the fountain and lake, with special performances from our Lanai Jazz Fest Musicians! Move inside to the Great Hall from 7pm – 9pm and listen to Jazz Duo Damon Parillo & Ron Hetteen.

Saturday March 8th, you can take a Lanai City Jazz Walk Tour!! Saturday 9-11 am at Coffee Works with Fulton, Paul & friends. 11-1pm at Cafe 565 with Benny Uyetake & John Zangrando. 10:30am – Noon at The Local Gentry with Damon & Ron. 1-2 pm at Mimi’s Place, Spa & Salon with Benny Uyetake>

The Lanai Jazz Festival begins at 5pm Saturday evening, March 8th in The Great Hall at The Lodge at Koele. 4 hours of Grammy Award Winning music on beautiful Lanai. Music will wrap at 9pm. The Lodge at Koele is a special place to enjoy this 2014 Jazz Fest! Enjoy the food, the atmosphere, the music and the Aloha!!

The weekend comes to a close on Sunday March 9th with a Sunday Jazz Breakfast at the Lodge at Koele from 10am – 12pm. Music with Fulton and Jazz Friends. You can also go into Lanai City for more local jazz at Coffee Works from 10am – 12pm with Damon and Ron and at Anuenue Juice Bar from 10am – 12pm with Benny Uyetake. Dinner plans? Sunday Jazz Dinner at The Lodge at Koele from 7pm – 9pm with Fulton and Jazz Friends.


Lanai Hawaiian Culture, Film & Music Festival

Lanai Hawaiian Culture, Film & Music Festival – February 7, 8 & 9, 2014 FREE

Lanai Hawaiian Culture, Film and Music Festival

Four Seasons Resorts Lanai, with and, present the 4th Lanai Hawaiian Culture, Film & Music Festival, February 7th, 8th and 9th, 2014, at The Four Seasons Resorts Lanai, The Lodge at Koele. This Hawaiian Festival weekend on Lanai will be full of special events, including award winning music from Grammy Winner Dennis Kamakahi, Ukulele Master Benny Uyetake, Ukulele Master Sheldon Brown, Nose Flute with Calvin Hoe, Hula Maori and Tahitian Dances with Lanakila and Hui.

Call the Four Seasons Resorts for Kamaaina Rates and to book room reservations for this amazing weekend! 808-565-4000.

The festival kicks off Friday night, Feb. 7th with live Hawaiian Music Under the Stars at The Lodge at Koele, from 6-9pm. Award Winning Hawaiian Films will be shown in The Living Room at the Lodge at Koele between 6-10pm

Saturday February 8th, you can start the day off in Lanai City at Coffee Works, where Sheldon Brown will be performing Live Music from 9-11am. Just down the street, you can enjoy a great tasting lunch at Cafe 565 while listening to live music with Benny Uyetake from 11am – 1pm.

The Festival begins at 5pm Saturday evening, Feb. 8th in The Great Hall at The Lodge at Koele. 4 hours of Award winning Music, Award Winning Polynesian Films and FREE Hawaiian Culture Workshops with Lanakila, Calvin Hoe, Dennis Kamakai and Sheldon Brown.

The weekend comes to a close on Sunday Feb. 9th with Live Hawaiian Music in the Great Hall at The Lodge at Koele from 9:30 to Noon, with Hana Hou performance from 6-9pm.


Lanai Slack Key Guitar Festival 2013 – Lanai Hawaii

Lanai Slack Key Festival 2013 at Four Seasons Resorts Lanai 800-321-4666.

Lanai Slack Key Festival 2013

Aloha Slack Key Guitar Lovers!

Join us at the 3rd Annual Lana’i SLACK KEY FESTIVAL August 2nd-4th, 2013 on the island of Lana’i at The Four Seasons Resort, Lodge at Koele and Manele Bay! ALL FREE EVENTS

Call now to book your room. 1-800-321-4666 for reservations!

We’ll be kicking things on Friday, August 2nd with an incredible evening of Slack Key Under the Stars at the Four Seasons Resort, Lodge at Koele. Award Winning Music from 5-7:30pm on Koele’s outdoor stage by the Pineapple Fountain! The music continues in the Great Hall from 7pm-9pm! Call Four Seasons Resort for reservations! 1-800-321-4666

Saturday August 3rd…Start your Saturday off with a morning Slack Key Jam at Coffee Works! 9am – 11am with Kevin and Ikaika Brown. Stop by Lanai City’s newest hot spot, Anuenue Juice Bar & Cafe from 9-11am for Slack Key with Benny Uyetake!. Benny Uyetake will also perform from 11am-Noon at the Mike Carroll Gallery! Join Sonny Lim at Cafe 565 for a Slack Key Guitar Lunch from 11am-1pm! Damon Parillo will perform at Mimi’s Place from 11am-Noon, as well as at The Local Gentry from 1pm-2pm. August 3rd, the Slack Key Festival starts at 5pm in the Great Hall at The Four Seasons Resort, Lodge at Koele! Featuring Grammy & Na Hoku Hanohano Winning Slack Key Masters!

Enjoy an Afternoon of Award Winning Slack Key Music at The Four Seasons Lodge at Koele, with Grammy, Na Hoku Hanohano & Hawaiian Music Award Winners: Palani Vaughan, Dennis Kamakahi, Sonny Lim, Kevin & Ikaika Brown, John Keawe, Damon Parillo, Benny Uyetake, Cindy Combs, Ernest Puaa, Marty Wilson & The Hawaiian LUA Warriors!

FREE Workshops!!. SLACK KEY WORKSHOP with John Keawe Sat.1-2pm Music Room. NOSE FLUTE WORKSHOP with Calvin Hoe Sat. 2-3pm Front Porch Lanai. UKULELE WORKSHOP with Benny Uyetake Sat. 3-4pm Koele Music Room.

The Festival continues on Sunday August 4th, with Morning Coffee at “Coffee Works” with Damon Parillo from 10-Noon. Sonny Lim and Benny Uyetake will perform at The Lodge at Koele’s Sunday Brunch, from 11am-1pm. Enjoy Sunday Dinner with Grammy Winner Sonny Lim from 7-9pm in the Great Hall at The Lodge!

For Updated Information go to:

Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, The Lodge at Koele
One Keomoku Highway, P.O. Box 631380
Lanai City, Hawaii 96763 U.S.A.
Tel. 1 (808) 565-4000

Upcountry Farmers Market – Kulamalu Town Center, Maui Hawaii

Upcountry Farmers Market Maui Hawaii


The best food is what’s grown local to you! Come celebrate fresh, locally grown food and community at our NEW Upcountry Farmer’s Market located at the Kulamalu Town Center Hwy. 37 near Long’s Drugs, Pukalani/Kula. We are behind the football field on Saturdays, 7am – 12pm.

The Upcountry Farmers Market has been operating on Maui first at St. Joseph’s Church over 30yrs ago. The Upcountry Farmers Market moved after a few years to the Eddie Tam Gymnasium in Makawao town and existed there for approximately the last 30yrs. Value added food products were a vital part of the market. Unfortunately there was an incident of food poisoning and the market was shut down. It re-opened with restrictions, rules and regulations. The market vendors dwindled to only a few maybe 3 regulars and 2 or 3 occasional and with even fewer customers. This was about 7 years ago when the acting manager was leaving and told me that I was the new manager by default. I did not know what responsibilities came with that but soon found out.

Upcountry Farmers Market Maui HawaiiIn order for the market to continue I had to comply with many requests by the County of Maui in order to keep it running. The County of Maui has graciously allowed and supported the market through our ever expanding evolution over the years and assisted all of us with a mutually beneficial solution to our outgrowing the market location with a whopping 60 vendors. Yes we will be allowed value added goods again. The value added goods will have to come from the farmer and use the produce from ones farm on Maui. As of the 26th of June 2010 we have been freely given 100 spaces in Kulamalu Town Center by Everette Dowling, and the Dowling Company. There has been a tremendous amount of work that has gone into this and many thanks are due to so many.

We wish to thank Mayor Tavares, The County of Maui Parks and Recreation Dept., Everette Dowling and staff, Council woman Gladys Baisa, Clark Hashimoto, Rep. Kyle Yamshita, The County Planning Dept., Island Signs and countless others who have donated their time to make this a great community event.

Market Hours:
Saturdays 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Come early for the best picking!

Click Here to Visit Maui’s Upcountry Farmers Market Website!

Upcountry Farmers Market
Kulamalu Town Center
55 Kiopaa Street
Pukalani, HI 96768


Upcountry Farmers Market Maui Hawaii

Lua – Spiritual Warriors of Hawaii

The Warriors of Hawaii

Lua - Spiritual Warriors of HawaiiIn ancient Hawaii, as in most indigenous cultures, men were expected to have both a warrior presence as well as a peaceful presence (at peace within themselves). A warrior who was at peace within himself was the master at balancing “power and harmony”. In spiritual practices, that balance is the most powerful force in the universe. Warriors were considered very attractive by women, and were potential candidates to become chief. They were referred to as “nakoa.” Nakoa were the gatherers and protectors of the women, children, and elders.

The best warriors were selected for advance training called “Lua.” They were experts in the fighting arts, but, more importantly, they were practitioners in the physical and spiritual healing arts. Their mere presence brought fear to potential troublemakers even without them saying a word or lifting a hand. Yet their peaceful presence and charisma brought a sense of well-being and security to all people.

At the present time, lua training is available to native Hawaiians only, and is done in secret. Few Hawaiians have the privilege of being invited to learn the art, and only a few last beyond the initial training.

The most respected and highly skilled lua warriors become the leaders and teachers. They are known as the “olohe.” Olohe are selected by other olohe, and their mastery in all aspects of Hawaiian warrior arts, culture, healing, and spirituality is superb. There are less than 15 known legitimate olohe alive today.

Published reports and books refer to Kahu Naone as a recognized olohe. He is a teacher in the basic training of lua warriors throughout Hawai’i. Kahu is also an expert in the different parts of the body, and is the principal herbal and spiritual healing teacher for lua warriors. His knowledge of warrior weaponry and their application in fighting and spiritual arts is superb.

For more information about Lua and other Ancient Hawaiian training, including Spiritual Healing, Herbal Healing and Hawaiian Culture, go to:


Lanai Ukulele Festival 2013

Lanai Ukulele Festival 2013

Aloha Ukulele Music Lovers!

Join Four Seasons Resorts Lana’i, with & Jazz Alley TV, for the 3rd Annual Lana’i UKULELE FESTIVAL June 21st – 23rd, 2013 on the island of Lana’i at The Four Seasons Resort, Lodge at Koele!

ALL FREE EVENTS with amazing ukulele music over the entire weekend!

Call Four Seasons Resorts to Book Your Ukulele Festival Weekend!
1-800-321-4666 for Reservations!
Mention that you are attending the Ukulele Festival!

For more information go to:

Hana Taro Festival 2013 – Maui Hawaii

The 21st Annual East Maui Taro Festival was held on April 20, 2013 in heavenly Hana. 21 years celebrating the rich Hawaiian Culture and honoring the Taro Plant with good fun, good friends and plenty of Aloha Spirit.

Those who were lucky enough to be there enjoyed ono food from the local Farmers’ Market, Poi Pounding, Food Booths, Arts and Crafts, Music, Hula and more…

The celebration continued over the weekend with a Hana Bay Taro Pancake Breakfast, as well as Kahanu Garden Tours, Farm Tours at Mahele Farm at ‘Ula’ino and a Kapahu Living Farm Lo’i Excursion. Amazing feeling of Aloha and Ohana with interesting facts and stories from today and yesterday.

Please keep the old traditions alive and support the annual Taro Festival on Maui.

For more information go to:

Call: 808-264-1553

Pacific Rootz Tattoo & Body Piercing – Maui Hawaii

Samson - Pacific Rootz TattooPacific Rootz Tattoo & Body Piercing is the longest running Tattoo studio in Kihei, Maui. Award winning and published artist. Home of the Contemporary Pacific Island Tattoo.

All styles of Tattooing! Different applications of Tattoo: Machine, Hand pricking, Hand Tapping…
Hawaiian Locally owned and operated. Friendly and experienced artist. Single use needles and tubes.

If you’ve always wanted a tattoo, but have only been waiting for the right time and the right artist, look no further than Pacific Rootz Tattoo. Home to the most talented and creative artists and tattoo specialists on the island.

Call or Email at: (808) 891-1828 –
Open 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday and 10am – 6pm Sunday.

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Pacific Rootz Tattoo
& Body Piercing
1847 South Kihei Road #102
Kihei, HI 96753

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Ocean Sports Hawaii 888-724-5924


ocean sports hawaiiWelcome to Ocean Sports, the premier ocean recreation company on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. For 30 years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing outstanding and exciting ocean adventures to guests and residents of the islands, and we look forward to sharing our love of the ocean and Hawaii with you.

Whether you’d like to Sail, Snorkel, Scuba Dive or Whale Watch, Ocean Sports can take you there. If you’d rather kayak, Stand-up Paddle Board, or even ride a bike over the ocean’s surface, Ocean Sports can provide the fun. Join us on any of our regularly scheduled excursions, or let us help you design a custom charter for your friends, family or company.

The Aloha Spirit is alive at Ocean Sports. Come play with us and join the ‘ohana at Ocean Sports – where Every Day is an Adventure!

Design your own Adventure
Ocean Sports HawaiiWe know that you know that Ocean Sports offers Snorkel Sails, Sunset Sails and Whale Watches every day…but did you know that you can charter one, two or all three of our legendary catamarans and live the adventure of your dreams?? Choose an exclusive charter, and you’ll get to design your own adventures with a variety of itinerary and menu choices. Our Group Sales Manager Preston will be happy to help you with the details, and our friendly captain and crew will ensure that you and your family and friends have the time of your lives!
Call us at (808)886-6666 ext. 118…or check out any of our Private Charter Links at

P.O. Box 383699
69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr.
Waikoloa, HI 96738

Call Ocean Sports Hawaii Toll Free: 888-724-5924 ext 103
Local Calls: 808-886-6666 ext 103

For sales inquiries and private charters: Preston Woods 808-960-1376

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Red Bull Jaws Paddle at Pe’ahi 2012 – Opening Ceremony

Big Wave Surfers celebrated at the opening ceremonies for Red Bull’s Jaws Paddle at Pe’ahi. Riders had the chance to meet up, talk story about the upcoming event and enjoy some food, drinks and music.

This years’ event showcases the big wave surfing talents of riders like: Ian Walsh, Dave Wassel, Jeff Rowley, John John Florence, Kala Alexander, Albee Layer, Carlos Burle, Grant Baker, Greg Long, Jamie O’Brien, Makua Rothman, Danil Couto, Garrett McNamarra, Kohl Christensen, Mark Healey, Nate Fletcher, Shaun Walsh, Bruce Irons, Kelly Slater, Shane Dorian and more…

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Red Bull Jaws Paddle at Peahi Party