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‘First Fridays at The Shops’ debuts


Nino Kaai

Nino Kaai


The Shops at Mauna Lani’s new music series “First Fridays at The Shops” kicks off Friday, April 3, with Kohala’s own award-winning artist Nino Kaai and Kahua.

The Shops at Mauna Lani will host free music performances at its outdoor stage on the first Friday evening of every month, featuring a diverse array of local sounds, from contemporary Hawaiian to jazz. 

The April concert debut will feature a two-hour set from Kohala’s own award-winning artists Nino Kaai and Kahua beginning at 6 p.m. Popular jazz cat Bill Noble will take the stage in June.

“The more I travel, the more I realize how many exceptional musicians we have here on our home island,” said Bill Borkan, owner of The Shops at Mauna Lani. “These artists are some of the most talented in the world, and we’re privileged to be able to showcase their considerable skills.” 

Participating center merchants will also offer shopping incentives and kamaaina specials at each event.

“First Fridays at The Shops” schedule:

April 3 – Nino Kaai & Kahua

May 1 – Nino Kaai & Kahua

June 5 – Bill Noble Jazz Band

July 3 – Bill Noble Jazz Band

Opened in 2006, The Shops at Mauna Lani is home to fine dining and unique shopping, including an array of art galleries, fashion and lifestyle boutiques, jewelry and specialty stores. 

Dining establishments include Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Café, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Kenichi Pacific and Dara’s Thai Cuisine. The Shops is also home to Starbucks Coffee, Marble Slab Creamery and Foodland Farms gourmet market. 

— Find out more:

The Shops at Mauna Lani: 885-9501,

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