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‘First Fridays’ concerts return to The Shops at Mauna Lani

Big Island jazz cat Bill Noble from the 2009 "First Fridays at The Shops." Noble and friends return to The Shops at Mauna Lani July 2. (Photo courtesy of The Shops at Mauna Lani)


The Shops at Mauna Lani has announced the return of its free summer concert series dubbed “First Fridays at The Shops.” Beginning Friday, June 4, the shopping complex will host music performances at its outdoor stage on the first Friday evening of every month.

Like last summer’s inaugural season, the series will feature a diverse array of local sounds, from contemporary Hawaiian to jazz. The June summer debut will feature a two-hour set from Poncho Man beginning at 6 p.m.

Popular jazz cat Bill Noble will take the stage in July.

“Island sounds and summer go hand-in-hand,” said Bill Borkan, owner of The Shops at Mauna Lani. “We’re proud to showcase our skilled Big Island music makers in a no-cost concert for our community. These artists are some of the most talented in the world.”

Participating center merchants will also offer shopping incentives and kamaaina specials at each “First Friday” event.

First Fridays at The Shops schedule:

* June 4: Poncho Man
* July 2: Bill Noble Jazz Band
* August 6: To Be Announced

The Shops at Mauna Lani is the premier destination on the Kohala Coast for live island music, world-class shopping and fine dining. Restaurants include Tommy Bahama’s Bar & Restaurant, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Monstera.

The Shops is also home to Hawaii’s most distinct art galleries, including Peter Lik Gallery, Third Dimension Gallery and Lahaina Galleries, as well as popular merchants such as Oasis Lifestyle and Foodland Farms gourmet market.

For more information call (808) 885-9501 or visit

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