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Classic cars and ‘Hawaiian Motown’ (June 30)


Waikoloa Beach Resort invites fans of classic cars and classic Motown to a full day of fun, flashbacks and music from “back in the day” on Saturday, June 30.

The Resort will host the Cruise Paradise classic car expo at Queens’ MarketPlace and a concert by the Motown tribute band A Touch of Gold at Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens.

“Cruise Paradise 2012,” Hawaii’s major classic car event, happens once every three years for a 10-day period, with events for hot rod enthusiasts across the entire Big Island.

Admission is free for the “Show & Shine” at Queens’ MarketPlace, with more than 100 of the hottest classics on display with their proud owners on hand to talk story from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

With their glitterati 70’s costumes, solid harmonies and smooth dance moves, A Touch of Gold specializes in “Motown Hawaiian Style,” and unforgettable songs like “Just My Imagination,” “My Girl,” and more.

In its 25-year history, A Touch of Gold has evolved from an island style “kani ka pila” band to entertainers in demand, winning the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for the Best R&B/Hip-Hop Album and widespread acclaim for high energy music that brings audiences to their feet every time.

Admission to the concert is $10 adults; $5 teens 13-17; FREE for kids 12-and-under (all general lawn seating). Tickets are available at Persimmons in Queens’ MarketPlace. Bring a beach chair or mat for lawn seating, no alcohol permitted.

Doors open at 6 p.m., Concert starts at 7 p.m.

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