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Laupahoehoe Music Festival (Feb. 23)


Bruddah Smitty’s eighth Annual Laupahoehoe Music Festival is 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park.

The music festival raises scholarship money for graduating seniors of Laupahoehoe area students and funds community projects.

Organized in 2005 under the foresight of Laupahoehoe resident musician Braddah Smitty, the nonprofit 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 was a regular stopover by Kamehameha in his canoe voyaging conquest of the islands.

Tickets are $12 in advance at Hilo Guitars and Ukulele’s and Music Exchange in Hilo, 50’s Highway Fountain and Sakado Store in Laupahoehoe, Hilo Shark’s Coffee in Honomu, Taro Patch in Honokaa, Music Exchange in Waimea and in Kona at Music Exchange, or $15 at the gate. 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.

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