Maui entertainer, Ikaika Blackburn will perform at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert on Thursday, April 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm in front of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets in Lahaina.
Ikaika Blackburn returns to Lahaina for an evening of traditional and cha-lang-a-lang Hawaiian tunes. He is a recognized ‘ukulele player and founding member of Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning trio Nā Hoa. The group’s beautiful melodies and harmonies evoke the nostalgic golden era of Hawai‘i. In 2015, the trio garnered a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Extended Play Album of the Year for Cha-Lang-A-Lang Christmas. Ikaika released a debut solo album in 2013, Maliu, that showcased his leo ki‘eki‘e (falsetto) vocals in traditional Hawaiian songs.
Limited seating is provided; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. This ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program is sponsored by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the County of Maui Office of Economic Development and The Outlets of Maui with support from KPOA-FM.