WAIKIKI AQUARIUM ANNOUNCES 2016 KE KANI O KE KAI SUMMER CONCERTS FEATURING SOME OF THE ISLANDS’ TOP PERFORMERS

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WAIKIKI AQUARIUM ANNOUNCES 2016 KE KANI O KE KAI SUMMER CONCERTS FEATURING SOME OF THE ISLANDS’ TOP PERFORMERS

HONOLULU, HI (May 11, 2016) – Join the Waikiki Aquarium this summer for the return of its popular Ke Kani O Ke Kai summer concert series featuring live local entertainment under the stars. Presented by Outrigger Resorts, this year’s line-up includes some of Hawaii’s top performers including Chad Takatsugi, HAPA, Amy Hanaiali‘i, Raiatea Helm and Natalie Ai Kamau‘u, among others. Guests will also enjoy food and refreshments from Haili’s Hawaiian Foods, Cactus Restaurant, A Place to Eat and Laverne’s.

The five-night concert series takes place every other Thursday evening from June 9 through August 4, 2016 as follows:

  • Thursday, June 9 – Ben & Maila / Kawika Kahiapo / Chad Takatsugi
  • Thursday, June 23 – Streetlight Cadence / HAPA
  • Thursday, July 7 – Kupaoa / Mark Yamanaka / Amy Hānaiali’i
  • Thursday, July 21 – Lehua Kalima / Maunalua / Raiatea Helm
  • Thursday, August 4 – Jeff Peterson / Melveen Leed / Natalie Ai Kamauu

 
A different restaurant will be paired with each concert. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The concerts begin at 7 p.m. and conclude at approximately 9:30 p.m. Guests are asked to bring their own low sand chairs or beach mats for seating.

Tickets are priced at $50 for adults, $20 for children (ages 5-12) and free for children 4 and under. Tickets for Friends of Waikiki Aquarium “FOWA” members are priced at $30 for adults, $15 for children. Special series pricing, including single admission to all five concerts will be available for $200 general admission ($75 for children) and $120 for FOWA members ($45 for children). Food, beer, wine and other beverages will be sold separately. No outside food or beverage will be permitted.

Tickets are currently available for purchase by FOWA members only. General tickets will go on sale to the public after June 2, 2016. For information, visit www.waikikiaquarium.org/kkokk.

Ke Kani O Ke Kai is presented by Outrigger Resorts. Seahorse Symphony sponsors include Beth Chang, Realtor; Elite Parking; Michael J. Marks Foundation; and Northwestern Mutual. Coral Chorale sponsors are Alexander & Baldwin; Aqua-Aston Hospitality; Bank of Hawaii; Barefoot Wine & Bubbly; Coldwell Banker Properties / Tracy Allen Real Estate; Hawaiian Coolwater; Island Event Rentals; King Auto Group; Kona Brewing Company; Kualoa Ranch; McCabe Hamilton & Renny; Matson Navigation; and Reskyu. Anemone Tune sponsors include Aloha Petroleum, Armstrong Associates, Armstrong Foundation, Becker Communications, Bergeman Project Group, Cactus Restaurant, Cades Schutte LLP, Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union, Izuo Brothers, Joseph Rothstein, Marr Jones Wang, Michael D. Rudy, Mildred Tyson Foundation and Pono Pacific Land Management, Inc.

About The Waikiki Aquarium
Founded in 1904 and administered by the University of Hawai‘i since 1919, the Waikiki Aquarium is located on the shoreline of Waikiki Beach next to a living reef and across from Kapiolani Park. The Aquarium – second oldest in the U.S. – showcases more than 500 marine species, and maintains more than 3,000 marine specimens. Public exhibits, education programs and research focus on the unique aquatic life of Hawai’i and the tropical Pacific. The Aquarium welcomes more than 300,000 visitors annually, and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Honolulu Marathon Sunday and Christmas Day. Admission is $12 for visitors; $8 for local residents, active duty military with ID and students with ID; $5 for seniors, juniors ages 4 to 12 and persons with disabilities; and free for children 3 and under and Friends of Waikiki Aquarium (FOWA) members. For more information about the Waikiki Aquarium, including membership, please call (808) 923-9741 or visit www.waikikiaquarium.org.

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