On January 23, 2011, Kala Koa Entertainment will present the highly anticipated 4th Annual Southern California Slack Key Festival at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. The 2011 lineup features Cyril Pahinui (son of Gabby Pahinui) performing with GRAMMY winner Jeff Peterson, Guitar magazine Guitar Superstar finalist Makana, three-time GRAMMY winner George Kahumoku, Jr with internationally renowned steel guitar player Bob Brozman, slack key guitarist and falsetto singer Gary Haleamau and - for the first time - the legendary slack key master Keola Beamer (Honolulu City Lights) together with one of Hawaiiʼs top female vocalists Raiatea Helm.
The Festival — the first one of its kind anywhere outside Hawaii — set a major milestone for Hawaiian music events on the mainland when it debuted in 2008 and has already garnered a huge loyal following - creating, cultivating, and renewing interest in Hawaii and its music.
Come Early for the Island Marketplace
Free and open to the public, Island Marketplace is held in conjunction with the Southern California Slack Key Festival. Come early and browse fun local arts & crafts vendors and enjoy delicious Hawaiian and island-themed food and snacks.
Island Marketplace is held on the grounds of the beautiful Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center starting at 11am until 5pm