The Southern California Slack Key Festival in Redondo Beach is the only location anywhere outside Hawaii where you can find the best Hawaiian slack key guitarists in the world on one stage together. Honoring one of the worldʼs great acoustic guitar traditions, “slack key” (ki hoʼalu), the Festival takes place January 18, 2009 2:00pm at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and features seven of the most respected names in Hawaiian guitar music today — a who's who of slack key, all recipients of numerous awards including Grammy Awards, Na Hoku HanoHano (Hawaiian Grammy) Awards, Criticʼs Choice and Peopleʼs Choice awards:
• Pahinui Hawaiian Band
• Barry Flanagan
• John Keawe
• Jeff Peterson
• Jim “Kimo” West
Besides showcasing guitar virtuosity, the festival also features singing, award winning hula dancers, Hawaiian food and arts & crafts vendors starting at 11am.
Sunday January 18, 2009 at 2:00pm | Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center | 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach, California 90278 | $25-$75
Visit www.SoCalSlackKeyFest.com for tickets and info.