Makaha Bash marks 25th year with May concert
By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Editor
"Makaha Bash Y2K1," the Makaha Sons' annual celebration of Hawaiian music that is marking its 25th anniversary this year, will be held from 5-9:30 p.m. May 27 at the Waikiki Shell.
Besides the Sons (Louis "Moon" Kauakahi, Jerome Koko, John Koko), the show will feature a stable of popular Island performers, including:
- Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom.
- Sistah Robi Kahakalau.
- Darlene Ahuna.
- Three Plus.
- Roy Sakuma's 'ukulele students (100).
In addition, special friends of the Sons will assemble for several numbers, including Del Beazley, Jerry Santos, Manu Boyd, Dennis Pavao, Cyril Pahinui.
The winner of the annual Battle of the Bash also will perform.
Gilliom, Kahakalau and Ahuna will reunite for the Bash as the Tivas, a first-time collaboration in their usual solo careers.
Tickets: $25 (reserved pool seating), $20 (reserved terrace seating) and $13 (general admission lawn seating), on sale at the Blaisdell box office starting May 5.
Farm Fair to run three weekends
The Hawai'i State Farm Fair, a popular family event featuring agricultural displays as well as carnival rides, has refined its format to run on three consecutive weekends, beginning Aug. 3 at the Aloha Stadium parking lot. In the past, the fair was open week nights as well. The event will be held Aug. 3-5, Aug. 10-12 and Aug. 16-19. Hours of operations will be from 6 p.m. to midnight Thursdays and Fridays, noon to midnight Saturdays, Sundays and Aug. 17 (Admissions Day holiday). The fair highlights Hawai'i's agricultural diversity, with exhibits of live farm animals, fresh Island produce, farming techniques and research projects. Those wishing to participate may call the Hawai'i Farm Bureau Federation at 848-2074. A midway of E.K. Fernandez rides and games will be featured, along with numerous food booths. Entertainment is being lined up. Tickets: $3 for adults; $1.50 for children 5 to 12; free for keiki under 5.
Brown Bags to Stardom slated
The 21st annual Brown Bags to Stardom, a high school talent search designed to uncover and boost Hawai'i's future stars, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Waikiki Shell. A field of 55 acts, from schools on O'ahu, Kaua'i, Maui, Lana'i, Moloka'i and the Big Island, will participate in the event, which is sponsored by I-94, KIKI-FM. Special guests will be 112, Beenieman, Public Announcement, Ashley Ballard, AZ, Koa'uka and Ten Feet. Tickets: $25 for pool seats, $18.50 for first terrace, $16.50 for second terrace, $9.40 for lawn. Reservations: 526-4400.