The Maui Arts & Cultural Center (The MACC) will present its Ho'onanea Hawaiian Series featuring the multitalented Willie K in "Willie Kalikimaka" on Saturday, Dec. 14. Enjoy the holidays with Willie K, family and friends in what promises to be an exciting evening of traditional Hawaiian music and holiday songs--probably with some lively blues, rock 'n' roll thrown in for good fun. You can expect the unexpected when this eclectic and versatile musician is on stage--and it's all good!
Maui-born Willie Kahaiali'i, aka Willie K, is a multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning vocalist, guitar virtuoso and prolific songwriter who has been described as "a Hawaiian Jimi Hendrix Gabby Pahinui, Andres Segovia and Eddie Van Halen rolled into one" (Honolulu Weekly).
Willie has played with such musical giants as B.B. King, Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, Mick Fleetwood, Elvin Bishop, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, George Benson and Jimmy Buffet, besides performing around the world under his own name and reputation.
Willie Kahaiali‘i, aka Willie K, will bring “Willie Kalikimaka” to The MACC on Saturday, Dec. 14.
This year's "Willie Kalikimaka" concert at The MACC promises to be another one of Willie K's extraordinary live performances, for which he is well known. In October, he brought this year's 'Ukulele Festival audience to their feet with a standing ovation and roar of approval after launching into a bit of opera (a capella!) to mix up his 'ukulele set of both traditional Hawaiian and rockin' sounds. He does it all and he does it all well!
This Dec. 14 show is part of The MACC's signature Ho'onanea Series, so pre-show festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with live music and hula under the Yokouchi Pavilion, vendors with Hawaiian arts, crafts and lei, and dinner catered by Caf Central Wailuku.
Tickets for "Willie Kalikimaka" are $12, $28, $35, $45 and half-price for kids 12 and under with a 10 percent member discount available. For tickets, visit The MACC Box Office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., call 242-SHOW (242-7469), or go to MauiArts.org.