EVENT LINEUP - SEPT 28-29, 2019 JOIN IN FOR TWO DAYS OF BOOT STOMPING, RUMP SHAKING, KAUAI LOVING, WORKSHOPPING, HOOTING AND HOLLERING GOOD OLD TIMES.

Legendary Music Acts

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See folk music royalty Peter Rowan and blues legend Taj Mahal! and other Grammy-Winning artists.

VIP Access

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Experience General Admission and VIP experiences!

Three Stages

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Get down at three continual stages of music!

CONFIRMED: Peter Rowan’s ‘My Aloha’ Bluegrass Band | Taj Mahal and Family | Uncle Shuffelo and his Haint Hollow Hootenany | BLAINE SPROUSE | TIM O’BRIEN AND JAN FABRICIUS | NA‘Opihi with Pancho Graham and Kirby Keough | MIKE BUB | Reeb Willms and Caleb Klauder | Lowbiscus | Paul Lee Kupfer | Bomo BAngo Congolese Rhumba Band | ROUNDHOUSE RAMBLERS | Laura Kaeppeler Fleiss | Carolina Pond and the Rainbow Stringband | The Soulgood Family | THE ED PUNUA EXPERIENCE | ISLAND GRASS | MALAMA PONO ALLSTARS | JAH MANTRABAND | MOre IS COMING!

WORKSHOPS AND ADVENTURE:

- Master Blacksmith Ted Shanks
- Square Dancing and Instruction
- Lei Making
- Instrument Workshops

- Horseback Riding

- ATV Tours

- Zipline Adventure

More to be announced!


* LINEUP IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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The Kauai Folk Festival is shaping up to be Kauai's most fun event of the year. Get on our reservation list for first-to-know info about ticket sales and vip passes before public release.

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KAUAI FOLK FESTIVAL TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! GET YOUR ONE-DAY, TWO-DAY OR VIP PASSES WHILE THEY LAST!

JUST ANNOUNCED: FOLK'N ROYALTY!

Peter Rowan

The Kauai Folk Festival is honored to jam with Grammy-award winner Peter Rowan, a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades.   From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time in Old & In the Way and his breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through a solid stream of recordings, collaborative projects, and constant touring. Peter Rowan's 'My Aloha' Bluegrass Band will be performing at the Kauai Folk Festival Main Stage.

JUST ANNOUNCED: THE ONE, THE ONLY, ThE LEGEND — TAJ MAHAL!

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Taj Mahal Family Band

Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than five decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope  to include music representing virtually every corner of the world – West Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian Islands and more. His passion and curiosity have led him around the world, and the resulting global perspective is reflected in his music today. Taj Mahal is a two-time GRAMMY Award winner and Blues Hall of Famer. The Taj Mahal Family will be on the main stage at the Kauai Folk Festival.

JUST ANNOUNCED: GRAMMY AWARD WINNING STRUMMER

Tim O’Brien and Jan Fabricius

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West Virginia native, Grammy winning singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist Tim O’Brien brings his unique brand of bluegrass performing in a duet with Jan Fabricius on harmony vocals at the Kauai Folk Festival. Featuring his badass guitar, fiddle, and mandolin, their performance will feature a range of original compositions and traditional arrangements mixed with stories and Tim’s self-deprecating humor.

JUST ANNOUNCED: AWARD-WINNING OLD TIME BAND!

Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenany

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Dance to Tennessee's smoking hot seven piece old time band.

JUST ANNOUNCED: BILLBOARD ARTIST #1 FIDDLER!

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Blaine Sprouse

Come see if you can dance as fast as Blaine can fiddle. "If You’re Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)” proclaims the 1984 Billboard Hot Country Single #1 song. Supergroup Alabama called upon Blaine to fiddle the memorable chart topper and the entire Roll On album? Blaine's  career started with Jimmy Martin and continued with James Monroe, Jim and Jesse, the Osborne Brothers, Charlie Louvin and as a fill-in Blue Grass Boy for Bill Monroe.  Get ready for  some good ol' fun!

JUST ANNOUNCED: CAROLINE IS BRINGING THE RAINBOWS

Carolina Pond and the Rainbow Stringband

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North Carolina native Caroline Pond has performed all over the world as a member of the legendary Snake Oil Medicine Show, as a solo artist, and an an accompanist for countless bands and performers.  Her powerful fiddle style and singular voice are a perfect match for her cheerful personality and stage presence.  Now a resident of Honolulu, she brings her Oahu-based Rainbow Stringband to the Kauai Folk Festival.

JUST ANNOUNCED: SINGER, SONGWRITER. SHREDDER. PANCHO GRAHAM!

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Pancho Graham

Pancho Graham is a local legend. He developed his style on slack key guitar amidst the rich musical themes of island life on the North Shore of Kauai, Hawaii.  Singer, surfer, and songwriter; he's also the bass player for legendary slack key band Na Pali, and for Taj Mahal and the Hula Blues. Pancho will be playing the Kauai Folk Festival  as "Nā ‘Opihi" with Pancho Graham and Kirby Keough.

JUST ANNOUNCED: STAND-UP BASS TO GET DOWN TO. MIKE BUB IS IN THE HOUSE!

Mike Bub

Mike Bub is a Nashville music staple and one of  bluegrass and roots music great bass guitarists. Mike had a celebrated career with the Del McCoury band, the most awarded band in the history of the International Bluegrass Music Association and  has been awarded for Bass Player of the Year 5 times  Mike will be playing at the Kauai Folk Festival. Get ready to get down to some of the sweetest stand-up bass you’ve ever heard. 

WORKSHOPS ARE BEING ANNOUNCED. STAY TUNED!

'EVER WANTED TO TRY YOUR HAND AT AN INSTRUMENT OR FEEL THE HEAT OF A BLACKSMITH FIRE? DOES LEARNING LEI MAKING AND LOCAL CRAFTS WARM YOUR HEART? GET HANDS ON EXPERIENCE AT ARTIST WORKSHOPS AT THE KAUAI FOLK FESTIVAL!

Instrument Workshops

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Try your hand at learning instruments.

Learn New Music

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Jam with other players from around the world.

Learn Crafts

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Make leis, learn basket weaving, share aloha.

JUST ANNOUNCED: WORKSHOP WITH MASTER BLACKSMITH TED SHANKS!

Pound Some Metal

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Learn the basics with a metal-working master.

JUST ANNOUNCED: CIRCLE TO THE LEFT! CIRCLE TO THE RIGHT! THE KAUAI FOLK FESTIVAL SQUAREDANCE WORKSHOP DO-SI-DO'S BOTH NIGHTS.

EAT DRINK AND BE MERRY! THEN, REPEAT.

WHISKEY BAR

Sip old time beverages in the spirit of old time cheer.

BEER AND BEVS

Enjoy local brewery bests and other beverages.

LOCAL GRINDS

Eat at Kauai's best Food Trucks and vendors.

A DETAILED KAUAI FOLK FESTIVAL SCHEDULE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

Saturday 9/28

Live Shows, Workshops and Adventure

11:00-8:00pm

North Shore, Kauai, Hawaii

+ Event Details

Saturday 9/28

Live Shows, Workshops and Adventure

Information and schedules coming soon.

11:00-8:00pm

North Shore, Kauai, Hawaii

Sunday 9/29

Live Shows, Workshops and Adventure

11:00 - 8:00pm

North Shore, Kauai, Hawaii

+ Event Details

Sunday 9/29

Live Shows, Workshops and Adventure

Information and schedules coming soon.

11:00 - 8:00pm

North Shore, Kauai, Hawaii

KAUAI FOLK FESTIVAL TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! GET YOUR ONE-DAY, TWO-DAY OR VIP PASSES WHILE THEY LAST!

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