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34+ LIVE MUSIC ACTS, FIVE PERFORMANCE STAGES OF CONTINUAL MUSIC, ARTIST WORKSHOPS, LOCAL CRAFTS, FOOD AND BOOZE AT THE HISTORIC GROVE FARM MUSEUM ON KAUAI, HAWAII SEPTEMBER 28 AND 29, 2019

FEATURING: TAJ MAHAL’S HULA BLUES BAND | PETER ROWAN’S MY ALOHA BLUEGRASS BAND | TIM O’BRIEN AND JAN FABRICIUS | JONNY FRITZ | BLAINE SPROUSE | ED POULLARD | REEB WILLMS & CALEB KLAUDER | MIKE BUB | PAUL LEE KUPFER | ROUNDHOUSE RAMBLERS | KILIN REECE | PAUL SATO | PINE HEARTS | BOMA BANGO DANCE BAND | UNCLE SHUFFELO AND HIS HAINT HOLLOW HOOTENANNY | THE LINS | THE REVEREND STAN SHARP | SLO COUNTY STUMBLERS | THE MONTVALES | CAROLINE POND’S RAINBOW SRINGBAND | SASHAMON WITH UNCLE ISAAC KAMAILE JR | WALLY RITA Y LOS KAUAIANOS | PUKA ASING AND THE KONATOKAZ | RONNIE V. AND THE FAMILY BAND | ISLAND GRASS | VIC AND THE VICTIMZ | NA‘ OPIHI WITH PANCHO GRAHAM AND KIRBY KEOUGH | SOULGOOD FAMILY | JAH MANTRABAND | SERENA JEWKES AND KIRK SMART | BANDWAGON | JORDY | NORMAN DE COSTA AND MELES OF MOLOKAI | SUNDAY MORNING OLD TIME SINGING...AND MORE!

MUSIC LINE-UP

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KAUAI’S YEAR-ROUND MUSIC CAMP "BANDWAGON" STUDENTS WILL BE PERFORMING THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND!

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1-DAY, 2-DAY AND VIP PASSES NOW ON SALE!

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WORKSHOPS FEATURING STAGE PERFORMERS, LOCAL ARTISTS AND ISLAND CRAFTSPEOPLE WILL BE HELD THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL. ALL WORKSHOPS ARE INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION.

WORKSHOPS

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Bring your instrument!  Performers will be conducting workshops on how to play in the traditional style. Guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, steel guitar, ukulele, and more. Loaner instruments will be available at the Kauai Folk Festival from the Hanalei Strings booth. 

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In addition to ‘how to play’, performers will be conducting group workshops on ‘how to play together.’  Listening, understanding, and finding the right place to fit in are crucial skills to understand to play this  music.  Even a rank beginner can find a pocket to fit in! Loaner instruments will be available at the Kauai Folk Festival from the Hanalei Strings booth and bring your own instrument too!  

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The Kauai Folk Festival performers were especially chosen for both their performing and teaching abilities. Singing workshops will cover traditional songs of the old country both here on the Islands and abroad on the continent. No instrument is necessary but feel free to bring one of your own!  

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Kauai is home to one of the greatest living blacksmiths and cowboy poets, East Tennessee native, Ted Shanks. His ability to turn raw metal into useful tools and mind-blowing art is renowned worldwide. At the Kauai Folk Festival, he’ll be demonstrating his techniques and teaching you how to become a blacksmith, too!

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A variety of old time and local Hawaii arts and crafts will be shared and demonstrated throughout the Festival that include visual arts, craft, farming and more.

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Square dancing and hula, swing dancing and old-timey flatfoot cloggin’ will be afoot at the Kauai Folk Festival. Traditional music is best appreciated with dance that accompanies it. You’ll hear the music with different ears once you’ve learned to dance to the music on your own two feet. Every performance at this event has accompanying dance, and KFF instructors will share the basics.

HUNGRY? THIRSTY? WE'RE SERVING A SELECTION OF FOODS AND BEVIES LIKE FRESH KAUAI JUICE CO., PO'OKELA SAUSAGE, BAGELS AND VEGAN BBQ ALONG WITH ICEY COCKTAILS AND LOCAL BREWS!

FOOD AND DRINK

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Healthy food at a festival?!?! Who knew!? Mahalo to Kauai Juice Co for bringing a mighty supply of fresh made juice and healthy foods! Gluten free options too.

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Sausage and strings. The more you say it the more delicious it becomes. The masters at Po'okela will be cooking their famous foods at the festival.

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Uncle D brings it! This BBQ maniac is putting aside the meats to bring us VEGAN grinds! Yes, we said if Vegan BBQ slathered in Uncle D's ridiculously good sauce!

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Who said there's NO BAGELS on Kauai?!! The maestros at Ya Quiddus will be rolling some serious dough for you folks at the festival to enjoy circular steamy goodness.

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Only KFF can bring together Mexico and Aloha under one umbrella. A pink umbrella. Aloha Oaxaca are our friends bringing special Tequila cocktails to adult sippers.

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NEW COCKTAILS FROM LOCAL KUPU SPIRITS!

We are excited for local-made bevies from our friends at Kupu Spirits whose new line of Craft Cocktails will be ice cold featuring WhiskeyCola, WhiskyGinger, and Gin and Tonic!

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LOCAL BREWS AND SODAS FROM MAUI BREWING CO!

Big Mahalo to Maui Brew Co! Our marquee sponsor and drink provider are one of the key people who make this festival possible. The Maui Brewing Company is the exclusive beer, spirit and soda provider of the Kauai Folk Festival. Founded in 2005, Maui Brewing Company is Hawaii's largest craft brewery, operating 100% in Hawaii and they constantly are involved supporting community events like these! Expect a full range of delicious ice cold beers and sodas from the good people at Maui Brew Co.

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AT THE HISTORIC GROVE FARM MUSEUM!

The Kauai Folk Festival is a fundraiser for the preservation efforts for the  Grove Farm Museum. Kauai Folk Festival will be held on theGrove Farm grounds in Lihue providing a fascinating glimpse into the island's past. Founded in 1864, this 100-acre, historic site showcases life during Kauai’s plantation era more than a century ago. Grove Farm Museum is centrally located in Lihue  (Google map).

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MAHALO TO OUR PARTNERS

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