EVENT LINEUP

DAILY SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28   (10AM-10PM)


10AM

-Festival Greeting and Square Dance! (Big Tent)


11AM

-Na’Opihi with Pancho Graham, Kirby Keough, and Ken Emerson (Cannons Stage)

-Square Dance and Hula Workshop (Big Shade Tree)

-The Montvales (Old Shed)

-Old Time and Bluegrass Instrument Workshops - banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin (Chicken Coop)


12PM

-Soulgood Family (Big Tent)

-Norman DeCosta and Meles of Molokai (Old Shed)

-Square Dance and Hula Mashup Party with SLO County Ramblers and Puka Asing (Big Shade Tree)


1PM

-Sashamon with Uncle Isaac Kamaile (Cannons Stage)

-Island Grass (Old Shed)


2PM

-Peter Rowan’s ‘My Aloha’ Bluegrass Band (Big Tent)


3PM

-Jordy (Cannons Stage)

-Waltz, Two Step, and Swing Dance Workshops (Big Shade Tree)

-Vic and The Victimz (Old Shed)

-Hawaiian/Blues Instrument Workshops - ukulele, guitar, harmonica, steel guitar, slack key guitar (Chicken Coop)

-Malama Pono Allstars (Cocktail Tent)


4PM

-Ed Poullard and the LaFayette Noise (Big Tent)

-Kyle Campbell (Old Shed)


5PM

-Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms (Big Tent)


6PM

-Jazz with Serena Jewkes and Kirk Smart (Cannons Stage)

-Ian Moore (Old Shed)


7PM

-Taj Mahal’s Hula Blues Band (Big Tent)


9PM

-SILENT Square Dance with the SLO County Stumblers and Guests…Dance caller the

Reverend Stan Sharp (Big Tent)

-Hawaiian Music Jam (Big Shade Tree)


10PM

-End - Hard Curfew —see you Sunday morning!



SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29   (10AM-10PM)


10AM

-Hawaiian/Appalachian Gospel Singing: Hymns and Mele of Praise and Togetherness  hosted by festival performers. (Big Tent)

-Waltz, Two Step, and Hula Dance Workshops (Big Shade Tree)

-Kid’s Songs for Grown Ups with Jonny Fritz (Old Shed)

-Hawaiian Instrument Workshop - ukulele, slack key guitar, steel guitar (Chicken Coop)


12PM

-Uncle Shuffelo and his Haint Hollow Hootenanny with Square Dance Caller the Reverend Stan

Sharp (Cannons Stage)

-Pine Hearts (Old Shed)

-Surprise Performer (Big Tent)


1PM

-Puka and the Konatokaz (Big Tent)

-Roundhouse Ramblers (Old Shed)


2PM

-The Lins (Cannons Stage)

-Grown Up Songs for Kids with Jonny Fritz (Old Shed)


3PM

-Boma Bango Dance Band (Big Tent)

-Singing Workshops - harmony, song, and breath (Big Shade Tree)

-Ronnie Velveta and the Family Band (Old Shed)


4PM

-Tim O’Brien and Jan Fabricius (Big Tent)

-Caroline Pond’s Rainbow Stringband (Cannons Stage)

-Paul Lee Kupfer (Old Shed)


5PM

-Old Folk Telling Stories and Singing Songs with Taj Mahal, Peter Rowan, and Choke Kupuna (Cannons Stage)


6PM

-Wally Rita y Los Kauaianos DANCE PARTY (Big Tent)


7PM

-Dub Dance party with JAH Mantraband and Festival Performers

-Open Mic Song Contest (Old Shed)


8PM

-Artist Meet n Greet and Farewell Singing (Big Tent)


10PM

-End — Aloha and Mahalo—see you at the next Festival!


KAUAI FOLK FEST ARTISTS

SUBJECT TO CHANGE. RAIN OR SHINE.

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ARTIST WORKSHOPS

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.

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 serving up smoking hot sauciness for carnivores and herbivorous alike. Enjoy good grinds and "Get Saucy!"

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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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The hipster goodness of The Fresh Shave with their adorable, shiny wagon, smiling faces and delicious, all-natural, incredible-tasting, mustache-emblazoned shave ice.

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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).

Mahalo to Our Partners

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