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The 8th Annual Onipaa Celebration to Feature the HTA’s Ahamele: Monthly Hawaiian Music Series

August 30, 2014 Destination Hawaii No Comments Email Email

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, has partnered with the Hawaii Ponoi Coalition to include the HTA’s Ahamele: Monthly Hawaiian Music Series in this year’s 8th Annual Onipaa Celebration on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Iolani Palace. The free event will include musical and hula performances in celebration of Queen Liliuokalani’s birthday.

“Hawaiian music and culture is one of the many things that make Hawaii a unique destination,” said Mike McCartney, HTA president and CEO. “Our Ahamele: Monthly Hawaiian Music Series is a way for the HTA to provide both our visitors and residents with the opportunity to experience the Hawaiian culture first-hand.”

The event’s musical performances will begin with the historic Royal Hawaiian Band and will include appearances throughout the day by other legendary musicians such as Na Hoku Hanohano award winners Jerry Santos and Olomana, slack key guitarist George Kahumoku, Jr., and Hawaiian songstress Kuuipo Kumukahi.

Admission to Iolani Palace is free for this special one-day event. Aside from musical performances, the event will showcase hula, food, crafts, exhibits and cultural demonstrations. For more information visit

Established in 1998, the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the state’s tourism agency, is responsible for strategically managing tourism to optimize benefits for Hawaii that integrate the interest of visitors, the community and visitor industry. Tourism is our state’s leading economic driver and largest employer and the HTA continually works to ensure its sustainability well into the future. For more information on the HTA, please visit, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter(@HawaiiHTA).

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