Slack Key Show
Slack Key Show
4.5
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Wednesday
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
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The Slack Key Show takes place every Wednesday night at 6:30 pm. Master slack-key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr. hosts. Charismatic ukulele players Peter D or Max Angel co-host. Shows feature other renowned Hawaiian musicians (slack key guitar, ukulele, falsetto, or steel guitarists) to share traditional Hawaiian music with you. Mahalo and see you at the show!
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wildB
Sacramento, CA5 contributions
Feb 2023
Attended this show last Wednesday evening. Performers were amazing and very friendly. Not only happy and up beat, but explained the culture behind each song and the instruments used. I would highly recommend attending this and any other performance by these musicians.
Written February 4, 2023
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Mahalo for your review! We appreciate it!
Written February 24, 2023
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USALouise
Illinois747 contributions
Mar 2020
We purchased the Dinner/Show combo online and enjoyed our "Slack Key Dinner" at the Sea House before the show. On March 11, the guest artist was Kawika Kahiapo but we enjoyed the whole ensemble, especially the stories told by the host, Peter deAquino (George was out of town). The guitar music was great, but I never knew the ukelele could produce such excellent sounds in the hands of a master! I also thoroughly enjoyed the hula dancing by Wainani Kealoha and bought her DVD to enjoy back home. Seating is on a first-come basis but we got excellent seats by sitting on the left side in the front, even though we were not near the head of the line. The venue is covered, so no fears about rain, and has restrooms on site. Plan to attend on a Wednesday night!
Written April 6, 2020
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Carl B
Cockeysville Hunt Valley, MD3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
The show consists of 5 musicians playing string instruments (2 ukuleles, 2 six string and 1 twelve string guitars). Occasionally there's a guest performer - on this visit it was brotha noland from the big island. The show started with cohost peter deaquino on ukelele for about 30 minutes followed by george kahumaku on slack key for about 30 minutes. Then brotha noland for about 30 minutes and finally those 3 were joined on stage with 2 other regulars and they played together to wrap up the show. Most of the songs were sung in Hawaiian and several were accompanied by hula from a lovely Hawaiian lady who has performed at the merrie monarch festival. The hula dances were excellent as were all of the musicians.
The venue is intimate - there's maybe 10-15 rows of 12 chairs. There's really not a bad seat. If you're interested in experiencing real Hawaiian culture and music, this show is highly recommended.
Written September 15, 2022
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Mahalo for your review!
Written February 24, 2023
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ECO1995
Phoenix, AZ189 contributions
Jan 2020
This show was very enjoyable, entertaining, and fun. It was one of the must-do things on our list for Maui and we are very glad we went. We suggest you buy your tickets online (there is a small fee but still a little less than buying them at the door) and arrive early to get good seats. It is a covered outdoor venue with restrooms and water available. We did not see any children or teenagers at this show and do not think it would hold their attention in this day and age unless really interested in this style of music.
Written January 26, 2020
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HuskerTraveler2
Lincoln, NE1,123 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Enjoyed a taste of real Hawaiian slack key guitar in a smaller open air venue (seating about 130). Worth the price. The host plays and sings very well and often invites other excellent local artists. Located at the Napili Kai Beach Resort.
Written March 24, 2022
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Tiffany L
Newberg, OR42 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
We loved this show and were glad they had it. So many shows are still not open. We wore masks and the chairs were paired up, then had appropriate distance between them. We had the opportunity to purchase a drink at the adjacent restaurant, and the Mai Tais were delicious. The show was wonderful. We loved George and all of the other artists. All had beautiful voices as well as playing an instrument. A lovely lady also did a pretty hula. The only thing preventing us from giving this five stars was that we expected the show to go from 5:30-7:30, and we were out by about 6:45, so it was shorter than was advertised, which then threw off our dinner reservation, etc.
Written April 30, 2021
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Sorry for that confusion. We are now 6:30 to 8:15pm every Wednesday.
Written July 16, 2022
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David B
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
If you love acoustic music you need to go see this show. Traditional authentic and moving music and stories about the music. We were even treated to some hula which was an unexpected surprise that brought me to tears. I will be coming back on every trip to Maui.
Written August 2, 2021
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p b
6 contributions
Feb 2020
We went to this show not knowing what to expect. We thought it was an excellent program. The main performer Kevin Brown (joined by his daughter) was great, with good songs and wonderful stories. In the second half 4 other well known performers join together for some great music. All musicians were very talented. Would recommend this show which only happens once a week on Wednesdays,
Written February 6, 2020
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Karen P
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
May 2021
This is a long standing weekly event highlighting traditional and contemporary Hawaiian slack key music. The performers are local, highly acclaimed and very talented musicians. If you enjoy music in the slack key style, if you want to learn more about Hawaiian culture, attending this show is a no brainer. It is rare treat to see so much virtuosity on stage, in such an intimate and welcoming setting. Do not hesitate to attend!
Written May 14, 2021
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Mahalo for your review.
Written July 16, 2022
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Richard Doyon
2 contributions
Oct 2020
These shows are terrific fun- - a hit of real home-grown Hawaiian music by amazing musicians! It's a must each trip to Maui. Uncle George Kahumoku and his wonderful guests never fail to put on a great show. And the venue is on Napili Bay, one of the best beaches on Maui. Arrive early and have a swim before the show!
Written April 7, 2021
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