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Slack Key Show

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Address: 5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Napili Kai Beach Resort, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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+1 808-669-3858
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Wed 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Slack Key Show takes place on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.M. With master...

The Slack Key Show takes place on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.M. With master slack-key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr. As host and Peter deAquino as co-host. Each week we feature renowned slack-key guitarists and other Hawaiian musicians (sometimes ukulele, falsetto, or steel guitarists) to share traditional Hawaiian Music with you. Mahalo and hope we will see you at the show!

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Aloha Slack Key

Every Wednesday night the Napili Kai Resort has a "slack key" show featuring prominent Hawaiian musicians. It's explained that slack key simply means detuning or "slacking" one or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto
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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every Wednesday night the Napili Kai Resort has a "slack key" show featuring prominent Hawaiian musicians. It's explained that slack key simply means detuning or "slacking" one or more guitar strings until the six strings form a single chord and in this manner accompanies the rhythm of Hawaiian music and dance. The shows set and staging is very sparse. A... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to the Slack Key Guitar Concert (well worth seeing), do NOT buy the dinner package - only buy tickets on-line for the concert and eat your dinner separately. If you buy the dinner/concert package, it will end up costing you the equivalent of about $150 for 2 people by the time you add drinks and a tip... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

Loved the show with four musicians and Wainane dancing hula. Though they tried to explain what "slack key" is I'm still not sure I understand though. The setting is gorgeous in a very high end resort with lovely grounds and a very good restaurant (don't need to get the package; just go to the restaurant and order off the menu).

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Springfield, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

If you love Hawaiian music, don't miss this show. The night we went, it featured a series three musicians, each telling stories and playing ukulele or guitar, then a brief intermission followed by a jam session with four musicians. Several of the numbers included a lovely hula dancer. The jam session was the best part--the place really rocked! A few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

This is an intimate show with exceptional musicians, story tellers, and dancers. It was a wonderful introduction to Hawaiian music history and culture. An enjoyable evening.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

We loved this show, it was great to see authentic Hawaiian music being performed. I want this to continue! However, beware it's a very "senior citizen" audience in folding chairs in a giant tent (at a beautiful resort...could be utilized better?) It was just a little "too rustic" and would have loved a little more Hawaiian hospitality and heck, a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful guitar music by George Kahumoku jr and his guest master Nathan Aweau, who created fantastic sounds on his hot electric guitar--great enthusiastic crowd and glad we got there when doors opened to get good seat. Stopped at nearby Sea House restaurant to have a drink and quick bite before show--excellent evening!!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

First, the music was great. The headliner/Master was gifted and the "jam" session was exceptional. And the price is right. Bring an extra $20 and go home with a CD. I went into the show expecting a nightclub atmosphere. It is more of a concert setting. Rows of chairs instead of tables. Free flavored cold water. No alcoholic drinks. It... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

I was turned on to slack key guitar mid 2016. I took my wife and another couple to the show, but was concerned they wouldn't be as enthusiastic about the show. The first half was more traditional but I loved it. The second half they broke things loose. All felt it was a very entertaining show.

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

This was the first thing we did after landing in Maui. My husband loves guitar, so we just had to do it. We were so impressed by the featured guitarist, but we fell in love with their voices too. Such a treat to witness such talent, and it really gets you feeling the Aloha vibe. :)

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