Published 11/2/2023 by the Maui Happy Hours team
Wāhine Magic: Maui Strong Holiday Festival – A Harmonious Blend of Resilience and Celebration on Maui
- Date and Time: November 25, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
- Venue: Oskie Rice Event Center in Makawao, HI.
- Ticket Price: $25.00 (free admission for children under 12).
- Main Attraction: All-female fronted lineup with bands like Gretchen Rhodes Band, Shea Derrick and Full Flavor, etc.
- Additional Features: Food trucks, craft vendors.
- Purpose: Proceeds from ticket sales will support the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund for Maui wildfire recovery
Celebrating Community and Supporting Maui Wildfire Recovery Efforts
As the holiday season approaches, the island of Maui is set to host a heartwarming celebration of music and community. The Wāhine Magic: Maui Strong Holiday Festival, organized by Mana’o Radio, is scheduled for November 25 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Oskie Rice Event Center in Makawao. With tickets priced at $25, the festival is an invitation to come together in the spirit of ‘Mālama Pono’ (to take good care) as the island continues to recover from the devastating wildfires.
The festival is a vibrant display of the island’s resilience, with an all-female fronted musical lineup that reflects the unique culture and spirit of Maui. Featured bands include the Gretchen Rhodes Band, Shea Derrick and Full Flavor, Sierra Carrere Band, Rabbitt, LO WOLF, and Silky Sister. Each of these talented ensembles brings a unique flavor to the musical tableau, promising an unforgettable experience for attendees.
Alongside the stellar musical performances, the festival also offers a variety of food trucks and craft vendors, adding to the rich tapestry of the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring their beach chairs and blankets, creating a cozy, communal atmosphere under the Maui sky.
A significant aspect of the Maui Strong Holiday Festival is its charitable dimension. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund, a noble cause dedicated to supporting both immediate and long-term recovery efforts for the people and places affected by the Maui wildfires. The first 500 tickets sold will also include a free Maui Strong Holiday Festival sticker as a token of appreciation and a symbol of Maui’s enduring strength.
As the day approaches, the excitement within the community is palpable. The festival not only provides a platform for local female artists to showcase their talents but also symbolizes the island’s unity and the shared love of music as a tool for healing and celebration.
The Maui Strong Holiday Festival is more than just a musical event; it’s a testament to the resilient spirit of Maui and its people, a tribute to the transformative power of community, and a step forward in the journey towards healing and recovery.
For more information, visit https://manaoradio.com/events/holidayfestival/.