Kala Koa Entertainment celebrates 13 years of bringing the biggest and brightest names in Hawaiian music to the mainland with the 2020 Southern California Slack Key Festival returning to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m.
One of the most acclaimed Hawaiian concerts to ever leave the islands, the 13th Annual Southern California Slack Key Festival takes fans on a Hawaiian musical journey that showcases GRAMMY-winning slack key guitarists, the best hula dancers in the world, special guest performers and a free to the public Island Marketplace. Played from the heart and soul through the fingers, and flowing with vivid tropical images, Hawaiian ki ho'alu (slack key) is truly one of the great acoustic guitar traditions in the world. Learn about the fascinating history of ki ho’alu guitar and the musical pioneers who helped shape its sound and legacy.
The Southern California Slack Key Festival is the first of its kind anywhere outside of Hawaii, setting a major milestone for Hawaiian music events on the mainland when it debuted in 2008 and has garnered a huge loyal following - creating, cultivating, and renewing interest in Hawaii and its music. This year’s Southern California Slack Key Festival’s line-up includes John Keawe, Jerry Santos, Kamuela Kimokeo, the Lim Family, Ikaika Marzo, Bobby Moderow, Jeff Peterson, Anthony Pfluke, and Bobby Ingano.
In addition to the concert, an Island Marketplace – free to the public – takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., browse a variety of island themed gifts, home décor, accessories, apparel, and more. Plus, Hawaiian food, authentic island-style shave ice and outdoor entertainment.
Concert Ticket Prices: $20 - $55; $135pp VIP Ticket includes the best seats and Saturday night Reception with food, giveaways, and mingling with the artists.