Kolohe Kai Joins Allstar Weekend in Concert Lineup at Polynesian Cultural Center
June 25 Concert Caps “Go Native! June Kamaaina Special”
Laie, HI – June 16, 2011 – Local sensation Kolohe Kai, whose reggae-influence island music can be heard dominating airwaves throughout Hawaii, has been added to the lineup for the Polynesian Cultural Center’s (PCC) June 25 concert, featuring the Hawaii debut of Allstar Weekend. The concert caps off the PCC’s “Go Native! June Kamaaina Special” in the Pacific Theater.
Kolohe Kai burst onto the scene with the group’s first album, “This is the Life,” that featured hits “Ehu Girl,” “Cool Down” and the title track “This is the Life.” The success of the album garnered two Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominations in 2010 for Most Promising Artist(s) of the Year and Reggae Album of the Year. The group’s second album, “Love Town,” was released earlier this year and has been climbing the local music charts since.
“We have two great young bands Kolohe Kai and Allstar Weekend, performing in PCC’s very own Pacific Theater,” said Raymond Magalei, PCC’s Director of Marketing. “This is the PCC’s first concert and with the high level of talent onstage we are sure it’ll be a memorable experience for everyone; serving as a successful start to many more family friendly performances at the PCC in the years to come.”
The concert is the capstone event of PCC’s "Go Native! June Kamaaina Special,” which offers Hawaii state residents general admission to PCC for the pupule (crazy) price of $15 – a nearly 70 percent savings. The new “Go Native!” activities were introduced this year and complement the already experience-rich island villages and exhibits at the PCC. The “Go Native!” activities offer new and often thrilling ways to spend summer days, such as
Samoan umu (aboveground oven) making, coconut tree climbing, outrigger canoe paddling and pareu (sarong) dying, among other hands-on activities. Concert tickets start at $25 and are on sale now. For more information or to purchases tickets, go to www.Polynesia.com or call the PCC ticket office at 1-800-367-7060 or (808) 293-3333 on Oahu.
Founded in 1963 as a non-profit organization, the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) has entertained more than 34 million visitors, while preserving and portraying the culture, arts, and crafts of Polynesia to the rest of the world. In addition, the PCC has provided financial assistance to nearly 17,000 young people from over 70 different countries while they attend Brigham Young University-Hawaii. As a non-profit organization, 100 percent of PCC’s revenue is used for daily operations and to support education.