Local musicians gathered at Willows Restaurant Friday afternoon to kick off the upcoming Mele Mei, a monthlong celebration of Hawaii’s music that culminates with the Na Hoku Hanohano festival and awards. Here are party pics and video with performances by Kupaoa, Yoza, Nathan Aweau, Jerry Santos, Jake Shimabukuro and Sean Na’auao.
- Party pics: Stars, Stripes and Bikinis at Whiskey Dix Saloon
- A week of Jim Beam Bourbon tastings
- Artisanal beer dinner at 12th Avenue Grill
- Weekend in Hana
- Hana Harvest dinner