Due to a city mandate, all attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative test, taken within 48 hours of the event, along with a valid photo ID for entry.
The Mākaha Sons are considered to be one of Hawai‘i’s premier Hawaiian music groups. The Sons have won multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, and were also inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame. For 45 years, The Mākaha Sons continue to perpetuate traditional Hawaiian music in Hawai‘i and throughout the world. Their incomparable vocal arrangements and delightful stage presence is filled with comical antics that have won the hearts of thousands of fans worldwide. Their distinct sound, which is rich and full, blends harmonies that only they can create.
Their legacy persists with founding member and front-man, Jerome Koko on vocals and 12-string guitar, Kimo Artis on vocals and electric bass, and Hanale Kaʻanapu on vocals and 6-string guitar. This extremely talented trio creates a magic of iconic sounds; full of syrupy, boldness of harmonies, melodic intricacies of tones, and breathtakingly, memorable songs. They have released 22 CDs and produced a DVD on their own record label. The Sons have also produced their own signature concert, "Take a Walk in the Country," in Hawaii for many years.
Along with their own productions, their musical talents have allowed The Mākaha Sons to perform at such prestigious places as Carnegie Hall in New York City, Washington D.C., and even singing the National Anthem for 70,000 roaring fans in Gillette Stadium for the New England Patriots home game. The Sons have been invited to perform for both the President and Vice President of the United States. They have appeared in the movie North Shore and have been featured guests on shows as The Captain and Tennille Show and NBC's Today Show with Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric. Locally, The Sons have appeared on shows such as Island Music, Island Heart and Emme’s Island Moments, and have accompanied American musician Kenny Loggins for his CD release party at Ala Moana Center. In 2004, Makaha Sons formed the Makaha Sons Foundation, which supports a variety of organizations, funding some of Hawaii’s police officers, funding families afflicted with illnesses, and providing scholarships each year to selected high school seniors.