Past festival performers
Aaron Mahi ● Alan Akaka ● Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom ● Anthony Pfluke ● Barry Flanagan ● Bob Brozman ● Bobby Ingano
Bobby Moderow ● Bryan Tolentino ● Cyril Pahinui ● Danny Carvalho ● Dennis Kamakahi ● Ed Gerhard ● Gary Haleamau ●
George Kahumoku Jr ● George Kuo ● Greg Sardinha ● Hi'ikua ● Ho'okena ● Ian O'Sullivan ● Ikaika Marzo ● Jeff Au Hoy ● Jeff Linsky
Jeff Peterson ● Jerry Santos ● Jim "Kimo" West ● John Cruz ● John Keawe ● Justin Firmeza ● Kamuela Kimokeo ● Kainani Kahaunaele
Kalyn Aolani ● Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole ● Ka'ihi Kimokeo ● Kapono Lopes ● Kawika Kahiapo ● Keao Costa ● Keola Beamer
Ken Emerson ● Kenneth Makuakane ● Kris Kanoho ● Kunia Galdeira ● Ku'uipo Kumukahi ● Ledward Kaapana ● Lehua Kaapana
Lorna Lim ● Makaha Sons ● Makana ● Maunalua ● Malie Lyman ● Mitch Chang ● Mike Kaawa ● Napua Greig
Nathan Aweau ● Nathan Nahinu ● Nani Lim Yap ● Owana Salazar ● Ozzie Kotani ● Patrick Landeza ● Peter Moon ● PJ Landeza
Pomaika'i Lyman ● Raiatea Helm ● Shawn Ishimoto ● Sonny Lim ● Stephen Inglis ● Steven Espaniola ● Weldon Kekauoha
Annette Lilinoe Kaio ● Asialynn Yap ● Heali'i Stanley ● Kamie-Lei Fujiwara ● Manalani English ● Namakana Lim
Since 2008, the Southern California Slack Key Festival has been the biggest Hawaiian music concert event in the mainland U.S., and features the most respected names in Hawaiian guitar music and hula today. Taking its name from a finger-picking style of guitar playing indigenous to Hawaii (as heard on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for "The Descendants"), the Slack Key Festival brings the art of ki ho'alu guitar to Redondo Beach.
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 of the world. In slack key, some of the strings are "slacked" from the standard guitar tuning, with the thumb playing the bass notes while the other fingers play the melody and improvise in a finger-picked style.
Free and open to the public 11a-5p day of the concert. Browse a variety of island themed gifts, home decor, accessorites, apparel, plus Hawaiian plate lunches, authentic island-style shave ice and outdoor entertainment.
REDONDO BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
1935 MANHATTAN BEACH BLVD, REDONDO BEACH CA
Conveniently located just minutes from LAX, the RBPAC is the Crown Jewel of the South Bay arts scene and features a modernistic Grand Lobby, state of the art sound system, friendly onsite staff and plenty of free parking.
Join us January 13, 2024 for an intimate mix-n-mingle with the artists, entertainment, 'ono food & prize giveaways.
DISCOVER HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY
GUITAR MUSIC AND TRADITIONS
Read about the fascinating history of ki ho'alu guitar and the musical pioneers who helped shape its sound and legacy.
EXPLORE REDONDO BEACH
A coastline and beaches rivaling the most beautiful Mediterranean resorts, a pleasure Pier for strolling, shopping and dining, a harbor with many seaside restaurants and cafes – all contribute to a unique and relaxing seaside ambience.
PHOTO & VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Were you there? Relive the fun! Missed it? Join us in Redondo Beach for an unforgettable journey to the islands
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