Since 2006, Kala Koa Entertainment has presented world-class live events in Los Angeles featuring many of the world’s most acclaimed and influential artists from a wide variety of genres including Hawaiian slack key, flamenco, blues, rock, acoustic fingerstyle, jazz, 'ukulele. Past performers include Vicente Amigo, Tommy Emmanuel, Tomatito, Lulo Reinhardt, Cyril Pahinui, Diego El Cigala, Jake Shimabukuro, James Hill, Robben Ford, Dick Dale, Ledward Kaapana, Keola Beamer, Los Farrucos, Diego del Morao, John Jorgenson, Jimmie Vaughan, Albert Lee, Adam del Monte, Eric Johnson, Ed Gerhard, Peppino D'Agostino, Laurence Juber, Martin Taylor, Bruce Forman, Omayra Amaya & more.
2017 Southern California Slack Key Festival
Images by Alan Alabastro Photography
2017 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival Images by Jessie Lee Cederblom
2017 Los Angeles International
2016 Southern California Slack Key Festival
"I'm so looking forward to playing Los Angeles again. It's been way too long, and there's certainly a lot to sing about. Sometimes it feels like music is the ONLY way to try to make sense of what's going on in the world. I'll be bringing some shiny brand new songs, and I will polish off the old beloveds too".
For the last ten years, the Southern California Slack Key Festival has been the biggest Hawaiian music concert event on the mainland U.S., showcasing Grammy-winning slack key guitarists, the best hula dancers in the world, special guest performers and an Island Marketplace.