Past festival performers

Cyril Pahinui ● Ledward Kaapana ● Keola Beamer ● George Kahumoku Jr ● Dennis Kamakahi

Ozzie Kotani ● George Kuo ● Jeff Peterson ● Makana ● Owana Salazar ● John Keawe

Jim "Kimo" West ● Maunalua ● Sonny Lim ● Kawika Kahiapo ● John Cruz ● Barry Flanagan ● Hi'ikua

Gary Haleamau ● Patrick Landeza ● Stephen Inglis ● Kamuela Kimokeo ● Lehua Kaapana ● Ho'okena

Jerry Santos ● Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom ● Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole ●  Mike Kaawa ● Raiatea Helm ● Ku'uipo Kumukahi

Greg Sardinha ● Steven Espaniola ● Ken Emerson ● Jeff Au Hoy ● Bobby Ingano ● Jeff Linsky

Ed Gerhard  ● Weldon Kekauoha ● Ikaika Marzo ● Nathan Aweau ● Lorna Lim ● Nani Lim Yap ● Napua Greig

Alan Akaka ● Nathan Nahinu ● Bob Brozman ●  Shawn Ishimoto ● Keao Costa ● Kunia Galdeira

Anthony Pfluke ● Danny Carvalho ● Peter Moon ● Mitch Chang ● Kalyn Aolani  

Heali'i Stanley ● Manalani English ● Kamie-Lei Fujiwara ● Namakana Lim ● Asialynn Yap ● Annette Lilinoe Kaio


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.  


Join us for our 14th annual celebration January 17, 2021, 2pm at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

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ISLAND MARKETPLACE

Free and open to the public 11a-4p day of the concert with lots of free parking! Browse a variety of island themed gifts, home decor, accessorites, apparel and more. 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.

VIP RECEPTION

Immediately following the concert performance, mix and mingle with the artists and enjoy 'ono food & prize giveaways. Plus you get the BEST seats in the house (gold colored seating section)!

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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