2022 Best of Kona Festival Entertainment
The Best of Kona Festival is brimming with music, and aloha for everyone. From latin gypsy funk,to rock, Jawaiian, and reggae bands and even a fashion show with local clothing designers. Plus, if you’re over 21, you can grab a beer in the Beer Garden while you take in the entertainment.
Each attendee receives five things with their tickets:
1. Live professional bands all day long.
2. 50 Vendors offering giveaways, discounted services, demonstrations and information.
3. Free slack line/silks/acro partner instruction.
4. A sunset cirque and fire show that will blow you away!
5. A dedicated “beer garden” at the Kona Inn just for festival attendees. Gather your friends around a table and enjoy the fun in the bar!
Check out the schedule to see when the bands are playing and the fashion models are swaying and buy your tickets today!
Leche De Tigre
Our headliner band blends musical styles referred to as “Latin Gypsy Funk Polka”, often laced with rock influences is characteristic of Leche de Tigre (LEH-CHEH-DEH-TEE-GREH). Our main focus is to make you move.
Recipe: Adrenalized Latin Percussive rhythms.
Healthy dosage of Spanish, Gypsy and Rock inspired vocal and guitar arrangements.Driving Funk foundation of bass, drums and horn.
Result: A potent concoction, triggering long lasting excitement and bringing harmonic life to every Leche de Tigre performance.
The bands sound relies on percussive grooves the melodic impact of the acoustic guitar and the eloquent and soulful vocal and musical formula that connects and evolves spontaneously engaging every audience. Standard Rock band backline fused with Spanish, Cuban and South American instruments along with Trumpet complement both male and female multilingual lyricists. Nylon String, Acoustic steel string Guitar, Cuban Tres, Drums, Bass, Congas & Bongos, Trumpet and Vocals compose the group, started in 2009 in Kona, Hawaii.
Ms Demeanor & The Felons
Ms Demeanor and The Felons have been making soulful party music on the Big Island of Hawaii since 2012, playing a mix of original songs and cover, with Malia Geneva Chaul as lead vocalist, Pete Orelup and George Abood on Guitar, Jason Lalonde on Bass, Fernando Pintor on Drums with Tony Sargis on percussion and vocals!
Ocean Grown is not just another reggae band from Hawaii. From our inaugural performance more than five years ago, we set our sights on dismantling any preconceived notions regarding the usual Hawaiian-reggae show.
What kind of music can you expect? Well If you ask our Lead Guitarist, the Cosmic Catfish himself, you’ll likely get a different response than that of our Lead Singer Tanner. Tim, like every good Drummer, is always on time and never is wrong. He says we play reggae. Kevin on the backup vocals and rhythm guitar would agree in lockstep. Chase on the bass? Nope. He thinks we play alternative. In a way, we’re all right but the disagreement is just part of the fun we have doing what we love. Something we can all agree on: Ocean grown is more than a band, we are a family.
Ocean Grown works to melt together the ooey-gooey chops of the reggae genre with the powerful lyrical deliveries heard in Cali-reggae.
We play original music and we have a lot of it. We released our first single “To Live” in late 2021 and have started off ‘22 with our second single release, “Fire”. Our Ep is slated to release in March of 2022.
On the main stage at 12:30 pm
We are excited to bring two local fashion designers to the Festival this year and three local clothing boutiques to share their fashions AND where to wear them!
Mahalo to House of Kamamalu, The Kini Shop, Blue Moon Yoga, Mystic Closet and Tasty Kona for showcasing your designs and clothing at the Festival!
Watch the fashion show and visit the vendor booths and meet the designers and shop owners during the Festival.
Learn more about them here: “Fashion Forward At the Festival”
Maka brings her vocalist stylings and ukulele artistry to the Festival this year. Maka has a unique play style featuring tones of blues, island, and a Latin vibe.
Blue Jade featuring Ann Hoku Lynn
Blue Jade plays an eclectic mix of Jazz, Blues, and Latin music that also features original music by Ann Hoku Lynn. Special guest, Binti Bailey.
Kairie performs as a one man band- playing drums, guitar, bass, ukelele and creating his own harmonies using technology. He loves reggae music, and brings an Irie vibe to hip hop, R & B, and local classics, as well as writing and performing original songs.
Our Mistress of Ceremonies (MC)
Nikki began her career as a performing artist at the age of 11. The performing bug bit her and never let go. From Anaheim to San Francisco, California, Nikki performed, directed and crewed in various stage-productions. Since moving to Big Island in 2014, where her family roots lay, Nikki has worn a lot of different hats. For the last five years she as the morning drive-time host on The Wave@92fm. She is thankful for her On-Air opportunity which allows her to promote amazing community events as well as stretch her creative-craziness in making the morning commute entertaining.