2020 Best of Kona Festival Entertainment
We had an incredible lineup of performances all day in 2020. Check back for the April 2021 Lineup!
The Best of Kona Festival is brimming with dance, music, and aloha for everyone. From jazz, rock and reggae bands to dance and Cirque performances and even a fashion show with local clothing designers. Plus, if you’re over 21, you can grab a beer from Kona Brewing Company in the Beer Garden while you take in the entertainment.
Dance by Little Miss Kona Coffee Titleholders
On the main stage at 12:15 pm.
The 2020 Titleholders from the Little Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Program will be doing a dance performance on the main stage. The scholarship program is the little BIG event for Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. They help young ladies 4-16 develop their talents, self confidence, poise and public speaking; all helpful towards their future to become aspiring women with a purpose.
Kona Dance and Performing Arts
On the main stage at 12:45 pm.
Kona Dance & Performing Arts, a local non-profit who provides high quality education and instruction in dance and performing arts to local youth and the Big Island community.
On the main stage at 1:10 pm.
Gypsy Caravan Hawaii is a traveling boutique, representing a line of hand made leather earrings, hand painted and leather burned. Also showcasing the Gypsy Caravan clothing line. One of a kind Flowing, elegant, Bohemian style, dresses, skirts, jumpsuits and tops. Designed by Lulie and made ethically by a small, women ran, tailor business in Vietnam. Also fashion and home accessories.
KK Art Clothing. We make fashion legendary.
Perpetuating Hawaii’s oral history through fashion, KK Art Clothing tells the stories of Hawaii’s legends on fabric. Enjoy todays KK model walk to see all the latest designs. Check out the KK Booth here at the best of Kona festival.
Alohiwai creates Boho island chic clothing. They are an ethically made clothing line produced in Hawaii and Bali. Original prints inspired by their love of Hawaii.
Paradise Found Boutique has been serving the Wahine of the Kona Coast since 1974. With looks from Island Style to Fashion Chic, this fun boutique offers a beautiful selection in silk, linen and an array of fabrications in fluttering styles for fashionable women of all ages. Make sure to stop by their shop in the Keauhou Shopping Center during the festival.
Kealakehe Elementary Ukulele Ensemble
On the main stage at 1:30pm
Kealakehe Elementary Ukulele Ensemble consist of 60 students grades 3,4 and 5. They recently placed 1st place in the marching division of 2019 Kona Christmas Parade and will be performing in various ukulele festivals. The ensembles purpose is to spread Aloha through music.
Big Island Music Academy
On the main stage at 1:45 pm.
The Big Island Music Academy is in its eighth year of operation and continues to serve the community with its high level music education tailored to meet students’ individual needs. Through instrumental ensembles and vocal classes, students ages 10 and up are able to pursue their passion in music, work with professionals in their area of study, and perform for the community at a variety of festivals, stages and events, spreading the beauty, fortitude and resilience of the next generation throughout the community.
On the main stage at 2:15 pm.
Blue Jade is a group of versatile musicians from the Big Island that plays a combination of Jazz, Blues, Neo Soul and Latin music. Featuring the original compositions of Ann Hoku Lyn on trumpet and vocals and Loren Frank Wilken on keyboard with Matt Spencer on bass, Alan Shapiro on drums, Truth Musiq on guitar and harmonica and Binti Bailey on vocals. The group plays concerts and clubs and is involved in mentoring younger musicians through the Big Island Music Academy founded by Ann and Truth Music. Blue Jade aims to inspire their audiences with energy and soulful music that has a timeless feel!
On the main stage at 3 pm.
Shina Romero, originally from the Pacific North West, has been playing music for over 20 years. She moved to the Big Island 8 years ago and has continued and thrived with her music career, playing her own original music and infusing covers with her raw soulful sound.
Ms Demeanor & The Felons
On the main stage at 3:30 pm.
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!
On the main stage at 5 pm.
Pacific Roots is a group of musicians who enjoy sharing their God given talents and spreading aloha through reggae music.
Performing in the Keiki Zone
Cirque Hale brings everything fun & full of Cirque to Kona one keiki & adult class at a time! Also providing dance, martial arts & hula classes right in the heart of Kona. Stop in & get a massage from their amazing practitioners on the premises too!