For the last eight years, 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 is again bringing the art of ki ho'alu guitar to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. Major slack key artists like Cyril Pahinui, Ledward Kaapana and Jim "Kimo" West are slated to perform, and if you want to get some island-music skills of your own, there will be separate hula and guitar workshops (available for an additional fee) in the days leading up to the festival.
North Redondo Beach
1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA 90278Get Directions