June 30, 2006
MEDIA CONTACT: Caroline Witherspoon
or Jocelyn Collado
JAKE SHIMABUKURO TAKES CENTER STAGE AT BISHOP MUSEUM’S JULY MOONLIGHT MELE ON THE LAWN CONCERT
HONOLULU – Bank of Hawai‘i presents the second of three popular Moonlight Mele on the Lawn concerts at Bishop Museum on Wednesday, July 26. 2006 Nā Hōkū Hanohano favorite entertainer of the year, Jake Shimabukuro, will take center stage and captivate guests with his intricate strumming and plucking techniques, electrifying, high-energy grooves and smooth melodic ballads.
Known for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Shimabukurois a master of the ‘ukulele. The virtuoso shatters musical boundaries, playing jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco, and rock. While Shimabukuro has great respect and love for traditional Hawaiian ‘ukulele music, his mission is to show everyone that the ‘ukulele is capable of so much more.
Concert-goers are encouraged to arrive early for optimal seating and to enjoy some of the great food and beverage offerings. The Willows will be featuring a special Hawaiian plate with kalua pig, lau lau and more that may be enjoyed with an ice cold Keoki beer right off the tap. Delicious barbeque plates and sandwiches from May’s Hawai‘i, and wine and snacks from Formaggio will also be available for purchase throughout the night to help create an ultimate sunset picnic on the Great Lawn. Moonlight Mele on the Lawn is also sponsored in part by Better Brands, Keoki Brewing Company, The Honolulu Advertiser and Hawaiian 105 KINE.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. to the general public and at 5:30 p.m. for Bishop Museum members. Tickets for the concert series are $15 General Admission, $10 for Bishop Museum Members and Bank of Hawai‘i customers and employees, and $5 for Children 4-12. Call 8 47-8290 for tickets and information.
With nearly 400,000 visitors each year, Bishop Museum serves as one of Hawai‘i’s top destinations, providing hands-on educational experiences to help residents and visitors appreciate and embrace Hawai‘i’s rich culture. By combining education, history, and culture, the Museum strives to fulfill a mission that was set with its founding in 1889, “to study, preserve and tell the stories of the cultures and natural history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific.” Located at 1525 Bernice Street , the Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $14.95 for adults; $11.95 for youth 4-12 years; special rates for kama ‘āina , seniors and military; children under 4 years and Bishop Museum Members are free. For information, call 847-3511 or visit www.bishopmuseum.org .