An Evening with Willie K
Mon May 20
An Evening with Willie K
|Age:||Ages 21+ Only|
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Ticket Price: $30 advanced / $32 day of show / $53 reserved loft seating (loft seating is available over the phone or in person at our box office)
Raised on Maui, Willie Kahaiali`i (a.k.a. Willie K) has been entertaining audiences with his music
since the age of 10. He has evolved into an eclectic and charismatic singer, songwriter, entertainer,
and now actor. One of Hawaii’s most versatile talents, Willie performs a myriad of musical genres,
including Hawaiian, Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Rock, Country Western, and even Opera. He has played
with or opened for musical giants, such as B.B. King, Santana, Al DiMeola, Willie Nelson, Prince,
Crosby, Stills and Nash, Elvin Bishop, Bonnie Rait, Jackson Browne, Mick Fleetwood, George
Benson, Jimmy Buffett and more. In 2009 he toured Germany with Simply Red, and in 2013 held
his first Uncle Willie K’s BBQ Blues Festival in Maui featuring Elvin Bishop, Angela Strehli, and
Steven Tyler. During his 2nd Annual Blues Fest, Willie brought Billy F Gibbons, Mick Fleetwood,
Pat Simmons and legendary bluesman Robert Belfour to the stage.
Willie released his first CD, “Kahaiali’i” in 1992 and has since earned multiple Na Hoku Hanohano awards for his many CD recordings and was also a Grammy Music Awards nominee. His latest
CD “Warehouse Blues” was finally released in October 2011. The long-awaited Blues album,
full of all original songs won Rock Album of the Year at this year’s Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.
Willie’s latest CD recorded in Berlin Germany has hit the airwaves with popular tunes “With or
Without You”, “Have I Told You” and “Sarah Smile”, all with an ukulele twist, hence the name
Some of Willie’s other activities include his annual Celebrity Golf Tournament, now in its 10th
year, that benefits the Maui Memorial Medical Center’s Oncology Department to assist patients
with hardships. This year, he has partnered with the National Kidney Foundation as Hawaii’s
spokesperson to help inform and educate the community about Kidney Disease and early detection. He has also started his movie career in 2009 acting in “You May Not Kiss the Bride”, as well
as another film shot in 2010 called, “Get A Job” that has won numerous awards at Film Festivals
across the US and worldwide.