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  • Live from the Lawn - Sizzlin' Summer Blues

  • Date: Friday - 8/6/2010
    Time: 6 - 9pm
    250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Phone: (808) 586-0307 or
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    Cost: Free
Live from the Lawn
Hawai'i State Art Museum, Front Lawn
Free Admission

On First Friday, August 6, 2010 from 6 to 9 pm, the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Friends of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM) present “Sizzlin’ Summer Blues” Live from the Lawn featuring a line-up of blues and guitar musicians. Headlining the evening are James Ronstadt and the Dynamic Shuffle Kings, as well as Slack Key master George Kahumoku supported by Ed Gazabat on harmonica, and blues guitarist Rico Woltz reprises his performance from First Friday in February. A recent collective, TR3ES CO will present their collaborations on the Lanai from 6:30 - 9 pm.

James Ronstadt & The Dynamic Shuffle Kings are keeping blues music music alive locally. Hawai‘i-born James Ronstadt is a veteran blues singer/harmonica player. He is supported by Rick Baldwin (guitar), Gil Farias (bass) and James Ganeko (drums).

George Kahumoku is a teacher at Lahainaluna High School in Maui. He is a multiple Na Hoku and Grammy winner. George has performed for audiences worldwide, including such dignitaries as the Queen of England, the Premier of China and the Prince of Thailand. Ed Gazabat also teaches math at Lahainaluna High School. His musical collaboration with Kahumoku produced an album that was released in Japan.

Rico Woltz played in the Coast to Coast Blues Band, backing up the late, great Blues Legend John Lee Hooker. His lengthy musical career has included performances at the office of the President, The Apollo Theater, The American Red Cross and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto Canada.

TR3ES CO are Ian O’Sullivan, a dynamic guitar virtuoso, and vocalists Jennifer Malaya, aka Lady Paisley, and Seph One Love.

The galleries of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum will be open during the event, as well as Downtown @ the HiSAM, and the Museum shop, Hawaii Showcase Productions. Food vendors on the Lawn include: Hale Kealoha Ai Pono, and Soul Patrol Bombay India Restaurant, Le Crepe Café, Paletas by Onopops and Kettle Corn Hawaii. This event is produced by Tim Bostock Productions.

Downtown @ the HiSAM, the restaurant located on the first floor of the museum, will be open for dinner from 5:30-9 p.m. The Hawai'i State Art Museum, 250 Hotel St. Admission is free. For more information, call 586-0900.

The Hawai'i State Art Museum is located in No. 1 Capitol Distric Building at 250 South Hotel Street. The building is situated in the historic Hawaii Capital Cultural District, across from 'Iolani Palace and the State Capitol. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Hawai'i State Art Museum call (808) 586-0900 or visit

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