Blues man, jazz artist, Hawaiian songwriter, slack key master, rock & roll, reggae and occasional opera singer, Hawaii’s own Willie K brings his considerable talents to the stage on Monday, May 26, 2014, for Big Island Film Festival’s “Best of the Fest” concert at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i. Willie Kahaiali‘i, (Willie K) has been entertaining audiences around the world since age 10; won multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards—most recently for “Warehouse Blues”--and a Grammy Award nomination.
Tickets for “Best of the Fest” with Willie K can be purchased online, starting April 1, at www.BigIslandFilmFestival.com. Admission is $40 at the door ($30 kama‘āina) and $35 in advance ($25 kama‘āina), $10 keiki 6-12. Some chairs will be available as will no-host bar, gourmet pupus and other movie snacks (no coolers please).
Best of the Fest includes:
Silent Auction to benefit Fisher House at Tripler Army Medical Center, 5-7 p.m.
Willie K in Concert, 5-7 p.m.
Audience-voted Best Feature and Best Short Films of BIFF 2013, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Best of the Fest is also a fundraiser for Hawai‘i Island Food Basket.
The Big Island “Talk Story” Film Festival is a celebration of independent narrative films and filmmaking, taking place May 22-26. Major sponsors include The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i, The Shops at Mauna Lani and Hawai‘i Tourism Authority/Hawai‘i County CPEP grant. For complete schedule information and tickets, visit www.BigIslandFilmFestival.com or call (808) 883-0394.