Popular recording artist and performer John Cruz will be featured at our free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert this holiday season on Thursday, December 28 from 6 to 7:30 pm in front of Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets in Lahaina.

Born into one of the great musical families of Hawai‘i nei, John Cruz is a kī ho‘alu (slack key) master known for his soulful vocals and unique acoustic style. He has released two Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning albums, Acoustic Soul (1996) and One of These Days (2007). He was named the Best Singer-Songwriter by Hawai‘i Magazine in 2008, and Honolulu Magazine recognized his second album as one of the Top 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century in 2012. John has performed for the President, is a favorite stage partner of Jack Johnson, and continues to perform with his musical siblings as well as Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning group, The Rough Riders, with Henry Kapono and Brother Noland. Cruz’ hit song, “Island Style” was recently released as a medley with “ʻŌiwi Ē” in an all-star, intergenerational collaboration by Mana Maoli, featuring the Cruz ‘Ohana and more of Hawai‘i’s Mana Mele Collective artists along with 1,000 Hawaiian Charter School youth. It was recorded live in 15 locations around the islands.

Get a real “Lucky I Live Hawai‘i” moment during this laid-back outdoor concert. Limited seating is provided; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome.

The ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program is sponsored by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the County of Maui Office of Economic Development and Outlets of Maui with support from KPOA 93.5FM. For more information, call the office at 808-661-3262 or contact us here. For updates, visit Facebook @LahainaRestoration and Twitter @LahainaRestFnd or post your favorite photos on Instagram tagging @LahainaRestoration and #HawaiianMusic.

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