march, 2020

18mar5:30 pm7:00 pmMakanaFree concert at The ShopsGecko Guide:Culturally Significant

Event Details

The Shops at Wailea welcomes back internationally renowned slack key guitarist Makana to Concerts at The Shops, with a performance on Wednesday, March 18. The free concert at The Shops at Wailea takes place from 5:30 to 7pm, with a portion of the special event parking fees benefiting Maui Humane Society, The Shops’ non-profit partner for the month of March.

Hawai’i born and raised Makana is globally recognized for forging his own music style which he calls “Slack Rock”— a hybrid of slack key, blues, and bluegrass. A protégé of various Hawaiian slack key legends, Makana uses more than a hundred tunings to fashion a massive, resonant, symphonic sound. He was voted one of the Top Three guitarists in America in 2008 by Guitar Player Magazine and described as “the greatest living (slack key guitar) player” by Esquire Magazine. His latest single, “See You on the Mauna,” was inspired by the protectors of Mauna Kea and described by Makana as “a tribute to all ‘āina kia’i.”

In an ongoing effort to give back to the community, The Shops at Wailea supports a different charity each month with a portion of special event parking fees going to selected non-profit of the month. The non-profit partner for the month of March is Maui Humane Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that has been a helping hand to the Maui community for over 60 years as Maui’s only open admission shelter. Maui Humane Society pledges to protect and save the lives of Maui’s animals and continues to inspire and educate the public on compassion.


(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm