Wailoa 2014

Big Island Ukulele Guild
Wailoa 2014 - Show Notes

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The Tenth annual BIUG exhibit opened Friday night, October 3 at Wailoa Center in Hilo and will now have an extended run until Thursday, October 30. The opening night crowd enjoyed a display of almost 50 beautiful handcrafted ukuleles, voted on their favorites, ate pupus and listened to great ukulele playing and singing by guild member Alan Hale. And a lucky Daniel O’Connor of Hilo won a nice Kala ukulele, donated by Ken Cameron, founder of Hilo Guitars and Ukuleles.

The Saturday kanikapila was also a success with nearly 30 musicians joining Alan Hale, accompanied by bass uke play Lee Maniscalco for three hours of music. Jesse Beamer won the raffle for a soprano ukulele donated by Brian Kiernan of Kiernan’s Music in Kainaliu.

I’d like to offer a mahalo nui loa to Bob and Anne Gleason, who worked so hard preparing our guild show. And Sam Rosen and Leo Koschella for safely delivering the Kona side ukuleles to Wailoa Center and helping with the set up along with fellow volunteers Ernie Thiesen, Doug Powdrell and Mike Perdue. Also, on opening night Gary and Pat Cassel and Lynn Perdue pitched in as official greeters. Sam Rosen and Dave Stokes provided tremendous help preparing the food, and especially my wife Teri who seemed to be helping everywhere – often all at the same time. And I apologize for forgetting to mention anyone who helped make this a great show. I’m grateful to you all. 

The show is open Monday to Friday, 9 am – 4 pm, Wednesday 12 pm – 4 pm. Saturdays 12 pm – 3 pm with an ukulele construction demonstration on Saturday, October 11 and a kanikapila with Andy Andrews and Mike Perdue on Saturday, October 18. The center is closed Sundays. 

The Wailoa Center is located at 200 Piopio Street in Hilo, Hawai’i Island. (808) 933-0416.

Chris Stewart - BIUG President

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