By Léo Azambuja

Left to right, Makana, Lopaka Colon and Lono Kaumeheiwa

Makana and friends rocked the grounds at the Sunset Ho‘olaule‘a at Po‘ipu Beach Athletic Club July 22. The free concert officially opened this year’s 32nd Annual Koloa Plantation Days.

A multiple Grammy Awards nominee, Makana was joined onstage by Hoku Award winning percussionist Lopaka Colon and Hawaiian music veteran Lono Kaumeheiwa, as well as special guest vocalist from Kaua‘i, Estrella. Miles Greenberg and MC Dickie Chang also shared their musical talents onstage alongside Makana.

Local band Cruz Control and former winners of Keoki’s Ukes in Paradise competition also played for the crowd.

Got Games! offered plenty of fun for the keiki. Several food trucks and the club’s Imu Bar & Restaurant provided the food. The event was presented in partnership with the Po‘ipu Beach Resort Association.