Honolulu, Hawaii – February 1st, 2010
After taking a year off, the Kokua Festival is back in 2010. Hawaii’s own Jack Johnson is proud to host the 6th Kokua Festival and share the stage with Ziggy Marley and the legendary Taj Mahal on Earth Day weekend – Friday, April 23rd and Saturday, April 24th – at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, Hawai’i.
In addition to full band performances by Jack Johnson and Taj Mahal, and a solo acoustic set by Ziggy Marley, this year’s incredible line-up will be rounded out by ukulele extraordinaire, Jake Shimabukuro, and Maui-based songstress, Anuhea.
2010 will also bring Johnson’s sixth studio album (to be titled) released June 1st on his own Brushfire Records.
Following the release Johnson will embark on his 2010 world tour, kicking off in Europe on June 16th.
All proceeds from the festival go to the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Jack and Kim Johnson in 2003 to support environmental education programs in the schools and communities of Hawaii.
The funds raised from the Kokua Festival will be used to further support school recycling on Oahu, sponsor field trips, and grow ‘AINA In Schools, a farm-to-school program.
The foundation has also expanded its community outreach with their Simplify the Holidays campaign and the new Plastic Free Hawaii coalition.
Back for its third consecutive year, the Keiki Kokua Day will take place the day before the festival and will recognize Hawaii school groups who have completed outstanding Kokua Earth Action Projects (KEAP). KEAP, another school program of the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, guides environmental service learning initiatives lead by student groups to create long lasting change in classrooms, schools or communities.,br> The Keiki Kokua Day event celebrates these student leaders who malama (care for) our islands with entertainment by Jack Johnson and other Kokua Festival artists, educational activities, videos and exchanges from participating KEAP school groups.
Tickets for Hawaii residents will go on sale Saturday, February 20th at all Hawaii Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Tickets for the general public will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000 starting on Sunday, February 21st.
On February 13th, STAR 101.9 listeners will be offered pre-sale opportunities by participating in beach clean-ups around Oahu and on Maui.,br> Visit www.star1019.com for more details on the beach clean-up locations and times.
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