Let’s give it up for Kahulanui who will be joining us at this year’s Fall Festival! Nine-piece, Kalulanui has caused a real sensation throughout the islands with their unfailing energy and dynamic arrangements. Lead member, Lolena Naipo, Jr. finds inspiration from his grandfather, Robert Kahulanui, who was part of the Royal Hawaiian Band when horns and drums were a regular part of Hawaiian music. Their music is reminiscent of an era when orchestras brought entire crowds to their feet with Hawaiian Swing, during the 20’s and 30’s. While these talented players are paying homage to their vintage roots, they are not boxed in by genre. In fact, Kaluhanui is creating the next wave of tradition and are riding that wave straight to the mainland and onto Strawberry’s Main Stage. We’ll see you there on the Music Meadow, swingin’ island style.