Hawaii: Kauai concert to celebrate half a century of gardens

Several of Hawaii’s best-known musicians will gather on Kauai on April 5 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a group of tropical gardens.

The Kauai concert will be staged from 1-5 p.m. in a setting near the National Tropical Botanical Garden’s visitors center in Poipu.

“Musical Legends in the Garden” will include artists such as 13-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas, who plays the dobro, a unique type of guitar known as a “resonator.” Also performing individually and together will be well-known island artists Led Kaapana, Mike Kaawa and Dennis Kamakahi.

The children’s choir from Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha, a Kauai charter school at which students learn in the language of Niihau, Hawaii’s “Forbidden Island,” will also entertain.

The full line-up of the afternoon’s activities is available online.

General admission tickets are $45.

The National Tropical Botanical Garden was created in 1964 by an Act of Congress to showcase the 90% of the world’s plant life that grows in the tropics. The non-profit organization has locations on Kauai, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii as well as the Kampong in Coconut Grove, Fla.



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