Music series

The Shops at Wailea announces new live music series, Wailea Wednesdays

February 23, 2022, 9:07 a.m. HST
* Updated February 23, 8:21 a.m.

PC: Wailea Shops

The Shops at Wailea announces Wailea Wednesdays, a series of live music events featuring local musicians, beginning March 2, 2022. Every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., guests are invited to celebrate pau hana and enjoy live music while strolling through the newly revitalized Center.

“Maui is brimming with musical talent and Wailea Wednesdays are the perfect way to showcase these artists while providing our guests with a place to relax and unwind,” said Diana Whitt, General Manager and Vice President, Director real estate from The Shops at Wailea. “In Hawaiʻi, pau hana is a celebration of a hard day’s work and what could be better than with local music, shopping and dining at our beautiful outdoor center.”

Alika Nako’oka. PC: courtesy.

Kicking off the Wailea Wednesday series is Alika Nakoʻoka, an accomplished award-winning Hawaiian singer, songwriter and artist with over 30 years of entertainment experience. Born on the island of Maui, he has shared the stage with Hawaii’s top artists, recorded with Grammy Award-winning artists and performed with legendary musicians such as Ray Charles, Bill Medley and Chubby Checker. He is currently finishing his latest album of Hawaiian music, which is due out in 2023 with a West Coast tour to follow.

“It is an honor to be the first musician for the new Wailea Wednesdays series at The Shops,” said Alika Nakoʻoka, Musician. “My music is inspired by the beauty of Hawaii, and I look forward to sharing that with our local and extended Maui ʻohana.”

Wailea Wednesdays will be held in The Shops’ Lower Valley performance area. The event is free and open to the public.