My nearly life-long appreciation of Dave Matthews makes be instantly biased toward any sort of project that he sets his hands on. Upon learning that he would be joining the lineup at Jack Johnson’s 2008 Kokua Festival – to be held next weekend at the historic Waikiki Shell in Oahu – I knew it would be something I would end up keeping a close eye on. Realizing that there would be many of our faithful readers unable to make it out to see what it’s about for themselves, I have gone ahead and decided to take one for the 5ones team. Duty calls, and I will be making the trip back to my hometown of Honolulu in order see for myself just what the Kokua Festival is about, and then report back.
From top to bottom, the Kokua Festival is a remarkable project in every sense of the word. It is held to benefit the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaii. The core volunteer force for the festival is made up by members of Kamehameha Schools’ Tree Hugger Club, and great lengths are taken in order to ensure that it will be completely eco-friendly.
The fact that Dave Matthews will be complimenting Hawaii’s favorite son Jack Johnson, as well as many other unbelievably talented musicians, to perform for a truly worthy cause makes this a can’t miss. I wish everyone had the priviledge of attending what is sure to be an unforgettable experience. For those who can’t make it, I got you covered;)
Tags: Jack Johnson
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