Crosby, Nash, guests treat Kauai

Kauai residents and visitors were treated Aug. 30 to what will surely go down as one of the island’s most memorable concerts of the year.

The benefit show featured David Crosby and Graham Nash, along with a star-studded lineup of special guests, including Jackson Browne, Donavon Frankenreiter, Mike Campbell, Shane Fontayne and James Raymond.

“This is going to be the highlight of my life,” Frankenreiter said as he took the stage to perform a sing-along version of his song “It Don’t Matter.”   

Proceeds from the sold-out concert, held at Kauai Community College’s Performing Arts Center, benefited GMO-Free Kauai, Kauai Rising, Ohana O Kauai, Regenerations Botanical Gardens and KKCR Kauai Community Radio.

Kauai County Councilman Gary Hooser, who recently co-introduced Bill 2491, a bill that would allow the county to govern the use of pesticides and genetically modified organisms on the island, said the event was all about supporting the local community and the vision of those five organizations.

“This is a movement,” he said. “It’s a movement that’s going forward for a new vision for Hawaii, to change our future to a future that we want for our children and our families and our island.”

Michaela Boudreaux of GMO-Free Kauai said she was thrilled with the turnout and performance.

“It was wonderful, and we thank them forever,” she said of the artists.

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