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This one’s for the girls

Colbie Caillat is coming to Kauai for a charity concert geared at raising funds to empower women.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Zonta Club of Hanalei Foundation, the local chapter of an international club dedicated to improving the status of women by supporting educational and charitable programs on Kauai and around the globe.

“I love what they are a part of and how they are helping women, so I volunteered to perform,” said Caillat, a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter who is a familiar face on Kauai’s North Shore. “It’s going to be a lovely afternoon of music and food and bringing awareness.”

“Colbie Caillat and Friends in Concert,” set for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16 at Kauai Christian Academy in Kilauea, will also feature performances by Caillat’s fiance Justin Young, Anuhea and local band OCDC.

Caillat will play an acoustic set accompanied by Young on guitar.

Though the singer of hit songs “Bubbly” and “Realize” considers the Garden Isle her second home, the show marks only her third performance here. Previously, she has played benefit concerts on the island for Kauai Humane Society and Zonta Club.

Zonta Club Treasurer Mindy Smith, who is Caillat’s hinai aunt, came up with the idea for the event. Smith owns Bubba Burgers in Hanalei, where Caillat once spent a summer working the window.

“I’m obsessed with Kauai,” Caillat said. “I love it. I’ve been going since I was 11 when my parents would take me to see Mindy. I love the lifestyle and how kind everyone is and how healthy and beautiful the lifestyle is. It’s so lovely over there. That’s my goal, to live there someday.”

Caillat will spend about five days on the island. She said she plans to fill those days stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, going for beach walks and having family dinners.

Caillat, who owns property on the island, said she is working toward building a house on the land so she can split her time between Kauai and California.

“I’m going to build a house here,” she said. “I want to live both places.”

Tickets to “Colbie Caillat and Friends in Concert” are $45 and must be purchased in advance at Tickets will not be sold at the door.


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