Mark the calendars for 7 p.m. March 9 for a two-hour concert with Keola Beamer and Jeff Peterson, at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort near Hanamaulu.
Beamer is a Hawaiian legend who has stretched the boundaries of slack-key guitar music. Peterson is a star of the next generation. Beamer and Peterson, both Grammy nominees, have been honored by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation for their commitment to the deeply Hawaiian roots of slack key.
They will be joined by hula dancer Moanalani Beamer as they present an evening of guitar, accompanied by Keola Beamer’s vocals. Their styles blend multiple cultural influences in Hawaii, including classical and jazz.
The concert is sponsored by The Mokihana Club, the oldest women’s service organization in Hawaii. All of the proceeds will benefit nursing and music scholarships for Kauai students, the club said.
The Mokihana Club, established in 1905, has awarded 150 scholarships totaling nearly $200,000 over the past several years. This year’s goal is to award $30,000 in scholarships.
Tickets are available now at themokihanaclub.org. Tickets are $50 for general seating, $75 for Gold Circle seats.