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Full Moon Concert For Kailua

Ukulele star Taimane Gardner and local reggae band Dread Ashanti will headline the Kailua Full Moon Concert from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at Kailua District Park.

The second and final 2013 public summer concert is free, and blankets and low-rise chairs are welcome for the first-come, first-pick seating on the park lawn. (No pop tents, barbecues or pets allowed.)

“We’re so fortunate to be able to bring these great performers to an outdoor venue in Kailua,” said concert founder John Stallings, noting that 1,000 fans came to the June 21 concert with Ledward Kaapana and Mike Kaaawa.

Donations of $5 or more are welcome to Hui o Koolaupoko, the nonprofit event partner whose mission is to protect ocean health.

In keeping to a green theme, free water will be available for those with refillable water bottles and cups, and Rusty Chain Cyclery will run a free bike valet service. Picnics are encouraged, but food vendors will be on-site.

Discovered by Don Ho for her wizardry on the ukulele, Taimane played in Ho’s show and has since opened for Chicago, Jimmy Buffett, Chris Isaak and C & K, among others. Hawaii’s poet laureate Kealoha will emcee the program, which is funded entirely by sponsorships and donations. Sponsoring this concert are Keller Williams Realty Honolulu, Solar City and D.R. Horton.

For more information, call 294-1794 or visit kailuafullmoonconcerts.com.