Powerhouse independent festival producers, Good Vibez Presents and Reggae Rise Up Vegas are joining forces to bring the Holo Holo Music Festival to Las Vegas, Nevada May 6-7, 2023. For these two days in May, Vegas, colloquially known as the ninth island of Hawaii, will transform into an oasis of island vibes.
On Saturday, Holo Holo Vegas will feature Kolohe Kai, Collie Buddz, Katchafire, Kapena, Anuhea, Ka'ikena Scanlan, and a special comedy set by Tumua. And on Sunday, J Boog, Steel Pulse, Sammy Johnson, Ekolu, Paula Fuga, Fia, Eli-Mac. Hosted by Western Conference and Big Body Cisco and DJ sets by Westafa.
“‘Holo Holo’ means ‘to travel, to sail, to move,” says O‘ahu-born Good Vibez co-owner, Dan Sheehan. This familiar expression is most often heard between friends as in ‘let’s holo holo up country’, Sheehan says, when detailing the festival’s origin. The inaugural Holo Holo Music Festival took place in Northern California in 2022, but “this event desires movement, so carrying Holo Holo to Vegas next year is a natural progression for its fluidity.” For Sheehan, curating this lineup is more than just something on his to-do list. “Growing up in Ewa Beach, O’ahu, island music and reggae were the soundtracks to my childhood. These styles of music — the heartbeat of the islands — is the backbone of my work as a festival producer and venue owner. A big part of Good Vibez Presents is discovery, and I’m honored to be able to showcase and celebrate these bands at Holo Holo.”
Holo Holo is an all ages event and tickets will go on sale at 10 AM Pacific on Dec. 8, and will be available for purchase at holoholofestival.com. Limited travel packages from Fuse (including hotel and ticket bundles) will also be available on Dec. 8, click here for more details. Six tiers of tickets are available — from standard GA to Premium VIP Cabana — to ensure music fans have the experience they prefer.
What: Holo Holo Music Festival
When: Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7, 2023; doors at 1 PM, music at 2 PM.
Where: Downtown Las Vegas Event Center
Who: Saturday: Kolohe Kai, Collie Buddz, Katchafire, Kapena, Anuhea, Ka’ikena Scanlan, and a special comedy set by Tuma. Sunday: J Boog, Steel Pulse, Sammy Johnson, Ekolu, Paula Fuga, Fia, Eli-Mac. Hosted by Western Conference and Big Body Cisco and DJ sets by Westafa.
Tickets, daily schedules, and more information: holoholofestival.com