Holo Holo Music Festival To Raise Money For The Maui Strong Fund and Chef Hui Through Livestream

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Good Vibez Presents, festival promoters of the Holo Holo Music Festival, have just announced a free livestream of the upcoming California edition of the island music-centric gathering at Wheatland, California’s Toyota Amphitheatre on September 9th and 10th. While broadcasting their love for performers and musicians is usually the motive behind livestreaming their festivals, Good Vibez is taking this opportunity to shine a spotlight on two Hawai’i-based nonprofits that are serving the community of Maui. First, the Hawaiian Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund, which provides communities with resources for disaster response and recovery, and second, the Chef Hui Maui Relief Fund, which feeds communities directly impacted by the devastation and supports hospitality industry workers. Throughout the weekend, fans will be encouraged to donate and share while watching artists like Kolohe Kai, Common Kings, J Boog, Steel Pulse, and more from the comfort of their homes. To kick things off, Good Vibez and the Holo Holo Music Festival are pledging $15,000 to Maui Strong Fund and another $15,000 to Chef Hui Maui Relief Fund.

Fans can tune into the livestream at HoloHoloFestival.com and donate to both nonprofits here.

“Hawai'i is where much of our journey began in producing music festivals,” reads a statement from Good Vibez Presents. “For those who do not know, Good Vibez Presents festival producer Dan Sheehan grew up on Oahu in Ewa Beach surrounded by island reggae music. The first band he booked a tour with was Natural Vibrations. Almost twenty years ago Dan and his wife, Amy, brought many reggae artists to the islands of Oahu, Maui, Big Island, and Kauai.”

“Hawai'i led us down the path to produce Cali Roots and in turn Holo Holo in Las Vegas and Northern California which brings us to today,” says Sheehan. “Holo Holo allows us to showcase island reggae on a literal and proverbial big stage, so they can tell their stories to the world. We are honored to use this platform to bring a little aloha to people all over the world through the livestream and have the power of music bring us together as a global family to support Maui.”

“Fans, bands, partners, sponsors, agents, management, labels, fellow festival producers—anyone who has ever been touched by the music and people of the islands—let’s show how much we love ‘em,” adds Sheehan.

For fans more local to the festival itself, a limited number of tickets are still available to see Kolohe Kai, Common Kings, J Boog, Steel Pulse, FIJI, Iam Tongi, Rebel Souljahz, Maoli, Three Plus, Ka’ikena Scanlan, Mike Love, Koauka, Eli Mac, Chris Boomer, CRSB, Finn Gruva, and Western Conference live and in-person at the Toyota Amphitheatre. Grab tickets now at holoholofestival.com/california.

About Good Vibez Presents: Good Vibez Presents is a full-circle project for founders and industry veterans, Dan and Amy Sheehan, who have been promoting and producing unforgettable, multidimensional events around the world for decades—most notably the largest reggae-rock festival in the country, California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey and the newly-launched roots, Americana, and outlaw country fest, Rebels & Renegades. Since 2003, Good Vibez has produced hundreds of concerts and festivals all along the West Coast, Hawai'i, Arizona, North Carolina, and Mexico, bringing people together with mindful, sustainable gatherings rich with music and art. Centered on their desire to use their platforms to elevate creatives in their community, their events are rooted in supporting local nonprofits and small businesses. “Everyone who walks through our doors is valued. We want everyone to feel as though they are being welcomed into our home for the weekend,” says Amy Sheehan. “We strive to give artists a hospitable, safe, and comfortable environment where creativity can thrive. And we work to give fans the coveted you-had-to-be-there memory with every ticket, it’s more than just what or who is on stage; it’s the food, the drinks, the art installations, the commitment to safety, and the friendliness of our staff.”

Good Vibez Presents believes: Community is everything; There is no Planet B; Music ties us together; and your “favorite band” should be a list ten miles long.

About Hawai‘i Community Foundation: Because philanthropy is many things—a boost for individuals in time of need, a catalyst for change, a spark for social innovation, and a lever for reform—the Hawai‘i Community Foundation is many things. Among them, HCF is a resource, a partner, a funder, an advocate. At the heart of everything we do at HCF is a commitment to deliver meaningful impact that will benefit Hawai‘i. Here’s how: https://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/about_us/what-is-hcf

About Chef Hui: Originally a project of Pili group, Chef Hui consists of local cooks and food service providers throughout Hawai'i coming together to serve their community and deepen our connection to our food system. As needs increased, we are honored to be serving as a nonprofit under the fiscal sponsorship of Collaborative Support Services. We support farmers, independent producers, ‘aina based organizations and other like-minded folks because they share our pursuit of a more resilient and compassionate world. We are always learning and we invite you to join us in this journey.