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Pacific Biodiesel & Mana‘o Radio are presenting the “Sunflower Farm Music Fest” to support Hawaii’s Food Security on Earth Day – Saturday, April 22, 2023 – from 9AM to 5PM. This all-day live music and farm tour event will raise funds and awareness for Hawaii Food Hub Hui, which encompasses 14 food hubs around the state that work together to support Hawaii’s small and mid-sized farms. The event will also raise funds for non-profit Mana‘o Radio, Maui’s only independent, commercial-free, all-volunteer radio station.
This benefit farm tour and festival event will take place at the family farm of Pacific Biodiesel founders, Bob and Kelly King, in Maui’s Central Valley where a 35-acre field of sunflowers is planned to be in bloom.
Tickets for this all-day benefit event are $100 each* and must be purchased online in advance. Parking will be a $5 minimum donation per car at the gate (cash only).
The 2023 Sunflower Farm Music Fest is presented by Pacific Biodiesel and Mana‘o Radio. Pictured above are Michael Elam (left), Board President of Mana‘o Radio, alongside Kelly and Bob King, founders of Pacific Biodiesel. The field of blooming sunflowers shown here is at the King’s family farm in Maui’s Central Valley where the all-day benefit concert will be hosted.
Thanks to the generosity of our Sponsors, 100% of ticket sales and donations from this site, as well as a portion of the proceeds from farm stand and food sales during the event, will benefit Hawaii Food Hub Hui with a portion of proceeds going to Mana‘o Radio.
Maui musicians generously donating their time and talent to perform at the Sunflower Farm Music Fest include George Kahumoku Jr., Drew Martin, Sting Kong, Soul Kitchen, Brown Chicken Brown Cow String Band, The Lonely Hearts – Beatles and Beyond, and Marty Dread with Gretchen Rhodes & The House Shakers. Benny Uyetake, who was previously scheduled for a solo performance, will now perform in Kerry Brown’s highly anticipated jam session headliner set along with singer/songwriter Julia Gargano (voted fan favorite of the 2020 American Idol season). Following a blessing by Lei‘ohu Ryder, Mana‘o Radio DJs will emcee the event. To learn more and watch video performances of the Maui musicians scheduled to perform, visit the Mana‘o Radio website here.
During this event, attendees will be also able to view the sunflowers, take part in farm tours, and visit the on-site Farm Stand to purchase products manufactured from local sustainable farming operations, including Maiden Hawaii Naturals culinary oils and Kuleana cosmetic (including CBD) products. Booths will be hosted by participating non-profits to share information about their organizations. Food partners, including Moku Roots, ʻĀina Tacos and Breakwall Shave Ice, will sell menu items prepared with Maiden Hawaii Naturals culinary oils and other local ingredients; unique food experiences during the event will showcase the food hub model.
Even if you are not planning to attend the event, you can still support the cause by making a one-time donation of any amount. Select the red “Get Tickets” button and follow the instructions.
At The Event: Seating under the event tent will be provided. To minimize waste, please bring your water bottle to refill at complimentary water stations on site. No alcohol or coolers. Visitors to the farm are encouraged to wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes. Please use caution while walking on site; this is a private, working farm with uneven ground and rocks. Wearing hats and reef-safe sunscreen is also recommended at the farm site, which can be hot and windy. No pets or strollers, please.