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Gwynedd
03-06-2015, 12:28 AM
It looks like I may be going to Kauai in July (end of July.) Going on vacation with a work colleague and their family.

We'll be in Koloa, but have a rental car. I understand Aldrine plays in Kauai. And boy, do I adore his music and I think my friends would really like to hear him.

And...are there uke shopping "must-see" on Kauai?

I've never been to Hawaii and though I'd probably pick a different island as my first place to visit, that's where our trip is happening with our group because the location is great for kids.

BillM
03-06-2015, 03:04 AM
My first, and only, visit to Kauai (so far) was two years ago. We visited every uke shop we could find, and met some very nice people. NFI, but we went to a slack key concert in Hanalei that was simply great. Wonderful music mixed with stories about the culture and history of the island. I recommend that you check it out, it is quite a bargain. http://www.mcmasterslackkey.com/liveshows.html :shaka:

Bill

Futurethink
03-06-2015, 05:36 AM
You might want to check here (on this board);
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?16519-Ukulele-Stores-USA

Post number 4 in this thread lists shops in Hawaii. At least three of the shops are in Kauai. I don't know how current the list is.
Have a wonderful vacation!

Gwynedd
03-06-2015, 05:42 AM
Scotty's I've heard of. thanks, Will continue research. I'll look up Aldrine to see what he's doing in July. I think my buddies would enjoy the music. Most people do. I took my admin along to a Jake concert and we all had a great time. (A few years ago.)

gtomatt
03-06-2015, 05:42 AM
I would second seeing Doug & Sandy McMaster - great people and a fantastic concert. They also socialize with folks after which is an added bonus.

Uke shopping - Scotty's Music in Lihue and Kauai Music & Sound in Kapaa.

Don't forget to stop to eat at Larry's Chicken in a Barrel in Kapaa :-)

Go snorkeling down around Poipu!

Feel free to PM about anything (hikes, beaches, etc.) - I was lucky enough to be in Kauai a couple years ago as well

Christie
03-08-2015, 09:02 PM
Go a little earlier and stay in Honolulu and be sure to catch this event:

http://www.roysakuma.net/ukulelefestival/

I doubt you would be disappointed.