By Wayne Harada
Get out your datebook and begin logging dates for the annual “Wildest Show in Town,” a nine-week series of summertime fun beginning June 13 at Honolulu Zoo. Kapena will kick off the hearty party.
Organizer Roy Sakuma, proprietor of Roy Sakuma Productions and Roy Sakuma Ukulele Studios, will again emcee. It’s the 24th anniversary of the family-friendly event.
Sakuma has assembled a weekly humpday treat — that’s Wednesday, of course — with a weekly headliner and a weekly ukulele give-away. In addition, there will be a weekly keiki soprano ukulele give-away, courtesy Kala Ukulele.
Admission is $3. The program starts at 6 p.m. and the early gate opening (4:35 p.m.) enables concert-goers to have a picnic supper and do a quick visit to the zoo population.
June 13 — Kapena; Kanilea Ukulele give-away.
June 20 — Leha Kalima and Shawn Pimental; Kala Ukulele give-away.
June 27 — Roy Sakuma’s Super Keiki; KoAloha Ukulele and Kala Ukulele give-away.
July 4 — Frank DeLima; Pono Ukulele give-away.
July 11 — Manoa DNA; KoAloha Ukulele give-away.
July 18 — Ohta-san and Nando Suan; KoAloha Ukulele give-away; guest strummers from around the world perform from 5 p.m.
July 25 — Daniel and Nelly Baduria; Pono Ukulele give-away.
Aug. 1 — Jimmy Borges & His Jazz All Stars; Kala Ukulele give-away.
Aug. 8 — Sean Na’auao; Islander Ukulele give-away.
Another zoo concert, not related to the "Wildest Show in Town" but appropriate for the summertime crowd, will be staged at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 (a Saturday) at the Zoo. Performers will be Chris Kamaka, Horace Dudoit and Glen Smith of Ho’okena. Tickets are $10 advance, $15 at the door. Check with the zoo for other details.
'WILDEST SHOW IN TOWN'
6 p.m. Wednesdays, June 13 through Aug. 8; gates open at 4:35 p.m.
$3 at the door