ShakaStock: The Best of Three Days of Peace & Music, recreates iconic performances from the legendary Woodstock festival.
On Saturday, Feb. 22, at Privateer’s Cove in Kona, performers with a passion for the music of Woodstock and the unity it represented will band together to both musically and visually recreate some of the most memorable performances from the original Woodstock festival in 1969. The show will be presented twice in one night at both 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Ticket info below.
Throw on your tie-dye and jump in your Volkswagen bus – ShakaStock is back in town! Following a sold-out show at Kahilu Theatre which was called “…phenomenal…the highest energy show the Kahilu Theatre has seen so far this year” by Steven Roby of Big Island Music Magazine, the team of musicians and performers that brought you ShakaStock are back by popular demand, bringing the sights and sounds of Woodstock 1969 to Kona.
In tribute to the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Big Island Latin Gypsy Funk band Leche de Tigre alongside additional incredible performers from across the Big Island present ShakaStock: The Best of Three Days of Peace and Music.
On August 15-18, 1969, on a 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains of New York, nearly half a million people gathered for what is now known as one of the most legendary events in rock history: the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. The time was a tumultuous and divided one: protests throughout the 1960s in opposition to the Vietnam War, and for civil rights and equality, were abundant and substantial influencers on the younger generation and consequently on the music of the time. The result was a community of young ‘rebels’, lovers of music and peace, whose common goal was social change and to bring an end to the Vietnam War. The Woodstock festival was a chance for these young people to gather peacefully, and for artists who have become legendary icons to express through music their shared interest in a better future.
The musicians of ShakaStock endeavor to preserve the community Woodstock housed and the unity for peace at that time by utilizing musical and theatrical performance and imagery to recreate a series of moments. Performers will be emulating not only the music and artists themselves but will construct a space where the imagination can step back in time. Performances will include songs by Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Sly & the Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker and more.
ShakaStock performers include Dan Brauer of Leche de Tigre, providing lead and rhythm guitar and channeling Carlos Santana and Jimi Hendrix, Abraham “Bubba” Lee Myers of RealEyeZen as Joe Cocker and Alvin Lee of Ten Years After (vocals – to be accompanied by Lauren Broido on guitar), Malia Spencer-Chaul of Ms Demeanor and The Felons as Janis Joplin, Joey Bradley as Richie Havens (vocals – to be accompanied by Dan Brauer on guitar) and Sly Stone, Lee Glennan on Santana vocals, Stephanie Lou Tatum as Joan Baez, Alicia Maher as Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane and Melanie, Ronnie Velveta of Ronnie V. and the Family Band as Country Joe McDonald, and Samantha Wilson, Alicia Maher, and Stephanie Lou Tatum on back up vocals and as Crosby, Stills and Nash. Musicians include Chris Wilson on drums, Robby Malovic on bass, Scott Van-Spronsen on keyboard and congas, Michaeloha Elam on trumpet, Ian Work on saxophone, Jocelyn Michelle on Hammond organ, Lauren Broido on lead guitar, Joe Marcelin on congas and timbales, and Lucas Lessa on lead guitar.
If you go… Have a good show!
Event: ShakaStock: The Best of Three Days of Peace & Music
When: Saturday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Where: Privateer’s Cove, 75-170 Hualalai Road, Kailua, Kona
Cost:$25 for general admission and $40/$50/$60 for VIP reserved seating.
Info: Tickets can be purchased at LDTBand.com. World Cuisine style dinner will be available at the event for an additional cost. Call : (808) 430-5550
About Privateer’s Cove
Privateer’s Cove is a restaurant and community gathering space located in Kailua Kona which hosts over 50 non-profit groups on-site via their Pirate’s Outreach Community Center. They feature World Cuisine in a menu that consists of the best flavors they have encountered and donate all restaurant acquired profit beyond operating expenses to their community space which includes a Veteran’s Hall, Children’s Center and Theater. They endeavor to ensure that everyone in the community has a place at their establishment. Privateer’s Cove is located at 75-170 Hualalai Road, Kailua, Kona. For more information about Privateer’s Cove and its programs, call (808) 430-5550 or visit www.privateerscove.com.