I hope you are anticipating a wonderful 40th Anniversary EKK program this year. Sorry I am so late in completing the program; it’s been difficult to put together a program including many individual artists rather than pre-formed professional groups; but I am sure you will appreciate the effort; it’s still a work in progress.

GIAC is especially counting on you this year as the Hawaii Tourism Authority is experiencing its own challenges so no grant support has yet been available to request. Fingers crossed that help will become available.

Because this year we are having 8 Mondays in the schedule, we are proposing a $200 season ticket for patrons which comes down to $25 per night. You will also receive your entry lanyard and early admission before the general audience enters the ballroom. We thank those of you who support the program with extra donation; it really helps us a lot! Share this information with your friends who wish to become a Patron.

Patron support can be done via PayPal below or sending by snail mail to GIAC, PO box 827, Lihue, HI 96766 — or giving your support at the “EKK Patrons Table” at the entrance foyer. Patrons cannot reserve seats via the Eventbrite ticket outlet but others can. It’s $10 Kama’aina and $20 General Admission. Kids 12 years old and younger are free.

The special February 28 Mahalo Concert to support Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina’ala is a separate ticketed event to help the halau so it is not part of the Patron package.

Become an EKK Patron for 2023: