FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 29, 2002
WEEKEND CONCERTS IN WAIMANALO ARE PART OF
CITY'S PROGRAM OF ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION
The polo fields at Waimanalo will rock from 10 am to 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend as entertainers pitch in to help Waimanalo recover from a business slump caused by road closures at Makapuu Point. The concerts are part of a three-pronged effort by the City’s Office of Economic Development to attract both visitors and residents to the ailing community.
“This is very similar to the successful City efforts that took place when Haleiwa was cut off by roadwork at Waimea Bay two years ago,” said Mayor Jeremy Harris. “The City, in partnership with area businesses and community groups, set up and promoted a series of weekend events to bring let everyone know that the town was open for business. We intend to replicate and improve on that success in Waimanalo.”
Restaurants will offer gourmet food at lunch wagon prices, and a variety of local handicraft products will be available for sale throughout the weekend. However, local entertainers will add that extra sparkle to the festivities.
On Saturday, featured artists will include Chris Dudley, Cruisin and Futurology. Chris Dudley will return on Sunday, sharing the stage with Ho’olu, and SUGahDADDY. The entertainment will be great, and the price will be right—free!