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Revive the Live adds winter concert

October 31st, 2014

Looking to get a jump on your holiday shopping this year? Don’t wait for Black Friday — head to the Blaisdell Box Office or any Walmart store in Hawaii and pick up tickets for the first annual Revive the Live Winter Music Festival at the Waikiki Shell on Dec. 27.

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REVIVE THE LIVE WINTER

MUSIC FESTIVAL

Featuring Morgan Heritage, J Boog and Fiji

» Where: Waikiki Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave.

» When: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 27; doors open at 4:30 p.m.

» Cost: $35, $45 and $80 in advance; $45, $55 and $90 at the door ($25 terrace and lawn seats also available only when tickets go on sale Saturday)

» Info: (800) 745-3000, ticketmaster.com, hifinest.com

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because local streetwear company Hawaii’s Finest presented the inaugural Revive the Live Music Festival with Katchafire, Fiji, Kolohe Kai, Maoli, Ekolu and Ooklah the Moc back in September. At the time, owner Paulele Alcon told the Pulse he would be back in December to celebrate Hawaii’s Finest’s five-year anniversary with another concert at the Shell.

“It’s been years since Hawaii has been able to enjoy a big local/reggae show during this time of year,” Alcon said this week. “I’ve been a fan of live music long before I started to do my own shows. Now I’m very grateful and blessed that I’m able to put my own dream shows together for Hawaii to enjoy.”

Alcon’s gift to reggae fans this year are headline performances by Morgan Heritage, J Boog and Fiji, with opening sets by Jemere Morgan, Hot Rain and DJ Westafa. With help from sponsors Heineken and Island 98.5, the Revive the Live brand has gained a lot of support since the first concerts held at The Republik.

“The main goal is to revive live local and reggae music in Hawaii,” said Alcon. “(Morgan Heritage) is one of my favorite (bands) and one of the most musically and vocally talented acts out there. We’ve been grooving to their music on the radio for years, hearing nearly every local band out of Hawaii cover their songs, and now we get to see them live.

“J Boog performs here very rarely, and when we do get to see him he gets better and more exciting every time. This will also be Fiji’s last performance before he takes a break for at least a year to finish up his next album and work on his health.”

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Jason Genegabus is Entertainment Editor/Online at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and has covered the local nightlife, music, bar and entertainment scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com and follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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