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The Green, Katchafire play Pepsi shows

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August 12th, 2015



Pepsi will combine two separate marketing campaigns later this month when the soft drink manufacturer hosts a pair of concerts at Wet ’n’ Wild Hawaii and Sea Life Park.

The Green and Katchafire will headline the Drink Aloha Concert Series, playing off a Hawaii-based promotional effort currently used in commercials and point-of-sale displays at local retailers. Throughout the rest of the United States, Pepsi calls its music campaign Out of the Blue, describing the shows as “an outlet for popular artists to perform at non-traditional venues for one-of-a-kind music experiences.”

STAR-ADVERTISERThe Green will headline a concert at Wet 'n' Wild on Aug. 29.

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The Green will headline a concert at Wet 'n' Wild on Aug. 29.

The Drink Aloha Concert Series will kick off with The Green and Natural Vibrations at Wet ’n’ Wild on Aug. 29, followed by Katchafire and Ooklah the Moc at Sea Life Park on Sept. 5. Doors open at 5 p.m. for both concerts, with music starting at 6 p.m. and the headliner on stage around 8:30 p.m.

In addition to the music, Wet ’n’ Wild will offer exclusive access to water rides from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 29, including the new Waimea Whirl. At Sea Life Park, those with tickets to the concert can get into the park for free after 2 p.m. Sept. 5 to enjoy the park’s various attractions, including the popular dolphin show.

Tickets for the Drink Aloha Concert Series are $25 and available at all Local Motion stores on Oahu, the Wet ’n’ Wild and Sea Life Park ticket offices and online at www.flavorus.com/drinkalohaconcert. Foodland also offers a two-for-one ticket deal to customers who buy five participating Pepsi products, with a promo code given at the register.

Pepsi will also give out free tickets around Honolulu via its Drink Aloha vehicle and online using the hashtags #DrinkAloha and #DrinkAlohaFriday on Instagram.

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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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SKY Waikiki sets opening lineup

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August 6th, 2015



Months of waiting will come to an end in just a few weeks as SKY Waikiki makes its highly anticipated debut above Kalakaua Avenue.

The rooftop bistro, lounge and nightclub was originally expected to open in 2013, but multiple delays pushed its grand opening back nearly two years.

ASSOCIATED PRESSDJ Brody Jenner, right, with Devin Lucien during the E! "Sex with Brody" Launch Party in Miami on July 18. He'll be in Honolulu later this month at SKY Waikiki's grand opening parties on Aug. 28 and 29.

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Brody Jenner, right, with DJ Devin Lucien during the E! "Sex with Brody" Launch Party in Miami on July 18. He'll be in Honolulu later this month at SKY Waikiki's grand opening parties on Aug. 28 and 29.

Boasting 7,000 square-feet of space on the 19th floor of the Waikiki Business Plaza, SKY Waikiki is described as a "fully interactive space" with a wrap-around, cantilevered lanai and 30-foot video wall to go with three full bars, custom lighting and a Martin Audio sound system. An outdoor SKY Deck will feature a custom fire pit to go with a panoramic view of Waikiki.

SKY Waikiki will be able to accommodate 400 guests when it opens later this month. The total amount of money spent to create the space was not disclosed.

"There has never been anything like this in Waikiki," managing partner Jovan Andow said in a press release. "It's upscale, yet an affordable night out. ... If the view doesn't take your breath away, nothing will!"

SKY Waikiki's official grand opening weekend kicks off Aug. 28 with an invite-only event that will feature a traditional Hawaiian blessing and the unveiling of all-new cocktails by Jennifer Ackrill and a "unique menu of social cuisine" by executive chef Lance Kosaka.

Guests will get to try SKY Waikiki's signature drink, the 'Iolani Spritz, made with hibiscus-infused organic cucumber vodka with lime juice and a splash of soda. Kosaka will introduce a full lineup of gourmet pizzas to go with his take on popcorn shrimp and "The Perfect Cheeseburger."

Following the VIP party on Aug. 28, SKY Waikiki will open to the general public on Aug. 29 with reality television star Brody Jenner as the featured guest host. Hawaii's own The Green will headline the night on Aug. 30.

SKY Waikiki is located at 2270 Kalakaua Avenue and will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight Sundays through Thursdays and 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays starting in September. Visit www.skywaikiki.com or follow the club on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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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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