Most times music lovers have a favorite genre of music and thus gravitate to the same types of music festivals. Meaning country music lovers like festivals like Country Thunder (Arizona), CMA's in Nashville etc. There is nothing wrong with that at all. I, myself, as a music lover tend to gravitate to the same types of music and thus same types of festivals. Or at least that was how it was before this last vacation I took to Hawaii.
While vacationing on the beautiful island of Oahu, a few friends and I decided to take a private tour to the North Shore. Our tour guide Akima, owned as well as did all of the private tours for her company Hawaii Real Nature Tours. She was very friendly, a great tour guide, and also an avid music lover! Now that’s my kind of people! We got to talking during our amazingly beautiful hike, about music, the greatest music festivals etc. She asked if I had ever heard of the Merry Monarch Music Festival that is held every spring in Hilo, Hawaii. I didn’t even know exactly which island Hilo was on! She smiled and began telling me about this beautiful hawaiian cultural music festival and it blew my mind! The Merry Monarch is a week long festival that is held on the BIg Island of Hawaii in a town named Hilo. The purpose of the festival is not only for festival goers entertainment but also to exhibit Hawaiian culture and the beautiful art of hula! The festival includes:
- Invitational Art Fairs
- Cultural Demonstrations
- Hula Performances
- Parade Showcasing the Aspects of Hawaiian Culture