Kimie Miner will be playing on Maui this weekend! She’s such an amazing artist and a great person! She gave us a little preview of her awesomeness at Life’s A Beach last night! Check out the video! She definitely got the crowd on the dance floor, she was a great surprise to everyone there! In her first performance on Maui in over a year, she will play a quick acoustic set for a bit at Wailuku First Friday at Maui Thing, then on Saturday, August 7, Kimie and her band will be playing at Mulligan’s on the Blue! Along with her lovely music, we will also be putting on an Endless Summer fashion show in collaboration with MG Bikini! Be at Mulligan’s at 10pm to see the great music and the cute bikini fashion show. Presale tickets $10 at Maui Thing and Mulligan’s on the Blue, $15 at the door.
As we complete our second year in Wailuku, we want to thank everyone that has helped us sustain our business. We want the community to relate to our designs, to be inspired, to do good and look good. Everyone loves Maui for their own reasons, what’s your Maui Thing?
It was a Wailuku First Friday that drew the Maui community together from every edge of the island. Well over a thousand free spirits poured onto Market Street to help us celebrate our second anniversary on Friday, July 2. Locals and tourists alike freed their individuality and let loose on the catwalk while dancing the night away to the vibes of recent Na Hoku Hanohano winner, Willie K.
The birthday bash was a benefit for Mana‘o Radio, with 15 percent of our sales going to the local, non-profit radio station. Willie K. put on a mind-blowing show as usual, while the massive crowd grooved to his mix of oldies, goodies, and Uncle Willie originals.
We kicked off the night by debuting their brand new summer line with a high-energy fashion show through Market Street. Local Maui models grooved down the runway to Uncle Willie’s vibes while decked out in Maui Thing’s fun and free summer fashions. They were decorated with flowers and tribal tattoos while the crowd hooted and hollered for the stunning locals. For the rest of the night, Willie K. rocked the street with his feel good music while Market Street boomed with excitement. “The street was so alive, I’ve never seen so many Maui people come together to have a good time! It was a mix of the young and the old, tourists and locals, families and friends. Its great to see people come out for such a wonderful event and it made me really appreciate the wonderful community that I’m a part of,” said Yuki Lei Sugimura, an integral leader in making Wailuku First Fridays such a success.