NMG Network Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Common Kings Headline the Inaugural In The Southern Sun Free Concert as part of Aloha Festivals

A concert in collaboration with Hawai‘i Tourism, Hele Gas and NMG Network to celebrate the spirit of aloha at Queen’s Surf Beach
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, August 29, 2019 – Aloha Festivals, presented by Hawai‘i Tourism, introduces a new event for 2019: In The Southern Sun - a free concert sponsored by Hele Gas at Queen’s Surf Beach to celebrate the spirit of aloha in the community. Produced in partnership with NMG Network to commemorate NMG's 10th Anniversary, the inaugural event will feature performances from local artists and a headline appearance by Grammy-nominated Common Kings. In The Southern Sun will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Queen’s Surf Beach, and will be preceded by the official pre-party at Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
“We are extremely excited for the opportunity to work with these esteemed partners to bring In The Southern Sun to Waikiki Beach as we celebrate our 10th anniversary,” said Jason Cutinella, founder & CEO of NMG Network. “This is a major milestone for NMG so we want to give back to our community by producing this free concert, and we look forward to welcoming the next generation to the Aloha Festivals.”
Music at In The Southern Sun will honor Hawai‘i’s past while carrying these traditions into the future. The concert will open with cultural protocol and hula. In line with this year’s Aloha Festivals theme, Nā Mo‘olelo ‘Ukulele: ‘Ukulele Stories, Taimane Gardener will deliver ‘ukulele originals. Na Hoa will present the best of the classical Hawaiian trio, and groove-worthy island jams will be offered by both Jasmin Nicole and Fia.
Topping off the evening, audiences will rock and sway with Common Kings. The band, last seen in Hawai‘i opening for Bruno Mars in November 2018, will return with their island-style hits like “Wade in your Water,” “24/7” and songs from their newest EP “One Day.”
Hawai‘i-based brand FITTED developed the concept for In The Southern Sun in collaboration with Aloha Festivals. FITTED will also sell exclusive merchandise at the event in line with their mission to teach youth the importance of embracing culture and history, while maintaining a high standard of quality, functionality, and aesthetics.
Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel, the exclusive hotel partner of In The Southern Sun and located steps from Queen’s Surf Beach, invites attendees to enjoy food & beverages, live entertainment by Jasmin Nicole and DJ Compose, and sweeping views of Diamond Head prior to the start of the concert at the official pre-party from 3-6 p.m.
Aloha Festivals is supported by Hawai‘i Tourism. In The Southern Sun is generously sponsored by Hele Gas and produced in partnership with NMG Network and FITTED.
NMG and Aloha Festivals thank travel and hospitality sponsors Hawaiian Airlines and Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel; and the City & County of Honolulu.
For more information visit www.AlohaFestivals.com and follow In The Southern Sun on Instagram (@inthesouthernsun) and use #inthesouthernsun. Also, follow Aloha Festivals on Facebook (facebook.com/AlohaFestivals), Twitter (@AlohaFstvls), and Instagram (@alohafestivals).
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