Pure Aloha Festival Hulas into Las Vegas at the Rio on April 18

Whoever said you couldn’t enjoy a tropical paradise in the middle of the desert has never been to Pure Aloha Festival at the Rio. The Hawaiian and Polynesian festival and concert series combines all of the best of the cultures of Hawaii and Polynesia including incredible food, concerts, hula dancers and much more!

Beginning this Thursday, April 18, the Strip will transport you to the exotic islands of Hawaii and beyond as Pure Aloha Festival, presented by Vizzun Entertainment sings, hulas and entertains its way into the Rio Las Vegas. The biannual event will feature over 100 island craft & merchandise booths, authentic food and retail vendors, carnival rides and live Hawaiian and Polynesian entertainment from some of the biggest names in Hawaiian Island music.

The concert lineup includes New Zealand’s band Katchafire, the pop/rock/reggae band Common Kings, Hawaiian Island reggae Maoli and many more. Here is the complete Pure Aloha Festival concert lineup:

Thursday, April 18
Kush County – 8 p.m.
Jimmy Weeks Project – 9 p.m.

Friday, April 19
Keola Santos – 8:45 p.m.
Mele Ka Mana – 9:45 p.m.

Saturday, April 20
Jah Maoli – 9:15 p.m.
Lady Reiko & the Sun City Prophets – 10 p.m.

Sunday. April 21
CRSB – 6:30 p.m.
Sio – 7:45 p.m.

All concerts are $32 in advance and $38 at the door.

Prior to the concerts, guests can shop the more than 100 vendors for crafts and items only found in Hawaii and Polynesia. And as you shop make sure you get a taste of Hawaii and all of the cultures that make it special with delicious Japanese, Korean, Filipino dishes and more. And to really make you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation local hula performers and bands will transport you to the white sandy beaches of Hawaii with their incredible entertainment all day long.

This is the 12th year Pure Aloha Festival has danced into Las Vegas. The event makes its way into The Entertainment Capital of the World twice a year, (I’ll cover it again in the fall) and it continues to be one of the premiere events in the city, gaining popularity every year it comes to town. Any event that can make you feel like you’re in Hawaii is an event not to be missed!

Pure Aloha Festival at the Rio runs Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Las Vegas, NV - 04/16/13

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