The Green

ABOUT THE EVENT

Start: 09/03/2023 18:00
End: 09/03/2023 11:00
Where: Maui Arts and Cultural Center

THE GREEN

with Special Guest TEDDY SWIMS

Sunday, Sep 3 2023, 6:00 PM

Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater

GATES OPEN AT 5:00 PM

Opening the show will be KEILANA
 

The Green, the hugely popular and successful reggae band was formed in 2009 in O‘ahu. Their sound blends dub-heavy roots reggae, smooth lovers' rock, contemporary pop and rock with indigenous Hawaiian musical/lyrical references. The band’s most recent album, Brand New Eyes was a nominee for a 2022 Nā Hōkū Hanohano award for Best Reggae Album. 
 
The Green was formed in 2009 with Caleb Keolanui (lead and backing vocals), Ikaika Antone (keyboards, lead and backing vocals), JP Kennedy (lead and backing vocals, guitar), Zion Thompson (lead and backing vocals, guitar) and Brad Watanabe (backing vocals, bass, keyboards, guitar, drums). Drummer Jordan Espinoza joined in 2011, replacing Leslie Ludiazo, who remains the band’s musical director.
 
The Green’s self-titled debut was recognized by iTunes as the Best Reggae Album of 2010. In 2014, the band received three prestigious Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards : Group of the Year, Reggae Album of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. They’ve also had three albums that topped the Billboard Reggae Album chart, 2011’s Ways and Means (which spent four weeks at number one), 2013's Hawaii 13, and 2017’s Marching Orders, which stayed in the top 10 for 18 consecutive weeks, regaining the no. 1 spot three separate times. Marching Orders was distinguished as the Best Reggae Album at the 2018 Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards. In 2019, The Green released an acoustic set of their greatest hits, Black & White, the same year they were named Group of the Year at Hawaii’s Island Music Awards.
 
 
Teddy Swims is vocal powerhouse, who merges honeyed soul with raucous rock energy and pleasing pop hooks, writes nearly all his songs about falling in or  out of romantic entanglements. The Atlanta native has been tugging at heartstrings since posting a series of covers from his bedroom studio in 2019, which generated hundreds of millions of views and scored him a deal with Warner Records. Teddy changed his focus to introspective originals on 2020’s Unlearning EP, garnering praise from American SongwriterBillboard, and Rolling Stone, who named him an artist to watch in 2021. Soon thereafter, performances on The Kelly Clarkson ShowToday, and The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and opening for Zac Brown Band’s Summer arena tour cemented his status as a rising star. 2022 marked a banner year for Teddy with the release of his two latest EPs, Tough Love and Sleep is Exhausting, collaborations with Meghan Trainor, ILLENIUM, MK, and BURNS, performances on Ellen, The Late Late Show With James Corden, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and his Tough Love headline world tour. Part of reaching that audience, for him, is getting to show his love in person. There are always more new friends to bare his soul to.



Keilana
 is an award-winning independent Native Hawaiian artist from Honolulu, Hawaii rapidly garnering worldwide attention and success. Best known for her eclectic "one woman band" live-loop performances, her versatile artistry, and as the Hawaiian queen of R&B/soul, she captivates audiences far and wide with her magnetic smile and charisma. She's actively grown across social platforms,  proving that she is a dynamic force. Keilana aspires to bridge the gap between mainstream music and Hawai'i by sharing her story and those passed down through generations. This island girl is ready to win the hearts of audiences worldwide and show everyone what she can do.