Ukes In Paradise Contest

Keoki’s Paradise restaurant hosted the second annual Keoki’s Ukes In Paradise Contest on July 28. Contestants were grouped into four age brackets ranging from kindergarten through high school. A thrilled audience watched as the contestants stepped in front of the crowd and played their hearts out. A few renowned ukulele artists also took to the stage to show off their talents, including Kaua’i recording artist Madison and her uncle Tyler Riley who provided entertainment during an intermission. Local uke player Aldrine Guerrero astounded the crowd to close out the performances. While all participants won prizes, the top winners took home 10 brand new ukuleles.

Photos by Daniel Lane