Lineup

Lineup

Booker T. Jones

Booker T. Jones

Saturday, October 31, 2015 8:45pm
The Grandest Spectacle Stage (HiSAM front lawn)

When Booker T. Jones steps onto The Grandest Spectacle Stage on Halloween night, it will be his first ever Hawaii performance with a band. The buzz from both Hawaii residents and Booker T. himself has been palpable and for good reason. With a more than 50-year career and counting and having won and done everything under the sun in music including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and recording & release of his international hit song, ‘Green Onions,’ at the tender age of 16, Booker T. is finally sharing his special brand of funk and soul with Hawaii!

Ever since his fateful, early days at Stax Records backing up Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett and more, Booker T. has never stopped making major contributions to music including winning Grammy Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Album in 2010 and 2012 for his albums ‘Potato Hole’ (recorded with the Drive-By Truckers) and ‘The Road from Memphis’ (recorded with The Roots) respectively. Along the way, Booker T. helped introduce the world to Bill Withers (producing Withers’ debut album, ‘Just As I Am’) and establish Willie Nelson as a boundaryless artist (producing Nelson’s ‘Stardust’ album). Booker T. even assumed bass player responsibilities when his former neighbor, Bob Dylan, recorded Dylan’s hit song, ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.’

We are thrilled to feature Booker T. on our main stage now located on the front lawn of the Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM) - one of the best performance venues in Hawaii. Finish up your costumes and polish your dancin’ shoes. Booker T. Jones and his band are about to take flight!

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Taimane

Taimane

Saturday, October 31, 2015 7:40pm
The Grandest Spectacle Stage (HiSAM front lawn)

Known for her dexterous playing, rhythmic stylings and dramatic performances, Taimane has earned star status in Hawaii and beyond. This year, Taimane assumes a headlining role on Hallowbaloo’s main stage on the front lawn of the Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM). Expect not only great music but also high theater with Kalalea, Spatial Sculptures and Samadhi Hawaii (aerial dance) joining Taimane. All-in-all, it’s a match made in heaven and a show we expect people to buzz about for many moons - Taimane center stage on HiSAM’s regal and lovely grounds with dancers suspended from trees, atop balconies and everywhere you turn and a crowd of thousands buzzing with Halloween cheer.

Taimane translates to diamond from Samoan and perfectly reflects the different facets of her nature. Whether delicately finger-picking through Bach or radically ripping through Led Zeppelin, Taimane has the ability to morph genres – from classical to rock to flamenco – and stretch her instrument far beyond the familiar melodies of Hawaii, where she grew up and currently resides. With the fierceness of a rocker, and the grace of a dancer, Taimane and her music are wowing ever-larger audiences - evinced by her regular performances around the globe, over one million YouTube views and more than 50,000 social media fans.

Taimane lights up rooms wherever she goes, sparkling like the diamond that she is. Come Hallowbaloo 2015, that sparkle will glow in brilliant fashion. Excited.

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Mike Love

Mike Love

Saturday, October 31, 2015 9:00pm
Aqua Hotels & Resorts Stage (Richards St. adjacent to YWCA)

2015 has been a breakout year for Hawaii’s own, Mike Love. His recently released, ‘Love Will Find a Way’ album (all songs written, arranged & produced by Love), has received both popular and critical acclaim, and multiple national tours have seen fans come from far and wide to witness and celebrate Love’s spellbinding performances. Watching his ascent is made even more enjoyable by the fact that the success and fame couldn’t have come to a better musician or person. With Mike Love, everything comes straight from the heart - always.

Performing at Hallowbaloo with a multi-piece band, Love’s Halloween set is a rare opportunity for Oahu residents to take in the full scope of his artistry. Adding to the effect will be spiritual surroundings with Love’s Hallowbaloo stage nestled between Iolani Palace and the historic YWCA building (purpose built in 1927 to uplift and empower women).

If Mike Love’s name and music are new to you, or you haven’t tuned in recently, pick up a copy of his new album or take in one of his mesmerizing YouTube videos - ‘Permanent Holiday’ (4 million views & counting) and ‘No Regrets’ (1 million views & counting). For everyone else, no further enlightenment needed. Rest easy knowing waves of enriching sound and joy will fill the air when Hallowbaloo hits peak stride and Mike Love takes the stage on Halloween night.

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Kalalea

Kalalea

Saturday, October 31, 2015 7:45pm
HiSAM Hallowbaloo Ball (inside HiSAM)

Saturday, October 31, 2015 8:35pm
The Grandest Spectacle Stage (HiSAM front lawn)

Creativity, rhythm and light marry to create an unforgettable performance sure to excite. Kalalea’s world class fire and light shows have placed them in demand worldwide and made them a regular at Hawaii’s grandest public and private productions. Their ohana of dancers hail from both Kauai and Oahu with hoops, poi, staff, fans and umbrellas all included in their arsenal. Kalalea means ‘sun that dances’ in Hawaiian language, a fitting name as dancers enthrall audiences with glowing props, split second timing, creative costuming and graceful choreography.

Performing on the lawn of the Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM) beneath its large tree canopies and atop its balconies, Kalalea is sure to add a giant spark to the extraordinarily lively evening. And if you’re lucky enough to have a HiSAM Hallowbaloo Ball ticket in hand, you’ll also get to see them up close in HiSAM’s sculpture garden.

With their penchant for graceful dance and awe-inspiring costumes, Kalalea is not only a long-time Hallowbaloo performer but also a perfect fit for our new magic kingdom - HiSAM and the surrounding streets.

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Ron Artis II and Thunderstorm

Ron Artis II and Thunderstorm

Saturday, October 31, 2015 6:30pm
The Grandest Spectacle Stage (HiSAM front lawn)

Sunday, November 1, 2015 4:00pm
Hallowbaloo Kanikapila (adjacent to Kapiolani Park bandstand)

Ron Artis II and Thunderstorm, brothers and musical collaborators ever since Thunderstorm could hold an instrument, have skyrocketed into the upper ranks of the Oahu music scene in 2015. We are thrilled to welcome them to Hallowbaloo’s main stage on the front lawn of the Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM). With a great audio system at their back and a 55 minute set to fully stretch out, Ron Artis II and Thurderstorm will leave many festivalgoers spellbound, marking 10/31/2015 as the day they first saw these future national stars in full splendor.

The Artis brothers have earned praise from the public and top Hawaii artists the old fashioned way - by interweaving their voices and instruments like few can and delivering melodies that go straight to the heart. Presenting a classic sound anchored by acoustic guitar and hand percussion, their music crosses many genres from blues to soul to folk - all served up in great songs penned by one or the other or both. Count Booker T. Jones as one of the many impressed by their music in 2015. The brothers will be joining the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner during his Hallowbaloo set to perform an Artis original song alongside the master.

Ron Artis II and Thunderstorm first played Hallowbaloo in 2008 (our inaugural year) when Thunderstorm could barely see over his congas. That year, both performed alongside their father and siblings as ‘Ron Art...is & The Family Band.’ We couldn’t be more excited about their return!

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Samadhi Hawaii

Samadhi Hawaii

Saturday, October 31, 2015 6pm, 8pm, 8:35pm
The Grandest Spectacle Stage (HiSAM front lawn)

Contriving wonderment in performances where feet refuse to touch the ground, Samadhi Hawaii leaves audiences believing anything is possible. Samadhi, in Hindu religion, is the highest state of mental concentration that a person can achieve while still bound to the body. The aerial dancers of Samadhi Hawaii consistently achieve that state and carry onlookers along for the ride. Having just returned from a headline performance at the Commonwealth Games in Samoa, Samadhi has been wowing Hawaii and global crowds for over a decade.

The Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM), the epicenter of Hallowbaloo 2015, serves as a truly ideal stage for Samadhi Hawaii. With large tree canopies anchored by the stately museum, Samadhi’s beauty and grace will be in full display performing multiple sets throughout the night with Taimane, Kalalea and Sewa Fare’.

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Tubby Love & the Roots Family

Tubby Love & the Roots Family

Saturday, October 31 2015 7:05pm
Aqua Hotels & Resorts Stage (Richards St. adjacent to YWCA)

Born in the concrete jungles of babylon USA, Tubby Love's life experience is woven into a unique blend of roots rock reggae. His music is a passionate testimony of both unity and the challenges of separation, bridging the gap between artist and audience. With honest engaging lyrics and an energizing presence, Tubby Love has cross-genre appeal and represents a soulful expression of truths both personal and universal.

Tubby Love recently wrapped a ten-week ‘Fall in Love’ tour performing alongside collaborator Amber Lily playing everywhere from Montana to Key West to California and all places in between including opening shows for Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall and Mike Love. Tubby Love returns to his part-time Hawaii home to bolster Hallowbaloo’s roots music with a message lineup. Performing in a setting with an iconic sense of place (in between Iolani Palace and the historic YWCA building) and surrounded by musical brothers in arms, Tubby Love and his “Roots Family” cohorts will be in their element and are sure to alight festivalgoers with a mega-dose of positive.

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dj mr. nick

dj mr. nick

Saturday, October 31 2015 6:45pm
Dance Cauldron Stage (Richard St. & Hotel St.)

Saturday, October 31 2015 8:30pm
HiSAM Hallowbaloo Ball (inside HiSAM)

Saturday, October 31 2015 10pm - close
Club Hallowbaloo - upstairs @ Nextdoor (43 N Hotel St)

dj mr. nick has performed at every Hallowbaloo making 2015 his 8th consecutive year taking the helm of a festival stage. With throngs of fans of both his weekly radio show, ‘Bridging the Gap’ (Hawaii Public Radio - HPR2) and frequent live Dj sets, he has become a cultural institution in Honolulu. His magic hails from an amalgam of unfettered musical passion, a keen ear for and deep knowledge of worldwide rhythms and a positive, all-inclusive demeanor.

From Quantic to Hiatus Kaiyote to Los Hacheros, dj mr. nick’s radio sets take listeners on a globe trotting romp with his club sets following suit in albeit higher octane fashion. dj mr. nick’s street festival set takes place on our Dance Cauldron Stage. With large monkeypod trees overhanging the stage flanked by towering palms and the expansive lawn of the Capitol Building, it’s a perfect setting for the pure melodies and beats that flow from nick’s decks. Hallowbaloo’s best dance party to date awaits.

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RootHub

RootHub

Saturday, October 31 2015 10pm
Club Hallowbaoo - Square Barrels (1001 Bishop St.)

1 part Kerouac, 2 parts Dylan, 1 part Tom Waits, a dash of salt water and you’ve got RootHub, a contemporary romantic troubadour of the top shelf variety.

When Hallowbaloo’s street festival winds down and the witching hour draws nigh, expect to see hordes of Mike Love, Taimane and Tubby Love fans making their way to Square Barrels in zombie-like fashion. From his main stage set at Oahu’s Wanderlust Festival to his summertime European jaunt to his soul stirring sets on the Playa at this year’s Burning Man, RootHub has made clear that his words and melodies know no boundaries and form an irresistible voice that speaks in grand fashion to people both far and near. We can’t wait for RootHub's Hallowbaloo debut inside the cozy confines of Square Barrels.

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SUPERCW

SUPERCW

Saturday, October 31 2015 9:00pm
Dance Cauldron Stage (Richard St. & Hotel St.)

Saturday, October 31 2015 11:30pm
Club Hallowbaloo - Nextdoor (43 N. Hotel St.)

“CW killed cancer.” That’s the title of SUPERCW’s September 17, 2015 blog post, and the culmination of a heroic and successful public fight against breast cancer. During the battle, CW has bared all with her positivity, candor and absolute commitment to winning providing transformative inspiration to thousands. This past June, shock waves rolled through the Honolulu community when CW was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer and given a 30% chance of survival and less than 12 months to live if treatments proved ineffective. Last month, after over 20 weeks of chemotherapy combined with a nourishing diet and meditation, CW received the news from her doctors, “there are no signs of cancer anywhere in your body.”

While CW’s road ahead includes additional surgeries and chemo treatments, it is high time to celebrate. SUPERCW is back and with force - headlining our Dance Cauldron Stage and then, moving on to Club Hallowbaloo at Nextdoor. As founder/resident DJ of Grey Goose Dayclub and Honolulu’s Bacardi Pool Parties and resident DJ at Nextdoor, RumFire, Addiction, Republik/Safehouse and more, SUPERCW’s prowess behind the decks is well known in these parts - nu-disco, indie dance, tropical house, fun, weird, happy music. Come prepared for exuberant sets and massive smiles all around. We are beyond excited!!

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James McCarthy

James McCarthy

Saturday, October 31 2015 5:30-10:00pm
HiSAM Hallowbaloo Ball (inside HiSAM)

James B. McCarthy is an accomplished vocalist, storyteller, actor, songwriter and educator with three solo albums to his credit. His song, ‘Wild Wind’, from his latest CD, ‘Nows the new Later’, reached international audiences after being included in an episode of Hawaii 5-0. In the film, 'To End All Wars' (shot on Kauai), McCarthy starred alongside Kiefer Sutherland and Mark Strong. McCarthy is also the founder of Doolin Rakes, Truetone Songwriters Series and Chinatown Artist Lofts. A truly tireless cultural entrepreneur, McCarthy has also been one of the leading pioneers with SEEQS Charter School, First Friday, Arts at Marks Garage and Art Bento at HiSAM.

At Hallowbaloo, McCarthy takes center stage at the HiSAM Hallowbaloo Ball assuming the role of Chief Storyteller. With an open canvas and the freedom to go any direction, McCarthy will bring the sights, sounds and feelings of Hallowbaloo to life in words, performance and music.

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Discord & Rye

Discord & Rye

Saturday, October 31 2015 10:15pm
Club Hallowbaloo - The ARTS at Marks Garage (1159 Nuuanu Ave.)

At the center of the exploding Americana movement in Honolulu is Discord & Rye, a roots-rock group of musicians dedicated to exploring the history and future of original American music. With solid foundations in folk, bluegrass, blues and rock, Discord & Rye has taken roots music off of the porch and into Honolulu’s mainstream from revered watering holes to festivals. Their sound is honest, feel good music with timeless qualities that appeal to both young and old.

Co-founder and Virginia transplant, John Ridgeway, leads the charge on vocals and guitar while also serving as the band’s principal songwriter. He is flanked by Caroline Pond - fiddle player extraordinaire, Blue Ridge Mountain native and part-time member of Snake Oil Medicine Show. Ronnie Velveta (vocals, banjo) and Nick Danger (vocals, upright bass) round out the band adding both talent and verve. In recent years, Ridgeway has firmly established an Americana concert series appropriately named, The Ramble. Discord & Rye headline the Hallowbaloo Edition of The Ramble turning The ARTS at Marks Garage into a backwoods holler. With The Infamous Bourbon Boys also on the bill, Americana music fans would be well served to heed the call of hot burning strings and wander into The Ramble immediately following the Hallowbaloo Street Festival.

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PoleArity Studio

PoleArity Studio

Saturday, October 31 2015 7:30pm
The Grandest Spectacle Stage (HiSAM front lawn)

Saturday, October 31 2015 8:10pm
Costume Contest Stage (Richards St. & Hotel St.)

Just over a year old, Chinatown’s own, PoleArity Studio, has burst onto the scene and quickly established itself as one of Oahu’s premier dance and performing arts schools. PoleArity aims to cultivate an environment of productive creativity for those who seek performance opportunities and provide top-notch instruction to those interested in learning and/or becoming a part of Oahu’s incredibly talented artistic community. Founded with a focus on pole, PoleArity Studio now offers classes five days a week ranging from tango to African dance, zouk, burlesque and of course, pole. Check out their website for a full listing of classes that have appeal to everyone from seasoned artists to first-time performers.

At Hallowbaloo, PoleArity will show off their tremendous skills on pole - captivating artistry fitting for both theater and olympic stages.

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YumYum Beast

YumYum Beast

Saturday, October 31 2015 8:05pm
Aqua Hotels & Resorts Stage (Richards St. adjacent to YWCA)

Anchored by banjo, acoustic resonator guitar, electric bass and a drum kit, YumYum Beast has one foot firmly planted in bluegrass and the other marching forward in new directions. Co-founder, Justin Morris, is a longtime member of BrownChicken BrownCow (BCBC), a traditional bluegrass band originally hailing from West Virginia. For many years, BCBC crisscrossed America on various tours including annual stops on Maui where they became an island favorite delivering high energy performances to sold out audiences time and again. Morris and other BCBC members now live on Maui with Morris becoming a central figure in the Valley Isle’s burgeoning Americana scene. In this newfound role, Morris has committed to stretching his wings and blazing new paths alongside YumYum Beast band members, Matt Del Olmo (banjo), John Michael Jeliffe (bass) and James Bowersox (drums - Bowersox’s 2nd Hallowbaloo).

Described by some as “Hillbilly Funk,” YumYum Beast brings strong appeal with fans of both roots Americana and rockabilly. Expect plenty of foot stomping and hollering and don’t be surprised to see members of Discord & Rye and The Infamous Bourbon Boys join the fray. We hear the three bands plan on making Hallowbaloo weekend a full-on Americana pow wow by combining forces at the Hallowbaloo Street Festival, Club Hallowbaloo (at The Ramble at The Arts at Marks Garage) and the Hallowbaloo Kanikapila on Sunday in Kapi‘olani Park.

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Pretty Peacock Productions

Pretty Peacock Productions

Saturday, October 31 2015 8:35pm
HiSAM Hallowbaloo Ball (inside HiSAM)

Saturday, October 31 2015 10:30pm
Club Hallowbaloo - Nextdoor (43 N. Hotel St.)

Dead Sexy Cabaret featuring Rhonda Corner, Lola Love & The Aphrodisiacs (Lark Moon, Lola Le Muse, Kokokitty and Chacha Bela)

Spellbinding choreography, graceful dance, ravishing costumes and a heavy dollop of tease combine with creativity and passion to make Pretty Peacock Productions true showstoppers. Whether it’s Mardi Gras samba or black light theater, the focus of this premiere burlesque and cabaret company is always on originality and innovation - developing their own choreography, creating their costumes and writing their skits and even plays. Pretty Peacock Productions director and members are schooled in both dance and tease and bring a level of commitment to their shows typically reserved for entertainment meccas New York and Los Angeles.

At Hallowbaloo, get ready for plenty of razzle and loads of dazzle as Pretty Peacock Productions brings The Day of the Dead to life like never before. A must see show at Hallowbaloo 2015 that festivalgoers can enjoy not once but twice with Pretty Peacock Productions performing at both Club Hallowbaloo and the HiSAM Hallowbaloo Ball. The latter performance takes place in HiSAM’s Sculpture Garden, exquisite surroundings tailor made for this ensemble.

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Sewa Fare'

Sewa Fare'

Saturday, October 31 2015 5:45pm
The Grandest Spectacle Stage (HiSAM front lawn)

Saturday, October 31 2015 7:10pm
HiSAM Hallowbaloo Ball (inside HiSAM)

African beats are one of the world’s great unifying forces - ancient rhythms from the cradle of civilization that penetrate straight to the heart of all. Deliver these melodies with the crack and boom of wooden hand drums and rapid-fire, unified motion, and you have Sewa Fare’ - a West African Dance and Drum ensemble that has kept African traditions beating strong in Hawaii for over 15 years. Master Drummer Sekou Camara hails from Guinea West Africa with many of Sewa Fare’s dancers having rehearsed and performed their entire lives.

At Hallowbaloo, Sewa Fare’s drummers and dancers will come together to share rhythmic stories of West Africa bringing this rich culture to life right before your eyes. Expect both a hypnotic and uplifting performance that will stay with you long after the festival concludes. We are thrilled to have Sewa Fare’ open performances on HiSAM’s front lawn by assembling beneath the property’s wondrous trees - a natural and fitting setting for their foundational roots music and dance. And we can’t wait to see sparks fly when they take their show to a kingly level in HiSAM’s regal Sculpture Garden during the HiSAM Hallowbaloo Ball.

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The Infamous Bourbon Boys

The Infamous Bourbon Boys

Saturday, October 31 2015 11:30pm
Club Hallowbaloo - The ARTS at Marks Garage (1159 Nuuanu Ave.)

Sunday, November 1, 2015 5:00pm
Hallowbaloo Kanikapila (adjacent to Kapiolani Park Bandstand)

The Infamous Bourbon Boys came together out of spontaneous backyard jams at the House Of Wax in the foothills of Manoa, Hawaii. The combination of uptempo mountain music and down home delta blues is sure to strike a chord with those who just can’t get enough of that good ol’ American music. This six-piece string band lends itself to tradition in composition putting the stories of modern times into song lines from days gone bye. If a name ever encompassed an idea. . .then you know exactly what to expect from. . .The Infamous Bourbon Boys.

Hallowbaloo 2015 features a double-shot of the boys musical spirits. They close out one of the most talked about shows of Club Hallowbaloo, The Ramble - Hallowbaloo Edition. With Discord & Rye also on the bill and rumors of collaborations with Maui’s YumYum Beast, it’s a congregation of all things Americana and some of the most gregarious stage personalities in the islands - a foot stompin’ party lies ahead! Then, on Sunday, The Infamous Bourbon Boys set up shop on the grass of Kapiolani Park adjacent to the bandstand and co-host the Hallowbaloo Kanikapila. Bring your BBQ and cooler for high mountain hollerin’ delivered at the ocean’s edge with ‘lucky we live Hawaii’ moments forecast.

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Activ8 electro jazz

Activ8 electro jazz

Saturday, October 31 2015 6:00pm-7:30pm
Costume Contest Stage (Richards St. & Hotel St.)

Rockin electro jazz reality. That’s Activ8 electro jazz’s professional biography in its entirety...fittingly leaving Activ8 electro jazz a giant canvas on which to paint. The product of mastermind and main drummer, Jerome James, Activ8 focuses on delivering an immersive experience to spectators via music and dance performances, visual stimulants and direct artist-audience interaction. Raised in one of Hawaii’s great drumming families, James takes Activ8’s music seriously but remains focused on the end goal - engaging and uplifting onlookers. This translates to every Activ8 show being unique, memorable affairs and perfect for the streets of Hallowbaloo.

Activ8 electro jazz will unleash multiple sets between 6:00pm and 7:30pm on Hallowbaloo’s Costume Contest Stage - an interactive performance space. Rumor has it James also has some tricks up his sleeve to support a Hallowbaloo headliner on The Grandest Spectacle Stage. We’re on the edge of our seats to see what unfolds!

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Hunter Down

Hunter Down

Saturday, October 31 2015 5:30pm-10:00pm
Aqua Hotels & Resorts Stage (Richards St. adjacent to YWCA)

Whether managing performances at Waikiki’s world-class cirque show, CabaRAE, or master of ceremonies at Burly-Q Bingo or acting in Cherry Blossom Cabaret’s Alice in Wonderland, Hunter Down commands attention. Hunter takes full advantage of his magnetism leading audiences on galloping, wild rides. As owner and operator of Chinatown’s Ong King Art Center whose mission is to foster a sustainable art community replete with creative risk taking, Hunter’s commitment and knowledge of performance art goes far beyond her onstage antics. The Chinatown Arts District and public audiences alike are lucky to have Hunter Down - an omnipresent creative fixture and always positive, ‘can do’ leader.

Look for Hunter on the Aqua Hotels & Resorts Stage where she will serve as Chief Storyteller. A fun, clever, off-the-beaten path journey awaits.

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Good Foot

Good Foot

Saturday, October 31 2015 5:30pm
Aqua Hotels & Resorts Stage (Richards St. adjacent to YWCA)

Get your Hallowbaloo started on a Good Foot with this eight-piece soul/funk/Afrobeat ensemble featuring baritone sax, tenor sax, percussion, guitar, electric bass, drums and vocals. Simply make your way to their stage, and Good Foot will do the rest. Funky bass lines, blistering horns and zinging guitar licks combine to create undeniable, polyrhythmic goodness. It’s music that makes you move - from original compositions to classic rarities. Their performance is good reason to join us from Hallowbaloo's opening bell and enjoy all the festival has to offer.

Good Foot is the first act on the Aqua Hotels & Resorts Stage ensuring this year’s festivities kick off with a bang. While the band has quickly garnered acclaim from Hawaii Public Radio and die-hard funk fans alike, we suspect Good Foot will be a new name to many. Take our word for it. Good Foot’s Hallowbaloo set will rollicking fun, and one you don’t want to miss.

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Globes

Globes

Saturday, October 31 2015 5:30pm-8:30pm
HiSAM Hallowbaloo Ball (inside HiSAM)

Spinning music ranging from downtempo jazzy beats to Hip Hop to House, Globes (Alex Globerson) tirelessly searches for exciting sounds to bring to the dance floor. His spirit and music fit like a glove with venerable Honolulu DJ collective, Kitchen Music Society. Globes prides himself as a rhythmic explorer for the everyday music fan as well as a club connoisseur. And despite his rising popularity, Globes approaches each show with humility and reverence appreciating the opportunity to share his passion and collaborate with many of Honolulu’s top Dj’s. With a smile on his face, a hop in his step and a nod of his head, Globes can be counted on to always deliver a genre-bouncing, ear-opening set to energize your soul and keep you on the beat.

At Hallowbaloo, Globes will serve up a cocktail set establishing a stimulating foundation for The Inaugural HiSAM Hallowbaloo Ball. Expect a mix of eclectic and spooky sounds priming the pump for a magical Halloween.

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Serpico and the Sinners

Serpico and the Sinners

Saturday, October 31 2015 6:15pm
Aqua Hotels & Resorts Stage (Richards St. adjacent to YWCA)

Serpico and the Sinners is an alt/grunge/country band based in Chinatown, Honolulu. With a combination of seasoned veterans and youngsters, this five-piece band sings songs of men who have wronged and the virtues of being oneself. The sound is Americana, ranging from country to pop to good ol' rock and roll.

If you’re a fan of any of the many roots Americana bands performing at this year’s Hallowbaloo, make sure you finish your costume early and get on down the Capitol District for Serpico and the Sinners 6:15pm set. Anchored by the coarse, weighty vocals of frontwoman, Serena Hashimoto, Serpico and the Sinners bring something new and not to be missed.

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Spatial Sculptors

Spatial Sculptors

Saturday, October 31 2015 6:15pm, 9:15pm
HiSAM Hallowbaloo Ball (inside HiSAM)

Saturday, October 31 2015 8:10pm
The Grandest Spectacle Stage (HiSAM front lawn)

Spatial Sculptors is an integrated community of movers that explore weight, contact and communication in relation to each other and our environment. Through improvised dance, Spatial Sculptors creates sentences, paragraphs, stories and experiences.

Look for Spatial Sculptors gliding about the lawn & balconies of the Hawaii State Art Museum as well as the Sculpture Garden inside HiSAM. Both locations are the perfect environment for Spatial dancers to weave their web - complimenting and contrasting the power of HiSAM’s splendid grounds with costumes and movements sure to provoke thought and joy.

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DJ Roman Candles

DJ Roman Candles

Saturday, October 31 2015 5:30pm
Dance Cauldron Stage (Richard St. & Hotel St.)

Since 2009, Roman Candles has prowled record stores and the interwebs for the funkiest, sexiest beats ever created. Each week, he broadcasts his discoveries island-wide over the airwaves and internationally online via KTUH college radio station (90.3fm and ktuh.org). Tune-in every Thursday between 6am and 9am for cool lounge, sweet reggae jams, groovy psych rock and of course, filthy funk including weekly doses of the Captain of the Mothership, Bootsy Collins. Roman Candles is also commonly found behind the decks of Chinatown clubs, underground all-night beachies and private parties.

Come Hallowbaloo while Hallowbaloo ‘Marathoners’ are circumnavigating festival grounds, Roman Candles will take the helm of The Dance Cauldron Stage. Have your high heeled sneakers and dancin’ shoes at the ready. As Sir Nose and many in Honolulu know, it ain’t nothin’ but a party!

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DJ Look

DJ Look

Saturday, October 31 2015 5:30pm-10:00pm
The Grandest Spectacle Stage (HiSAM front lawn)

DJ Look dove into the Honolulu music scene at an early age kicking off her career as a guitarist. Although still in college, Look has covered much ground since - contributing guitar, vocals and flute to breakout Honolulu band, Crimson Apple, and garnering a substantial following of her self-produced radio show entitled, ‘Off the Air.’ If Look assumes A&R duties for her talented band, Crimson Apple will sure to be known throughout America soon. Her weekly radio shows (aired on KTUH every Wednesday 6pm-9pm - 90.3fm & ktuh.org) demonstrate that Look not only has great taste and an impeccable ear but also deep knowledge of seemingly all genres of music - highly impressive given Look’s being just a few years removed from high school. Her radio sets run the gamut from Maze to Leon Bridges, tUnE-yArDs to Fela Kuti and Funkadelic to BADBADNOTGOOD and seemingly everything in between. The piece de resistance are weekly themes that weave the artists and music together into a stories that are both educational and scrumptious.

Catch DJ Look on the Grandest Spectacle Stage helping festivalgoers traverse from one artist to the next. While one band departs and another prepares to take the stage, Look will spin songs serving as a vivacious conduit to what lies ahead.

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