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October 27, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mana’o Strong
Healing through music, food and friends

Where: Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea at 100 Kaukahi Street

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this Friday night’s Mana’o Strong benefit concert at Mulligans is now happening at 5:00-9:00pm (not 4:00-8:00pm).
When: Friday, October 27 from 5:00-9:00 PM

Tickets: $35.00 and available in advance at manaoradio.com/ManaoStrong


In early August, Maui experienced a tragedy that no one will ever forget. We are all still processing—and our hearts go out to everyone on Maui still grieving the incredible loss.

Mana’o Radio continues our efforts to rebuild our beloved island with strength and unity by doing what we do best…bringing the community together through the shared love of music.

We invite you to join us on Friday, October 27, as Mana’o Radio presents Mana’o Strong: healing through music, food and friends. We are bringing our musical ‘ohana together at Mulligans on the Blue to shower you with music and stories from the Mana’o Radio family including:

Gail Swanson
The Hula Honeys
Steve Grimes
Steve Craig
Dorothy Betz
Randall Rospond
Special Guests:
Vince Esquire
Joe Caro

Tickets are $35.00 and available in advance at manaoradio.com/ManaoStrong. One hundred percent of ticket sales will be donated to the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund, providing financial resources to support the immediate and long-term recovery needs for the people and places affected by the devastating Maui wildfires.


Gail Swanson

Gail is a sensational singer-songwriter and independent Indie rock artist whose journeys are inspiring. This sonic flower has worked with some of the greatest legends (including Willie Nelson and Pat Simmons), earned rave reviews for original albums, written songs for TV, shared stages with heroes, earned a Na Hōkū award, and toured to adoring audiences. Gail is Maui’s answer to Ani Difranco, Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge.

Steve Grimes

Steve Grimes is a multi-stylist songwriter, so all his albums cover a wide swath of genres, from folk to funk. The songs are a concoction of the many musical influences and ingredients that make up the gumbo of his life–both real and imagined.

Dorothy Betz

Maui rock, blues and jazz singer Dorothy Betz was nominated among 14 finalists as the “Best Extended Play Album of the Year” by the Josie Music Awards recognizing independent artists. She and her late partner Les Adam produced original music on their independent label and performed occasionally with Willie Nelson on Maui and opened for Greg Allman in concert and at the premier of the national touring play Legend of Koʻolau.

The Hula Honeys

Longtime friends Ginger Johnson and Robyn Kneubuhl make up Maui’s own Hula Honeys. Blending vintage Hapa Haole songs with hip jazz classics, they create a swinging sweet sound all their own. The Hula Honeys are known primarily for performing the enchanting music from Hawaii’s territorial days, songs that take you back to Boat Days and Waikiki’s golden era, all performed with elegance, spirit, and aloha.

Steve Craig

Steve Craig is a singer, songwriter and entertainer carving out a living at various venues, residences and events here on Maui.

Randall Rospond

Randall Rospond is Mana’o Radio’s own singer, guitarist, radio DJ, and songwriting journeyman, Randall Rospond who has shared his style of “Funky Groovin’ Poetic Folk” through decades of Maui performances.

Vince Esquire

Hailing from Wailuku, Maui, Vince Esquire is an explosive and versatile musician, producer, and engineer. Having been a musician on Maui for over 25 years, Vince has a sound and energy that’s all his own. He has engineered and produced several artists in Hawaii including Danyel Alana and the award-winning ukulele jam band Kanekoa.
Vince is the vocalist and lead guitarist with his band, “The Vince Esquire Band” and plays lead ukulele for Maui’s ukulele-powered jam band, “Kanekoa.”

Joe Caro

Joe Caro is a guitarist, composer, singer born and raised in New York City. Know primarily for his session work, he was born April 10, 1956 in Queens NY. He got his first guitar at the age of eight after seeing the Beatles on TV.

Early influences included the British Invasion, then on to Jimi Hendrix and The Cream. A stint discovering the blues came next, listening to all the greats from Robert Johnson to Howlin’ Wolf and Elmore James. Soon after playing in local “garage” bands, he became interested in jazz focusing on Miles Davis, John Coltrane and all the great jazz Guitarists.

He has since moved to Maui, Hawaii and has just completed his first solo CD entitled “Home Alone”. Recorded almost entirely at his home studio, it also features contributions from keyboardist Ricky Peterson, drummers Steve Ferrone, Anton Fig, and Shawn Pelton and bassist Will Lee. Comprised of all original material, it is his first instrumental release to date.


Mahalo to our event sponsors:

Reck and Kusachi
Doorway Into Light

Lowenthal & Lowenthal

Maui Hands

Mediterranean Grill Food Truck

Outdoor Living
Pono Pies

Mālama Pono from all of us at Mana’o Radio.

Tickets are available below.

NOTE: ** You must reserve a table with Mulligan’s at 808-874-1131 or online at OpenTable to ensure a table. Otherwise the tickets are general admission. **



Mulligan’s On The Blue
100 Kaukahi St
Kihei, HI 96753 United States
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(808) 874-1131
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October 27, 2023
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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