International Market Place to Honor Legendary Hawaiian Musician and Entertainer Don Ho

International Marketplace Honolulu HawaiiDon Ho statue unveiling, dedication ceremony and tribute performances

In celebration of the first anniversary of International Market Place, the center will host a special dedication ceremony and the unveiling of a one-of-a-kind Don Ho statue on his date of birth, Sunday, Aug. 13. The bronze sculpture, created by Honolulu artist Kim Duffett, commemorates Ho’s tremendous contributions to Hawaiian music and history.

Ho launched his career when he was invited to perform at Duke Kahanamoku’s, a popular nightclub at International Market Place in the 1960’s. Ho became one of Waikiki’s most recognizable icons with globally recognized songs, “Tiny Bubbles” and “I’ll Remember You.”

Open to the public, the statue unveiling and dedication ceremony will be held in the Banyan Court on Level 1 beginning at 1:30 p.m. The Ho family, Duffett and members of Hawaii’s music industry will be in attendance. Following the statue unveiling, special performances by Don Ho’s family members and friends will take place in Queen’s Court beginning at 4 p.m. This event will join month long festivities celebrating International Market Place’s one year anniversary.

Ceremony Schedule:

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.     Don Ho Statue Unveiling
  Banyan Court, Level 1

4 – 8 p.m.                Don Ho Kanikapila and Tribute Show
  Queen’s Court, Level 1

4-6 p.m.
Kanikapila (jam session) honoring Don Ho featuring fellow Don Ho entertainers and friends: Melveen Leed, Marlene Sai, Nina Kealiiwahamana, Kimo Kahoano, Karen Keawehawaii and more

7-8 p.m.
Don Ho Tribute Show featuring Henry Kapono and Friends

8:15 – 8:45 p.m.    “O Na Lani Sunset Stories” Storytelling and Hula Show
  Queen’s Court, Level 1

WHEN:     Sunday, August 13, 2017

WHERE:   International Market Place
2330 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815

Don Ho Images
Don Ho Trust has approved these images for use by Taubman Corporation for the Don Ho statue unveiling for public relations and publicity purposes. Any usage of images after August 31, 2017, requires written approval by the Don Ho Trust. Photo credit: Don Ho Trust.

International Market Place Images
Photos credited to International Market Place.

For more information, visit ShopInternationalMarketPlace.com, Instagram: @intlmktplace and in Japanese @intlmktplacejp; Facebook:facebook.com/IntlMktPlace and in Japanese at facebook.com/IntlMktPlaceJP.

About International Market Place
Located in the heart of Waikiki, International Market Place is a world-class shopping, dining and entertainment destination featuring a curated mix of upscale and lifestyle brands, and the first Saks Fifth Avenue in Hawaii. The shopping center is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Operating hours for restaurants and department store will vary. For ease of access, the center provides 700 parking spaces and convenient valet parking. For more information, visitshopinternationalmarketplace.com and in Japanese ja.shopinternationalmarketplace.com.

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