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Celebrating Hawaiian Music and Culture

Hawaiian music and dance are a part of the state’s rich island culture.  Guests who visit the Hawaiian Islands connect to the host culture and its people through experiencing the unique expression of Hawaiian music and dance. Through the HTA Hawaiian Cultural Initiative, the launch of the Hawaiian Music Festival Concert Series celebrates traditional music and dance, highlighting both for their important roles in the Hawaiian culture. 
At the beginning of January, a request for proposals (RFP) for the Hawaiian Music Festival Concert Series was issued to solicit for a contractor that will be the most qualified for the management of the program. The HTA anticipates awarding the contract for the Hawaiian Music Festival Concert Series in February 2014. 
The new Hawaiian Music Festival Concert Series will hold a concert every month building up anticipation and excitement for the annual May Day Event. The contractor that is chosen by the HTA will handle all tasks in relation to organizing the concerts, including event promotion, ticket sales, revenue generation, procurement of contracts with artists and facilities and establishment of intellectual property rights.
To access the RFP, please visit and click on the link to “Request for Proposals.”  
Please direct any inquiries regarding the RFP to the HTA contracts specialist, Ms. Marisa Blancarte either in person at 1801 Kalakaua Avenue; Honolulu, HI 96815, by telephone at (808) 973-2251, or via e-mail at  The last day HTA will be accepting RFPs is on Jan. 30, 2014.

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