This two-day music extravaganza – an “oasis of island vibes” the event described in announcing the event – will be May 6-7 at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center.
It features Kolohe Kai, Collie Buddz, Katchafire, Kapena, Anuhea, Ka’ikena Scanlan, and a special comedy set by Tumua on Saturday. And on Sunday, J Boog, Steel Pulse, Sammy Johnson, Ekolu, Paula Fuga, Fia, Eli-Mac. Hosted by Western Conference and Big Body Cisco and DJ sets by Westafa. It is put on by Good Vibez Presents and Reggae Rise Up.
‘Holo Holo’ means ‘to travel, to sail, to move,” O‘ahu-born Good Vibez co-owner Dan Sheehan said. “This familiar expression is most often heard between friends as in ‘let’s holo holo up country.’ ”
The inaugural Holo Holo Music Festival took place in Northern California in 2022, but “this event desires movement, so carrying Holo Holo to Vegas next year is a natural progression for its fluidity,” Sheehan added.
Holo Holo is an all ages event and tickets are on sale now at holoholofestival.com. Limited travel packages from Fuse (including hotel and ticket bundles) are also available, click here for more details. Six tiers of tickets are available from standard GA to Premium VIP Cabana and start at $165.
For Sheehan, curating this lineup is more than just something on his to-do list.
“Growing up in Ewa Beach, O’ahu, island music and reggae were the soundtracks to my childhood. These styles of music — the heartbeat of the islands — is the backbone of my work as a festival producer and venue owner. A big part of Good Vibez Presents is discovery, and I’m honored to be able to showcase and celebrate these bands at Holo Holo.”
What: Holo Holo Music Festival
When: Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7. Doors open at 1 p.m., and music at 2 PM.
Where: Downtown Las Vegas Event Center