Rise Up Hawaii and the Peace of Mind Crew. You have to recognize and appreciate the mutual love/synergy/support there. Honestly speaking, the two together is a match made in passionate positivity heaven.

Let it be known, every time the Rise Up Hawaii crew puts together an event, they do it with a sense of unity in mind, as well as for a just cause. The unity manifests in the eclectic and diverse line-ups they consistently bill, while the just cause, in this instance, appears in the form of “Charity:Water”, a non-profit striving to provide clean water for those without in developing nations, especially Africa. And once again this event (like all the others!) was a stellar success.

Outstanding performances by Friends of Adam (rock/blues/soul), Streelight Cadence (a young 20’s something 5 piece of classical harmonization ft. violin, strings, upright bass, and accordion!), One Kin (reggae/rock/roots) and the Night Marchers (hip hop), as well as punk/metal groups Skylene & Shipwrecks, really made for an inspiring, fresh, and assorted mix of music!

Plus with raffles and special giveaways from our very generous sponsors, live art and original artwork on display, the night was a meaningful one, especially for those less fortunate now one step closer to receiving clean water for themselves and their communities!

Big ups Rise Up Hawaii, Charity:Water, The Venue, and of course, EVERYONE who came out for such a great cause and who shared mad love!

Until the next one, blessings!


– Pakman