This year's Hawaiian Fusion Luau event takes place at Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Rd., on Sept. 6 from 5.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and includes a Hawaiian-themed dinner and live music as well as arts and crafts. Concord's local luau has been held annually for the last eleven years as a fundraiser for programs at the Concord Senior Center.
A Hawaiian Boutique will open at 4.30 p.m. featuring island artwork from local and Pacific artists including craft items, leis, clothing and snacks. Doors to the event open at 5.30 p.m., including a no-host bar. Dinner is served at 6.30 p.m. and a live music show starts at 7.30 p.m.
The event costs $48 per person or $450 for a table of 10, which includes a Hawaiian buffet dinner and goes to fund the Concord Senior Center's adult scholarships, educational and specialized classes and trips for low-income seniors.
Live performers include Nathan Aweau — three-time Na Hoku Hanohano male vocalist of the year — and instrumentalist Steven Espaniola with Leo Ki'e Ki'e, a traditional Hawaiian falsetto.
The event is expected to be a sellout, according to the organizers, so early ticket purchase is advised. Tickets can be bought online at www.cityofconcord.org/hawaiianfusion or alternatively by calling (925) 671-3320.
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