LEGENDS IN CONCERT WAIKIKI PARTNERS WITH PACIFIC HISTORIC PARKS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013
Legends in Concert Waikiki is making it easy to support the USS Arizona Memorial, which marks the resting place of sailors killed during the attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Simply purchase a ticket to the January 13, 2013 Legends in Concert Waikiki’s “Rock-a-Hula” show and a portion of proceeds will be donated to Pacific Historic Parks, formally known as the USS Arizona Museum Association. Legends in Concert Waikiki’s fundraising efforts follow in the footsteps of Elvis Presley himself who was actively involved in making the memorial possible. Most notably through fundraising and awareness including a benefit concert in Hawaii on March 25, 1961, which raised over $60,000.
Funds raised through this event will go to the USS Arizona Memorial Restoration Project, which aims to raise $800,000 for necessary repairs. The restoration will include replacing skylights and safety railings, repairing concrete irregularities, painting the exterior and interior, and repairing flooring.
“Elvis made a huge contribution to the USS Arizona Memorial in 1961 and we’re looking forward to continuing his philanthropy through this fundraiser,” says Brian Brigner, COO for Legends in Concert. “Hawaii was a special place for Elvis and it’s important that we give back, just as he did.”
Show-goers will enjoy Legends in Concert Waikiki’s spectacular tribute to the King as featured in its nightly “Rock-A-Hula” show. Showcasing some of the best tribute artists in the world – including Victor Trevino Jr. and Johnny Fortuno as Elvis Presley – “Rock-A-Hula” also features a live band and dancers along with state-of-the-art sound, lighting and video. The fundraiser will coincide with the 40th Anniversary of Aloha From Hawaii celebrations.
Elvis Presley’s Aloha from Hawaii, the 40th Anniversary Celebration will be held January 10-15, 2013 and will feature six days of concerts, panel discussions and tours of Elvis-related sights on the island, all culminating with an enhanced movie screening of “Aloha from Hawaii” held 40 years later in the same venue as the original concert.
Legends in Concert Waikiki offers a number of cocktail, luau and dinner packages ranging from $50 for cocktail and show to $180 for Green Room VIP treatment. Kama’aina and children’s rates are also available.
“Rock-A-Hula” is open year-round with show performances six nights a week (dark on Mondays). Shows start at 8:15 p.m. with cocktails and dining options available before and after the shows. Parking is available at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and is only $3 for four hours with validation from Legends in Concert Waikiki.
For reservations call (808) 629-SHOW (7469), visit www.LegendsWaikiki.com, or go to the Legends Waikiki Kiosk located at the Royal Hawaiian Center on Kalakaua Avenue.