In the Mix
Jason Genegabus

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Diamond Head beerfest
has a new home

After four years at the Waikiki Shell, the previously postponed "Great Diamond Head Beerfest" has a new home.

Instead of operating in the shadow of Diamond Head, the event will now take place at the base of Aloha Tower -- with its name changing to the "Great Aloha Tower Beerfest" to reflect the switch.

"We've made many improvements to this year's event based on feedback from our first four Beerfests," said promoter David Booth in a press release. "We are looking forward to sharing this event with the downtown crowd."

Besides tasting more than 80 different brews, you'll also have the opportunity to try different soft drinks and coffees. A number of local restaurants will be on hand to sell food, ranging in price from $4 to $8 a plate.

Tickets for the Oct. 7 "Great Aloha Tower Beerfest" are $25 in advance, $30 at the door; call 566-2337 ...

IT WAS good to catch up with Mahlon Moore last weekend during the annual Aloha Festivals parade in Waikiki.

This is the fourth year I've emceed the parade with him from a review tent fronting the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, and I was able to get an update on his health (he's fully recovered from a painful hip injury sustained last year) and his employment situation (he's doing just fine after leaving KHUI-FM a while back).

And as always, the post-parade festivities with Moore, Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts president Alan Yamamoto, Visionary Entertainment's Lily Yamachika and Outrigger's Marylou Foley left my stomach sore from laughing so much ...

ONE OF my favorite things to listen to on local radio these days is the "Groove Mix at Six" on Hot 93.9 every weekday. While I've also heard DJs Technique and LX featured on the decks, my favorite has to be K-Smooth.

Lucky for me, Hot 93.9 decided to take its show on the road every Wednesday -- check out Dave and Buster's this week for the second installment of "Mixed Up Wednesdays" from 5 to 7 p.m. The station broadcasts live from the rooftop of D&B's, with drink specials in effect the whole time ...

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