Premium tickets to Kokua Festival up for bid
Attention all those who missed out on tickets to Jack Johnson's Kokua Festival next month: Packages are up for bid through Ticketmaster, with proceeds going to Johnson's Kokua Hawaii Foundation.
A successful bid means entry to the sold-out concert without having to pay a third-party source -- so your cash will go to the environmental charity that the concert was meant to support.
The concert, headlined by Johnson and Dave Matthews, takes place at the Waikiki Shell on April 19 and 20.
Packages include two premium seats, a "Sleep Through the Static" CD signed by Johnson and a Kokua Fest poster, water bottle, towel and tote bag. Twenty-five packages are available for each night. Minimum bid is $140; bidding began yesterday and ends at noon March 21.
To bid, visit www.ticketmaster.com/promo/lstkn0?dma_id=299.
Warning: Be prepared for some competition. Pairs of tickets for auction on Matthews' Web site -- www.davematthewsbandauction.com -- are going for more than $900, with four days to go. That money also goes to the Kokua Foundation.
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