Powerhouse independent festival producers, Good Vibez Presents and Reggae Rise Up
are joining forces to bring the Holo Holo Music Festival to Las Vegas, Nevada May 6-7, 2023. For these two days in
May, Vegas, colloquially known as the ninth island of Hawaii, will transform into an oasis of island vibes.
On Saturday, Holo Holo Vegas will feature Kolohe Kai, Collie Buddz, Katchafire, Kapena, Anuhea, Ka’ikena Scanlan, and
a special comedy set by Tumua. And on Sunday, J Boog, Steel Pulse, Sammy Johnson, Ekolu, Paula Fuga, Fia, Eli-Mac.
Hosted by Western Conference and Big Body Cisco and DJ sets by Westafa.
“‘Holo Holo’ means ‘to travel, to sail, to move,” says O‘ahu-born Good Vibez co-owner, Dan Sheehan. This familiar
expression is most often heard between friends as in ‘let’s holo holo up country’, Sheehan says, when detailing the
festival’s origin. The inaugural Holo Holo Music Festival took place in Northern California in 2022, but “this event desires
movement, so carrying Holo Holo to Vegas next year is a natural progression for its fluidity.” For Sheehan, curating this
lineup is more than just something on his to-do list. “Growing up in Ewa Beach, O’ahu, island music and reggae were the
soundtracks to my childhood. These styles of music — the heartbeat of the islands — is the backbone of my work as a
festival producer and venue owner. A big part of Good Vibez Presents is discovery, and I’m honored to be able to
showcase and celebrate these bands at Holo Holo.”
May 6-7, 2023