Jimmy Buffett performed at a recent “Kokua for the Philippines” benefit concert.
A recent article in the Star Advertiser “Philippines benefit concert raises $1.76M despite weather”
A thunder storm dampened television coverage and attendance at the outdoor Kokua for the Philippines benefit concert, but a shortened show went on and still raised nearly $1.76 million for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
The live television broadcast of the concert was canceled because the outdoor venue on the Great Lawn of the Hilton Hawaiian Village was rained out by a thunder storm.
Performers appearing on shortened event included: Henry Kapono, Mick Fleetwood, Kristian Lei, Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom, a special appearance by Jimmy Buffett with Jake Shimabukuro, Brother Noland, Aidan James, Clifford Naeole, Kealoha, Kalei Gamiao, EMKE, AJ Rafael, and Marco Lopez.
Proceeds from phone bank and on-site gifts will be donated to the American Red Cross for disaster relief.
More details are posted on www.kokuaforthephilippines.com