Saturday, July 20 • 4:00–7:00pm
4:00 – 4:45pm
|Longtime Mililani resident Michael Cheape has a musical background of over 40 years. He entertains at various events throughout the month and can most recently be seen entertaining at the Four Seasons, and at weddings at Sunset Ranch. Michael has an affinity for ‘70s era, counting musicians like Kenny Loggins, Cecilio and Kapano, Billy Joel, James Taylor, the Eagles and the Beatles among his inspirations.
“The first song I ever learned on the guitar was ‘Blackbird’ by the Beatles,” says Michael. “I was so blown away when I first heard that song that I thought,‘I don’t care how long it takes, but I have to learn that song.’ And I did! That song … and many, many more.”
Michael was born in Honolulu and then lived in Waialua for some time before living in Mililani for the past 31 years, attending Waialua Elementary, then Waialua Intermediate and High and, before going to college at the University of Hawaii.
Michael’s family is also active in the Mililani community. His daughter Lauren Cheape Matsumoto, is a former Miss Hawaii and currently a state representative (District 45, which includes Mililani and Waialua). Son Matt is a full time City and County Lifeguard on the North Shore, and former Libero for University of Hawaii Men’s Volleyball team. Wife Sharon manages Peterson’s Upland Egg Farm in Wahiawa.
5:00 – 7:00pm
Singer, songwriter and multi-talented instrumentalist, Elijah Sky released his first solo album, Heart Over Hype, in September 2018. The 27-year-old Hawai’i native has music in his blood: he hails from from a long line of Hawaiian musicians, singers and dancers, including his grandmother, Irmgard Farden Aluli, one of the most beloved figures in Hawaiian popular music history.
Prior to embarking upon a solo career in the islands, Elijah lived in Arcata, CA, where he sang with a band called The Dubbadubs for almost four years. The DubbaDubs opened for artists like Black Uhuru, Alborosie, and Fortunate Youth, and played at Reggae on The River in 2016.
Now back in his home state, he’s embarked on a solo career and focusing on a reggae sound distinctive to the islands. Elijah lives in Kailua with his fiancée, 1 year old son and newborn twins.