Tuesday, March 11, 2008

HANMI and Beautify CNMI team up for concert fundraiser

Jake ShimabukuroThe tickets won't be printed until Friday, but...
The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands and environment advocate Beautify CNMI will be hosting a fundraising concert this month featuring world renowned ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro

The concert, held in conjunction with Beautify CNMI's two-year anniversary, will be held on March 27, 2008, at the Saipan World Resort.

Known for his lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing, Shimabukuro's musical styling ranges from jazz, blues, funk, and classical, to bluegrass, folk, flamenco and rock.

“Jake's last concert on Saipan was a sold out event and we are thrilled to bring him back on island for a second time,” said HANMI chairwoman Lynn A. Knight.

Proceeds from the charity concert will be divided between HANMI and Beautify CNMI, both non-profit organizations.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children less than 12 years in age. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $50.

Tickets are available for purchase at Century Hotel and Marianas Eye Institute. For additional ticket information or to purchase VIP tickets, call the PTI-sponsored Beautify CNMI volunteer line at 285-6462.

HANMI was established in August 29, 1985, after a group of hotel operators came together and saw the need to form an organization representing the hospitality industry in the CNMI.

Beautify CNMI is a coalition of various government agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations, private citizens and visitors. Its mission is to foster community pride through a beautification campaign aimed at enhancing the beauty of the island environments and quality of life through public education on recycling, restoration, waste management, and enforcement of laws.


Marianas Eye said...

Great poster!

Saipan Writer said...

I like the poster, too. But what is the white icon by Jake's feet?

And where do I get my 2 VIP tickets? (Mar. Eye?)

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

It looks like an upside down JS to me...my guess is his initials.

I am the keeper of the tickets. I'll have the VIP tickets. They should be printed by tomorrow. I'll let you know.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, $500 gets you 2 VIP tickets, with the proceeds going to BC and HANMI. We've agreed to an 80/20 split.