WAITIKI Festivals of Music & Cocktail

Next Festival: 4/10/2011 at Russell House Tavern

The WAITIKI Festival of Music & Cocktail makes its Boston homecoming!

Presented by Opus Affair, a nonprofit

Enjoy first-rate tiki cocktail specials, live music performed by the award-winning WAITIKI exotica band, and the DJ sounds of Jack Fetterman, Gina of the Jungle, and Brother Cleve. This highly anticipated event comes in response to the acclaimed December 2010 WAITIKI Festival at Don The Beachcomber and is sure to be a blast! Party attendees will have first dibs on the limited edition, audiophile-quality vinyl LP WAITIKI in Hi-Fi. Doors at 6 pm.

RSVP now and buy tix at Eventbrite: http://opus-waitiki.eventbrite.com/
(Please make a donation of $25+ to help cover WAITIKI’s performance)

Need a tiki jumpstart?

We can help. Purchase the Super Duper Tiki Pack and all you need to do is come wearing your favorite aloha shirt or leisurewear. In your swag bag, we’ll hook you up with a vessel for tiki drinking, a lei, music downloads from WAITIKI, cocktail recipes, and other goodies! $15 pre-order / $20 at the party; limited supplies. Order when you RSVP at Eventbrite.

About the co-hosts:

Opus Affair is a non-profit social networking group (501c3) devoted to building the community of young professionals interested in the arts by making social connections among artists and non-artists and providing access to a variety of art in an informal fashion.

WAITIKI INTERNATIONAL LLC is a Boston-based collective that promotes the revitalization of mid-century ‘tiki’ pop culture and exotica music. Our artists are the highest-quality prionals—including the award-winning and critically-acclaimed WAITIKI 7. Founded in 2003, we have produced, performed at, and presented events in North America and Europe that join music and cocktail. Through our support for live exotica music, master mixologists of tiki cocktails, tiki artwork, and other tiki collectibles, we are helping to define our vision for 21st century tiki.

Festival History

The first WAITIKI Festival of Music & Cocktail
The first WAITIKI Festival of Music & Cocktail

The WAITIKI Festival of Music & Cocktail got its start with an event we did called Beantown Sippin’ Safari,  November 18, 2007, at Pho Republique in Boston’s South End. It was a night of tiki mayhem, featuring cocktails personally prepared by the king of tiki mixology, Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, with assistance from Boston legends Brother Cleve, Misty Kalkofen, and John Gertsen.

In 2010, a collaboration with the historic Don The Beachcomber brand helped us bring the WAITIKI Festival to a whole new level; we broadened the event to 3 nights, with the last night celebrating New Year’s Eve. The Festival played up the long-awaited West Coast debut of our flagship ensemble The WAITIKI 7, as well as brought in special guests Robert Drasnin, Sherry Shaoling, The Millionaire, Brother Cleve, and Combustible Edison. Rum

Press Mentions, Concert Previews, Etc:

LA Weekly, Concert Preview  12/29/11 >> read article >> go there
NBC’s The Feast, Concert Preview  12/30/10 >> read article >> go there
Examiner – Los Angeles, Artist Interview  12/25/10 >> read article >> go there
Los Angeles Times, Concert Pick  12/24/10 >> read article >> go there
NPR – Morning Edition, Interview  12/24/10 >> read article >> go there
Flavorpill- Los Angeles, Concert Pick  01/19/11 >> read article >> go there
Huntington Beach Independent, Concert Preview  12/21/10 >> read article>> article (pdf) >> go there
Doc Martian’s Lounge, Album Review  12/18/10 >> read article >> go there
Seal Beach Sun, Concert Preview  12/17/10 >> read article >> go there
Inside World Music, Album Review  12/17/10 >> read article >> go there
Dionysus, Artist Feature  12/16/10 >> read article >> go there
ALARM, Album Review  12/16/10 >> read article >> go there
Coast Magazine, Concert Preview  12/13/10 >> read article >> go there
World Music Central, Concert Preview  12/07/10 >> read article >> go there
Vintage Allies Variety Broadcasting, Feature  12/02/10 >> read article >>go there
Dining Out in OC, Concert Preview  12/01/10 >> read article >> go there

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