I’m back on the mainland !!

After a grueling, non-stop six year World Tour of Maui it was necessary that I be taken to a private clinic in the bamboo rainforest above Hana where I was treated for the little-known but serious condition known as Hawaiian Tropical Exhaustion Syndrome. During the treatment I learned that yes, it’s true- you can only go snorkeling… Continue reading

Back on the mainland this Summer

  Michael K & The Chapman Stick I’ll be back on the mainland this coming summer performing at some of the great festivals and fairs I used to frequent plus I’ll be spending time up in the Tahoe/Reno region because it always makes me feel good to be up near the lake. My newest CD… Continue reading

Special Christmas CD Sale on both ‘Frosty The Stickman’ & ‘Rainbows’!!

Aloha everyone, Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I always love this time of year because I have sooo much to be thankful for. Enjoying the holidays here in Lahaina is A-O-K by me. We don’t have any snow here on Maui (like Frosty The Stickman does above) but we get by. Imagine surfing in warm… Continue reading

Opening for Henry Kapono

Really enjoyed my performance; as the opening act for Henry Kapono’s band last night at Four Seasons Wailea. We were welcoming ACURA to Hawaii. What a beautiful night. Wish I had a night like this almost every night!      A HUI HOU!        ~Mike

Welcome To The Banyan Tree Art Fair

This weekend, I’ll be under the banyan tree in Old Town Lahaina for another art fair sponsored by the Lahaina Art Society. Here’s a shot from a recent fair. Everyone looks happy, eh? Hope to see you.

Wailea on Wednesday

  76°F/24°C Events ‘Wailea on Wednesdays’ featuring Michael Kollwitz Date: August 8 Time: Concert from 6:30-8 p.m. Location: Lower Courtyard The Shops at Wailea continues its signature “Wailea on Wednesdays” (WOW) arts and entertainment series, featuring a free performance from Michael Kollwitz and Mika. Join us for island music played on the ukulele and unique Chapman Stick under… Continue reading

King Kamehameha Day parade in Lahaina

On Saturday June 16, 2012 I was invited once again to perform on The Chapman Stick in our annual King Kamehameha Day parade here in Lahaina, Maui. My neighbor, Gary Cia and I decorated his tricked-out golf cart with palm fronds and flowers to help make us fit in with the rest of the floats… Continue reading

Jamming with Henry Kaleialoha Allen at Iao Theatre

Sorry the image is a little blurry but it’s the only one available that memorializes my impromptu performance last month with Henry Kaleialoha Allen at the Iao Theatre in Wailuku. I was the opening act for the Kalama Intermediate School’s Ukulele Explosion event on May 9th. Try to imagine over 50 kids in matching aloha… Continue reading