Ohana Festival kicks off at Doheny, bringing music lovers to the beach

Greg Constandaki discovered the perfect cool spot: swinging on a hammock, in a great ocean OCR-L-OHANA-0908breeze, while paying attention to the very first act at the Ohana songs celebration just tips from the sand and also water’s side.

“There’s even worse locations to be,” stated the New Jacket citizen that pertained to community just for the three-day event at Doheny State Beach in Dana Factor.

The event began Friday, Sept. 8, with music-lovers showing up to delight in an one-of-a-kind show with a salty-air spin. Greater than 25 bands were set up to carry out through the celebration, established on the grassy location where food vehicles, beer cubicles and also other features were offered for concert-goers. An occasional drizzle Friday didn’t appear to bother people lounging on the yard paying attention to the bands.

  • Festival goers hang out in the grass picnic style during Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. Eddie Vedder is headlining the festival on Saturday and Jack Johnson on Sunday. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Festival goers hang out in the turf outing design throughout Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Factor, on Friday, September 8, 2017. Eddie Vedder is headlining the celebration on Saturday as well as Jack Johnson on Sunday. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Greg Constandaki chills in a hammock during Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. Eddie Vedder is headlining the festival on Saturday and Jack Johnson on Sunday. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Greg Constandaki chills in a hammock during Ohana Feast at Doheny State Coastline in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. Eddie Vedder is headlining the event on Saturday and Jack Johnson on Sunday. (Image by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Festival goers listen to Corey Harper on the smaller “Tiki Stage” during Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. Social Distortion was the main attraction for music goers on Friday night. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Festival goers hear Corey Harper on the smaller “Tiki Stage” during Ohana Feast at Doheny State Beach in Dana Factor, on Friday, September 8, 2017. Social Distortion was the main tourist attraction for songs goers on Friday night. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange Area Register/SCNG)

  • Travis Velonis and Kyle Radosevich, friends from Phoenix, Arizona, goof around in the Angry Orchard photo booth at Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. The pair are excited to see TV on the Radio and Naked and Famous this weekend. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Travis Velonis and also Kyle Radosevich, friends from Phoenix az, Arizona, goof around in the Angry Orchard photo booth at Ohana Feast at Doheny State Coastline in Dana Factor, on Friday, September 8, 2017. The set are delighted to see TV on the Radio as well as Nude and also Famous this weekend break. (Picture by Nick Agro, Orange Region Register/SCNG)

  • Cash Quintana of Laguna Beach plays a whack-a-mole type game during Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Cash money Quintana of Laguna Beach plays a whack-a-mole type video game during Ohana Feast at Doheny State Coastline in Dana Factor, on Friday, September 8, 2017. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange Region Register/SCNG)

  • Lee Madinger of Riverside waits relaxes before Social Distortion’s set later that evening at Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Lee Madinger of Riverside waits unwinds prior to Social Distortion’s collection later that evening at Ohana Fest at Doheny State Coastline in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. (Image by Nick Agro, Orange Region Register/SCNG)

  • Festival goers relax on hammocks as The Orwells play during Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. Eddie Vedder is headlining the festival on Saturday and Jack Johnson on Sunday. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Celebration goers unwind on hammocks as The Orwells play during Ohana Feast at Doheny State Coastline in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. Eddie Vedder is headlining the event on Saturday as well as Jack Johnson on Sunday. (Image by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Arielle Delger of San Diego plays corn hole during Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Arielle Delger of San Diego plays corn hole throughout Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Julyus Chandra hands out free samples of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream during Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Julyus Chandra hands out totally free examples of Ben and Jerry’s ice lotion during Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. (Image by Nick Agro, Orange Region Register/SCNG)

  • Festival goers hang out in the grass picnic style during Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. Eddie Vedder is headlining the festival on Saturday and Jack Johnson on Sunday. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Festival goers hang out in the grass outing design during Ohana Fest at Doheny State Coastline in Dana Factor, on Friday, September 8, 2017. Eddie Vedder is headlining the event on Saturday as well as Jack Johnson on Sunday. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Festival goers pass chalk board inviting people to draw on it during Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Celebration goers pass chalk board inviting people to make use of it during Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. (Image by Nick Agro, Orange Area Register/SCNG)

  • Matthew Sanchez of West Covina takes n the music while relaxing on a beach ball during Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. Sanchez wasn’t excited about seeing a particular band this weekend but enjoyed the laid back vibe of the festival. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Matthew Sanchez of West Covina takes n the music while loosening up on a coastline round during Ohana Feast at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. Sanchez had not been excited concerning seeing a specific band this weekend yet delighted in the laid back ambiance of the event. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange Area Register/SCNG)

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Ohana, which equates to “family” in Hawaiian, is even more than nearly music. The occasion offers as a fundraiser for ocean-minded nonprofits, consisting of the Wyland Foundation, the Ocean Institute, the San Onofre Structure, The golden state State Parks and the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Facility. Last year, greater than $175,000 was increased for charities.

Rich Best, head of state of reserving for Live Nation in Southern The golden state, said this is among the a lot more distinct events the business assists place on.

“It just combines many unique aspects –– family, terrific songs, a lot of various charity parts and truly returning to the community. And also especially, this beautiful ocean in front of us,” he stated.

It’s the sort of event where you never know exactly what will happen next, Best stated. In 2014, throughout Eddie Vedder’s collection, 11-time world champion internet user Kelly Slater appeared to jam on stage.

When asked whether Slater was expected to appear this year throughout Vedder’s performance Saturday, Finest smiled. “I can neither verify or reject,” he stated.

He said more than 32,000 people were expected to appear through the weekend break.

“It’s an actually unique as well as unique gathering that you wear’& rsquo; t see often. It has an intimate feeling, however there’& rsquo; s a lot going on.

“In an Example cubicle, festival-goers could ride a surfboard simulation on a computer game, and also there’s a 21 as well as older arcade established by Angry Orchard. There’s a silent auction to elevate funds, with products consisting of Slater-signed surfboards, ukuleles authorized by Vedder.

Volcom has a cubicle where individuals could play a game to win re-usuable bags. Numerous “reprieve” items by the Costa Mesa-based activity sporting activities company were on display screen to reveal just how they utilize plastic bottles to make boardshorts.

“The Ohana celebration is extremely lasting,” stated Chris Martinez, retail advertising manager for Volcom. “We intend to share our story about minimizing our footprint.”

Jim Serpa, previous ranger at Doheny State Beach, had a table spread with shark teeth and jaws and will certainly give speeches to individuals thinking about finding out about the ocean predators.

Previous ladies’s surf champ Jericho Poppler and also Capo Coastline browse symbol Mickey Munoz, that just transformed 80, were likewise on hand Friday to speak about the Browsing Heritage and also Culture Facility.

“This is essential to advertise, preserve as well as bolster the background of the sporting activity,” Poppler claimed.

Constandaki was sold on the occasion &http://#8212; &http://#8212; which he became a California trip &http://#8212; &http://#8212; after hearing that internet user Jack Johnson was carrying out Sunday.

“It’& rsquo; s sort of like my life, high trend, low tide,” he claimed of Johnson’s easy-going music design. “It’& rsquo; s simply the ups and downs of life, you take the good and take the bad. As well as you hang into the moment while you have it as well as life go on.”

Ben Jones, of San Clemente, was specifically excited to see the Pixies and also TELEVISION on the Radio do Friday, his 40th birthday.

“You couldn’t be any kind of luckier, it’& rsquo; s the most effective point in the globe. Usually songs celebrations are at the desert, as well as this one is on the beach,” he claimed. It’s the only location I desired to be today.”

For even more info or to purchase tickets, see theohanafest.com

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