What does Kokua mean?
Kokua is hawaiian for HELP. The Kokua Festival is a fundraiser for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. With the money made through selling merchandise, the Kokua Foundation helps different causes. The Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaiʻi. With your support you help to educate kids. What a great investment into the future! Your support is welcome. Please follow the link to donate to the Kokua Hawaii Foundation.
Kokua 2020 – Live from Home
In times of Coronavirus all over the world, it is of course impossible to have an outdoor concert with visitors. That’s why Jack Johnson came up with the idea to have the 2020 Kokua Festival from home. Kokua 2020 is broadcasted live from his front porch on the beautiful North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. If you like to see some beautiful beaches while watching the Kokua festival, check out our Playlist “Best Beaches in Hawaii”.
The Stars of Kokua Festival 2020
Jack Johnson is hosting the Kokua Festival 2020 – Live From Home. This is a 3 hour special featuring live music performances from past Kokua Festival alumni.
Jack’s performing and sharing the digital stage with some of his favorite musicians from his front porch in Hawaiʻi, including Eddie Vedder, Willie Nelson, Ben Harper, G. Love & Special Sauce, Ziggy Marley, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Jake Shimabukuro, Paula Fuga, Kawika Kahiapo, John Cruz, Anuhea, Ron Artis II, Thunderstorm Artis and more!
Who is the founder of Kōkua Festival?
Jack Johnson grew up surfing and playing guitar in Hawaii. Since 2001, he has released 7 studio albums and 2 live albums that have sold over 25 million copies worldwide. His Brushfire Records label and touring crew have been leaders in the greening of the music industry and his All At Once social action network connects fans with local non-profits at each tour stop. Jack, with his wife Kim, founded the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation to support environmental education in Hawaiʻi’s schools and communities, as well as the Johnson Ohana Foundation to support environmental, art and music education worldwide. The total of these album and tour profit donations, along with Johnson’s personal charitable activities, have resulted in over $30 million donated to charity since 2001.