The Musicians’ Association of Hawai’i has begun discussions with the City of Honolulu to establish Musicians loading zones in some of the high traffic areas outside of many of the most popular venues that feature live musicians. While this is in the initial stages, we are requesting that musicians help us identify these areas. One area that has been suggested is the freight area in front of the Moana Surfrider. Several others within Waikiki are on the list however we would like to present a comprehensive list when the time comes. We need your feedback!
We hope to follow in the footsteps of the Fair Trade Music initiative in Seattle that recently obtained similar zones for the musicians in and around the City of Seattle.
Nothing can ruin a day like having to pay a parking ticket while you’re unloading your gear and trying to get to your gig. Our goal is to work with the city to help address this problem and help bring organization and dignity to Hawai’i’s musicians.
For all musicians on the neighbor islands, we would also like to hear about your concerns as well as if the demand warrants, we would like to expand this effort throughout the state.
Please let us know your thoughts by calling our office at 808-596-2121 or using this form.
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