August 23 – Liquid Aloha Music Festival Brings San Diego Live Music, Cold Beer, Clean Water

San Diego Coastkeeper to benefit from Sept. 1 concert featuring The Expendables

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 23, 2012 – San Diego Coastkeeper and Kona Brewing Company invite fun seekers to start Labor Day weekend with tasty beers and reggae rock sounds at Liquid Aloha Music Festival. The annual event returns to San Diego on Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Ingram Plaza, NTC at Liberty Station from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Kona Brewing will donate ten percent of the ticket sales to Coastkeeper to protect and restore swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters in San Diego County.

Kona Brewing will serve Big Wave Golden Ale, its new year-round launch to the mainland, as well as Longboard Island Lager, Fire Rock Pale Ale and Wailua Wheat, all on draught.Music kicks off at 3:30 p.m. with Arden Park Roots, Natural Heights, Hi Roots, The Simpkin Project, Nervous Wreckords. Headliner, The Expendables, will take the stage at 8 p.m.

This year’s festival will aim to have a small carbon footprint by using biodegradable cups and minimizing trash through numerous recycling stations.

The 21-and-up tickets are available for $15 at Brown Paper Tickets and will be $20 at the door. Festival-goers also have the chance to buy a discounted membership to San Diego Coastkeeper for $40, which includes entry to Liquid Aloha Music Festival. By buying the ticket-plus-membership option or signing up for Coastkeeper membership at the event, the participants can enter to win a Kona Brewing cruiser bike and other giveaways. Festival guests will have free parking available near the gates.

The partnership between Kona Brewing Company and San Diego Coastkeeper began in 2010. Since then, Kona Brewing has provided monetary and in-kind support to fund ongoing Coastkeeper programs. Last year, Kona Brewing raised $18,221 in gross revenue for Coastkeeper at Liquid Aloha Music Festival.

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KONA BREWING COMPANY was started in the spring of 1994 by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa, who had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. It is a Hawaii-born and Hawaii-based craft brewery that prides itself on brewing the freshest beer of exceptional quality, closest to market. This helps to minimize its carbon footprint by reducing shipping of raw materials, finished beer and wasteful packaging materials. The brewery is headquartered where it began, in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island. It has grown into Hawaii’s largest brewery, has three restaurant sites in Hawaii and beer distribution reaching 30 states and Japan. It is the 13th largest craft brewery in the country. For more information call 808-334-BREW or

SAN DIEGO COASTKEEPER: Founded in 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores fishable, swimmable and drinkable water in San Diego County. Visit us online at