Charley's is my kind of place - Willie Nelson


Take a step back in time and find true Aloha.

Charley's Restaurant and Saloon, established in 1969, is an award-winning, Maui Landmark.

Charley’s is a reflection of the culture of Maui, the essence of its foods, and the warm spirit of entertainment and Aloha.

We welcome you to a favorite community gathering place and celebrated destination spot.

Charley’s is located in Paia, Maui, Hawaii; a former sugar-plantation town that serves as the crossroads to the North Shore of Maui.  Known for its large waves and ideal conditions for surfing, windsurfing and kite-boarding, the North Shore of Maui is a water playground. The North Shore is also known for its rainforests, waterfalls and hiking.

Paia maintains its small-town, old Hawaii charm, and is now a bustling destination with restaurants, bars, shopping, coffee and gelato.

At Charley’s you never know who might be sitting next to you. It’s long been a favorite hang-out for surfers, adventurers, writers, hippies, rock stars, artists, business leaders, celebrities, and all types, looking to get away and find the ultimate in Maui hospitality.

Willie Nelson’s Favorite Spot on Maui! See him at work at Charley’s here!

Chris Sanchez

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Chris Sanchez is an island roaming, guitar slinging storyteller from Texas that has taken root in the Carolinas. The Chris Sanchez Band is a musical situation with airplay on several internet radio stations, 106.5 The End - Charlotte and world wide on SiriusXM radio. The Chris Sanchez' brand of music is a fusion of good time Folk/Rock, Blues, Reggae, and Roots music that connects to people and excites audiences through songs that are fun, eclectic and relatable. Chris brings the songwriting, guitar and vocals to the table with sincerity, skill, and honesty. An accomplished blues player and balladeer, Sanchez brings you the soul with electric and slide guitar along with warm and groovy tones from his Martin night after night. Sanchez has found an ever evolving sound that borrows from every corner of the musical spectrum to create something exciting and new yet warm and familiar. The Sanchez sound began to form while Chris "cut his teeth" playing Blues, Rock, and Indie/Alt. Country in West Texas then later in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Austin, the Texas Hill Country and surrounding areas in venues large and small. Chris later spent three years in the Cayman Islands, soaking up stories, rhymes, and rhythm that profoundly impacted his songwriting and style. Chris' genre bending style further developed while traveling and performing from New York to Florida, Havana to California and finally home to the Carolinas. Chris' passion for exploring and adventure come through in every performance and are heard in every song. The characters come from very real places. Chris has "made it his business" to see as much as possible and to experience all that life has to offer. From his days as an off-shore fisherman to a certifiable vagabond, Chris has traveled from coast to coast and over oceans wide to gather the stories that are now the songs heard at every show. Chris has found a musical home and a host of top notch musicians in the Carolinas that help with the heavy lifting at shows with a jumping rhythm section, tasty guitar and a sultry saxophone. Sanchez has shared the stage with numerous national acts such as Sister Hazel, Chelsea Bain, Ted Nugent, Styx, Survivor and REO Speedwagon and has performed at venues such as Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Charlotte, NC), the NASCAR Coca Cola 600 Speed Street Music Festival, The Double Door Inn, the National Whitewater Center, Amos' Southend, the Visulite Theater as well as numerous festivals, concerts and clubs. A large and loyal following has gathered and exciting things have been happening for the folk rocker with a bluesy vibe. Along with airplay on national radio at 106.5 "The End", Sanchez has been nominated for "Rock Band of the Year" (2012) as well as "Best Folk Artist" (2012) by the Charlotte Music Awards society and has been doing shows to packed houses in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas including but not limited to Raleigh, NC, Durham, NC, Greenville, SC, Charleston, SC, Isle of Palms, and Hilton Head Island. "Hold tight and hang loose" - Sanchez is looking forward to seeing you and your friends at a show and to playing in your town!


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