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!

Forró Zabumbeca

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Forró Zabumbeca's energetic, accordion and percussion fueled Northeastern Brazilian forró dance music will get you on the dance floor all night long. They mix traditional forró classics of Jackson do Pandeiro and Luiz Gonzaga in the style called Pé de Serra (foot of the mountains) with intricate and beautiful originals, infusing the tradition with a modern tinge. They play traditional forró instruments - Oito baixos (8 bass button accordion), Sete Cordas (seven string acoustic guitar), Zabumba (bass drum), Triângulo (triangle), and Rabeca (rustic fiddle) - and mix sophisticated instrumental and vocal harmonies with the funky Brazilian rhythms of baião, xote and arrasta pé. Their music stimulates the senses and gets bodies shaking every time!
Formed in early 2014, Forró Zabumbeca have fast been building a name for themselves in the forró scene and beyond, from Boston to Brazil, performing to packed dancing crowds at venues as diverse as Harvard University to late-night underground forró dance parties. Boston’s WBUR radio station (90.9FM) recently named them "One of The Ten Bands to Catch at Somerville PorchFest 2015” out of over 200 bands, and they have received high praise from some of the greatest traditional Brazilian forró musicians, such as Zé and Luizinho Calixto.
Forró Zabumbeca will release their debut album, Forró in Stereo, at their CD release dance party on September 26 at Johnny D's. Arrive by 10pm sharp for a Brazilian forró dance lesson, and get ready for some live Forró Zabumbeca from 10:30pm till 12:45am.


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