Blog: A taste of what you may find on Maui

Elvis in Hawaii!

How about an Elvis show while on Maui?

This past week we had family visiting and wanted to see a show as a group. Unfortunately it was windy and cool and an outdoor luau next to the ocean was going to get a little cold.

An indoor show was the alternative. Did you know Maui has its very own Elvis impersonator show? Darren Lee (who is originally from Edmonton) and his Burn’n Love show perform several nights a week at the Maui Theater in Lahaina, the same theater where you can also see the popular Ulalena show.

Yes, our family has a bunch of Elvis lovers ~ in fact, we have Elvis lovers that span the generations. An uncle and aunt who were actually at Elvis’ ‘Aloha from Hawaii’ concert in 1973 (the first concert to be live-broadcast ever), a few Elvis lovers in their 50s and even my elementary-aged son. It makes me laugh. Okay, so yes, I too enjoyed this show – watch the keyboard player, he is great and plays numerous instruments!

We saw Darren Lee’s Elvis show several years ago and figured – sure, it was a fun performance then, let’s try it again!

Darren Lee again didn’t disappoint. He has a great band, fun dancers and his Elvis act is great! In 1997 Darren Lee was ranked the ‘#1 Elvis Tribute Artist’ in Memphis and performed as Elvis in Las Vegas for eleven years. His Maui Burn’n Love show has been running for three years now and focuses on Elvis the King in his Hawaii days, showing old photos and video footage.

But Cara, an Elvis impersonator? Yes, I admit…. for the first ten minutes I thought – this is just a little cheesy, watching an Elvis impersonator croon Elvis tunes. But after a little while, you stop overthinking it, start singing along (perhaps in your head), grooving to the tunes, dancing in your seat….

If you at all enjoy Elvis, check it out!