Maui Food Bank News

March, 2014

Elvis Returns to Hawaii, Donates $5k to Maui Food Bank

The connection between Elvis and Hawaii is the stuff of legend. From Elvis’ first concert in Hawaii in 1957, through his iconic films shot on location in the Islands, to his 1973 Hawaiian concert that was broadcast worldwide live via satellite to more than 1 billion people, Elvis and Hawaii have always enjoyed a special relationship.

So it was with great joy that Elvis was recently welcomed back to Maui in the form of a new show called, “Burn’n Love, a Musical Journey Starring Darren Lee.”

Darren Lee has been performing Elvis since the age of 15, and won the 1997 World Elvis Competition in Memphis, Tennessee. He recently finished the longest-running Elvis show in the history of Las Vegas, and has now turned his attention to presenting an amazingly authentic tribute to Elvis four nights a week at the Maui Theatre in Lahaina.

According to the show’s Executive Producer, Mike Kattawar, “Burn’n Love” is NOT your average Elvis impersonation show. He notes, “This is a full-scale live concert production that will captivate audiences of all ages and musical tastes.”

But there’s more to Darren Lee’s Elvis tribute than hip-shaking showmanship –– Darren has partnered with Maui Food Bank to help feed Maui County’s hungry.

A portion of every ticket sold at every show will be donated to the Maui Food Bank. To emphasize his commitment to this arrangement, Lee donated $5,000 to Maui Food Bank before his first show on Maui even got underway! Mahalo, Mr. Lee!

Darren Lee’s “Burn’n Love” show promises to be an exciting part of Maui’s entertainment landscape, and Lee’s heart for helping Maui’s hungry would most certainly bring a smile to Elvis’ face. Maui Food Bank gratefully joins in welcoming Darren Lee to our island Ohana.