8/15: Tiki Oasis 13 – Big Sandy, SCOTS, El Vez, Creepxotica and…


This year, Tiki Oasis explores the Hawaiian influence on American music. Part Americana, part Hawaiiana, Hulabilly is an American music style derived from the blending of Rockabilly and Haole Hawaiian music. The live musical entertainment at this year’s four-day Polynesian Pop festival/celebration features numerous roots and rockabilly performers, a couple of Elvis (the King of Hulabilly) salutes as well as the essential exotica / surf / instrumental sounds Tiki Oasis is known for.  DJs will be covering the gamut of these musical styles as well and this year, LuxuriaMusic.com will be featuring their DJs in the indoor marketplace.

Two current and one future Dionysus artists will be playing the event this year. Big Sandy, whose still in-print first album, “Fly Rite With” was released by the label in 1989, will be headlining the event at a special Sunday Hoedown with the legendary El Vez. Surf / Exotica creeps, Creepxotica who have released their “Haunted Bossa Nova” LP on Dionysus this year, will be playing at the Bali Hai Meet and Mingle on Thursday Aug. 15, along with The Fishermen, featuring Brian Lease, former vibe player of  ’90s Dionysus lounge sensations, Frenchy, and Tiki Oasis favorite, Kim Tsoy who will be backed up by a band including Dionysus’ Records Lee Joseph on bass. Jason Lee  and the RIP Tides, whose debut LP will be released on Dionysus, will be playing poolside on Friday. Jason Lee will be teaching a “Twang Guitar” seminar on Saturday at 1:00 PM. Dionysus Records’ Lee Joseph will be doing a DJ set of all rockabilly, poolside, on Saturday at 2:15 PM. There will be a Dionysus Records vending booth in the Outdoor Marketplace on both Saturday and Sunday.


For detailed information check the Tiki Oasis website. Here is the schedule of bands on the main stage:

CreepxoticaSmTHURSDAY (Bali Hai)
Emcee: King Kukulele
Lanai Stage 7pm
King Kukulele
Lanai Bar 6pm – Midnight Eric Musick
Lanai Bar 7:30 and 9:30 sets
Fisherman & Kitty Chow
Lanai Stage 8pm Kim Tsoy
Lanai Stage 9pm
Interlude Featuring Coco Tiki, Mimi Le Meux & Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid
Lanai Stage 9:30pm Creepxotica


FRIDAY (Crowne Plaza)
King Kukulele/Co-Emcee: El Vez
5:15 – Hukilau Hot Shots
5:45 – Polynesian Paradise Dancers
6:15 –  B Stars
6:45 – Molotov & Dixie D’Lish
7pm – Miss Tiki Oasis Contest hosted by El Vez and Nikki Napalm
7:30  Lucky Stars
8:15 Vic Trevino Jr
9pm  18 Wheelers

Saturday (Crowne Plaza)
Emcee: King Kukulele/Co-Emcee: Big Sandy
5:30 -The Cheap Leis
6pm –  Hulabilly Costume Contest  – Prizes for Kids & Couples!
6:30 -Acapulco Radiokim_tsoy_lg 7pm – Round Two Hulabilly Costume Contest – Prizes for Best Male, Best Female
7:20 – Molotov & Dixie D’Lish
7:40 –  Dancers Ke Polani Ohana E Kai
8:15 The Hula Girls
9pm Southern Culture on the Skids

SUNDAY (Crowne Plaza)
Emcee: Otto von Stroheim
5:30 –  Doors open, come dance with the Hang Ten Hoppers!
5:30PM – 10:00PM Okie Oran Disc Jockeying
6:30PM –  El Vez Special Solo Performance Featuring a tribute to “The King”
7:30PM  Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
8:30PM  Intermission interlude with Hang Ten Hoppers
8:45PM  Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys

Images: Creepxotica, Jason Lee, Kim Tsoy

Written by Dionysus Records