POSTED: 06:30 p.m. HST, Oct 04, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 08:22 p.m. HST, Oct 04, 2013
It's no blunder: Stevie Wonder is slated to perform a private concert Saturday night in Waikiki.
The acclaimed singer-songwriter will perform for an Oracle Corp. audience at Ainahau Triangle at Fort DeRussy, according to longtime concert promoter Tom Moffatt.
By sundown today, a large stage, along with a tent, booths and scaffolding, had already been erected at the Fort DeRussy concert site.
A sound check blared country music over a speaker system and lights set up above and around the stage bathed the area in color.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison purchased the island of Lanai last year from Castle & Cooke.
Wonder's Waikiki concert comes more than a year after the so-called "Wonder Blunder," when the University of Hawaii was scammed out of $200,000 in a bogus Wonder benefit concert.
The debacle shook public confidence in UH leadership, and led to the ouster of then athletic director Jim Donovan.