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Kimie Miner concertgoers receive $7K in surprise gift cards in Waikiki

  • VIDEO COURTESY INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE

    Those who attended Kimie Miner's concert at the International Market Place Thursday evening got free gift cards with a total value of more than $7,000.

  • COURTESY INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE
                                A customer receives a gift card during Kimie Miner’s Christmas concert at the Market Place on Thursday.

    COURTESY INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE

    A customer receives a gift card during Kimie Miner’s Christmas concert at the Market Place on Thursday.

  • COURTESY INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE
                                Kimie Miner performed music Thursday from her new Christmas album at the International Market Place.

    COURTESY INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE

    Kimie Miner performed music Thursday from her new Christmas album at the International Market Place.

Fans of singer/songwriter Kimie Miner who visited the International Market Place Thursday evening got an extra special treat.

While Miner, a Hoku Award-winning and Grammy-nominated artist, performed music from her new “Christmas in Hawai‘i” album before an appreciative crowd, free gift cards ranging in value from $20 to $100 were distributed among the audience, redeemable at International Market Place shops. The total value of the gift cards was more than $7,000.

“I’m very thankful. Today’s good day, a blessed day,” said Honolulu resident Reiko Stiver, a recipient of a $100 gift card, in a video.

“This was one more way we could share the magic of the holidays by gifting unsuspecting fans with these gift cards as a mahalo for supporting local musicians and their music,” said Malia Zannoni, International Market Place’s marketing and sponsorship director, in a statement.

The concert was part of the marketplace’s “Gift of Mele” series, presented in collaboration with Miner’s Haku Collective, a production company that promotes artists and stories from Hawaii. Other concerts in the series are scheduled for 6:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, when Keahi Delovio performs, and 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, when Likkle Jordee appears.

If you need a quick fix of local holiday music, a free download of Gift of Mele performances over the years is available, featuring performers such as Paula Fuga, Henry Kapono, Keilana, Johnny Suite and more.

Visit hakumagic.com/collections/gift-of-mele-international-market-place.

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