Polynesian Festival to bring tropical food, music and fun to Adelanto
A mighty front from the Pacific is set to hit the high desert in May in the form of the Polynesian Mayjah Vibes concert and festival.
The Mayjah Vibes will be raining food, music and entertainment on tropical islands when it arrives on May 14 at the Adelanto Plaza & Event Center, formerly Adelanto Stadium.
In an island paradise setting, the festival will also feature fire dancers, tropical photo op areas, a kava lounge and a live concert featuring an iconic lineup of Polynesian artists.
Mayjah Vibes is the premier Polynesian event led by Adelanto Mayor Gabriel Reyes and inspired by his family’s Samoan roots and their time in Hawaii, organizers said.
“We set out to bring a multi-faceted cultural experience with a spirit of positivity, love and incredible island vibes that our city needs,” Reyes said.
Headlining the festival are Grammy-nominated band Common Kings, who have toured with Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars.
Common Kings are an American, Hawaiian and Samoan reggae band from Orange County. The band’s 2017 debut album, “Lost in Paradise,” was nominated for a Grammy Award.
The band’s name honors their proud heritage and love for their homelands of Fiji, Hawaii, Samoa and Tonga where their ancestry comes from royalty. according to OC Weekly.
The concert will also feature island icon George “Fiji” Veikoso, Australian-Maori crooner Sammy J, singer-songwriter Analea Brown and DJ Westafa.
Mayjah Vibes will feature a variety of authentic Polynesian offerings including poke bowls, kalua pork, shaved ice and poi.
The festival has also partnered with local food vendor organizer Market760 to feature offerings from several local restaurants.
Attendees can also enjoy ice cold beer or cocktails at Uncle Ed’s Damn Good Vodka beer garden.
For an additional fee, attendees will have access to an exclusive kava lounge with unlimited servings of kava, a traditional island drink derived from the kava root.
Kava has similar effects to alcohol and is commonly used in traditional ceremonies to relax, organizers said.
Mayjah Vibes kicks off at 4 p.m. on May 14 at Adelanto Plaza and Event Center, 12000 Stadium Way, Adelanto.
General admission tickets are $50 each. Children 3 and under are free.
VIP tickets are $100, which includes closer seating and access to larger festival areas.
Elite tickets are $250 each or $400 for a couple. They include full festival/stage access, reserved seating, catered dinner, cocktails and more.
For a limited time, get 20% off all ticket prices using promo code “Poly Plug”.
The event is organized by Poly Plug, an international group whose mission is to connect Polynesian entrepreneurs and business owners with American businesses.
For tickets and more information, visit mayjahvibes.com. Follow Mayjah Vibes on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter for the latest updates.
Daily Press reporter Rene Ray De La Cruz can be reached at 760-951-6227 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @DP_ReneDeLaCruz