Loading Events

KTUH 50th Golden Anniversary with The Richard Thompson Electric Trio and DJ Z-Trip

Fri October 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Perhaps it was just a coincidence that Apollo 11 was launched to space at just about the same time KTUH made its maiden voyage into Hawai`i’s airspace.

From its humble 60 watt beginnings in 1969 to the present day 7,000 watts, KTUH has been a force to be reckoned with – bold sounds, totally student driven, alternative, edgy. This has been the vision for KTUH for 50 years and what listeners and supporters expect. 50 years on the air, 24/7 all year round island-wide coverage is no small feat and KTUH is celebrating this milestone in style.

KTUH is excited to announce The Richard Thompson Electric Trio headlining our October 4th celebration at Hawaiian Brian’s in Honolulu. Direct from the UK and a sold out concert at the Royal Albert Hall, legendary musician Richard Thompson will be there with KTUH alumni and ardent fans. Not to be missed will be the opportunity to meet Fred Barbaria, KTUH’s co-founder and General Manager (1969 – 1973) and the line of subsequent general managers, including Smee Wong, KTUH’s current General Manager.

“50 years is a milestone achievement for any broadcast station, and an amazing feat for a student-run station, especially with KTUH’s growth in facilities, staff and coverage that have been attained over the years.” said Fred Barbaria. “The KTUH alumni that I have spoken with are very excited to celebrate and attend the concert in October.”

The concert with the famed Richard Thompson Electric Trio will begin at 8:00pm, followed by The KTUH After Party featuring Z-Trip from 11:00pm till closing. Other KTUH 50th anniversary celebration events include a silent auction, a KTUH merchandise store, and KTUH themed trivia.

Richard Thompson’s career spans five decades and multiple genres from folk (Fairport Convention) to rock (with his Electric Trio). His October 4th concert follows several Honolulu appearances over the past 20 years but marks his first Electric Trio performance in Honolulu.

Richard has been ranked one of the top ten guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, alongside performers that include Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Richard Thompson has been called “The finest rock songwriter after Bob Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Jimi Hendrix” by the L.A. Times. Songwriter and guitarist Dave Alvin (The Guilty Ones & The Blasters) said: “When Richard picks up his guitar, I put mine down!”

Richard has soloed or collaborated on over 60 albums, his latest release being 13 Rivers. 13 Rivers commences on the tribal percussion and guitar rustle of “The Storm Won’t Come” as the artist bellows, “I’m looking for a storm to blow through town.” The energy mounts before climaxing on a lyrical electric lead rife with airy bends and succinct shredding.

Listeners should go to ktuh.org for a link to purchase tickets or directly to ktuh50.brownpapertickets.com

Ticket Levels:
· Richard Thompson Show (only) $50.00 — Event starts at 8:00PM at the Crossroads. Doors open at 7:30PM.
· The After Show Party (only) $25.00 — KTUH DJs and Special Guest Z-Trip and DJ. Mr. Nick. Event starts at 11PM until closing.
· KTUH 50th Premier Package $90.00 — KTUH Premium Seating at Richard Thompson show, access to The After Party, and KTUH keepsake.
· KTUH 50th VIP Package $150.00 — KTUH All Access to Reception at 5:30PM, Premium seating at Richard Thompson show at 8:00PM, Meet and Greet with Richard Thompson, access to The After Party at 11:00PM, and KTUH keepsake. Limited quantity – 20 tickets.


Fri October 4, 2019
8:00 pm