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A Celebration of Food - Saturday, Feb 26th

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Sold Out - We are currently sold out of all Food & Drinks tickets.

You can still come to enjoy the campus, talk story and dane to the music by selecting a General Admission ticket.

What’s Included in my ticket?  

EAT: Local Ingredient Farm-Fresh Feast by Chef Ravi Kapur - Food will be served throughout the event.

DRINK: Option of either, wine pairings curated by our Chef’s or local Hawaiian beers. Non-alcoholic options available too. Choose if you want 2
or 3 drinks when selecting your ticket below.

LISTEN: Live music by: Bronson Aiwohi feat Keawe Smith

CELEBRATE: Hang with Community - Come enjoy the Common Ground campus & celebrate Food as the Great Connector.

PLUS: We’ll be raising awareness for our resident 501(c)3 non-profit, CG Foundation!


Common Ground’s Campus - 4900 Kuawa Rd, Kilauea


February 26th, Food Served from: 2pm - 7pm

About the Event

Food of Work, Food of Celebration Work and celebration are universal activities in human culture. We work to grow and cultivate food for harvest, then celebrate its end with barbecues and festivals. We make or buy quick meals to sustain us at our job sites, offices, and homes as we care for our families, then prepare feasts to celebrate milestones and achievements. For both work and celebration, we have local customs, ingredients, and traditions. But we ALL have these local customs – the food of work and of celebration are both unique and shared; local and universal.   

On February 26th, acclaimed Chef Ravi Kapur will join us to honor the foods of work and celebration that are local to Hawaii – and explore how they demonstrate both specific local custom and connections to people around the world. By celebrating both the food we eat, and the people who make it possible, we hope to build bridges across cultures, and geographies – bridges that can bring us closer to one another, help us broaden our horizons, and build lasting common ground. 
I’m very much looking forward to this collaborative event with Common Ground and Ensemble. I was born and raised in Kailua, Oahu and always appreciate any opportunity to come home, especially when it involves discovering new ingredients and working with farmers, fishermen, and ranchers that are connected with the land. I believe that what will make this event special is the intention behind it. Now, more than ever, we need to celebrate the threads that connect us. If we take the time, with mutual respect and openness, I believe we can move towards unity. What better way to identify our shared identities and discover what connects us than through food? Since the beginning of time it was what brought us together, not just to satiate our appetites, but to nourish our souls. Hope to see you at Common Ground and hear your story.

We are selling 100 tickets to this event. We ask all guests to please register as early as possible to secure your spot. When we reach capacity, we will be obliged to turn people away at the door.

  • Early Bird - (SOLD OUT) - Limited availability for early purchases. Includes food, 2 drinks and access to music.
  • Dinner +2 Drinks - $74 - (SOLD OUT) - General admission, includes food, 2 drinks and access to music.
  • Dinner +3 Drinks - $84 - (SOLD OUT) - General admission, includes food, 3 drinks and access to music.
  • Kama‘āina +2 Drinks - (SOLD OUT) - $58 - must show a Kauai resident ID upon arrival, includes food, 2 drinks and access to music.
  • Kama‘āina +3 Drinks - (SOLD OUT) - $68 - must show a Kauai resident ID upon arrival, includes food, 3 drinks and access to music.
  • General Admission Only - *Does not include any food or drinks* - $20 - This ticket is for those who want to come hang, talk story and enjoy the music and does not include food or drinks

Kids are welcome but need a ticket. We recommend to buy the music only ticket if your kids don't want to eat. Dinner tickets include alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages.

Common Ground has large, outdoor, tented lounge spaces and a lanai; great for social distancing and finding cover in case of rain.
Please see Covid policy below!

Covid Policy

Common Ground is committed to producing safe gatherings and promoting the health of our local community. In compliance with the County of Kauai's COVID-19 protocols, we will be requiring all guests over the age of 5 to provide either:

  • Proof of Full Vaccination (phone photo acceptable), or
  • A negative test taken within 24hrs - we have tests available for purchase at the door! (see below)

If you are feeling sick, please stay home!

This is not a political stance. It's simply our best effort to navigate how best to gather safely in these confusing times.

The entire experience will be held outdoors, and under large open air tents with plenty of space to maintain distance if so desired. 

On-Site Testing Option

We have BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Tests available for purchase for anyone needing to test upon arrival. Your results will be confidential, never be entered into a database and you can even take it with you. If you plan to test upon arrival, please purchase your test while making your reservation. For more information about testing or to schedule your test earlier in the day, please email: 

What’s CG Foundation?

CG Foundation is the non-profit arm of Common Ground and aims to further the development of agriculture, arts and education in Hawaiʻi.

Kaua`i County’s General Plan states that agriculture represents our greatest opportunity for economic diversity and food sufficiency and is important to our island’s identity as a rural place. Yet despite efforts to boost agriculture production in Hawaii, traditional agricultural crops have declined 43% in the past 2 decades.  In addition, farmers need expanded and dependable markets to sell more niche crops and to increase the crop price per acre. 

The CG Foundation addresses both needs by accelerating the growth trajectory of Kaua`i-made food and beverage companies and expanding the market for farmers’ niche crops.  The pandemic reinforced the need to diversify our economy, build more resilience in our food supply chain and underscored the vital importance of small business development for Kaua`i and our neighbor islands.

Come meet the team and learn more! 
About Ensemble

Ensemble is a community dedicated to building connection and common ground. It will offer members the opportunity to explore the connections we have to each other and to the planet; to connect with like-minded leaders and innovators; to support local projects and communities; and to help develop new models for human connection in a variety of fields. Ensemble will launch with a series of events that will introduce members of the community to our vision and to each other.

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