Event Overview

The Kokua Festival is the major fundraiser for Kokua Hawai’i Foundation programs.  Hosted by Jack Johnson, the Kokua Festival brings together environmental organizations, eco-friendly businesses, musicians, artists, teachers, and community leaders to support environmental educaiton in Hawai’i.  Previous artists performing at the festival include Ziggy Marley, Willie Nelson & the Planetary Bandits, Ben Harper, Jackson Browne, Eddie Vedder, Taj Mahal and the Hula Blues Band, Ozomatli, Jake Shimabukuro, John & Ernie Cruz, Kaukahi, Paula Fuga, and many others.  All festival proceeds benefit the Kokua Hawai’i Foundation.  


  • Maui, HI – 2005 - 2006
  • Oahu, HI - 2004 - 2008, 2010
  • JTP’s Role: Site Operations Management
I’ve gone really fast on golf carts with Jim Tobin several times....not on golf courses but at music festivals. I’ve jumped fences to sneak into shows with Jim Tobin...always my own shows when we wanted to watch the opening band from the front. It’s fun hanging with Jim which makes it easy to forget that he is running the whole show. When you get that many people together in one place it’s nice to know you have someone there taking care of the details. It’s rare to find someone who can keep fans, artists, and promoters all happy at the same time. That’s Jim Tobin.
— Jack Johnson