Jack Johnson and Friends – Best of Kokua Festival is slated for release on April 17th and features a 13-track compilation of live performances from Jack Johnson’s benefit concert for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Culled from six years of his eco-minded music festival, the album highlights onstage collaborations with legendary musicians like Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Dave Mathews, Ziggy and Damian Jr. Gong Marley and more. Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds perform with Jack Johnson on “A Pirate Looks at Forty”. Proceeds from the album will benefit Johnson’s Kokua Foundation.
Held on Earth Day weekend at Honolulu’s Waikiki Shell since its inception in 2004, the Kokua Festival serves as both a community-centered celebration of music and environmental awareness and as the major fundraiser for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation (a nonprofit organization founded by Johnson and his wife Kim in 2003 to support environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaii).