Most of us can only dream about living on an island paradise or becoming a rock star. For the members of EMKE, that’s just everyday life.

The product of a real life ‘School of Rock’ in Hawaii, EMKE burst onto the Honolulu music scene in 2005. Performing “classic” cover tunes from bands like Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi, the group quickly gained notoriety for wowing audiences with their mature level of musicianship and vocal abilities. In a very short time, EMKE has found themselves graduating from intimate local club gigs, to playing before huge concert crowds including recent slots opening for BILLY RAY CYRUS, the legendary KANSAS, QUIET RIOT’S CARLOS CAVAZO, LEE RITENOUR, ANDY McKEE, HOOBASTANK, JACK’S MANNEQUIN, SWITCHFOOT, ONE REPUBLIC and JOURNEY’S NEAL SCHON.

EMKE’s debut EP “Promises and Expectations” is now available on iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon.com.

EMKE will kick off this year’s Rice Fest at 11:05am. Click here for a complete schedule.