About Hot Rod Hula Hop

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Hot Rod Hula Hop is weekend tiki festival in Columbus, Ohio, that celebrates vintage cars, retro music and “Polynesian Pop” culture — all while raising funds for good charitable causes.

On Friday, August 5, Hot Rod Hula Hop will host a luau buffet dinner, live bands, tropical cocktails and craft beer at the Grass Skirt Tiki Room, 105 North Grant Avenue, Columbus. The band lineup features The Torments, Mimi Le Uke, Francis Llacuna and ¡Superfez!

The Grass Skirt is home to “George,” the iconic monkey fountain from the late, great Kahiki restaurant in Columbus. In the spirit of the Kahiki, a “Mystery Bowl” cocktail auction will benefit Cure CMD.

On Saturday, August 6, the festival moves to Sequoia Pro Bowl, 5501 Sandalwood Boulevard, Columbus.

The outdoor event at Sequoia Pro Bowl from noon to 5 p.m. will include a hot rod and scooter show with hand-carved trophies, as well as cool vendors, live DJs, and a silent auction and raffle to benefit charity. In addition, there are 32 bowling lanes, outdoor sand volleyball courts, and a variety of food and beverage options.

The big “rock ‘n’ bowl” event at Sequoia Pro Bowl from 6 p.m. to closing features an evening of live bands,  as well as dazzling burlesque by Mon Cherie Entertainment. This year’s lineup includes the Messer Chups (from St. Petersburg Russia), Daikaiju, David Loy and the Ramrods, and Cotton Jackson.

A portion of the event proceeds benefit Cure CMD, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that funds research and clinical trials to find a cure for congenital muscular dystrophies.

With your support and patronage, the FOM has donated significant dollars to Cure CMD in each of the last two years with funds raised during the Hot Rod Hula Hop weekends.

Mahalo for being part of our “party with a purpose!”

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