"The Legacy Awards recognizes people and businesses in the music community for their lifetime achievement in the field of performing arts. We recognize the accomplishments, contributions, and community service of the honorees in support of music and music business." - quote from Hawaii Music Awards Web site
The Loyal Garner Award of Excellence was presented to the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame during the 2007 annual Legacy Awards banquet held on March 21st at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Manarch Room, by auntie Alesha Smith, representing the Loyal Garner family. Kimo Stone, HMHoF president, gratefully accepted this hightly esteemed award on behalf of the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame. The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Serenaders featuring Ku'uipo Kumukahi then performed a song and remained on stage, musically supporting the vocal stylings of auntie Nina Keali'iwahamana and auntie Karen Keawehawai'i..