Catch a lei. Grab a beer. Have a ball. WHAT: Want to see and be seen? Want to show off your bikini body? Want to have a b-ball dunk contest in the pool with some Atlanta Dream players? Kick off the summer with the not be missed Kona Pool Party on Thursday, May 25 at the Piedmont Park Pool. Listen to Atlanta’s own Grammy award-winning DJ KP the Great as he spins tunes on the pool deck while you and your friends enjoy at the Atlanta Jazz Festival’s opening event. Tickets are only $40 and include food from Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ, along with free samples of Hormel Chili dogs and Skippy Peanut Butter crackers, and a complimentary Kona beer. A cash bar will be stocked with Kona Brewing Co.’s liquid aloha beers and more. You must be 21+ to attend this event. Mark your calendars, and purchase your tickets today! WHO: Atlanta native, Kawan “KP” Prather, aka KP The Great, entered the music business as a DJ for the legendary Dungeon Family’s (DF) first rap group, Parental Advisory (PA). He then went on to A&R the platinum album of DF’s second act, OutKast, soon after becoming one of Antonio “L.A.” Reid’s first hit men at LaFace Records. KP flourished A&Ring OutKast’s double platinum sophomore LP, “ATLiens,” helping singer Pink find her musical identity and working with legends like Usher, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson and Jermaine Dupri. This event is hosted by Ryan Wilson of The Gathering Spot, Kate Atwood of ChooseATL and Rashan Ali, radio and TV personality! The event will feature an appearance by some players from the Atlanta Dream. The event sponsor, Kona Brewing Company, was started by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa. The pair had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. Their beer is distributed throughout the United States and 26 other countries. Kona Brewing continues to be headquartered right where it began, in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island.