HAWAIIAN MUSIC LIVE

"Globally Engaging Our Communities through LIVE Hawaiian Music & Events"

Globally Engaging Our Communities Through LIVE Hawaiian Music & Events

 

 

 

 

Young at Heart Expo at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall
Sep
21
8:30 AM08:30

Young at Heart Expo at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall

YOUNG AT HEART EXPO

An event offering lifestyle-improving tips aimed at those 50 and older in Hawai‘i, featuring the latest in healthy living, financial planning and leisure in your later years.

Join Young at Heart Ambassador Danny Kaleikini, emcee Al Waterson, singer Jordan Segundo & other leading entertainers! Enjoy entertainment, enter to win prizes, attend free seminars, get flu shots, product samples and don't miss The Celebrities & Their Pets Fashion Show!

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Kanikapila in Kailua Featuring Waipuna
Sep
21
4:00 PM16:00

Kanikapila in Kailua Featuring Waipuna

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Kailua has established itself as THE place on O‘ahu for free Hawaiian music from some of the Islands’ best-known musicians with the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation and A&B Properties, Inc.’s popular “Kanikapila In Kailua” music series.

For more than two years, the monthly celebrations of Hawaiian music and culture have presented such legendary entertainers as the Rev. Dennis Kamakahi, who recently passed away from cancer, 12-string guitar virtuoso Mike Kaawa and Ernie Cruz Jr., a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner and former member of the legendary Ka‘au Crater Boys.

“We are grateful to Kawika Kahiapo, co-creator of this amazing Hawaiian music series, which has made the Windward side THE place for authentic Island music,” said Terry George, Harold K.L. Castle Foundation President and CEO. “Kawika brings together the best musical talent for the enjoyment not only of Kailua residents, but of Hawaiian music-lovers from across O‘ahu. For Hawaiian music, the Windward side has become no ka oi!”

“Kanikapila In Kailua” takes place on one Saturday each month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the parking garage near Whole Foods Market in Kailua Town. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own beach chairs, grab their favorite ono food from Kailua’s many great eateries, and sit back and enjoy true Hawaiian music by the Island’s top performers.

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Aloha Festivals 67th Annual Waikiki Ho'olaule'a
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Aloha Festivals 67th Annual Waikiki Ho'olaule'a

Get ready for a beachfront street festival like no other! Aloha Festivals hosts Hawai‘i’s largest block party with the 67th Annual Waikīkī Ho‘olaule‘a. Kalākaua Avenue will be transformed with booths showcasing Hawai‘i cuisine, crafts and culture stretching as far as the eye can see. Taste the best of local flavors from around the island in one place, and peruse artisan-made crafts. Four stages with incredible entertainment will rock the evening featuring top local artists, award-winning hālau hula, and more.

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Keali'i Reichel live at the Kahilu Theatre- Waimea, HI
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Keali'i Reichel live at the Kahilu Theatre- Waimea, HI

Keali'i Reichel was born and raised on Maui. His passion for the language and culture of Hawai'i led him to become the founding director of Pūnana Leo O Maui, the Hawaiian language immersion school. Keali'i has opened concerts for Bonnie Raitt, LeAnn Rimes, Celine Deon and Sting. He works to dispel long-held stereotypes of Hawai'i's living culture and her indigenous people.

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Young at Heart Expo at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall
Sep
22
8:30 AM08:30

Young at Heart Expo at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall

YOUNG AT HEART EXPO

An event offering lifestyle-improving tips aimed at those 50 and older in Hawai‘i, featuring the latest in healthy living, financial planning and leisure in your later years.

Join Young at Heart Ambassador Danny Kaleikini, emcee Al Waterson, singer Jordan Segundo & other leading entertainers! Enjoy entertainment, enter to win prizes, attend free seminars, get flu shots, product samples and don't miss The Celebrities & Their Pets Fashion Show!

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Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival

Tickets are $20 in advance and available for purchase at Vicky's Fabrics in Kapaʻa and Kauai Music & Sound in Līhuʻe. Tickets may also be purchased in advance online at www.maliefoundation.org. Tickets will be $25 at the door (unless noted otherwise). For tickets, please call Iwa at (808) 652-4497. Please note: Tuesday’s Eō e Liliʻu Children’s/Youth Music Competition is SOLD OUT. The Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival is sponsored in part by Hawaii Community Foundation, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaiian Airlines, Grand Pacific Resorts, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kukuiula, County of Kaua'i, Alexander & Baldwin and Liliʻuokalani Trust. For more information, please visit www.maliefoundation.org or call Maka at (808) 651-1868.

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Keali'i Reichel live at the Kahilu Theatre- Waimea, HI
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Keali'i Reichel live at the Kahilu Theatre- Waimea, HI

Keali'i Reichel was born and raised on Maui. His passion for the language and culture of Hawai'i led him to become the founding director of Pūnana Leo O Maui, the Hawaiian language immersion school. Keali'i has opened concerts for Bonnie Raitt, LeAnn Rimes, Celine Deon and Sting. He works to dispel long-held stereotypes of Hawai'i's living culture and her indigenous people.

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Tutu’s Kitchen at Highway Inn
Sep
22
5:30 PM17:30

Tutu’s Kitchen at Highway Inn

Tutu's Kitchen at Highway Inn is bringing back the Sunday night family dinners we grew up with! Share a family-style meal with our 'ohana, featuring beloved dishes from local families.

Ohana-style serving portions, salad, rice and soft drink beverage included. (Alcoholic beverages and juices available for purchase.)

Our Fall dinner features:

Tutu Clare Bobo — Grandma Ann’s Pierogi

Tutu Leimomi Lum — Bacalao & ‘Ulu Salad

Tutu Jenn Marr — Chicken Cacciatore Catranbone Family Style

Learn more about these dishes and the families behind them at: www.myhighwayinn.com/tutus-kitchen

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Lightnin’ Larry Dupio: An Eclectic Night of Tradition and Original Big Island Blues
Sep
23
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Lightnin’ Larry Dupio: An Eclectic Night of Tradition and Original Big Island Blues

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Influenced by guitar masters like BB King, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Carlos Santana, local boy from Hawaii, Larry Dupio, emerges with a style all his own. While meeting Muddy Waters backstage at the Waikiki Shell in 1982, Waters asked Larry to do him a favor and "keep the blues alive!" Larry is keeping that promise.

His seventh album "Love And Lightnin'," to be released this coming November, is a follow up after winning the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for the Best Rock Album of the Year in 2019. Three of his previous albums, "Lightning Larry Dupio," "Elima" and "Lightning Strikes Hilo" have made it onto the first GRAMMY® ballot in several different categories.

Larry Dupio grew up in Kailua and Kalihi on the island of Oahu, graduated from Farrington High School, served honorably in the Navy during the Vietnam era, came back home and got his music degree from Leeward Community College. He was able to nurture his talent on the Big Island of Hawaii and won the support of a loyal following and earned the "Keepin' the Blues Alive" award from the Hawaiian Blues Society. Larry and his family moved to the Pacific Northwest for almost ten years. During that time, Larry became a part of the prestigious Portland music scene. He won Guitar Center's King of the Blues competition in Portland and was nominated as Best Guitar Player in Cascade Blues Association's Muddy Waters Challenge.

Monday, September 23rd, will be an eclectic night of traditional and original Blues. Come and strap on a seat belt and get ready to be spellbound!

"The image of the rock guitarist is akin to that of a gunfighter or a fighter pilot, young, cocky, oozing of machismo and devoid of any acceptance of the constraints of mortality. Then there's Larry Dupio, the Big Island's premier rock guitarist."⁠—John Burnett, Hawaii Island Journal

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Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival

Tickets are $20 in advance and available for purchase at Vicky's Fabrics in Kapaʻa and Kauai Music & Sound in Līhuʻe. Tickets may also be purchased in advance online at www.maliefoundation.org. Tickets will be $25 at the door (unless noted otherwise). For tickets, please call Iwa at (808) 652-4497. Please note: Tuesday’s Eō e Liliʻu Children’s/Youth Music Competition is SOLD OUT. The Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival is sponsored in part by Hawaii Community Foundation, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaiian Airlines, Grand Pacific Resorts, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kukuiula, County of Kaua'i, Alexander & Baldwin and Liliʻuokalani Trust. For more information, please visit www.maliefoundation.org or call Maka at (808) 651-1868.

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Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival
Sep
24
9:00 AM09:00

Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival

Tickets are $20 in advance and available for purchase at Vicky's Fabrics in Kapaʻa and Kauai Music & Sound in Līhuʻe. Tickets may also be purchased in advance online at www.maliefoundation.org. Tickets will be $25 at the door (unless noted otherwise). For tickets, please call Iwa at (808) 652-4497. Please note: Tuesday’s Eō e Liliʻu Children’s/Youth Music Competition is SOLD OUT. The Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival is sponsored in part by Hawaii Community Foundation, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaiian Airlines, Grand Pacific Resorts, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kukuiula, County of Kaua'i, Alexander & Baldwin and Liliʻuokalani Trust. For more information, please visit www.maliefoundation.org or call Maka at (808) 651-1868.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Wille K
Sep
24
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Wille K

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

When the Honolulu Pulse said, “Willie K can play or sing almost anything an American audience might ask for,” that wasn’t hype, it was the literal truth. The Hawaiian phenomenon Willie K is undoubtedly the only artist in the world who can go into an Irish pub in the middle of Maui and play anything from indigenous acoustic Hawaiian music to jazz, reggae, rock, country and even opera—and not only get away with it but leave everyone within earshot slack-jawed in astonishment. No less than Prince is a huge fan, calling Willie K a “funky mother#%@&er,” while another avowed fan is a fellow Hawaiian who goes by the name Barack Obama.

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Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival
Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival

Tickets are $20 in advance and available for purchase at Vicky's Fabrics in Kapaʻa and Kauai Music & Sound in Līhuʻe. Tickets may also be purchased in advance online at www.maliefoundation.org. Tickets will be $25 at the door (unless noted otherwise). For tickets, please call Iwa at (808) 652-4497. Please note: Tuesday’s Eō e Liliʻu Children’s/Youth Music Competition is SOLD OUT. The Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival is sponsored in part by Hawaii Community Foundation, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaiian Airlines, Grand Pacific Resorts, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kukuiula, County of Kaua'i, Alexander & Baldwin and Liliʻuokalani Trust. For more information, please visit www.maliefoundation.org or call Maka at (808) 651-1868.

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Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival

Tickets are $20 in advance and available for purchase at Vicky's Fabrics in Kapaʻa and Kauai Music & Sound in Līhuʻe. Tickets may also be purchased in advance online at www.maliefoundation.org. Tickets will be $25 at the door (unless noted otherwise). For tickets, please call Iwa at (808) 652-4497. Please note: Tuesday’s Eō e Liliʻu Children’s/Youth Music Competition is SOLD OUT. The Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival is sponsored in part by Hawaii Community Foundation, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaiian Airlines, Grand Pacific Resorts, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kukuiula, County of Kaua'i, Alexander & Baldwin and Liliʻuokalani Trust. For more information, please visit www.maliefoundation.org or call Maka at (808) 651-1868.

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Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival
Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival

Tickets are $20 in advance and available for purchase at Vicky's Fabrics in Kapaʻa and Kauai Music & Sound in Līhuʻe. Tickets may also be purchased in advance online at www.maliefoundation.org. Tickets will be $25 at the door (unless noted otherwise). For tickets, please call Iwa at (808) 652-4497. Please note: Tuesday’s Eō e Liliʻu Children’s/Youth Music Competition is SOLD OUT. The Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival is sponsored in part by Hawaii Community Foundation, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaiian Airlines, Grand Pacific Resorts, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kukuiula, County of Kaua'i, Alexander & Baldwin and Liliʻuokalani Trust. For more information, please visit www.maliefoundation.org or call Maka at (808) 651-1868.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Keauhou
Sep
27
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Keauhou

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Keauhou finds passion and joy in the performance preservation, and perpetuation of traditional Hawaiian music.

The name, “Keauhou,” was suggested by Hailama Farden, while the trio played music at the Kamehameha School’s Midkiff Library. This library is home to the waʻa (Hawaiian canoe) named “Makani Hou o Keauhou,” under which the group performed. Translated as “the new wind of Keauhou,” this waʻa became the inspiration for the group name, “Keauhou.” While the Hawaiian language offers a multiplicity of meanings and translations, the groups name can be translated as “the new/renewed generation.”

This name defines the young trio, Kahanuola Solatorio, and brothers, Nicholas and Zachary Lum, as they strive to bring forth inspiration from Hawaiian music of the eras preceding them, and contribute to a renewed respect and interest for the incomparable beauty of traditional Hawaiian music.

These three graduates of the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama found their musical roots through their involvement in the many musical and cultural opportunities offered at Kamehameha Schools. They sang in the concert glee club, played in the band and both Lum brothers held the esteemed positions as their class’ student director in the world-renowned song contest.

Kahanuola and Nicholas recently graduated with their Master's Degree in the fields of Education and Hawaiian language, respectively, at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Zachary is currently the Choral Director of the prestigious Kamehameha School's Concert Glee Club and also a Master's candidate in the field of Ethnomusicology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. All three are active and passionate educators and cultural practitioners in their fields.

In 2008, Keauhou was awarded first place in the unamplified traditional Hawaiian music contest, “Ka Himeni Ana,” held annually at the Hawaiʻi Theater. In 2017, Keauhou took top honors at the Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards attaining nine awards in nine categories for their debut album, "Keauhou." The group is currently in the process of recording their second project hopefully to be released by the end of 2017.

Kahanuola, Nicholas and Zachary are truly thankful for the many opportunities and honors with which they have been blessed as well as the many more to come. With the relationships between them and the guidance of akua, kūpuna, ʻohana, and kumu alike, the members of Keauhou hope to offer a seemingly-new sound to the Hawaiian music scene, inspired by those who have come before. E koʻolau ke kō a Keauhou.

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SunSets LIVE at the Hinana Bar at Prince Waikiki featuring Napua Greig & Kaulana Pakele
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

SunSets LIVE at the Hinana Bar at Prince Waikiki featuring Napua Greig & Kaulana Pakele

Listen as we streamcast live from SunSets LIVE on Friday, September 27th at 6:00 pM (HST)!

HINANA BAR | MULIWAI DECK

Refreshing beverages and a select casual dining menu let you relax and enjoy your time in the sun to the fullest. Lounge or plunge…our staff is on hand to help you make the most of your poolside experience.

Available for special events or to enjoy more lounge time, the Muliwai Deck is the perfect place to be and to be seen! Don’t forget SunSets Live for Friday special musical guests.

SUMMER SPECIAL: Complimentary Parking

Free Parking in Waikiki?

Yes, its’ true! Complimentary parking when you choose to dine poolside at the Hinana Bar!

Offer is valid till September 30, 2019.
Based upon available hotel self or valet parking and is applicable only when dining at 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar or Hinana Bar. Ask your server for more information.

HOURS OF OPERATION
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Friday 11:00 AM – 8:00  PM

SunSets Live
Live music on select Fridays
Check Events Calendar for dates and details.

MENU
Hinana Bar Poolside Menu

Muliwai Deck BBQ Grill Menu

HINANA BAR | MULIWAI DECK

Refreshing beverages and a select casual dining menu let you relax and enjoy your time in the sun to the fullest. Lounge or plunge…our staff is on hand to help you make the most of your poolside experience.

Available for special events or to enjoy more lounge time, the Muliwai Deck is the perfect place to be and to be seen! Don’t forget SunSets Live for Friday special musical guests.

SUMMER SPECIAL: Complimentary Parking

Free Parking in Waikiki?

Yes, its’ true! Complimentary parking when you choose to dine poolside at the Hinana Bar!

Offer is valid till September 30, 2019.
Based upon available hotel self or valet parking and is applicable only when dining at 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar or Hinana Bar. Ask your server for more information.

HOURS OF OPERATION
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Friday 11:00 AM – 8:00  PM

SunSets Live
Live music on select Fridays
Check Events Calendar for dates and details.

MENU
Hinana Bar Poolside Menu

Muliwai Deck BBQ Grill Menu

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Aloha Festivals 73rd Annual Floral Parade
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Aloha Festivals 73rd Annual Floral Parade

Saturday, September 28, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

From Ala Moana Park through Kalākaua Avenue to Kapi‘olani Park

Aloha Festivals officially ends with a colorful procession of Hawaiian culture through Waikīkī at the 73rd Annual Floral Parade. Watch intricate floats decorated with a rainbow of fresh flowers and men and women on horseback showcasing the traditional art of pāʻū riding. Participants from marching bands to hālau hula to civic leaders display the unique aloha spirit that unites Hawai‘i’s community.

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2019 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center - Torrance, CA
Sep
28
9:30 AM09:30

2019 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center - Torrance, CA

The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival, presented by Kala Koa Entertainment, is an exciting day-long event dedicated to exploring the musical versatility of the ukulele for the experienced ukulele player, the occasional strummer, or simply the curious spectator. Admission includes workshops for all levels of playing ability, live all-star performances by some of today’s most popular ukulele players, strum-alongs and more. Only $45 for all-access, kids 12 and under are free to attend.

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Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival

Tickets are $20 in advance and available for purchase at Vicky's Fabrics in Kapaʻa and Kauai Music & Sound in Līhuʻe. Tickets may also be purchased in advance online at www.maliefoundation.org. Tickets will be $25 at the door (unless noted otherwise). For tickets, please call Iwa at (808) 652-4497. Please note: Tuesday’s Eō e Liliʻu Children’s/Youth Music Competition is SOLD OUT. The Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival is sponsored in part by Hawaii Community Foundation, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaiian Airlines, Grand Pacific Resorts, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kukuiula, County of Kaua'i, Alexander & Baldwin and Liliʻuokalani Trust. For more information, please visit www.maliefoundation.org or call Maka at (808) 651-1868.

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10th Annual Rice Fest
Sep
28
3:00 PM15:00

10th Annual Rice Fest

The 10th Annual Rice Fest is coming up on Saturday, September 28th, 2019. Thousands will gather to celebrate the joy that is rice with the rest of the country during National Rice Month.

This unique, free, one day event will be held at Ward Village's beautiful Victoria Ward Park from 3pm-9pm on Saturday, Sept. 28 and will be packed with a day of fun, entertainment, food, and much more.

Featuring 24 Food Vendors!
Burgers on Bishop
Dillingham Saimin
Ganesh Dosa
Goma Tei Hawaii
Hawaiian Honey Cones
Lanakila Pacific Famous Baked Goods
Jun's Awesome Hot Sauce
Maile's Thai Bistro
Nohea's Kitchen
Off the Hook Poke Market
Poke for the People Express
Rainbow Drive-In
The Rice Factory
Seoul Mix 2.0
Sweet Creams
Tatsuo’s
The Pig & The Lady
Two Ladies Kitchen
Unagi Don
Uncle Lani’s Poi Mochi
Wahoos Hawaii
Yum Sap
Zach’s Event Catering

The entire event will also be open for beer and wine purchases.

Non-stop Stage Performances!
Visit http://ricefest.com/entertainment-activities

Here are the three eating contests at this year’s Rice Fest.
-SPAM Musubi Eating Competition (8:30pm)
-Loco Moco Eating Contest (7:30pm)
-Poke Bowl Eating Contest (6:30pm)

To enter the contest, please visit the entertainment stage hospitality tent at 5:00pm. Contestants will be offered a space in one eating contest on a first come, first serve basis.

Free parking will be available throughout Ward Village.

One of the primary initiatives for this event is to bring awareness to Lanakila Meals on Wheels, a wonderful program that helps to feed Hawaii’s hungry seniors. They will be accepting monetary and brown rice donations all day long at the Lanakila Pacific booth at the Rice Fest.

For more information, visit www.ricefest.com or find the event on Facebook, Twitter (@ricefest) and Instagram (@ricefest)

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Fall Into Kailua - Blocktoberfest 2019
Sep
28
4:30 PM16:30

Fall Into Kailua - Blocktoberfest 2019

Everyday we come together online. We share pictures and memories of our lives. We put our thoughts into comments and click the like button on things that make us smile. Fall Into Kailua’s Blocktoberfest is a conceptual event that was created to bring the community together in person… face to face, away from the glow of a computer screen and into the streets of Kailua. On Saturday, September 28th, 2019 from 4:30pm till 9:30pm, we are shutting down Hekili Street & The Pali Lanes parking lot for a night of award winning musical acts, entertainment, vendors, food, drinks and fun for the entire family! This is a FREE event to attend with “special purchase upgrades” online and at the show. Make sure you bring cash & card to support the local vendors who will have some incredible and unique offerings for you.

If you're over 21, grab this free ticket and scan it upon arrival to the event, because one lucky person will win a trip for 2 to Las Vegas with room and meals courtesy of The California Hotel & Casino / Vacations Hawaii. Must be scanned in and present to win. Attendees must use their name that matches identification. Must be 21 or over to win. Attendance is free so no purchase necesary. If you're under 21, grab an under 21 ticket and be entered to win a Kailua Town Prize Pack. Once again tickets are free, so no purchase necessary. Bring a School ID, Drivers License, or Passport that matches the name on the ticket. See you all on Hekili Street!!

Mahalo to all our wonderful sponsors for making this event possible: Alexander & Baldwin, Vacations Hawaii, Pali Lanes, Hawaii’s Finest, My Kailua, Krave Marketing, The Pacific Ink & Art Expo

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14th Annual Maui ‘Ukulele Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

14th Annual Maui ‘Ukulele Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center

14th Annual Maui Ukulele Festival
Sunday, September 29, 2019
1:00 - 6:00pm
Maui Arts & Cultural Center - Kahului, Maui

Free Ukulele Workshop at the MACC
Saturday, September 29 from 10 - 11:15am

The annual Maui Ukulele Festival is a full afternoon of ukulele music at the first-class venue, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Bring your lawn chairs or roll out a blanket on the lawn and enjoy some of the islands’ favorite ukulele players. Since 2006, the Maui Ukulele Festival has featured Herb Ohta Sr. (Ohta-San), Jake Shimabukuro, Holunape, Raiatea Helm, Manoa DNA, Paula Fuga, Richard Ho'opi'i, Brittni Paiva, Kelly Boy Delima, Derek Sebastian and more, including local kupuna and keiki players! Ukulele door prizes, food booths, and more.
Come and join us in laughter, love and hope!

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Na Hoa
Sep
29
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Na Hoa

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Nā Hoa secured their first GRAMMY® Award nomination in the Best Regional Roots Album category as the Recording Academy announced on December 7th, 2018, the final ballot nominees for the 61st GRAMMY® Awards. The Best Regional Roots Album category is dedicated to recording artists for releasing albums in regionally based traditional American music, including Hawaiian, Native American, Polka, Zydeco, and Cajun genres.

High-pitched falsetto voices whimsically singing traditional Hawaiian tunes bring forth images of Hawai‘i’s unparalleled history and scenic terrain. Falsetto singing is an integral component and trademark of traditional Hawaiian music, which is the genre that Keoni Souza (bass), 34, Ikaika Blackburn (‘ukulele), 36, and Hale Seabury-Akaka (guitar), 35, have diligently worked hard to perpetuate over the years. Together they form the group Nā Hoa, simply meaning “friends” in Hawaiian.

Young men playing songs of Hawai‘i’s past is minimal, yet the niche is rapidly growing as more young Hawaiians find solace in their roots. As Nā Hoa acknowledges the importance of their heritage and pays tribute to the decorated musicians that went before them, they are filled with a tranquil sincerity and obligation which is unmatched.

Each of the three group members plays music all over the world, individually or as a group, for select hālau (hula groups) who showcase their hula in competitions or concerts at different locales. The most frequently visited destination for the trio is Japan, where the market for traditional Hawaiian music is potent with demand. Souza’s most notable performance was at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City. Other destinations that have been entranced with Nā Hoa’s music include: New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and California.

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HAPA - The Original Duo live at the McCoy Studio Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

HAPA - The Original Duo live at the McCoy Studio Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center

HAPA - The Original Duo
McCoy Studio Theater

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Reuniting after 17 years, the original duo of Barry Flanagan and Keli'i Kaneali'i bring back the groundbreaking sound that established the name HAPA as one of the most recognized names in Hawaiian music since their debut album hit the airwaves.

Meaning 'half' in Hawaiian, the name HAPA is inspired by the band’s two members - Keli'i Kaneali’i of South Pacific ancestry, and Barry Flanagan from New Jersey.

The group's self-titled album, released in 1993, remains the #1 selling recording by a group or duo in the history of recorded Hawaiian music. The recording swept all six categories it was nominated for at the 1994 Hawai’i Music Awards. In 2007, the album was acknowledged by Honolulu Magazine as #31 of the 50 All-Time Greatest Hawaiian Recordings, with the original song Lei Pikake acknowledged as #32 in the follow-up 50 All-Time Greatest Songs issue.

 

Tickets: $35, $45, $65 (plus applicable fees)

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Jake Shimabukuro live at the Harris Center - Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, CA
Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

Jake Shimabukuro live at the Harris Center - Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, CA

Shimabukuro’s records have topped the Billboard World Music Charts on numerous occasions, and as a live performer he has become one of the hottest tickets around. He’s played with world-renowned orchestras and at prestigious venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center and the Sydney Opera House, and has dazzled audiences at music festivals including Bonnaroo, SXSW, the Playboy Jazz Festival and Fuji Rock Festival. He even performed for that rarest of audiences: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Not too shabby for a humble young man from Hawaii and his trusty ukulele.

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Wailuku 1st Friday Town Party - Wailuku, Maui, HI
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Wailuku 1st Friday Town Party - Wailuku, Maui, HI

Wailuku First Friday is a FREE community street party, held from 6:00-9:00PM. The Wailuku First Friday event showcases dozens of artisans, handmade crafters and food vendors. For vendor information contact vendor coordinator Alan Takitani at 808.281.2801. For more information visit www.mauifridays.com Market Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 5:30PM. Maui Medical Group offers free parking during Wailuku First Friday at the facility’s lot, located near the Main/High Street intersection.

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SunSets LIVE at the Hinana Bar at Prince Waikiki featuring Waimanalo Sunset Band
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

SunSets LIVE at the Hinana Bar at Prince Waikiki featuring Waimanalo Sunset Band

HINANA BAR | MULIWAI DECK

Refreshing beverages and a select casual dining menu let you relax and enjoy your time in the sun to the fullest. Lounge or plunge…our staff is on hand to help you make the most of your poolside experience.

Available for special events or to enjoy more lounge time, the Muliwai Deck is the perfect place to be and to be seen! Don’t forget SunSets Live for Friday special musical guests.

HOURS OF OPERATION
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Friday 11:00 AM – 8:00  PM

SunSets Live
Live music on select Fridays
Check Events Calendar for dates and details.

MENU
Hinana Bar Poolside Menu

Muliwai Deck BBQ Grill Menu

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Luce Unplugged with Blayne Asing at the Kahilu Theatre - Kamuela, HI
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Luce Unplugged with Blayne Asing at the Kahilu Theatre - Kamuela, HI

Born on the Island of Oahu, singer/songwriter Blayne Asing has a distinctive voice complimented by his own unique country/folk/island style of music.

The young Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner returns to the Kahilu on Friday, October 4, 2019 to perform in an all-new Luce Unplugged series which features Hawaii artists in the intimate setting of the Mike Luce Studio. Seating is limited.

Tickets are $35 and available at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office 67-1186 Lindsey Rd. Kamuela, Hi 96743.

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Aloha Concert Series featuring Eric Lee & Mailani at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts - Whittier, CA
Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

Aloha Concert Series featuring Eric Lee & Mailani at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts - Whittier, CA

Two shows (2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)

Started in May of 1994 with the Brothers Cazimero, the world-famous Shannon Center Aloha Concert Series is currently the longest running Hawaiian music series in the world.

We are excited to announce the following performances for our 2019-2020 Aloha Concert Series:

Saturday, October 5th, 2019: Eric Lee & Mailani (2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, December 7th, 2019‘Ukulele Friends Kanikapila! Featuring Bryan Tolentino, Herb Ohta Jr., Pomaika’i Lyman, and Halehaku Seabury (2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, January 11th, 2020: The Makaha Sons (2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, March 14th, 2020: Waipuna (Kale Hannahs,  Matthew Kawiaola Sproat , and David Kamakahi) (2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020: Robert Cazimero & Halau Na Kamalei (2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)

If you are interested in renewing or signing up for season tickets, download the 2019-2020 Shannon Center Aloha Series Order Form.

We will hold our Previous Subscribers seats until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday June 27, 2019, pending subscription renewal.  After that date, we will release any unconfirmed subscribers seats in order to provide “best seating available” for our new and returning subscribers who wish to change their seat location. New Subscribers orders will be filled in the order received, so get those orders in early! Single tickets for all shows will go on sale on Thursday July 18, 2019. Subscription orders will be processed as soon as possible.

Ticket sales alone do not cover all the costs of running and maintaining a performing arts center. If you would like to make a donation to the Shannon Center to help support our activities, please fill out the donation portion on the order form.

Regular Ticket Prices: Five (5) Events @ $50.00 per ticket = $250.00

Order by June 27, 2019 and receive the Early Subscriber Discount 5 events for $200.00 (and Priority Seating!).

Also, don’t forget to add the Hawaiian Holiday Show featuring Kimo West for a special price of just $20.00 per ticket when you buy the whole Aloha Series season. Regular price will be $25.00 per ticket.

Single Tickets will go on sale July 18th, 2019.

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Aloha 'Aina Concert featuring Kainani Kahaunaele at the Waimea Theatre - Kaua'i, HI
Oct
5
2:30 PM14:30

Aloha 'Aina Concert featuring Kainani Kahaunaele at the Waimea Theatre - Kaua'i, HI

Kaumualiʻi Hawaiian Civic Club is celebrating it’s 50th birthday and we are excited to host an aloha ʻāina concert. All benefits will go to our scholarship fund to support our ʻōpio seeking higher education.

1:30pm: Doors open/Pupus will be served

2:30pm: Kaumualiʻi HCC presentation honoring our beloved kupuna

3:15pm: ʻAha Mele featuring Kainani Kahaunaele & Friends

5pm: Mele Aloha ʻĀina Workshop

5:45pm: Pau

Tickets

Online Tickets- $35/per person + $3.77 (Eventbrite processing fee)
Tickets are also available through Kaumualiʻi HCC members and these tickets do not include a processing fee.
All tickets include ʻono pupus and a drink.

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Showtime 2019: AADAP’S 47th Anniversary Benefit Concert featuring Kalapana with special guest Mchael Paulo at the JACCC Aratani Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Showtime 2019: AADAP’S 47th Anniversary Benefit Concert featuring Kalapana with special guest Mchael Paulo at the JACCC Aratani Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

AADAP’S 47TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT CONCERT

Presented by the Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP)
Back by popular demand, the legendary Kalapana and special guest Michael Paulo will be performing once again at AADAP’s annual benefit. Kalapana emerged as one of the most popular bands on the Hawaiian music scene in the 70s, producing a steady stream of hits. Their 1975 debut album was hailed as one of the best of the mid-70s Hawaiian renaissance. Tracks like “Naturally,” “Nightbird,” “The Hurt,” “You Make It Hard,” and “When the Morning Comes” became household tunes and still enjoy frequent play on contemporary Hawaiian radio.

The event includes: Silent Auction, Opportunity Drawing and Dessert Reception.

Since 1972, AADAP has been a leader in providing prevention and treatment services to disenfranchised families impacted by the consequences of substance abuse and addiction, treating both youth and adults, as well as culturally appropriate programs for special populations. Core programs also include outreach and education, mentoring, family services, mental health, and employment and job training. Our programs are open to any and all individuals.

5:30pm – VIP Reception
6:00pm – Will call opens/ Silent Auction Preview
6:30pm – House opens
7:00pm – Program Concert begins
9:00pm – Dessert Reception & Meet-n-Greet

Each ticket includes the Complimentary Dessert Reception and Meet-n-Greet following the show.

Reserved Seating
$130 – VIP / $125 Members
Includes VIP Reception & Complimentary Parking
$75 - Premier / $70 Members
$55 - General / $50 Members

Group Discount: Purchase 20 or more tickets and receive $10 off per ticket

Service/Handling Fee applicable
All Sales are Final - No Refunds or Exchange

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The Maui Divas live at the Kaui'a War Memorial Convention Hall - Lihue, HI
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Maui Divas live at the Kaui'a War Memorial Convention Hall - Lihue, HI

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Three of Maui’s best musical artists —Nāpua Greig, Amy Hānaialiʻi and Raiatea Helm in a joint Three Maui Divas concert on Saturday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m.

This marks a return joint appearance after a several year absence for these three award-winning performers.

Nāpua Greig is a Kumu Hula, school teacher, recording artist, and mother of three. She began her solo recording career with the release of “Pihana” in 2007. This debut album earned six nominations at the Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards and later won the “Best Female Vocalist” award. In 2010, she released her sophomore album, “Mohalu,” which received three Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards. Her self-revealing and most recent release, “Makawalu” (2017), is sure to garner Nāpua more awards.

Singer, songwriter Amy Hānaialiʻi remains Hawaiʻi’s top selling female vocalist of all time and her success as a recording artist is evidenced by a multitude of Grammy and Nā Hōkū Hanohano nominations, awards and acknowledgements. She remains a dedicated promoter of Hawaiian culture in a commitment that stems from her family’s heritage and strongly rooted ancestral responsibility.

Raiatea Helm made history in 2006 as Hawaii’s first solo female vocalist ever to receive a Grammy nomination for her sophomore CD “Sweet and Lovely.” She is also a Grammy Award-nominee and multiple Na Hoku award- winner. Though Hawaiian music will be her first love musically, she has successfully branched out with jazz recordings and performances expanding her diverse repertoire.

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Henry Kapono Presents Artist 2 Artist Concert Series Featuring Jerry Santos at the Blue Note Hawaii
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Henry Kapono Presents Artist 2 Artist Concert Series Featuring Jerry Santos at the Blue Note Hawaii

The 2019 Artist 2 Artist Series continues featuring some of Hawaii’s most iconic musicians and rising young stars. GRAMMY® Award Nominee Henry Kapono opens each show with his own classic hits, then talks story one-on-one with the featured artist, “deconstructing” their career as only one artist to another can do. The show also includes an intimate performance and a jam session with Henry.

Native Hawaiian and GRAMMY® nominated, Henry Kapono is a multiple award-winning vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and composer. Henry is one of Hawaii’s most popular recording artists and presides over Kapono Inc, one of Hawaii's top multi-function entertainment companies. He is equally known for his community support and philanthropic endeavors recently launching the “The Henry Kapono Foundation” in 2018 whose mission is to "Support the community through music and the arts and by giving with Aloha."

Best known for his work in the musical group Olomana, Jerry Santos has maintained an influential presence on the Hawai'i music scene for over four decades. Born and raised on the windward side of O‘ahu and a graduate of The Kamehameha Schools, Jerry established himself early on as one of Hawai‘i’s most prolific song writers. As a founding member and lead singer of the legendary group Olomana, Jerry helped to create a unique and easily recognizable musical style, blending Hawaiian music with contemporary rhythms. Over the years, Jerry has performed all over the world and his work has been recognized by the Hawai‘i musical community with numerous Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards.

Henry Kapono Presents Artist 2 Artist Concert Series Ft. Alx Kawakami

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SunSets LIVE at the Hinana Bar at Prince Waikiki featuring Ben & Maila
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

SunSets LIVE at the Hinana Bar at Prince Waikiki featuring Ben & Maila

HINANA BAR | MULIWAI DECK

Refreshing beverages and a select casual dining menu let you relax and enjoy your time in the sun to the fullest. Lounge or plunge…our staff is on hand to help you make the most of your poolside experience.

Available for special events or to enjoy more lounge time, the Muliwai Deck is the perfect place to be and to be seen! Don’t forget SunSets Live for Friday special musical guests.

HOURS OF OPERATION
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Friday 11:00 AM – 8:00  PM

SunSets Live
Live music on select Fridays
Check Events Calendar for dates and details.

MENU
Hinana Bar Poolside Menu

Muliwai Deck BBQ Grill Menu

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Artist 2 Artist: Henry Kapono & Jerry Santos live at the McCoy Studio Theater, Maui Arts and Cultural Center - Kahului, HI
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Artist 2 Artist: Henry Kapono & Jerry Santos live at the McCoy Studio Theater, Maui Arts and Cultural Center - Kahului, HI

Artist 2 Artist: Henry Kapono & Jerry Santos
McCoy Studio Theater

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Friday, October 11, 2019 - 7:30 PM

In this concert series, two artists talk-story, play music, and have fun! Each concert will feature Henry Kapono and a different guest artist in an intimate format that offers the audience a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal.

The artists will share music and stories from their careers and answer questions, giving the audience an up-close-and-personal seat at the jam session. This concert features Jerry Santos of Olomana. 

Henry Kapono is a performer who has it all – vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, composer, thrilling performer, audience favorite—and multiple honors and awards, including a Grammy nomination. He has taken home numerous Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Single of the Year, and Album & Rock Album of the Year.

Best known for his work in the musical group Olomana, Jerry Santos has maintained an influential presence on the Hawaii music scene for over four decades. Born and raised on the windward side of O‘ahu and a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, Jerry established himself early on as one of Hawai'i’s most prolific song writers. As a founding member and lead singer of the legendary group, Olomana, Jerry helped to create a unique and easily recognizable musical style, blending Hawaiian music with contemporary rhythms.

Other concerts in the series include:

Sean Na’auao on August 23  CLICK HERE

Blayne Asing on September 12  CLICK HERE

Alx Kawakami on November 8  CLICK HERE

 

 

Tickets: $35, $45, $65 (plus applicable fees)
Add to your Artist 2 Artist experience with a backstage “Hangin' with Henry” package! 
Includes a 'Hangin’ with Henry' session backstage before the show (6:30-7:00 pm), along with his guest for the evening, with some talk-story, music, and photo/autograph opportunities. 
Hangin' with Henry tickets: $45 per person/per show (plus applicable fees) and available at the Box Office in person or by phone. Patrons must purchase a concert ticket to purchase the Hangin' with Henry ticket. 

The Hangin' with Henry experience can be added to any ticket level on any or all of the Artist 2 Artist shows. 

20% discount for MACC Members who purchase tickets to all four concerts; 10% Member discount for shows purchased individually.

Tickets on sale to MACC Members: Saturday, July 20
Tickets on sale to public: Saturday, July 27

Click on the 'Support Us' tab above to access the 'Membership' page to become a MACC member.

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Mana'o Company 30th Anniversary Concert
Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

Mana'o Company 30th Anniversary Concert

Mana'o Company 30th Anniversary Celebration

Featuring: Mana'o Company, Fiji, Kolohe Kai, Next Generation, Kapena, Leahi, Pacific Blu + Special Guests

Doors 4:00pm ll Music 4:30pm ll All Ages Welcome (3 & Under Free)

Early Bird $20 GA & $70 VIP (September 18-22)

Pre Sale $30 GA & $80 VIP (September 23-Oct12)

VIP (21+ Only) Includes: VIP Entry ll VIP Lanyard ll VIP Lounge Access ll VIP Bar ll Light Pupus 5pm-7pm 

For more info check out: www.HIFinest.com or email Info@HIFinest.com

Location

Corner of Ward Ave. & Ala Moana Blvd. (210 Ward Ave), 96814

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Paula Fuga's Tribute to Aretha Franklin Featuring Maryanne Ito, Lana Kei and Maile
Oct
12
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Paula Fuga's Tribute to Aretha Franklin Featuring Maryanne Ito, Lana Kei and Maile

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Praised for her originality in song composition and ability to stir the deepest emotions with spellbinding and soulful vocals, Paula Fuga has established herself as one of Hawai’i’s most respected live performers.

At an early age, she faced the vulnerabilities of living homeless on the beach, seeing the destruction of drugs and violence. Despite having overcome such adversity quite successfully, she is living her career with much gratitude and humility. Fuga relentlessly strives to inspire youth across the world, sharing her story of perseverance and hope. She makes countless efforts to participate in various community projects focusing on protecting the environment and spreading the fundamental values of her native Hawaiian culture. Fuga is an artist on a mission and music is her vehicle.

Starting off as a poet, she bloomed into a songwriter when she began playing the ukulele in High School, studying under master instructor Roy Sakuma. Upon the release of her debut Album Lilikoi, Fuga was awarded the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Most Promising Artist.

Since the release of her latest recording, the EP “Misery’s End,” which featured guest appearances by Ziggy Marley and Jack Johnson, she has headlined the Alma Surf Festival in Sao Paolo, Brazil, performed with Jack at Madison Square Garden and the Sydney Opera House Forecourt. She was featured on the song “Love Will Find a Way” with Nahko Bear and Trevor Hall for the album of her life long collaborator and guitarist, the musical genius Mike Love. She was honored to be a part of the 52nd Annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, performing alongside the Hawaiian cultural icon, Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole for the winning group, Hula Halau O Kamuela. She is among distinguished artists honored to perform for the President, having been invited for the 3rd time to the White House in Washington, DC. Currently, Fuga continues to widen her fan base as she embraces different genres of music with her signature entrancing vocals. She hopes her new album, entitled “Rain on Sunday”, will be out before the end of 2016. She plans to keep traveling the world as she lives out her dream and shares her gift with a message of love.

“Music is my first love. Love is my first language.” – Paula Fuga

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Paula Fuga's Tribute to Aretha Franklin Featuring Maryanne Ito, Lana Kei and Maile
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Paula Fuga's Tribute to Aretha Franklin Featuring Maryanne Ito, Lana Kei and Maile

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Praised for her originality in song composition and ability to stir the deepest emotions with spellbinding and soulful vocals, Paula Fuga has established herself as one of Hawai’i’s most respected live performers.

At an early age, she faced the vulnerabilities of living homeless on the beach, seeing the destruction of drugs and violence. Despite having overcome such adversity quite successfully, she is living her career with much gratitude and humility. Fuga relentlessly strives to inspire youth across the world, sharing her story of perseverance and hope. She makes countless efforts to participate in various community projects focusing on protecting the environment and spreading the fundamental values of her native Hawaiian culture. Fuga is an artist on a mission and music is her vehicle.

Starting off as a poet, she bloomed into a songwriter when she began playing the ukulele in High School, studying under master instructor Roy Sakuma. Upon the release of her debut Album Lilikoi, Fuga was awarded the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Most Promising Artist.

Since the release of her latest recording, the EP “Misery’s End,” which featured guest appearances by Ziggy Marley and Jack Johnson, she has headlined the Alma Surf Festival in Sao Paolo, Brazil, performed with Jack at Madison Square Garden and the Sydney Opera House Forecourt. She was featured on the song “Love Will Find a Way” with Nahko Bear and Trevor Hall for the album of her life long collaborator and guitarist, the musical genius Mike Love. She was honored to be a part of the 52nd Annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, performing alongside the Hawaiian cultural icon, Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole for the winning group, Hula Halau O Kamuela. She is among distinguished artists honored to perform for the President, having been invited for the 3rd time to the White House in Washington, DC. Currently, Fuga continues to widen her fan base as she embraces different genres of music with her signature entrancing vocals. She hopes her new album, entitled “Rain on Sunday”, will be out before the end of 2016. She plans to keep traveling the world as she lives out her dream and shares her gift with a message of love.

“Music is my first love. Love is my first language.” – Paula Fuga

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