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Globally Engaging Our Communities Through LIVE Hawaiian Music & Events

 

 

 

 

Mar
19
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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Kona Nui Nights featuring Mark Yamanaka and Kumu Hula Kapua Dalire-Moe and Hālau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniākea
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Kona Nui Nights featuring Mark Yamanaka and Kumu Hula Kapua Dalire-Moe and Hālau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniākea

Hosted by Bruddah Wade & Kumu Hina

Kona Nui Nights is a free monthly event that honors and highlights Hawaiian language, music, and the art of hula.

This Month’s Line up Featuring:

Mark Yamanaka

Kumu Hula Kapua Dalire-Moe and Hālau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniākea

The event starts at 6:00 pm and the doors will open at 5:30 pm. There is limited seating and a cash bar available at the event (Outside alcohol will not be permitted). If you are hungry before or after the show, be sure to stop by one of the fantastic Ward Village restaurants that are just steps away from the Ward Village Courtyard.

If you do not have tickets, there will be a standby line that will be able to enter at 6:00 pm.

Free parking is available in the TJ Maxx parking garage or in the Ward Centre parking garage.

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Andy Bumatai Presents: Comic to Comic with the Female Comics of Hawaii; Erika Swartzkopf, Sharon Savea and Brandi Morgan at the Blue Note Hawaii
Mar
21
5:00 PM17:00

Andy Bumatai Presents: Comic to Comic with the Female Comics of Hawaii; Erika Swartzkopf, Sharon Savea and Brandi Morgan at the Blue Note Hawaii

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

Local comedy legend, Andy Bumatai, continues his Comic to Comic series with the comedy troupe: Female Comics of Hawaii with Sharon Savea, Erika Swartzkopf and Brandi Morgan.

Erika Swartzkopf has been doing comedy in Hawaii since 2011 when Andy Bumatai gave her 3 mins on his showcase at the Dragon Upstairs. Since then, she has performed in venues on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island, while encouraging more women to perform comedy.

Sharon Savea is a 31-year-old veteran, mother and wife who loves to be on stage and gives awesome performances that will leave you wanting more! No show is like the last with strong energy behind the mic.

Brandi Morgan is one of the most memorable voices in Hawaii comedy. Her debut album “I Am A Bad Decision” was named the Na Hoku Hanohano Comedy Album of the Year in 2017 – making her the first women to win that award.

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Hawai'i LIVE Tour featuring Na Hoa & Kamakakehau Fernandez live at the Wildish Theater - Springfield, OR
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Hawai'i LIVE Tour featuring Na Hoa & Kamakakehau Fernandez live at the Wildish Theater - Springfield, OR

Hawai'i LIVE Tour will be making its 1st journey through the Pacific Northwest!

The artists will include the gifted ukulele & falsetto singer Kamakakehau Fernandez & the boys of NA HOA. This concert tour will mark the first performances for both artists in the Pacific Northwest! These talented performers have gained recognition by winning multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in Hawai'i with NA HOA most recently receiving the honor of being a 2019 Grammy Awards Nominee!

Join us for a night of 'ono (delicious) Hawaiian music with the Hawai'i LIVE Music Tour 2019 featuring Kamakakehau Fernandez & NA HOA!!!

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Masters of Hawaiian Music featuring Nathan Aweau, George Kahumoku, Jr. & Kawika Kahiapo at the Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Masters of Hawaiian Music featuring Nathan Aweau, George Kahumoku, Jr. & Kawika Kahiapo at the Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ

Three Masters, featured regularly at Maui's renowned “Slack Key Show” bring Hawai‘i's unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture, to 21st century stages. The New York Times called them “Virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame.”

Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key George Kahumoku Jr., known as “Hawai‘i's Renaissance Man”, is a multiple Na H k Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef. “Affable raconteur, passionate renderings of material” -- LA Times
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Nathan Aweau has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka‘eo, and The Ali‘i. His seven solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year--the only person to have won 3 times, Song of the Year (twice), and Island Album of the Year, among others. “His singing style is effortless” – NY Times

Slack Key Guitarist David “Kawika” Kahiapo most recently won Na Hoku Awards in multiple categories for his CD releases, including Slack Key Guitar Album and Island Music. A regular at Jack Johnson's Kokua Fests, his slack key roots and commitment to Hawaiian culture run deep. “Talented slack key…broad musical horizons” – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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Hawaiian Music Masters Series featuring the Henry Kapono Band  at the Irvine Barclay Theatre - Irvine, CA
Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

Hawaiian Music Masters Series featuring the Henry Kapono Band at the Irvine Barclay Theatre - Irvine, CA

Hawaiian Music Masters Series 2019

Music
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre

The Barclay's Hawaiian Music Masters Series features some of the best musicians working in Hawai'i today.

These artists bring not only their cultural traditions, but showcase the amazing range and diversity of Hawaiian music currently played in the islands.

Subscribe to all 3 concerts and save Save 10%

Click on the title to learn more about each event. 

Kuana Torres Kahele Band
Thursday, January 11, 2019 at 8pm
Kuana Torres Kahele expands the boundaries of Hawaiian music with his rich vocals and enduring lyrics.

Kalani Pe'a
Friday, Februay 8, 2019 at 8pm 
One of Hawai'i’s brightest new stars.

Henry Kapono Band 
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8pm
Called “one of the great island songwriters of his generation,” Henry Kapono is a Hawaiian music legend.

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Hawai'i LIVE Tour featuring Na Hoa & Kamakakehau Fernandez live at Portland State University, Lincoln Hall - Portland, OR
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Hawai'i LIVE Tour featuring Na Hoa & Kamakakehau Fernandez live at Portland State University, Lincoln Hall - Portland, OR

Hawai'i LIVE Tour will be making its 1st journey through the Pacific Northwest!

The artists will include the gifted ukulele & falsetto singer Kamakakehau Fernandez & the boys of NA HOA. This concert tour will mark the first performances for both artists in the Pacific Northwest! These talented performers have gained recognition by winning multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in Hawai'i with NA HOA most recently receiving the honor of being a 2019 Grammy Awards Nominee!

Join us for a night of 'ono (delicious) Hawaiian music with the Hawai'i LIVE Music Tour 2019 featuring Kamakakehau Fernandez & NA HOA!!!

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Masters of Hawaiian Music featuring Nathan Aweau, George Kahumoku, Jr. & Kawika Kahiapo at the South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque NM
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Masters of Hawaiian Music featuring Nathan Aweau, George Kahumoku, Jr. & Kawika Kahiapo at the South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque NM

Three Masters, featured regularly at Maui's renowned “Slack Key Show” bring Hawai‘i's unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture, to 21st century stages. The New York Times called them “Virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame.”

Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key George Kahumoku Jr., known as “Hawai‘i's Renaissance Man”, is a multiple Na H k Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef. “Affable raconteur, passionate renderings of material” -- LA Times
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Nathan Aweau has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka‘eo, and The Ali‘i. His seven solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year--the only person to have won 3 times, Song of the Year (twice), and Island Album of the Year, among others. “His singing style is effortless” – NY Times

Slack Key Guitarist David “Kawika” Kahiapo most recently won Na Hoku Awards in multiple categories for his CD releases, including Slack Key Guitar Album and Island Music. A regular at Jack Johnson's Kokua Fests, his slack key roots and commitment to Hawaiian culture run deep. “Talented slack key…broad musical horizons” – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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Raiatea Helm Free Concert at the Moloka'i Public Library - Kaunakakai, Moloka'i, HI
Mar
23
9:30 AM09:30

Raiatea Helm Free Concert at the Moloka'i Public Library - Kaunakakai, Moloka'i, HI

Raiatea Helm Records and The Molokai Public Library presents, a musical offering by Molokaʻi's own Raiatea Helm. Hele mai and enjoy some complimentary music to give thanks to our Island and her people. Feel free to get comfortable, bring your chairs, blankets and your umbrellas.
We look forward to a time to bring our community together with mele and stories of the love that we have for our island.

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Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu's Centennial Celebration "Piha Kenekulia Ka Ho’oilina Ola A Ke Ali’i" at the Bishop Museum
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu's Centennial Celebration "Piha Kenekulia Ka Ho’oilina Ola A Ke Ali’i" at the Bishop Museum

Piha Kenekulia Ka Ho’oilina Ola A Ke Ali’i

Saturday, March 23, 2019

12:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Great Lawn at Bishop Museum

On March 23rd, 2019, the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu will host a Centennial Hoʻolauleʻa showcasing 100 years of Hawaiian Civic Club accomplishments since the founding of the Hawaiian Civic Club movement by Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole.

Cultural demonstrations, ‘ono food, and educational displays will start at 12pm.  Music program begins at 3 pm featuring Josh Tatofi, Kuʻuipo Kumukahi, Weldon Kekauoha and more.

FREE Admission to local Kamaʻāīna begins at 12pm.

For more Information visit: https://kuhiocelebration.com/

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Makana's "The Sunset Tour" at the Open Space for Arts and Community - Vashon, WA
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Makana's "The Sunset Tour" at the Open Space for Arts and Community - Vashon, WA

A protégé of the Hawaiian slack key guitar legends, including Bobby Moderow Jr. and the late master Uncle Sonny Chillingworth, Makana has dedicated his life to perpetuating as well as evolving the traditional Hawaiian art form.

From this slack key tradition Makana has evolved his own dynamic, high-octane style, coined “Slack Rock”: slack key infused with elements of bluegrass, rock, blues and raga.

Described as “dazzling” by The New York Times, Makana has become an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, composer and activist who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change.

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Henry Kapono Live at the Sofia Tsakopoulos Center - Sacramento, CA
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Henry Kapono Live at the Sofia Tsakopoulos Center - Sacramento, CA

SBL Entertainment Presents – Henry Kapono & Band

March 23, 2019
Music Series

“Kapono is one of the great island songwriters of his generation.” --Honolulu
Star-Advertiser
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 14 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawaii's “Grammy”) including Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Rock Album of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement.

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Hawai'iu LIVE Tour featuring Na Hoa & Kamakakehau Fernandez live at the Edmonds Center for Arts - Edmonds, WA
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Hawai'iu LIVE Tour featuring Na Hoa & Kamakakehau Fernandez live at the Edmonds Center for Arts - Edmonds, WA

Hawai'i LIVE Tour will be making its 1st journey through the Pacific Northwest!

The artists will include the gifted ukulele & falsetto singer Kamakakehau Fernandez & the boys of NA HOA. This concert tour will mark the first performances for both artists in the Pacific Northwest! These talented performers have gained recognition by winning multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in Hawai'i with NA HOA most recently receiving the honor of being a 2019 Grammy Awards Nominee!

Join us for a night of 'ono (delicious) Hawaiian music with the Hawai'i LIVE Music Tour 2019 featuring Kamakakehau Fernandez & NA HOA!!!

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Masters of Hawaiian Music featuring Nathan Aweau, George Kahumoku, Jr. & Kawika Kahiapo at the Daniels Hall, Denver CO
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Masters of Hawaiian Music featuring Nathan Aweau, George Kahumoku, Jr. & Kawika Kahiapo at the Daniels Hall, Denver CO

Three Masters, featured regularly at Maui's renowned “Slack Key Show” bring Hawai‘i's unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture, to 21st century stages. The New York Times called them “Virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame.”

Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key George Kahumoku Jr., known as “Hawai‘i's Renaissance Man”, is a multiple Na H k Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef. “Affable raconteur, passionate renderings of material” -- LA Times
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Nathan Aweau has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka‘eo, and The Ali‘i. His seven solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year--the only person to have won 3 times, Song of the Year (twice), and Island Album of the Year, among others. “His singing style is effortless” – NY Times

Slack Key Guitarist David “Kawika” Kahiapo most recently won Na Hoku Awards in multiple categories for his CD releases, including Slack Key Guitar Album and Island Music. A regular at Jack Johnson's Kokua Fests, his slack key roots and commitment to Hawaiian culture run deep. “Talented slack key…broad musical horizons” – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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Waikīkī Aquarium’s 115th Birthday Celebration
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Waikīkī Aquarium’s 115th Birthday Celebration

Splash into the Waikīkī Aquarium’s 115th birthday celebration with a full day of family friendly festivities! On Sunday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Waikīkī Aquarium will host live entertainment, keiki activities, arts and crafts, and more.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate this milestone birthday with our friends in the Hawaiʻi community,” said Dr. Andrew Rossiter, director of the Waikīkī Aquarium. “We invite everyone to spend a day at the Aquarium with us as we celebrate 115 years of inspiring and promoting understanding, appreciation and conservation of Pacific marine life.”

The Waikīkī Aquarium will offer a variety of activities, including a crafts and education station, art with Hawaii artists Patrick Ching and Dennis Mathewson, a creative LEGO display, and hands-on fun with the American Cetacean Society and Pigtails & Crewcuts. There will also be live entertainment courtesy of Halau Hale O Kahala and Park Rats Ukulele Group, as well as inflatables and a puppet show by Storybook Theatre of Hawaii.

Aquarium admission is $12 for non-members; $8 for Kamaʻaina and military with ID; $5 for senior citizens and juniors ages 4 to 12 and free for children three and under and Friends of the Waikiki Aquarium (FOWA). For more information, call (808) 923-9741 or visit www.waikikiaquarium.org.

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Loyola Marymount University Na Kolea Hawai`i Club 45th Annual Lu`au featuring The Mana`o Co. & Roman of Kolohe Kai
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

Loyola Marymount University Na Kolea Hawai`i Club 45th Annual Lu`au featuring The Mana`o Co. & Roman of Kolohe Kai

In an effort to share Hawaiʻi's culture and spread our aloha, Nā Kõlea organizes an annual lūʻau professional Hawaiian entertainment, Polynesian performances, and features ʻono (delicious) traditional foods.


As part of our Hawaiʻi ʻOhana, we would like to invite you to our 45th annual lūʻau, "Awaiāulu Ke Aloha", which means to unite as one in love. The lūʻau will be held on Sunken Gardens on LMU's campus. We hope to see you there and mahalo pumehana (thank you) for supporting our club!


To reserve a table, there must be 8-10 tickets purchased either individually or in groups. Please email lmu.luau@gmail.com with the names in your party to reserve a table.


Nā Kōlea is a student-run organization at LMU that is dedicated to sharing the Hawaiian culture with the whole community, as well as creating a comfortable environment for students from Hawai’i that fosters their growth and transition from Hawai’i to Los Angeles. Nā Kōlea provides an atmosphere of friendship, family, excitement and fun through activities and events open to all.


Questions? Contact lmu.luau@gmail.com

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MELE HĀLI‘A Hawaiian Musical Series featuring Mike Ka`awa at Waikiki Beach Walk
Mar
24
5:00 PM17:00

MELE HĀLI‘A Hawaiian Musical Series featuring Mike Ka`awa at Waikiki Beach Walk

MELE HĀLI‘A Hawaiian Musical Series

March 24, 2019 to March 24, 2019

MELE HĀLI‘A Hawaiian Musical Series embodies everything that is HAWAI‘I! Waikiki Beach Walk introduces a meaningful way of presenting Hawaiian music at its finest by featuring the splendor, the shine, and the brilliance of talented, local artists that make up these incredible musical groups. We must always recall fondly, the richness of Hawaii‘s music and to instill such beauty into the minds and hearts of our visitors.

WHEN: 5 - 6 PM

March 24: Mike Ka‘awa


WHERE: Plaza Stage at Waikiki Beach Walk®.   All concerts and exhibits are free and open to the public.

PARKING: Valet parking for up to four hours is 6 USD with same-day purchase from any Waikiki Beach Walk® shop or restaurant.  Parking is available at Embassy Suites®-Waikiki Beach Walk® (enter at 201 Beachwalk). Parking is limited and subject to availability.

REGULAR DAILY RATES:
With Validation: $6 for 4hrs*
Without Validation: $4 per 1/2 hr*
Daily Flat Rate: $12 for 9hrs*

*$4 per ½ hour thereafter

Dates, times, performances and activities are subject to change without notice – weather permitting

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Waikiki Aquarium 115th Anniversary - A Sustainable Celebration!
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Waikiki Aquarium 115th Anniversary - A Sustainable Celebration!

Join us for a Sustainable Celebration under the stars, on Sunday, March 24, 2019 as we celebrate the 115th Anniversary of the Waikiki Aquarium with a party for a purpose on the great lawn! Enjoy live entertainment by Star Kalahiki, Alx Kawakami, Paula Fuga, and Josh Tatofi, delectable bites from some of Honolulu's favorite restaurants including Town, Tiki's Grill & Bar, Deck., Butcher & Bird, Tanioka's, Herringbone, Leeward Drive Inn, La Gelateria, Alohilani Resort and Duke's Waikiki, with hosted libations provided by Ocean Vodka, Kona Brewing Company, Johnson Brothers of Hawaii, Heineken, Miller Coors, Peroni, Paradise Beverage and more!

All proceeds from the event go directly to the Waikiki Aquarium's 501(c)3 non-profit University of Hawaii Foundation.

VIP RECEPTION

530PM

GENERAL ADMISSION

6PM

PROGRAM 6PM TO 9PM

Grazing Food Stations

Hosted Bars

Door Prizes

Live Entertainment

Hosted by Flash Hansen of Star 101.9

TICKETS & TABLES

General Admission Tickets are $100; includes hosted food and cocktails.

VIP Tickets are $350; includes VIP reception, hosted food and cocktails, seating, gift bag, and Annual Waikiki Aquarium Membership.

VIP Tables for 8 guests are $2,500; includes reserved table for 8 guests, VIP reception, hosted food and cocktails, gift bags, and Annual Waikiki Aquarium Membership for table's host.

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Henry Kapono Live at the Montalvo Arts Center, Carriage House Theatre - Saratoga, CA
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Henry Kapono Live at the Montalvo Arts Center, Carriage House Theatre - Saratoga, CA

Henry Kapono & the Dukes on Sunday Band

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 7 p.m.

TICKET PRICES : Premier: $64 | Reserved: $57

VENUE: Carriage House Theatre

PURCHASE TICKETS

For more information, call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Mon-Fri.
Service fees may apply and are non-refundable.
Montalvo donor discounts are offered on select events; donors, please Log In to access special ticket prices. Box Office is open one hour prior to all show times.

HENRY KAPONO

Montalvo Arts Center is proud to pour premier wines by fine Santa Cruz Mountains wineries at all of our Carriage House concerts.

Check the menu posted at our concessions bars to view our offerings for each performance.


       

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"Kapono is one of the great island songwriters of his generation” – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Henry Kapono is a performer who has it all: he is a gifted vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, composer, and thrilling performer with a multitude of accolades to his name, include 14 Na Hoku Awards and a Grammy nomination. His original songs celebrate his love for his family, express his pride in his Hawaiian culture, and share his joy in his home in the Islands! Every Sunday, on the beaches of Waikiki, he fronts the rocking Dukes on Sunday band. This spring, he brings the act—and his glorious, rocking, “Beach Boys paradise” sound—to the Montalvo stage.

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Masters of Hawaiian Music featuring Nathan Aweau, George Kahumoku, Jr. & Kawika Kahiapo at The Guitar Sanctuary, McKinney TX
Mar
24
9:00 PM21:00

Masters of Hawaiian Music featuring Nathan Aweau, George Kahumoku, Jr. & Kawika Kahiapo at The Guitar Sanctuary, McKinney TX

Three Masters, featured regularly at Maui's renowned “Slack Key Show” bring Hawai‘i's unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture, to 21st century stages. The New York Times called them “Virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame.”

Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key George Kahumoku Jr., known as “Hawai‘i's Renaissance Man”, is a multiple Na H k Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef. “Affable raconteur, passionate renderings of material” -- LA Times
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Nathan Aweau has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka‘eo, and The Ali‘i. His seven solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year--the only person to have won 3 times, Song of the Year (twice), and Island Album of the Year, among others. “His singing style is effortless” – NY Times

Slack Key Guitarist David “Kawika” Kahiapo most recently won Na Hoku Awards in multiple categories for his CD releases, including Slack Key Guitar Album and Island Music. A regular at Jack Johnson's Kokua Fests, his slack key roots and commitment to Hawaiian culture run deep. “Talented slack key…broad musical horizons” – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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E Kanikapila Kakou Featuring The Makaha Sons at the Aqua Kaua`i Beach Resort · Lihue, HI
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

E Kanikapila Kakou Featuring The Makaha Sons at the Aqua Kaua`i Beach Resort · Lihue, HI

E KANIKAPILA KAKOU 2019
SEASON SCHEDULE

Garden Island Arts Council EKK 2019 Lineup
As of January 2, 2019

Theme for EKK 2019:

Music is Our Mo`olelo

Every Monday night will be unforgettable, with our theme “Music is Our Mo’olele,” with our fantastic line-up of artists sharing their stories of important events, places and people in song.

All events this season will be held in the Jasmine Ballroom of the Aqua Kaua`i Beach Resort, located close to Lihu`e Airport

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Monday, January 21, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
WAIPUNA (Kale Hannahs, Matt Sproat, David Kamakahi)

Monday, January 28, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Brother Noland

Monday, February 4, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Amy Hanaiali’I Gilliom & Jeff Peterson

Monday, February 11, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
‘OIWI (John Mahi, Kawaiola Yaris, Bronson Aiwohi)
Gearing Up for a Kachi-Kachi Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 18, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Malie Foundation -- Community Hula Night &
‘Ukulele Paradise 7-member troupe from Japan

Monday, February 25, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
MAUNA HAPE (Jeff Au Hoy, Adam Asing, Kapono Lopes)

Monday, March 4, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Mark Yamanaka and Friends

Monday, March 11, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Kaua’i Rising Stars

Monday, March 18, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
IRON MANGO (Kalei Gamiao, Lopaka Colon, Jon Yamasato, Richard Gideon)

Monday, March 25, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
MAKAHA SONS (Jerome Koko, Kimo Artis, Mark Yim)

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For more information please contact:
giac05@icloud.com; www.gardenislandarts.org

E Kanikapila Kakou 2019 is supported by the Hawai`i Tourism Authority.

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Manoa Valley Theatre Studio Series presents Island Treasures Music and Comedy Series featuring Loretta Ables Sayre
Mar
25
7:30 PM19:30

Manoa Valley Theatre Studio Series presents Island Treasures Music and Comedy Series featuring Loretta Ables Sayre

Loretta Ables Sayre began singing professionally in 1979 as the first featured female vocalist with Keola and Kapono Beamer in the Ocean Showroom of the Reef Hotel in Waikiki. In addition to her work on Broadway, Loretta is well known in Hawaii for her performances in theater, concerts, TV series, commercials and voice over work.

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Masters of Hawaiian Music featuring Nathan Aweau, George Kahumoku, Jr. & Kawika Kahiapo at the The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas NV
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Masters of Hawaiian Music featuring Nathan Aweau, George Kahumoku, Jr. & Kawika Kahiapo at the The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas NV

Three Masters, featured regularly at Maui's renowned “Slack Key Show” bring Hawai‘i's unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture, to 21st century stages. The New York Times called them “Virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame.”

Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key George Kahumoku Jr., known as “Hawai‘i's Renaissance Man”, is a multiple Na H k Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef. “Affable raconteur, passionate renderings of material” -- LA Times
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Nathan Aweau has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka‘eo, and The Ali‘i. His seven solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year--the only person to have won 3 times, Song of the Year (twice), and Island Album of the Year, among others. “His singing style is effortless” – NY Times

Slack Key Guitarist David “Kawika” Kahiapo most recently won Na Hoku Awards in multiple categories for his CD releases, including Slack Key Guitar Album and Island Music. A regular at Jack Johnson's Kokua Fests, his slack key roots and commitment to Hawaiian culture run deep. “Talented slack key…broad musical horizons” – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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Artist 2 Artist with Henry Kapono & Brother Noland at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater - Maui, HI
Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

Artist 2 Artist with Henry Kapono & Brother Noland at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater - Maui, HI

Artist 2 Artist
Henry Kapono & Brother Noland

McCoy Studio Theater

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Friday, March 29, 2019 - 7:30 PM

In this engaging MACC 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 Brother Noland.

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.

Renowned Hawai‘i entertainer Brother Noland is most famous for his original song “Coconut Girl”, which birthed the “Jawaiian” contemporary style, a fusion of reggae and Hawaiian music. Brother Noland has won multiple awards and his music is featured in several movies including Pineapple Express and Snakes on a Plane.

The Artist 2 Artist series with Henry Kapono this season also includes a concert on February 1 with Robi Kahakalau,  February 28 for a special Welcome 2 My Paradise concert and on April 20 with Amy Hanaiali'i

For information and tickets for Henry Kapono's Artist 2 Artist concert with Robi Kahakalau on Friday, February 1 CLICK HERE.

For information and tickets for Henry Kapono's Artist 2 Artist Welcome 2 My Paradise concert on Thursday, February 28 CLICK HERE

For information and tickets for Henry Kapono's Artist 2 Artist concert on Saturday, April 20 with Amy Hanaiali'i CLICK HERE.

 

Tickets: $35, $45, $65 (plus applicable fees)
MACC members receive a 10% discount
Those purchasing tickets to all three of the remaining series concerts (Feb 28, March 29 and April 20) are eligible for a special series discount available through Feb 28. MACC members receive a 20% discount and the general public receive a 10% discount. The discount applies to patrons purchasing the same amount of tickets for all three shows.
NOTE: THE CONCERT WITH HENRY KAPONO AND ROBI KAHAKALAU ON FRIDAY, FEB 1 IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE SERIES DISCOUNT.

Tickets on sale to MACC members Wednesday, January 30
On sale to public Friday, February 1

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Makana's "The Sunset Tour" at the Benaroya Hall - Seattle, WA
Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

Makana's "The Sunset Tour" at the Benaroya Hall - Seattle, WA

Hailing from the isle of Oahu, Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack-key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world. Now, he is hitting the Benaroya Hall stage, for a one-night-only musical masterpiece. Virtuosic and versatile, Makana’s music defies description. He uses over one hundred tunings to fashion a massive, resonant, symphonic sound without use of loop pedals or gimmicks. An exhilarating ride through the breadth of slack key, folk, rock, bluegrass, ethnic and jazz, infused with the spirit of Hawaii. Don't miss this amazing “slack-rock” performance.

This Live @ Benaroya Hall presentation does not include the Seattle Symphony.

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Ho`omau 2019 at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens - Kahului, Maui, HI
Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

Ho`omau 2019 at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens - Kahului, Maui, HI

E hele mai! Nā Leo Pūlama o Maui, the parent support group of Pūnana Leo o Maui Hawaiian Language Immersion Preschool, presents "Mai paʻa i ka leo, kū ʻalalā a wawā” the 32nd Annual Hoʻomau!

A silent auction is available throughout the morning with live auction items going up for bid in the early afternoon. Exquisite art will be available for those who are looking for unique pieces produced by some of Hawaiʻi's most talented practitioners.

Visit Hawaiian crafters and vendors from throughout Hawaiʻi and partake of ʻono food provided by Kula Kaiapuni o Maui. This year will include a Country Store stocked with fresh and Maui farmed produce, foods, and homemade goods.

Performers include: Amy Hanaiali’i, ‘Ahumanu, Sudden Rush, Mark Yamanaka, Mana’o Co., Blayne Asing, Halau Kamaluokaleihulu and Kuikawa.

Hoʻomau is the annual fundraising event that supports programming for Pūnana Leo o Maui Hawaiian Language Immersion Preschool. This is the premier Hawaiian language and entertainment event of the year for the entire family. Come and experience our ʻōlelo makuahine, "E Ola Ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi" the Hawaiian language shall live!

Ticket Sales: The keiki of Pūnana Leo o Maui or by calling 244-5676.

Date: Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Cost: $15.00 in advance; $20.00 at the gate, children 10yrs and under are FREE!

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

150 Kanaloa Ave

Wailuku, HI USA 96793

Contact: Kili Namauʻu

Phone: 808-244-5676

Email: kili@ahapunanaleo.org

Website: www.hoomau.com

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Arts for 'Aikahi Festival & Concert at 'Aikahi Elementary School
Mar
30
3:00 PM15:00

Arts for 'Aikahi Festival & Concert at 'Aikahi Elementary School

A fun filled family event which brings top of the line headlining musical acts and entertainment. Held on the grounds of 'Aikahi Elementary, ARTS FOR 'AIKAHI is dedicated to hosting one of the most sought after events in Kailua. You can sit back and enjoy beautiful music under the stars, keiki activities, games, ono food to satisfy every taste bud, and art exhibits by top artists in Hawai'i!

IMPORTANT INFO

ARTS FOR 'AIKAHI FESTIVAL AND CONCERT

Saturday, March 30, 2019

'Aikahi Elementary Field

3PM - 9PM

  • Ticket purchase is available online or day of event (credit/debit cards are accepted)

  • Script (for games and activities) are available for $1/ea. at event (credit/debit cards are accepted)

  • All food purchases take CASH ONLY (closest ATM is located at 'Aikahi shopping center)

  • Parking is available in the neighborhood. Please do not block ANY driveways, be courteous to our neighbors. NO parking at 'Aikahi shopping center, they will tow cars

  • You MAY bring: blankets, chairs, and umbrellas

  • NO: coolers, alcohol, smoking, flasks, tents, and animals

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Masters of Hawaiian Music featuring Nathan Aweau, George Kahumoku, Jr. & Kawika Kahiapo at the The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas NV
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Masters of Hawaiian Music featuring Nathan Aweau, George Kahumoku, Jr. & Kawika Kahiapo at the The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas NV

Three Masters, featured regularly at Maui's renowned “Slack Key Show” bring Hawai‘i's unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture, to 21st century stages. The New York Times called them “Virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame.”

Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key George Kahumoku Jr., known as “Hawai‘i's Renaissance Man”, is a multiple Na H k Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef. “Affable raconteur, passionate renderings of material” -- LA Times
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Nathan Aweau has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka‘eo, and The Ali‘i. His seven solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year--the only person to have won 3 times, Song of the Year (twice), and Island Album of the Year, among others. “His singing style is effortless” – NY Times

Slack Key Guitarist David “Kawika” Kahiapo most recently won Na Hoku Awards in multiple categories for his CD releases, including Slack Key Guitar Album and Island Music. A regular at Jack Johnson's Kokua Fests, his slack key roots and commitment to Hawaiian culture run deep. “Talented slack key…broad musical horizons” – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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Hawaiian Style Band live at Medici's Jazz Club in Manoa
Mar
30
7:30 PM19:30

Hawaiian Style Band live at Medici's Jazz Club in Manoa

In the early ’90s, Hawaiian Style Band, led by Bryan Kessler and Wade Cambern, redefined contemporary Hawaiian music. They offered a fresh musical perspective on local culture with original compositions about living Hawaiian style—about island romance, talking story, ‘ohana, and sovereignty. Their interpretation of Hawaiian language songs re-acquainted music fans with these important compositions. The multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning band was conceptualized as a revolving band, a collaboration of more than fifty musicians over the course of its three albums: Vanishing Treasures, Rhythm of the Ocean, and  Ohana. Participants included Hawaiian music notables Israel Kamakawiwaʻole; Bla, Cyril, and Martin Pahinui; Fiji; Teresa Bright; the Ka‘au Crater Boys; Del Beazley, and Robi Kahakalau.

For the 26th anniversary celebration of Vanishing Treasures, Robi joins Bryan and Wade in delivering the distinctive vocal harmony of Hawaiian Style Band. Robi has since released five solo albums, earning her multiple Hōkū awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year. Her collaborative project with Sean Na‘auao was among the finalists for a Grammy Award. Bryan Kessler and Wade Cambern wrote and produced Hawaiian Style Band's first three albums. Bryan has gone on to produce and perform on twelve albums in Japan and Hawaii. He contributed a selection to the 2005 compilation album Slack Key Volume 2 which went on to win Hawaii's first Grammy Award. Wade Cambern has enjoyed a rich career as composer and lyricist of beloved songs such as “Let’s Talk Story,” “Rhythm of the Ocean,” “Live A Little,” and “Love and Honesty.” Wade Cambern has collaborated with many of Hawaii’s iconic musical figures, including Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole with whom he and Bryan co-wrote “Living In A Sovereign Land.”

Performing hits from their first two CDs as well as songs from each of their solo CDs, Bryan, Wade, and Robi will be joined by bassist, Alex Morrison as Hawaiian Style Band Quartet 2018.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents HAPA
Mar
31
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents HAPA

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

HAPA
With Original Members Barry Flanagan and Keli'i Kaneali'i


Meaning “half” in Hawaiian, the name HAPA is inspired by the band’s two members, Keli'i Kaneali'i, from South Pacific ancestry and Barry Flanagan, from New Jersey. The group's self-titled album, released in 1993, remains the number one selling recording by a group or duo in the history of recorded Hawaiian music. It would go on to sweep all six categories it was nominated for at the 1994 Hawaii Music Awards. In 2007, the album was acknowledged by Honolulu Magazine as #31 of the “50 All-Time Greatest Hawaiian Recordings Of All Time” with the original song “Lei Pikake” acknowledged as #32 in the follow-up “50 All-Time Greatest Songs” issue.

The group's groundbreaking music has established them as the most recognized name in Hawaiian Music since their debut release. Due to popular demand, the original members will reunite once again on the Blue Note Hawaii stage.

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 Artist 2 Artist Concert Series With Amy Hanaiali'i Presented by Henry Kapono at the Blue Note Hawaii
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Artist 2 Artist Concert Series With Amy Hanaiali'i Presented by Henry Kapono at the Blue Note Hawaii

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

The 2019 Artist to Artist Concert Series will feature some of Hawai'i’s most iconic artists & rising young stars.
Join GRAMMY® Award nominee Henry Kapono as he opens each show with his own classic hits, then talks one on one with the featured artist, “deconstructing” their career, artist to artist. The show wraps up with an intimate jam session for concert you don’t want to miss!

Henry Kapono continues the second season of his hit “Artists to Artist Concert Series” with one of Hawai'i's top selling female vocalist of all time, Amy Hānaiali'i!

Singer – Songwriter, Amy Hānaiali'i remains Hawai'i's top selling female vocalist of all time. Hānaiali'i's success as a recording artist speaks for itself and is evidenced by a multitude of awards and acknowledgements, including five GRAMMY® nominations for Best Hawaiian Music Album.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Kimie Miner
Apr
5
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Kimie Miner

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

Kimié Miner

Singer-songwriter Kimié Miner creates an inimitable musical style that dresses the listener in a flowing mu‘umu‘u at sunset on a cool, Hawaiian beach. Growing up on an island, surrounded by the ocean is a formative experience which can be heard throughout her work; giving her songs a loose, down-to-earth feel, and imbuing her lyrics with natural imagery. Her parents, of Hawaiian and Portuguese decent, noticed her affinity for music at a very young age –  in Kimié’s words, “It is my mother, my brother, my best friend, and my first love. No matter where I am in my life, I know I can always turn to music.” Inspired by jazz and R&B-influenced individualists like India Arie, Lauryn Hill, and Erykah Badu, Kimié taught herself guitar at age 14, and began writing songs as a form of self-expression that also taps into themes which transcend ethnicity, gender, and age. 

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Kapena live at First Friday at Aka`ula Lanai at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resorts & Ocean Club - Waikoloa, HI
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Kapena live at First Friday at Aka`ula Lanai at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resorts & Ocean Club - Waikoloa, HI

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This event will be held on the first Friday of every month for the remainder of the year. Various Hawaiian music artists will be performing. Seating is first come first serve and free to our guests and public. Self-parking is free and valet is $10. Food and drink specials available. Event times are 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Times may vary with the time of year and timing of sunsets.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Kimie Miner
Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Kimie Miner

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

Kimié Miner

Singer-songwriter Kimié Miner creates an inimitable musical style that dresses the listener in a flowing mu‘umu‘u at sunset on a cool, Hawaiian beach. Growing up on an island, surrounded by the ocean is a formative experience which can be heard throughout her work; giving her songs a loose, down-to-earth feel, and imbuing her lyrics with natural imagery. Her parents, of Hawaiian and Portuguese decent, noticed her affinity for music at a very young age –  in Kimié’s words, “It is my mother, my brother, my best friend, and my first love. No matter where I am in my life, I know I can always turn to music.” Inspired by jazz and R&B-influenced individualists like India Arie, Lauryn Hill, and Erykah Badu, Kimié taught herself guitar at age 14, and began writing songs as a form of self-expression that also taps into themes which transcend ethnicity, gender, and age. 

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