Some of the members of Puna 'Ukulele & Kanikapila Association,|
with host Andy Andrews on the right. This energetic group is
dedicated to fun. It does not focus on Hawaiian music, but there is
plenty of aloha! (See listing below for contact numbers.)
THE MUSIC SCENE CHANGES OFTEN, SO WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONTACT THE VENUES TO CONFIRM EVENTS.
March 19, 2014
BEN KA`ILI IN CONCERT - HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Hawaiian musician Ben Ka‘ili has dedicated his life to playing and promoting Hawaiian music. He has shared Hawaiian music at many festivals, including the
park’s 33rd annual cultural festival last July, and through concerts and performances for more than 20 years. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing Nā Leo
Manu “Heavenly Voices” presentations. Free.
When: Wed., March 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium
March 27, 2014
ALOHA BLUEGRASS BAND CONCERT - BLUE DRAGON RESTAURANT, KAWAIHAE
Reservations encouraged: www.bluedragonrestaurant.com; phone 882-7771.
March 28, 2014
ALOHA BLUEGRASS BAND CONCERT WITH BRITTNI PAIVA AND KEOKI KAHUMOKU - PALACE THEATER, HILO
7:30pm. Tickets $25. www.hilopalace.com; phone 934-7010.
March 28, 2014
MELE KOA CONCERT PRESENTED BY CHRIS YEATON - KING KAMEHAMEHA'S KONA BEACH HOTEL
Big Island musician Chris Yeaton, and guests, will perform slack key and fingerstyle guitar. Talk Story with Bradajo (Haiku Pidgin) and hula too! Limited seating.
Tickets available by calling 808-960-1026. Visit www.woodsongacoustics.com for more info.
April 3, 2014
JERRY DOUGLAS, LEDWARD KA`APANA & MIKE KA`AWA IN CONCERT - HONOKA`A PEOPLES THEATER
Doors open 7pm; show at 7:30pm. Jerry Douglas has long been considered the world's leading dobro player. Led Ka`apana and Mike Ka`awa need no
introduction to Hawaiian music fans. The artists will be performing in solo, duo and trio combinations. General Admission $40; VIP Seating $60. Purchase tickets
online at www.lazarbear.com. Food and beverage will be available for purchase at the Theater's Cafe'.
April 12, 2014
EARTH & OCEAN FESTIVAL/FREE CONCERT - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK, KAILUA-KONA
The Earth & Ocean Festival is designed to showcase and emphasize the unique treasures of Hawai`i Island through active participation in educational
booths and activities about coral reef & ocean stewardship and conservation practices in Hawai`i. Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Makaeo Pavilion, Old
Kona Airport, Kailua-Kona. Free to the public. Traditional Hawaiian cultural practices will be shared, environmental programs will be presented in the "Surf
& Turf Theater" and educational tours will be offered throughout the day. Enjoy locally made and sourced food. Entertainment throughout the day with
hula, music and Puna's The Hiccup Circus. Grammy-nominated vocalist Weldon Kekauoha will close the Festival with a performance beginning at 3pm.
Funding provided by HTA and the County of Hawai`i Department of Research and Development. For more information, call 808.329.1758, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.kona-kohala.com/
April 25, 2014
MELE KOA CONCERT PRESENTED BY CHRIS YEATON - KING KAMEHAMEHA'S KONA BEACH HOTEL, KAILUA-KONA
Big Island musician Chris Yeaton, along with world-class guitarist Antonio Calogero, will perform slack key and fingerstyle guitar. Limited seating.
Tickets available by calling 808-960-1026. Visit www.woodsongacoustics.com for more info.
May 9, 2014
BROTHERS CAZIMERO IN CONCERT - PALACE THEATER, HILO
The legendary duo returns. 7pm. General Admission $30 advance/$35 door. Reserved Seating $50 advance/$55 door. Palace Box Office: 934-7010,
38 Haile St. Hilo.
WEEKLY OR MONTHLY EVENTS (CALL VENUES TO CONFIRM):
Nitely at 5pm, enjoy Hawaiian music at Lava Lava Beach Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort, on Anaeho'omalu Bay.
Mondays from 11am to 12:30pm, Mana Hasegawa teaches Beginning 'Ukulele lessons at Kaloko National Historical Park.
Monday nights, Lorna Lim performs with a hula dancer from 6-7:45pm pm at the Atrium at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. Free.
Every Monday, at 7pm and 8pm, there's a free hula show at the Shops at Mauna Lani stage area.
Monday evenings at 6 pm there is a free Polynesian hula show at The Shops at Mauna Lani's center stage.
Mondays and Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm you can hear Sonny Lim perform at the Canoe House restaurant at Mauna Lani resort.
Kona Hongwanji Temple in Honalo, Kona has a Beginning 'Ukulele Class & Kanipila on the 4th Monday of every month from 7-8:30pm. $2 per person fee.
Song sheets and written instructions will be provided. For more info: Mayo Chinn at 329-8078.
Every Tuesday from 10 AM to 12 noon Aunty Lani Lee, her hula halau "Na Kupuna O Kona Ali'i", and her band, perform at the Kona Coast Shopping
Center on Palani Rd. in Kailua-Kona.
Tuesday afternoons from 1-2pm, Rolinda Bean teaches Intermediate 'Ukulele at the rotunda at the Hawai'i Civic Center in Kona. By donation.
Aunty Irma DiCenso teaches a Children's 'Ukulele Class at SKEA in Capt. Cook on Tuesdays, from 3-4pm, for ages 8-11.
Call 938-1617 for more info.
Auntie Margie Spencer leads an advanced uke class on Tuesdays at Tutu's House in Waimea.
Every Tuesday, with some exceptions, John Keawe plays slack key guitar at the Waikoloa Beach Resort's Kings Shops from 7pm-8:30pm. Ph: 808-886-8811.
Tuesday evenings at Hilo Town Tavern, Ben Kaili's group, Kanakapila, plays from 6:30-9:30pm. All ages are welcome to attend. Call Stacey to
confirm at 854-5424.
Tuesdays in Volcano, Intermediate 'Ukulele with Wes Awana is offered. This class is for the 'ukulele student that has a basic knowledge of chords
and strums. The class will help the student learn various basic picking skills and more complicated strum techniques. Class is ongoing and cost $40 per month.
Call 967-8222 to register.
Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm in Volcano, Kanikapila jam sessions that are open to all musicians are offered, led by Wes Awana. Bring your
instrument and enjoy “garage style” jamming with your neighbors and community. Donations are appreciated. Ongoing. Call for more information, 967-8222.
Tuesday evenings there is keiki hula at The Shops at Mauna Lani's Center Stage at 6:30pm.
Tuesday evenings dynamic Hawaiian group Kahulanui performs at the Kohala Suites Clubhouse at Waikoloa Beach Resort from 4:30-6:30pm.
Ponchoman gives free 'ukulele lessons at 6pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Just Ukes at Kona Village Marketplace, near the junction of Hualalai and Ali i Dr.,
Tuesdays thru Thursdays Darlene Ahuna performs at the Reef Lounge at the Hapuna Beach Hotel from 5:30-8:30pm.
Wednesday mornings - "Hawai'iana Live!" Join Leilehua Yuen in this local's-eye-view of Hawai'i Island each Wednesday in Hilo's historic
Palace Theater. Through traditional chant and storytelling, music, hula, and video featurettes, Leilehua explores different facets of Hawai'i
Island. Topics and films change weekly as the program revolves around the Hawaiian lunar calendar, and surprise guests and musicians
often appear. A few of the past guests are Mary Ann Lim, Keoki Kahumoku, Leina'ala Lassiter, Diana Aki, and Stan Kaina. Sometimes there
is hula! The show also features some of Hawai'i's most beloved melodies played on the theater's historic pipe organ. Wednesday
mornings 11:00 to 11:45, except Christmas and New Year weeks. Admission: $5; Kids free. Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. Call 934-7010 for
Wednesday mornings from 10-11am, Aunty Irma offers beginning `ukulele classes at Kona International Marketplace, Kailua-Kona.
Wednesday nites there's an 'ukulele kanikapila (jam session) at the Regency Hualalai Retirement Center in Kailua-Kona from 6 to 7:30 pm with
Jack Knight. You can download many songs from the "Files" section at www.meleohana.org. The He Mele Aloha book is also be used as a song source.
Wednesday evenings, Aulani's hula halau performs from 6-7pm at Queens' Marketplace, Waikoloa Beach Resort.
Wednesday nites, MaryAnn Lim performs with two other musicians and a hula dancer in the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel's Atrium from 6-7:45pm.
First two Wednesday nites of the month, check out the dynamic band, Kahulanui, at the Kings Shops, Waikoloa Beach Resort, 7pm.
Wednesdays thru Fridays, from 7-9pm at Kona Inn Shopping Village, see Bosco, the amazing "one man band" perform. It's a fun show!
Wednesday thru Saturday evenings in Hilo, at Cafe' Pesto, enjoy Hawaiian music by Sean Robbins (Wed.), Rupert Tripp (Thurs. & Sat.), and Bruddah Waltah (Fri.)
from 6-8pm. Ph: 969-6640.
Thursday mornings from 10-11:30am, join Alan Hale for a kanikapila at the stage area of Kona International Marketplace. All types of music are played.
Thursdays, from 10am till 2pm, Rance Pinao and friends play Hawaiian music and host a kanikapila at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, north of Kailua-
Kona. For more info, call the Park visitor center at 326-9057.
Thursdays, Auntie Margie Spencer offers free 'ukulele lessons at The Shops at Mauna Lani, from 1-3pm. For more info, call Debbie at 885-9501.
Every third Thursday of the month, Henry Kapono plays at Don's Tiki Bar at the Royal Kona Resort, preceded by Sean Wilkinson on vibes at 5pm.
Thursday nights, catch Ben Kaili and Friends at Coconut Willy's at Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel from 6:30-8:30pm. There will be some hula too!
Every Thursday night Lanihau Shopping Center in Kailua-Kona presents live Hawaiian music from 6-8pm in the Center Court. Bring your own
beach chairs; no coolers please. Free to the public. For more info, call 960-1392.
Thursday evenings, the dynamic Hawaiian group Kahulanui performs at the Kohala Suites Clubhouse at Waikoloa Beach Resort from 4:30-6:30pm.
Thursdays at 6 pm there is a free Polynesian hula show at The Shops at Mauna Lani's center stage.
Thursday nights, Lorna Lim performs with a hula dancer from 6-7:45pm pm at the Atrium at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. Free.
Catch "Island-Style Thursdays" at the Blue Dragon restaurant in Kawaihae, 6-9pm. Featuring well-known local entertainers.
Call to confirm music: 882-7771.
Thursday nites, catch Ben Kaili and Friends at Coconut Willy's at Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel from 6:30-8:30pm. There will be some hula too!
Thursday Kanikapilas at Ma's Kava Stop in Kainaliu (below Sandy's Drive In) from 6-8pm. Music, dance and pupus. Hapa haole songs, Hawaiian,
and Oldies. For more info, contact Maka at 322-2228.
There's a weekly intermediate 'ukulele kanikapila at the Kona International Marketplace (Old Industrial Area by HPM) in Kailua-Kona
from 10-11am on Fridays.
Fridays at 10am, Lale Kam teaches 'ukulele lessons at historic Hulihe'e Palace on Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona.
Fridays, from 4-5pm, Aunty Irma DiCenso teaches an Intermediate 'Ukulele Class for Adults at SKEA in Capt. Cook. Call 938-1617 for more info.
Friday evenings, the dynamic Hawaiian group Kahulanui performs at the Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort from 4-6pm. Ph: 886-7979.
Aloha Fridays at Sam Choy's in Kailua-Kona, 6-9pm. Uncle Dona Kuali`i, Joe Spencer and Don Kaulia, with hula by Wendy Fitzsimmons.
Call 344-3434 to confirm.
First Fridays Free Music Series at The Shops at Mauna Lani The series features a diverse array of local sounds, from contemporary Hawaiian to jazz,
on the Outdoor Stage from 5:30-7:30pm. Free 'ukulele lessons from 1-3pm (other cultural activities offered, as well). For more information, call (808) 885-9501,
email email@example.com or visit http://www.shopsatmaunalani.com/
Fridays, from 6-7pm at Keauhou Shopping Center, there is a free hula show featuring various hula halau.
Friday evenings from 6-7pm at Queens' Marketplace, Waikoloa Beach Resort, see Lehua E Liko No Kawailani hula halau perform.
On the 2nd Friday of every month, Keoki Kahumoku performs from 6-8pm at Hana Hou Restaurant in Na'alehu. Reservations are recommended: ph. 929-9717.
1st Saturdays of the month, join Joyce Flaugher, the " 'Ukulele Lady," at East Hawaii Cultural Center in Hilo for a Beginning `Ukulele class from
10am to noon. Drop-ins welcome! Call Claudine @ EHCC, 961-5711, for more info.
Saturdays eves, enjoy Kupuna Open Mic Nite at Saffron's in Waimea with Don and Duke Kauli`a with hula by Wendy Fitzsimmons
Saturdays nights, hear hot 'ukulele player Brian Pi`ikea Vasquez at Don the Beachcomber's at Royal Kona Resort in Kailua-Kona from 4:45-
6:45pm. If you're up north, you can hear him later on Saturday evenings, from 8-11:00pm at the Hilton Waikoloa Village's Malolo Lounge at Waikoloa Beach Resort.
Saturday evenings, the dynamic Hawaiian group Kahulanui performs at Na Pua Restaurant at the Mauna Lani Beach Club from 5:30-8:30pm
except Saturdays closest to the full moon. Phone 885-5910.
Saturdays from 6-9pm Kevin Teves, who was on the Grammy-winning cd by Kohala, plays slack key and sings at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach
Hotel's outdoor bar.
`Auana Saturdays at Sam Choy's in Kailua-Kona, 6-9pm. Contemporary hula nite. Don Kaulia on slack key guitar, and Wendy Fitzsimmons, hula.
Call 344-3434 to confirm.
On third Saturdays of the month, enjoy Aloha Saturdays at Kalakaua Park in Hilo. Featuring musical performances by Hawaii Island musicians and
hula halau, along with presentations by community groups. Also featured are authentic arts and crafts vendors and food booths. Noon-4 p.m. Free.
Info: (808) 961-5711
Sunday afternoons from 4-5pm at Queens' Marketplace, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Halau O Po'ohala presents hula free to the public.
Sundays from 5:30-8:30pm catch Grammy award winning slack key guitarist Sonny Lim at Napua restaurant at the Mauna Lani resort.
Kona Brewing Company's Brew Pub sometimes features Hawaiian music on Sunday eves from 5-8pm.
Sundays from 5-7pm Hear Konabob on steel guitar and Eke Kekauoha on vocals and guitar/uke at Daylight Mind restaurant at Waterfront Row,
Rays on the Bay at the Sheraton Kona on Keauhou Bay features Hawaiian music, both contemporary and traditional, most nites of the week from
Daylight Mind Coffee Company a beautiful, oceanfront venue at Waterfront Row in Kailua-Kona, offers contemporary Hawaiian music some nites
of the week; there is sometimes a modest ticket fee. "Concerts" start at 8pm. See their link from KONAWEB'S Food and Entertainment page.
Most evenings, beginning at 5pm, Huggo's on the Rocks on Ali`i Drive in Kailua-Kona features Hawaiian music with some hula.
BIG ISLAND HAWAIIAN MUSIC ARTISTS' WEBSITES:
Hawaiian Wedding Music - Kaleo Lindsey and Konabob
Premier slack key guitar artist John Keawe's calendar
The versatile and talented young Brittni Paiva's Web Site
Hilo `ukulele and Grammy award-winning slack key player, Keoki Kahumoku, can often be found teaching 'ukulele and slack key guitar lessons and
workshops around the island, as well.
Big Island slack key guitar and Hawaiian musician, Don Kauli`a's website.
Chris Yeaton is a contemporary Hawaiian slack key guitarist and fingerstyle picker. He regularly tours on the mainland too.
ADDITIONAL MUSIC INSTRUCTION INFO:
Beginning `Ukulele (Holualoa, Kona) - Alan Hale (808) 640-7723
Beginning thru Intermediate 'Ukulele - Irma DiCenso (808) 938-1617
Beginning thru Advanced 'Ukulele (Kealakekua, Kona) - Lorenzo Carlson (808) 329-8846
Slack key Guitarist Don Kauli`a (Waimea) offers private slack key guitar instructions.
Beginning Acoustic Hawaiian Steel Guitar (Holualoa, Kona) - Konabob Stoffer (808) 322-4714