Hawaiian music is a special part of Hawaiian culture and life in Hawaii. It
is our sincere hope that visitors and people moving to the islands will make it
a part of their experience too. We keep this list of events to make it easier for all of us to be able to enjoy the sounds of slack key guitar, 'ukulele, and Hawaiian steel guitar, and to take advantage of the great workshops and learning experiences available here on the Big Island.|
The swinging band, Kahulanui, at their CD release party at the Hilton Waikoloa Village's Malolo Lounge - December, 2012.
CURRENT ONLINE EVENTS WILL CHEER YOU UP FROM HOME DURING THE COVID 19 CRISIS:
Hawaii Public Radio and Blue Note Hawaii recently announced a new radio series to showcase local music talent on HPR-1.
“Blue Note: Virtually Live” features performances recorded live on the Blue Note Hawaii stage, along with backstage interviews with the artists. The show is hosted by Marco Olivari, General Manager at Blue Note Hawaii. The series will run for 10 weeks, airing Saturdays at 6 p.m. on HPR-1. It will also stream on Blue Note Hawaii’s Instagram and Facebook pages. Blue Note: Virtually Live kicks off Saturday with Henry Kapono and his band, with special guests Johnny Valentine and Alx Kawakami. The show celebrates the timeless classics of the legendary duo Cecilio & Kapono (C& K), and includes beloved songs from Kapono’s career, such as “Friends,” “Good Times Together,” “Highway in the Sun,” and “Home,” which have become anthems for the people of Hawaii. The June 6 show will feature Tavana, a one-man band who uses his feet to lay down a variety of grooves to accompany his soulful, islandinspired rock and blues. His Blue Note performance will be in tribute to Willie K. Subsequent artists will be announced at a later date. Updates will be posted on the series web page.
Join slack key virtuoso Jeff Peterson each Wednesday performing live from home at 3pm Hawa'i'i Standard Time. Each week he will explore a new theme, along with new music and arrangements.
Enjoy Slack Key Sundays with Mark Yamanaka, Patrick Landeza and Gary Haleamau. 4:30pm Hawai'i Standard Time (7:30pm PST). FACEBOOK.COM/LANDEZA
ALL WEEKLY OR MONTHLY EVENTS ARE ON HOLD UNTIL THE END OF THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION
BIG ISLAND MUSIC STORES:
Holualoa `Ukulele Gallery - a small store specializing in fine, locally made 'ukulele (808) 324-4100
Kiernan Music - in Kainaliu, Kona. Specializes in repairs, with some great instruments too (808) 323-9777
Just Ukes - on Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona
at the southern end of Uncle Billy's Kona Inn Shopping Village
Just Ukes - a second location at the Shops at Mauna Lani, (808) 885-4194
Soundwave Music - a large store with a wide selection of guitars, 'ukulele & accessories. Repairs, professional lighting & sound. Kailua-Kona, (808) 326-2297
Music Exchange (Kailua-Kona) - has a wide selection of guitars, 'ukulele & accessories (808) 329-3200
Music Exchange (Hilo) (808) 961-3363
Pacific Music (Hilo), 969-9342
If you are a Big Island musician who plays slack key guitar, `ukulele, or Hawaiian steel guitar, and would like to add your event info to this page, please contact KONAWEB using the link below.