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:
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.
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. Updates will be posted on the series web page.
October 10 and 15, 2020>
NA HOKU HANOHANO AWARDS
On Oct. 10th, watch the event from 7-10pm on KHNL; streaming at https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/nahoku. Pre-show awards will be streamed from 5:30-6:30pm. Also on HARA Facebook page and https://harahawaii.com.
The event will be rebroadcast on Oct. 15th, from 7-10pm on K5.
Committed to celebrating the 43rd annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards and honoring this year’s awardees, HARA (Hawai'i Assn. of Recording Artists) will host the event in compliance with COVID-19 mandates, including pre-recorded musical performances and acceptance speeches. Music fans will also have the opportunity to watch the celebration streamed on HARA’s Facebook page and online at Hawai‘i News Now.
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.