Archive for "June, 2019"

Brother Noland


July 03, 2019:
Brother Noland
will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows nightly at 6:30pm & 9:00pm. Brother Noland has deeply influenced contemporary Hawaiian music and is widely considered as the “Father of Jawaiian Music.” Fluid in both Slack Key and standard guitar tunings, Brother Noland goes wherever the music carries him. Doors open at 5:00pm and 8:30pm respectively. Seating first come first served, no reserved seating. $10 minimum food or beverage purchase required per guest, not included in ticket price. Call our box office (808)777-4890 for inquiries.


Big Island

June 29 and 30, 2019:
ANNUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL – PU’UHONUA O HONAUNAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, HONAUNAU. Celebrate Hawaiian culture at this free, two-day, family-friendly event, from 9am-3pm. Saturday opens with, games, arts, and canoe rides. On Sunday, there will be games, arts, hukilau, and Hawaiian food tasting. In order to protect fragile resources and preserve the historic setting, picnicking, coolers and chairs are not allowed in the Royal Grounds. View updates on For more information, call (808) 328-2326 x1702 or email and visit the park’s website.


Big Island

June 30, 2019:
Featuring all four traditional races – Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon & 5 K. An estimated 2,000 runners of all ages and abilities will be participating for prizes, health and enjoyment, and raising money for charities. The race will start and finish at the Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Marketplace. The Kona Marathon course has one gentle climb not exceeding 175 feet above sea level. For online registration and event information, visit

HAPA – The Original Hana Hou #2!


Sunday, June 30, 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.
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Jazz Maui: Jazz, Blues, & Beyond!


Saturday, June 29, 2019 – 7:30 PM:
Jazz Maui: Jazz, Blues, & Beyond!
With the Katie Thiroux Trio with guest artists Justin Kauflin, Sheryl Renee, Mike Lewis, and Paul Contos
The celebrated and internationally renowned bassist and vocalist, Katie Thiroux, will light up the night with her all-star trio supporting four knockout guest artists.
 Enjoy a night of great music with Quincy Jones’ protege, pianist Justin Kauflin; Jazz & Blues vocalist, Sheryl Renee; Honolulu-based trumpet sensation, Mike Lewis; and saxophone giant, Paul Contos, who has toured with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to the Temptations.
Katie Thiroux is a multitasking talent who swings her bass with a Mack-truck-powered lilt that would make her hero Ray Brown proud and who transforms her smallish voice into a thing of delight
– The New Yorker
Justin is simply a beautiful cat…you can feel it in every note he plays.” – Quincy Jones
Sheryl received the “Presidential Seal of Approval” when selected to perform the National Anthem for President Barack Obama in 2009; Witek is all class and groove. His time is impeccable, he has his brushwork down, he knows when to open things up.” – All About Jazz
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Hilo Brewfest

Big Island

June 29, 2019:
Hilo Brewfest. An annual fundraiser on the lawn of a historic property overlooking Hilo Bay, funding worthy causes, featuring food, music and beer! For more info, visit

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong

Big Island

June 28, 2019:
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong. Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong.
Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo Ah Chong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions.
These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Obon Dance & Festival – Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin Obon Dance & Festival – Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin


June 28, 2019 – June 29, 2019:
Obon Dance & Festival – Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Experience this island celebration of the Obon Festival, brought to Hawaii by Japanese immigrants that have evolved into a social and cultural event. The Obon honors ancestors that have passed on with dances and festivals across the island that are held throughout the summer. June 28 & 29, 2019, 1727 Pali Highway; bon dance at 6:30 p.m. Call 536-7044 or visit

Streetlight Cadence


Friday, June 28, 2019 – 7:30 PM:
Streetlight Cadence.
Streetlight Cadence is an alternative folk pop sensation. Jonathon, Jesse, Brian, and Ben began as street performers in 2010 in Honolulu, HI, playing for tourists while earning grocery money as college students.
The founding members always had a strong desire to stand out from other music groups. Their classical instruments, family-friendly brand makes Streetlight Cadence a group enjoyed by people of all ages. The band can be described as fun-loving and energetic, and they demonstrate an enormous love for music and friendship in their live performances.
After winning two successive Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for Alternative Album of the Year and a handful of Battle of the Band competitions, Streetlight Cadence decided it was time to leave Hawai’i for the mainland to pursue more opportunities in the industry.
Now based out of Los Angeles, Streetlight Cadence continues to thrive in any environment including traditional live concerts from sidewalks to stadiums.
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Recent festival appearance
Will Play For Food

Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge


Saturday, July 27th, 2019:
Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge.
The 12th Annual Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge takes place on July 27, 2019. The swim is a fundraiser for the Namolokama O’Hanalei Canoe Club and consists of fun and competitive races for all ages from Keiki to Snorkel and Fin. Hundreds of swimmers from 8 and under to veteran champions come from around the world to take the plunge in beautiful Hanalei Bay for this fun event. The event consists of five races (8 & under, 9 – 12, 1000 meter, 3,000 meter and 1,000 meter snorkel & fin) and is the only event of its kind on Kauai. More information and on-line registration is available at