5 Big Island Shows to Check Out This Weekend

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Our guide to shows happening this weekend on the Big Island.

Paniolo, Stories and Songs of the Hawaiian Cowboy at the Hilo Palace Theatre (Friday, August 30, 7 p.m.). Paniolo brings the fascinating history and legacy of the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) to the stage. This hour-long production includes songs, both original and traditional, and brings to life key moments in the evolution of this unique and treasured Hawaiian culture. Tickets for Paniolo start at $10 for Children 16 years and younger and are on sale at the Palace Theater Box Office, by calling (808) 934-7010 or online at hilopalace.com. Reserved seating is available. Doors will open at 6 pm and the show will begin at 7. The show is a benefit for the historic Palace Theater and is made possible in part by a grant from the County of Hawaii. The Palace Theatre is located at 38 Haili Street, in Hilo.

The Uma Zuma Band at the Korner Pocket (Friday, August 30, 8-11 p.m.) and Laverne’s Sports Bar (Saturday, August 31, 2019 7-10:15 p.m.). The Uma Zuma Band performs danceable hits from yesterday to today. Steve Fundy plays guitar and sings lead, (Big Island Music Magazine’s) Uma Ojeda sings lead and may play a few tunes on ukulele, Dave Ojeda palys a handmade monkey pod bass, and Bruce David is on drums. The Korner Pocket Sports Bar & Grill is located at 81-970 Halekii St, in Kealakekua. Info: (808) 322-2994.

Anuhea at Ola Brewery (Saturday, August 31, 2019, 6:30 – 11:30 p.m.). Award Winning Singer/Songwriter from Hawai`I Anuhea will be performing at Ola Brew’s End of Summer Bash. Celebrating 10 years in the music business, Anuhea is a multiple Na Hoku Award winner and was just awarded 2019 Female Artist of the year on both the Hoku Awards and the IHeartMedia Island Music Awards. Also Performing is Hilo’s Media Music. Ola Brew (Brewery and Taproom) is located at 74-5598 Luhia Street, in Kailua-Kona. Advance tickets are available at Eventbrite. Tickets at the Door: $25.

Lucky Tongue at the Mike Luce Studio (Saturday, August 31 at 7 p.m.). The Kahilu Theatre is opening up a dance floor in the extended Main Stage/Mike Luce Studio (MLS) as part of the “Dance Night at Kahilu” series, featuring one of the Big Island’s hottest rock ‘n’ roll bands, Lucky Tongue. Doors will open for the Mike Luce Studio at 6:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 7 p.m. Seating is limited for this performance. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela (Waimea).

Puna Peace Party at Garden Temple (Saturday, August 31, 2019, 4-11 p.m.). The Garden Temple will be throwing a Puna Peace Party to celebrate “all that we strive to embody here in lower Puna.” The event will feature four bands: Green Flash- an entrancing, alternative band, and Fissure 8 – A band that “cascades deep into a rich waterfall of psychedelic rock and melts into a wave of groovy jams.” Mahadeva and Tribal Dreamz will close the show. The Garden Temple is located at 12-1160 Kaimu-Makena Homestead Rd, in Pāhoa. There’s a $15 contribution.


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