5 Big Island Shows to Check Out This Weekend


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

Katchafire at KBX-Treme Kona Bowl (Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, 9 p.m. -12 a.m.). Katchafire have created a universal vibe, crafting their sound from the foundations of classic roots reggae with an r&b and funk rub, fusing modern dancehall and with slinky pop, cool grooves and uplifting vibes. With five successful studio albums, multiple awards, platinum sales, high-selling singles and a massive fanbase selling out shows around the world, the band have been celebrating 20 years of existence as they tour their new LEGACY album around the world. KBX-Treme is located at 75-5591 Palani Road in Kailua-Kona. Tickets online: General admission $30.

CRAZY – An Aerial Jazz Cabaret at the Hilo Palace theatre (Friday, Sept. 20th at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 22nd at 3:00 p.m.). Aerial Arts Hawai’i brings Hilo their fourth annual show, CRAZY – An Aerial Jazz Cabaretfeaturing 15 awe-inspiring circus acts performed by 15 aerial artists, including four live vocal numbers by Hawai’i island-based vocalist Kat Reuss. Tickets start at $25 general admission / $35 reserved in advance and move to $30/$40 at the door. Reserved Seating is only available at the Palace Theater Box Office (38 Haili Street, Hilo) and over the phone at 808-934-7010, M-F 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. General Admission tickets are available online at www.aerialartshawaii.com and www.HiloPalace.com.

Beat-Lele at the Hilo Palace (Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at 7 p.m.) Hailing from the island of Oahu and having performed for numerous years as a Beatles tribute band in Hawaii, the group decided to reinvent themselves and fuse the beautiful music of the Beatles with their passion of playing ukulele’s. Tickets: General Admission $25. Side reserve $35. Center Reserve $40. All tickets increase $5 on Day of Show. The Hilo Palace Theatre is located at 38 Haili Street in downtown Hilo. Info: 808-934-7010.

Keali’i Reichel at the Kahilu Theater (Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m.). Keali‘i retains his initial goal of presenting new compositions in the Hawaiian language for hula students, and he works to dispel long-held stereotypes of Hawai‘i’s living culture and her indigenous people. Despite critical acclaim and fame, Kealiʻi is a Kumu Hula at his core. His commitment to the perpetuation of his ancestor’s teachings and values continues today in the lives of his students. Tickets are $65/$35 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).

Tin Pan Alley Cats at the Hilo Elks Lodge ((Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.).  For your dancing and listening pleasure, the Tin Pan Alleycats return to Hilo playing and singing the hits of the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s. The band is presented in the Swinging Saturday dance series by the Hilo Hep Cats, who will teach a half-hour beginners’ swing-dance lesson at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door and includes the lesson. The Hilo Elks Lodge is a non-smoking venue, at 150 Kinoole St. in downtown Hilo; a large parking lot is around the back, off Ululani Sreet. For more information about the Hilo Hep Cats, please email hilohepcats@gmail.com.

Musicians and venue proprietors lead complicated lives: it’s advisable to check in advance to confirm engagements.

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