5 Big Island Shows to Check Out This Weekend

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

GYPSY (the musical) at the Hilo Palace Theatre (Oct. 25-27, 2019). Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinées are at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 General Admission, $25 Side Reserved, and $30 Center Reserved. All adult tickets will be $5 more on Day of Show. Children 12 and under are $5 in advance and $8 Day of Show. Tickets are available at the Palace Box Office, over the phone at (808) 934-7010, and general admission tickets are available online at www.hilopalace.com.

Reggae In Paradise at King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel (Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, 4-10:30 p.m.). The concert will feature Rotoje, Randy Valentine, Jah Warrior Shellter HIFI, Lion Fiyah, Chante, T Flatz, and Dj CoopDville. General admission tickets start at $49.99 plus service charge and can be purchased onine: https://www.seetickets.us/event/Reggae-in-Paradise-2019-Kona/392711. The King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel is located at 75-5660 Palani Rd., Kailua Kona. Info: (808) 329-2911. 

Shakastock at the Kahilu Theatre (Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at 7 p.m.). In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival, Big Island’s Latin-Gypsy-Funk band, Leche de Tigre, and additional talented Big Island musicians will present ShakaStock: The Best of Three Days of Peace and Music. These entertainers will recreate some of the most memorable performances from the original Woodstock festival in 1969. This event maybe close to sold out as of press time. It’s best to go check availability at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela (Waimea).

Honey Jar Live Cd Release Party at Poi Dog Deli (Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at 6 p.m.). Honey Jar is a singer-songwriter duo featuring Ellen Keehan and Kristin Lagasse’s original folk music with a bluegrass flair. They back their unique harmonies with guitar and banjolele and co-write or co-arrange all of the songs that Honey Jar performs.Poi Dog Deli is located at the Henry Street Shops, 75-1022 Henry street, Kailua-Kona. Info: (808) 329-2917.

The Seventh Annual East Hawaii Jazz and Blues Festival at the Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo (Sunday, Oct. 27, 1-7 p.m.). The Seventh Annual East Hawaii Jazz and Blues Festival will feature 12 acts throughout Sunday afternoon in support of the Hawaii Island Veterans Memorial Inc. Among the artists to be featured at the festival are: De Shannon Higa, The UH-Hilo Jazz Orchestra, and Elena Welch, a former Big Island vocalist with a blues and swing repertoire. General admission tickets cost $65 if purchased ahead of time at hawaiiislandveterans.org, or $75 at the door. VIP tickets, which provide early admission to the festival as well as free admission to a pre-event party on Saturday, cost $90 in advance ($100 at the door).


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

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