8 Places to Find Live Music This Weekend


This weekend marks the return of live music to several Big Island venues. Due to COVID-19 public health restrictions, many of these venues were forced to close or offer only take-out food service since late March. When attending, expect to experience limited seating, social distancing, and other health guidelines in place.

Below is a list of locations that are currently offering live music.

Gertrude’s Jazz Bar
75-5699 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona
Friday: Tomi Isobe Shows: 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday: Lucky Tongue Shows: 7 and 9 p.m.
Sunday: Ho’ola Shows: 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Humpy’s Big Island Alehouse
75-5815 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona
Friday: Johnny Shot  Show: 6 p.m.
Saturday: David Lawrence  Show: 7-10 p.m.

Pineapples – Island Fresh Cuisine
332 Keawe St., Hilo

A-Bay’s Island Grill
250 Waikoloa Beach Dr. J106, Waikoloa
Saturday: Tom Martin   Show: 6-9 p.m.

Papa Kona Restaurant
75-5770 Ali’i Dr., Kailua-Kona
Saturday: Lopaka Rootz   Show: 6-9 p.m.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill
201 Waikoloa Beach Dr. Suite 1010, Waikoloa Village
Friday: Mikey Fiyah  Show: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Hilo Town Tavern
168 Keawe St., Hilo
Saturday: VicTimQ. Show: 9 p.m.

Don’s Mai Tai Bar
75-5852 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona
Saturday: Blayne Asing   Show: 6 – 9 p.m.

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


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