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.