Author: Big Island Music Staff

HPFA PRESENTS As One Saturday, July 9-Show: 7:00 PM Sunday, July 10-Show: 4:00 PM 67-1186 Lindsey Rd Waimea, HI 96743 (808) 885-6868 KAHILU THEATRE Tickets $25, $35, 45 Purchase tickets at KahiluTheatre.org On Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10, The Hawaii Performing Arts Festival (HPAF) will present the opera, As One, in residence at Kahilu Theatre. Hannah, a transgender woman portrayed by two singers (Hannah before and Hannah After), discovers her gender identity and learns to love herself in a world where she’s not accepted. The 75-minute chamber opera was created by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell, and Kimberly Reed.…

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Happy Aloha Friday! Here’s your Big Island Weekend Entertainment Guide for June 24-26. Musicians and venue proprietors lead complicated lives: it’s advisable to check in advance to confirm engagements. This entertainment guide is compiled with assistance from venue owners. As of press time, some venues may not have confirmed a performer or updated their monthly music schedule – usually the first weekend of the month. 

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On Saturday, July 2, The Hilo Sessions returns to Kukuau Studio with music by Chris Berry and the Bana Kuma Band, Aguamelon, speaker Hedonisia, and painter Laurie Bauers. Ticket info can be found below. Chris Berry Grammy award winner Chris Berry is an eclectic singer and songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, virtuoso, and high-energy performer and teacher. From his humble beginning during Robert Mugabe’s regime in Zimbabwe, he has blasted his powerful Afro-infused sound around the World for over twenty years, rocking audiences from NYC’s Irving Plaza to sold-out stadiums in South Africa and Sydney, Australia’s famous Opera House. Aguamelon Aguamelon is a…

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Family-Friendly Live Show at The Palace Theater The historic Palace Theater is proud to present Bridge At The Palace, a lively stage show on Saturday, June 25 at 7 p.m. Starring Bridge Hartman and ten friends with dancers and a live band promises to be a family-friendly evening of songs and dancing by many local favorite Hilo talents. This concert is a benefit for the Palace Theater and a Celebration of Pride during Pride Month. In conjunction with H.E.A.R.T., the Palace Theater presents this entertaining show. Many of the theater’s faithful musical attendees will recognize Bridge as Willy Wonka in…

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On Thursday, June 30, the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival (HPAF) celebrates the start of its 18th season at Fairmont Orchid. The Festival will celebrate the rich culture of Hawai’i during a transcendent season opener in the open-air Plantation Estate. Performers include Hawane Rios, Blayne Asing, Kaulu Amaral with Pomai Brown & Friends, and Hālau Ka’eaikahelelani. All proceeds from this evening will support the HPAF Scholarship Fund for local high school students. Tickets are available here.   Since the summer of 2005, HPAF has continued to bring world-class music to Hawai’i Island. Over the past 18 years, HPAF has garnered an international…

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From June 26 through July 24, The Hawaii Performing Arts Festival (HPAF) will return for its first full season since 2019. A full calendar of events and tickets for all events are available by visiting https://hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org/. Tickets for Kahilu Theatre events may be purchased at https://kahilutheatre.org/ or by phone at (808) 885-6868. Hawane Rios will be featured in HPAF’s The Spirit of Hawai’i at the Fairmont Orchid on June 30.   The 2022 Festival, “A Season of Self-Discovery,” includes a diverse offering of chamber music concerts and fully-staged musical theatre and operatic productions featuring Hair, Orpheus in the Underworld, and…

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