Author: Big Island Music Staff

Your Big Island Weekend Entertainment Guide Musicians and venue proprietors lead complicated lives: it’s advisable to check in advance to confirm engagements. Because attending live music events carries risks during this time, we remind readers to follow health and safety guidelines. 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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The Kahilu Theatre will present the reunion of Pure Heart live in concert Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, at 4 p.m. For more info, call (808) 885-6868 or visit https://kahilutheatre.org/. Back in 1999, three young guys in their early 20’s burst into the Hawaiian music scene as the group Pure Heart. The group consisted of ʻukulele musician Jake Shimabukuro, acoustic guitar/vocalist Jon Yamasato, and percussionist Lopaka Colon, Jr. They were rated in the Top-50 Musical Groups of All Times of Hawaii, and one of Hawaii’s youngest musical groups ever to take the local music scene by storm in such a short period. That same year,…

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Artist Talk Story Q&A To Follow Concert Showcase Six-time Grammy Award nominee, multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winner and highest-selling Hawaiian female vocalist of all time, Amy Hānaialiʻi will perform live from the Kahilu Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. Ticket info below. Hānaialiʻi’s talent merges her disciplined classical training, powerhouse vocals, her family’s worldwide heritage, and her deeply rooted ancestral responsibility.  After obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from United States International University School of Performing and Visual Arts in San Diego, Amy spent time with her grandmother, international Hawaiian superstar Jennie Napuā Woodd. Undoubtedly, her world-famous falsetto training…

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Big Island hip-hop artist The Free One has just released two new live music videos for “Alone” and “Bullseye.” These videos coincide with his new mixtape called Tranquilo. Last December, the duo went into the jungles of Hilo to do a live video performance for 2 of the songs on Tranquilo. The first of the two is a song called “Alone,” produced by The Free One. (*This music video contains adult language — viewer discretion is advised.) Performed on a tiny peninsula that looks out on the Pacific, The Free One sings with the ocean on all sides around him.…

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Alt-Pop Duo Highlight Hawaiian Roots with New Reggae Influenced Song Breakthrough pop duo BLVCKBOW has just released their latest single, “Second Nature.” The duo, composed of two powerhouse women, Brittni Paiva and Jasmine Crowe, went back to their native Hawaiian roots for this track. This love song is an uplifting island groove, a stark contrast from their debut electro-alt pop single, “Memorize U.” “Second Nature” is now available for streaming on digital music platforms worldwide. BLVCKBOW describes the inspiration behind “Second Nature” as “the freeing feeling of being with someone that changes how you feel about yourself, caught off guard…

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Your Big Island Weekend Entertainment Guide Musicians and venue proprietors lead complicated lives: it’s advisable to check in advance to confirm engagements. Because attending live music events carries risks during this time, we remind readers to follow health and safety guidelines. 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. If you’re a Big Island musician Photo: Tadas Mikuckis

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