One-man-rock band Tavana will be performing four Big Island shows at venues spread across the island – Feb 5-8. Details and concert info below.
Tavana is a multi-instrumentalist from Honolulu, HI who uses electronic drum triggers to lay down a variety of grooves with his feet while simultaneously playing guitar, banjo, lap steel, or ukulele and singing soulful, island-inspired Rock and Blues.
Tavana has been the supporting act for Alabama Shakes, Shakey Graves, Xavier Rudd, Jenny Lewis, Julian Marley, and Kaleo to name just a few, and in 2009, Eddie Vedder invited Tavana to sing “Hawaii 78” – a Hawaii anthem of sorts – with him at the Hawaii Theatre. “He’s more the exception than the rule, he is a great human and I’m glad to know him,” said Vedder while introducing Tavana to the audience. From a recording of their performance together, Vedder produced a limited vinyl record that was sent out to 10,000 Pearl Jam fans.
If you go… Have a good show!
Tavana’s Big Island Tour Schedule
When: February 5, Wed.
Show: 7:00 pm.
Where: Gertrude’s Jazz Bar, 75-5699 Alii Dr. Kailua-Kona.
Info: 808-896-4845 Venue: 808-327-5299
Cost: $20. Gen. Adm. Adv.
When: February 6, Thursday
Doors: 6:00 p.m. Show: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Blue Dragon Tavern, 61-3616 Kawaihae Road, Kawaihae.
When: February 7, Friday
Doors: 6:30 p.m. Show: 7 p.m.
Where: Mokupāpapa Discovery Center, 76 Kamehameha Ave.
Info: 808-896-4845 Venue: (808) 498-4709
Cost: $20. Adv.
When: February 8, Sat.
Where: KMC Theater – Volcanoes National Park, Volcano
Doors: 7:00 pm. Show: 7:45 pm
Info: 808-896-4845. Venue: 808-967-8335
Cost: $20. Gen. Adm. Adv. $35. Gold Circle
Online Info, Tickets and Gold Circle: www.bluesbearhawaii.com or Call: 808-896-4845. Big Island Ticket Outlets: Blue Dragon Tavern, Gertrude’s Jazz Bar, and Hilo Town Tavern, at the door on the night of the show.