Top 5 Shows of the Weekend


Our guide to live shows happening this weekend on the Big Island.

The East Hawaii Jazz & Blues Festival All Stars at the Hilo Palace Theatre (Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, 8-10 p.m.). Hawaii Island Veterans Inc. presents The Black & White Night “After Party” featuring the East Hawaii Jazz & Blues Festival All Stars. $10 General Admission. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Palace Box Office or over the phone at 808-934-7010 during weekday office hours 10:00 a.m-3:00 p.m. VIP ticket holders receive free admission with festival VIP ticket stub. VIP ticket available online via Hawaii Island Veterans. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Night of The Dead: A Two-Night Grateful Dead Tribute Experience at Mahukona Beach Park (Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.) and Tiki Mamas (Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, 9:30 p.m.). The special seven-piece band will offer two unique shows (a different set list each night) and provide an authentic Grateful Dead concert experience. Night 1: Concert Location: Mahukona Beach Park, Waimea, HI Night 2: Concert Location: Tiki Mamas, Road to the Sea, Oceanview, HI. Tickets: $25 – $40, and are available at Eventbrite.

First You Dream with Allison Blackwell at a private estate In Kailua-Kona (Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, and Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Both events run 2-5 p.m.). The Board of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra Society and the Hoku Concert Series will offer an afternoon of music with Broadway songstress Allison Blackwell as she performs Broadway hits, powerful operatic selections, and soulful R&B classics for a program that will leave you spellbound. Pianist and Hawai‘i Island treasure, Cheryl “Quack” Moore—of “Saturday Night Live” fame—accompanies Ms. Blackwell for this special fundraiser for the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra. These special fundraising concerts benefiting the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra will take place at a private estate in Kailua-Kona. Tickets for the performances are $100. Guests are invited to enjoy delicious pupus and beverages compliments of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra. Ticket purchasers will receive directions to the venue one week before the concert. For questions about purchasing tickets, please call 808.315.7413. Buy tickets online:

Wendell Ing CD Release Party for Jazz Avenue at the Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village (Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.). Jazz Avenue features jazzy versions of popular standards with touches of blues and country licks. Ing was the recipient of a Na Hoku Award for co-producing Diana Aki’s multiple award-winning album. Tickets are $15 for VAC members ($20 non-members) and include a free copy of Jazz Avenue! Tickets are available for sale online at, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, Nov. 1. After that, tickets will be sold at VAC Gallery & at the door if they are not sold out. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show. OR, you may pick them up any day before the show at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9 – 5 p.m.

Allison Adams Tucker at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar (Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at 6:30-9:30 p.m.). On tour from Southern California- Swinging West Coast jazz meets the Aloha Spirit as critically acclaimed multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker unites with a special SoCal Quartet for this unique guitar-driven performance. Featuring Los Angeles artists Doug MacDonald, guitar, Abe Lagrimas Jr., drums/ukulele, and Matt Spencer, bass. Advanced Online Tickets $20 Day of show at the door $25. Online Tickets Sales (via Eventbrite) close at 12 Noon day of show. Gertrude’s Jazz Bar is located at 75-5699 Ali’i Dr, Kailua-Kona. Info: (808) 327-5299.

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

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Photo: Josh Soreson


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