Top Weekend Entertainment Picks

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

Friday
Valhalla’s Led Zeppelin Tribute at Privateer’s Cove (March 6, 2020. Two shows: 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.). From March 6 through March 14, the Led Zeppelin tribute band Valhalla will perform the classic live album The Song Remains The Same. A series of shows starting in Kona and ending in Hilo will offer fans a great opportunity to relive old memories of this historic rock band. Cost: $25 – Presale at Eventbrite or $30 day of show. Privateer’s Cove is located at 75-170 Hualalai Road, #Ste E-100, in Kailua-Kona. For Valhalla’s full Big Island tour schedule, see our show preview.

D.I. at Hilo Town Tavern (March 6, 2020, at 8 p.m.). Legendary Southern California punk rock band D.I. returns to the Big Island Friday, March 6, for their first concert here since 2006. D.I.’s show at the Hilo Town Tavern will also feature Superfuct (Honolulu), Badass Noise (Puna), and El Sancho (Waikoloa). Cost: $20 at the door. Age restrictions: 21+ Hilo Town Tavern is located at 168 Keawe St, Hilo.

Saturday
20th Annual Great Waikoloa ‘Ukulele Festival at Waikoloa Beach Resort (March 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Waikoloa Beach Resort invites all ‘ukulele lovers to B.Y.O.Ukulele and join in the celebration of Hawaii’s favorite musical instrument, at the 20th Annual Great Waikoloa ‘Ukulele Festival. The event begins with renowned teacher Roy Sakuma leading a free ‘ukulele workshop at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at 10 a.m. And the music continues all day, with live entertainment on three stages at Kings’ Shops and Queens’ MarketPlace, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., along with displays, demonstrations, and ‘ukulele giveaways by sponsoring companies. For more information on Saturday’s ‘Ukulele Festival visit www.WaikoloaBeachResort.com or call (808) 886-8822.

Toby Walker at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center (March 7, 2020, at 7 p.m.). Toby Walker has been hailed as an award-winning, roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso and songwriter who has toured the US, United Kingdom, and Europe. Blending the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, old-time jazz, and rock. Info: 808-896-4845. Venue: 808-498-4709. Tickets: $23 Adv. The Mokupāpapa Discovery Center in the Historic Koehnen Building on Hilo Bayfront is the premier visitor center for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. A $3. Restoration Fee-is added to each ticket to maintain & operate our non-Profit center. Online Info, Tickets and Gold Circle: www.bluesbearhawaii.com.

Makana at the Kahilu Theatre (March 7, 2020, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 2 p.m.). Makana is a singer, composer, and master of the indigenous Hawaiian Slack-Key guitar tradition. The New York Times called him “dazzling.”  His original music has been featured on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy-Award winning film “The Descendants,” starring George Clooney. Cost: $65/$35. Tickets can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela (Waimea).

Sunday
Drew Daniels, Trill LeBeau & Imani at Kona Pub and Brewery (March 8, 2020, at 5 p.m.). No cover. Drew Daniels was originally rooted in New Jersey and Philadelphia, where he fronted prog-ska band Tsunami Rising and is now living on the Big Island of Hawaii where he is strengthening his connections to land, source, and family. Kona Pub and Brewery is located at 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona.  Info: (808) 334-2739.

Toby Walker at KMC – Volcanoes National Park (March 8, 2020, at 7 p.m.). Internationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker has been hailed as an award-winning, roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso and songwriter who has toured the US, United Kingdom, and Europe. Blending the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, old-time jazz, and rock. Walker has his own style and as such received numerous awards, including being the 1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge Award in Memphis and the NY Music Award for best instrumental CD. Walker has also been inducted into the NY Blues Hall Of Fame. Tickets $20 Gen. Adm. Adv. $35 Gold Circle. Online Info, Tickets and Gold Circle: www.bluesbearhawaii.com or Call: 808-896-4845. KMC is located in Volcanoes National Park, Volcano.


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