Celebrate Hawaiian Music and Song
Join us for live music, hula and an all-star jam session.
Hawaiian Instrument Demonstrations
Saturday & Sunday; 1–4 p.m.
Hawai’i has a rich musical heritage that is carried on by the beat of the ipu, strum of the ukulele and the soothing sound of the slack key guitar. Come and listen to musicians demonstrate traditional Hawaiian instruments and learn how they are used today.
Hula performances by Dance Aloha
Saturday and Sunday; 12, 1, & 2p p.m.
Sunday Afternoon All-Star Jam Session
Sunday; 1–3 p.m.
Join Willie K, Led Kapaana, Kamakakehau Fernandez and Kapono Na’ili’ili for a relaxed afternoon of impromptu music on the Conservatory Lawn.
Special Evening Performance at Aloha Nights
Saturday, August 18
Extend your visit with Aloha Nights on August 18 with an evening performance by Kamakakehau Fernandez, Kapono Na’ili’ili, Led Kapaana, and Willie K. (Special Ticket Required for Aloha Nights)
About the Performers
Kick back and enjoy live performances from renowned Hawaiian singers, slack key guitarists, and more.
Led Kapaana: Kaapana’s mastery of stringed instruments, particularly slack key guitar and his extraordinary baritone and leo kiʻekiʻe (falsetto) voices, have made him a musical legend. He has been thrilling audiences for more than 40 years.
Kamaka Fernandez: If anyone could be described as having “Hawaiian heart and soul,” it is Ryan Kamakakehau Fernandez. As he studied—and lived—Hawaiian culture and language, he became enamored with the ukulele and the art of leo kiʻekiʻe (falsetto) singing. He was the 2003 winner of falsetto legend Richard Hoʻopiʻiʻs Falsetto contest, and from that point on, Kamaka continued to astonish audiences with the range of his voice and the strum of his ʻukulele.
Willie K: The Hawaiian phenomenon Willie K is undoubtedly the only artist in the world who can go into an Irish pub in the middle of Maui and play anything from indigenous acoustic Hawaiian music to opera and leave everyone within earshot slack-jawed in astonishment.