From contemporary to traditional, you can enjoy live Hawaiian music at the many bars, restaurants, festivals and events throughout Waikiki.
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Situated on the widest stretch of Waikiki Beach, the “Home of Hawaii’s Music” Hilton Hawaiian Village has been the showcase for the icons of Hawaii’s music. With artists like Henry Kapono, Olomana and Beach 3, you’ll find some of the best island entertainment every night of the week.
Tropics Bar & Grill and Tapa Bar: Daily
Paradise Lounge: Fridays and Saturdays
Hilton Waikiki Beach
LBLE Lounge at Hilton Waikiki Beach combines tropical vibes with a cosmopolitan ambiance. For happy hour or a nightcap, guests will discover a vibrant array of island and contemporary music. Featured performers include Sunway and Tahiti Rey.
LBLE Lounge: Nightly, 7-10pm
At the east end of Kalakaua Avenue is Kapiolani Park, a quiet respite from the bustling Waikiki. Home to the Honolulu Zoo and many recreational facilities, you may not think of it as a place for live music. This 300-acre park is also home to Waikiki Shell, a primary venue for outdoor concerts and large gatherings. The Kapiolani Park Bandstand serves as an entertainment venue, where the Royal Hawaiian Band plays every Sunday afternoon.
Ke Kani O Ke Kai, the Waikiki Aquarium’s annual summer concert series is a popular event for all ages. Visitors and locals alike enjoy live entertainment and food under the stars. Guests can also explore the exhibits that remain open throughout the evening, making it a unique way to experience the aquarium and Waikiki.
Ke Kani O Ke Kai: June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 11
Waikiki Beach Walk
Amongst world-class shopping, you can experience the finest Hawaiian music at Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza Stage. Mele Halia, a Hawaiian musical series, features some of Hawaii’s most beloved entertainers including the Makaha Sons and Kapena. This casual, open-air concert is free and happens once a month on Sunday.
Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza Stage: Once a month on Sunday, 5-6pm