Welcome to Bluegrass Hawai`i!!

If you're looking for bluegrass and traditional music in the Hawaiian Islands, you've come to the right place. Our little community of music lovers from all over Hawai`i and the rest of the world is growing bigger every day. We're now offering paid memberships for only $10/year! Use your PayPal account or mail a check. Become a member today and support bluegrass and traditional music in the Aloha State! Or add yourself to our mailing list - it's FREE. CLICK HERE.

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NEWS

BLUEGRASS HAWAII BOARD

Well, we didn't quite have enough nominations to hold an election, but here's announcing our new Bluegrass Hawaii Board! We have two continuing members, Michelle Steuermann and Bob Hayes, and four new members. Please welcome them to this organization!

JIM BERSSON

Jim has been involved with Bluegrass Hawaii since 2013 when he stopped by the April campout and found himself enjoying both the music and people he met there. He has been an active participant since, attending monthly and weekly jams, as well as hosting several monthly half-fast jams and other informal jams at his house on the windward side of Oahu. Jim is also active with the biannual campouts and coordinates Bluegrass Hawaii's efforts to reserve the Makai side campsites. Jim is a member Bluegrass Shack Band, playing community service gigs at assisted living facilities all over Oahu, as well as occasional gigs at civic and commercial establishments. Jim has served as a Bluegrass Hawaii Board Member for the past two years and welcomes the opportunity to continue to give back to an organization that has provided him a lot of enjoyment.

VIRGINIA HAYES

I have been a member of Bluegrass Hawaii for over ten years and served on it's board in previous years. I want to get involved again. I have learned a great deal about bluegrass music, jamming and performing from my experiences with members of this wonderful organization. I hope to encourage all levels of musicians as I have been encouraged to play their instruments, sing, get involved and have fun.

GARY JENNNINGS

Gary Jennings- retired business owner, member of a couple of condo boards, member of Bluegrass Hawaii for at least 9 years. Played with the Li'l Bluegrass Shack Band and now with the Blue Grass Shack Band. I do spend a couple of months on the mainland during the year but try to schedule around the Bluegrass campouts. I started out playing jug band music with a group of students at UH in the late 60's and told myself if people will listen to Bob Dylan sing I could do this too. Processed to folk music then to bluegrass. I play the guitar and the six string banjo along with a few jug band instruments.

ANDREA STANTON

Born and raised in Canada, Andrea Stanton graduated from Brock University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Music majoring in piano and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University in 2006. Andrea has lived in Hawaii for almost 4 years and loves to keep busy! She performs in a few bands on the North Shore of Oahu called The North Shore Ramblers, Boogie and The Ice cream Man, and with other local artists. She enjoys playing all styles of music, playing different instruments, meeting new people, and has a passion for teaching.

BLUEGRASS HAWAII MANOA JAM

Manoa Valley District Park, Kahaloa Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822
Sunday July 15th, 2018, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

DATE: SUNDAY, July 15th, 2018

TIME/LOCATION: Manoa Valley District Park, Kahaloa Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822

BRING: Traditional instruments, chairs or blanket, cooler, snacks, and drinks.

DIRECTIONS: Exit the H1 Freeway at University Ave. Head north toward the mountains. Stay on University Avenue as it goes uphill and then downhill. Then turn right on E. Manoa Rd. Go through Manoa town and then turn left on Kahaloa Ave. We will be on the left side under the trees.

JUSTIN MURATA and KELA

The Willows
901 Hausten Street, Honolulu, 952-9200
Friday, June 29th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Our favorite guitar (finger) picker Justin Murata will be playing Hawaiian music with his band Kela at The Willows on Friday June 29th from 6:30 to 8:30. If you plan on being in the area or just want to get out for some excellent food and drink in a relaxing, open-air environment, you will not want to miss it. The Willows is located in lovely Moili`ili.

SALOON PILOTS

Haleiwa Joe's - Haiku Gardens, Kaneohe
46-336 Haiku Road, Kaneohe, 808-247-6671
Friday, June 29th, 8:30pm-10:30pm


BLUEGRASS IN THE KO'OLAU

Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens, Kaneohe
October 19 - 22, 2018

The next Bluegrass in the Ko'olau is right around the corner! See you there!!

ALL ISLANDS

DON'T MISS THESE OTHER COOL EVENTS!

Don't miss these OTHER cool recurring events, with focus on traditional music, here and there all over the Hawaiian Islands! Some happen monthly or even quarterly. Others have gatherings several times per month! All are listed on our RECURRING EVENTS page.
  • First Monday of each month, Waihuena Farm, Sunset Beach (O`ahu)
  • First Tuesday of each month at Big City Diner Jam in Kailua (O`ahu)
  • Second Saturday of each month at Rainbow Park, Makawao, Pickin' with the Chickens!
  • Third Tuesday of each month at Surf and Sea, Haleiwa
  • Fourth Sunday of each month, Bluegrass Hawaii Half-Fast Bluegrass Philharmonic Society,
    Please contact Larry Hind at larry@divefish.com for information.
  • Contradancers Of Hawaii (O`ahu)
  • Traditional Music Jam (TradJam)--O`ahu
  • First Saturday Pickin' & Potluck (Big Island)
  • Maui Singalong Circle, contant Phil and Cris Peacock at philandcrisp@gmail.com
  • Contradancing on Maui

PURCHASE OR RENEW
YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY!

Your membership helps us support bluegrass through campouts, workshops, jam sessions, and promotion of Hawaii venues to visiting bands. And at just $10.00, it's a bargain!

TO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP, please use the PayPal button below to use your credit or debit card, OR mail a check or money order for $10.00 to Bluegrass Hawaii, P.O. Box 861688, Wahiawa, HI 96786.

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