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 IN THE KO'OLAU

Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens, Kaneohe
April 20 - 23, 2018

Mahalo to all for a wonderful campout this past October 27 - 30! Check out these links to videos, slide shows, and stills, and mahalo Michele Varacalli-Shoemake for providing them!

The next campout is April 20-23, 2018. See you there!

BLUEGRASS HAWAII MANOA JAM

Manoa Valley District Park, Kahaloa Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822
Sunday January 21st, 2018, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

DATE: SUNDAY, January 21st, 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.

NORTH SHORE RAMBLERS

Jerry's Pizza
67-292 Goodale Avenue, Waialua, HI 96791, 808-637-8866
Saturday, January 20th, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

The NSR will be playing at Jerry's Pizza in Waialua on Saturday, January 20th from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Enjoy the great pizza, salad, sandwiches and BYOB.

SALOON PILOTS

Big City Diner
108 Hekili Street, Kailua, 808-263-8880
Friday, January 19th, 8:00pm - 10:30pm


Hard Rock Cafe
280 Beachwalk, Honolulu, 808-955-7383
Wednesday, January 24th, 9:00pm - 11:00pm


Hawaii Kai Public Library
249 Lunalilo Home Road, 808-397-5833
Saturday, January 27th, 10:30am - 11:30am


JUSTIN MURATA and KELA

The Willows
901 Hausten Street, Honolulu, 952-9200
Friday, January 26th, 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 January 26th 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.

BOOGIE on the BACK PORCH #15

Featuring Goodfoot and Joe "Collard" Green & the Pot Likkers
Surf-n-Sea
62-595 Kam Hwy, Haleiwa
Saturday, January 27th, 6:30 pm - 11 pm

Join Goodfoot and Joe "Collard" Green & the Pot Likkers at Surf-n-Sea on Saturday, January 27th for the 15th Boogie on the Back Porch. Tickets are $15, killer Mexican food available from Lulus. Get your ticket early as there is limited seating!

LAURIE LEWIS and TOM ROZUM

Christ Church Uniting
1300 Kailua Road, Kailua, HI 96734
Saturday, February 3rd, 7:00 pm

Grammy Award-winning musician Laurie Lewis is internationally renowned as a singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and educator. She was a founding member of the Good Ol' Persons and the Grant Street String Band and has performed and recorded since 1986 with her musical partner, mandolinist Tom Rozum. Laurie has twice been voted "Female Vocalist of the Year" by the International Bluegrass Music Association and has won the respect and admiration of her peers.

In 1986, Laurie started performing and recording with the gifted mandolinist and singer, Tom Rozum. Their musical collaboration has now spanned more than three decades. "A huge part of my music," Laurie says, "is knowing that I have a partner and a voice like that to sing the harmonies. And he's really important in terms of arranging."

Though her music transcends the formal limitations of style and genre, Laurie Lewis still sees herself as a bluegrass musician. "I've always thought that bluegrass was basically a singer-songwriter with string band," she explains. "Think Bill Monroe, Carter Stanley, Lester Flatt, etc. I like to think that I fit that description and trajectory of the music rather well. I'm able to express myself in a way that sounds like me, and people either like it or not. I like to do what I do, and it fits comfortably in the bluegrass camp in my head. I don't care what other people call it."

Please join Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum at Christ Church Uniting on Saturday, February 3rd. Tickets are $15 at the door, cash only. Christ Church Uniting is an inclusive, progressive community of faith serving Oahu's Windward side

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

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