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 MEMBERSHIP MEETING, BOARD ELECTIONS, AND JAM

Manoa Valley District Park, 2721 Kaaipu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96822
Sunday May 15, 2016, 1 - 5 pm

Board Elections are coming up! Our continuing Board members are Bob Hayes and Michelle Steuermann. We have five positions open, as Teresa Berthiaume, Andy Char, Ev Greene, Justin Murata, and Jeb Wiemer are at the end of their terms. Our Bylaws state that directors have 2 year terms and are able to serve 3 consecutive terms for a total of 6 years without a break. Currently, none of our outgoing directors are term limited.

Please submit nominations for Board Directors by April 30th, 2016, to evelyn@bluegrasshawaii.com. Voting will be by email May 1st to 14th, or in person at the May 15th Bluegrass Hawaii Membership Meeting and Jam. And, you must be a member to vote!

DATE: SUNDAY, May 15, 2016

TIME/LOCATION: Manoa Valley District Park, 2721 Kaaipu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96822

BRING: Traditional instruments, chairs or blanket, cooler, snacks, drinks and a POTLUCK TO share!

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.

BLUEGRASS IN THE KO'OLAU

MAHALO TO ALL WHO CAME OUT AND HAD THE BEST TIME EVER!! And thanks to Michelle for this awesome collage! Remember, the next Bluegrass in the Ko'olua is October 28 - 31, 2016. It's not too soon to start planning! We'd also like to hear your feedback on this last campout. Got good comments? bad ones? We can take it! Please email evelyn@bluegrasshawaii.com with all your ideas for improvement!

In fact, ever wonder how all that food is kept cool and fresh at the campout? We are looking for a volunteer ICE PERSON. This person will need to:

  1. Store the big ice chest at his or her place, and could use it in between campouts.
  2. Would get free membership in BGH.
  3. Would get preferred parking at campouts, plus use of a folding sawhorse to reserve the parking spot.
  4. Would need to get the ice (specifically, 8 blocks and 40 lbs of cubes; no substitutions) to the campout by 5:00 Friday. Ice can be purchased at Hawaiian Ice, near Pier 38.

Need a big cooler and are interested in helping out? Please email Andy Char at awchar@gmail.com to volunteer!

SALOON PILOTS

Downbeat Lounge
42 North Hotel Street, Honolulu, 808-955-7383
Saturday, April 30th, 9:00pm - 1:00am


Big City Diner
108 Hekili Street, Kailua, 808-263-8880
Friday, May 6th and 20th, 8:00pm - 10:30pm


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


Haleiwa Joe's - Haiku Gardens, Kaneohe
46-336 Haiku Road, Kaneohe, 808-247-6671
Friday, May 27th 8:30pm-10:30pm


JUSTIN MURATA and KELA

The Willows
901 Hausten Street, Honolulu, 952-9200
Friday May 13th, 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 May 13th 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.

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 Tuesday of each month at Ruby Tuesday's, near the Navy Exchange
  • 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 divefish343@comcast.net 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.

BLUEGRASS HAWAII MEMBERSHIP (Just $10!):
UNIQUE VISITORS SINCE 2/1/2005,
WHEN WE FIRST STARTED KEEPING TRACK: