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.

Any changes, corrections, or additions to this site? Please email evelyn@bluegrasshawaii.com and I'll add, modify, or delete right away. Mahalo!


APRIL and MAY 2015

Join us for our Bluegrass in the Ko'olau camping event on April 24-27 at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens in Kaneohe! There will be some great jamming for three beautiful days and nights. See BLUEGRASS IN THE KO'OLAU for details. (Please note that this will take the place of our regular monthly jam for the month of April.) See you all there!

For our May jam, please come and join us at Old Stadium Park at the corner of King and Isenberg Streets in the heart of Honolulu. This is one of Bluegrass Hawai'i's original favorite parks for jamming! The park is centrally located and has nice shade trees, a pavilion, restrooms and adequate street parking, as well as a small parking lot off Makahiki Way.

DATE: SUNDAY, May 17th, 2015

TIME/LOCATION: 1:00pm - 5:00pm / Old Stadium Park, 2237 So. King St., Honolulu

BRING: Traditional instruments, chairs or blanket, cooler, snacks, drinks etc.... and your tapping feet and dancing shoes too!


Surfer the Bar (Turtle Bay Resort)
57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, 293-6000
Friday, April 24th, 9:00 pm - Midnight

The Pilots will be playing at this Turtle Bay spot on Friday April 24th. $10 cover, 21 and over.


The Willows
901 Hausten Street, Honolulu, 952-9200
Friday April 24th, 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 April 24th 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.


Anna O'Brien's, 2440 South Beretania, Honolulu, 808-946-5190
Friday, April 24th, 8:30 pm, 21 and over

Once compared to a man who wears many suits, in thirty-two short years Justin Townes Earle has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally. Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, a new found sobriety, being born Steve Earle's son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it's safe to say JTE has quite the story to tell. His fifth album (and first ever on Vagrant Records) serves as the perfect platform for such narrations. Entitled Single Mothers, the album is comprised of ten tracks that showcase exactly why Justin Townes Earle is considered a forefather of Contemporary Americana. Please click HERE for a poster of the event.

Raised By Wolves is a three piece country punk band led by Nick Danger, guitarist, lead vocalist and songwriter. He is the lead guitarist/singer for Hell Caminos, a Honolulu based Punk-A-Billy trio, just one of the many outfits he is playing in. Nick's love of the music of Hank Williams (the original) inspired him to write songs in the country vein, but with a dash more humor and verve. Nick's enthusiasm and charisma drew Charley Myers and Mark Scurfari from local jug band - Hamajang to join him on his quest. The stripped down approach has Charley playing steel guitar and Mark on Bass, creating a fun noise, rollicking, carousing, telling the secrets of certain spirits and wild women, heroes known or imagined, and the shared loneliness of a working life.

Hale'iwa Hoedown

At Breakers Bar and Restaurant, North Shore Marketplace
66-250 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, 637-9898
Second Friday of Each Month, 9:00 pm till 1:00 am or so

Come on out to the country for the HALE'IWA HOEDOWN! Join us on the second Friday of each month for a late-night musical adventure...four hours of danceable, high-octane, kickass bluegrass, traditional, country and roots music at Breakers Bar & Restaurant! Shows start around 9:00 PM and end around 1:00 AM. $5 cover and you'll be glad you came.

May 8: Sam & The Sumo Ninjaz and Discord & Rye
June 12: Raised By Wolves and The Saloon Pilots



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 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
  • 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


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.