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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 MONTHLY JAM

Manoa Valley District Park, 2721 Kaaipu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96822
Sunday September 20, 2015, 1 - 5 pm

For our September Monthly Jam, please come and join us at Manoa Valley District Park in Honolulu. The park is conveniently located in Manoa Valley and is a gorgeous spot, surrounded by high mountain ridges and huge rainbows that span the entire sky nearly every afternoon. High mountains surround you and emerald green grass stretches out before you. Many trees provide shady spots and we will have our pop up tents for more shade. The bathrooms are well kept, and there is parking, but it does seem to be a bit busy on weekends, so come early.

DATE: SUNDAY, September 20, 2015

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 ... and your tapping feet and dancing shoes too!

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.

SAM and the SUMO NINJAZ

5th Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair
Ewa Makai Middle School
91-6291 Kapolei Parkway, Ewa Beach
Saturday, September 5th, 9 am to 1 pm

The Ninjaz will be playing at the Fair from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. This is a FREE EVENT open to the public, providing information, tools, and products on emergency preparedness. Please click HERE for more information about this event.

Following the fair, Scotty Rhode will be hosting a jam at his house. Please bring pupus, your favorite beverage, your instruments, a chair and yourselves to:

91-1027 Waikai Street
Ewa Beach, two blocks up from the Fair

RSVP to Scotty at keahikai@hawaii.rr.com so that he can get a headcount. Ample parking is available in guest parking across the street; bassmen can park in the driveway.

FARM JAM

Waihuena Farm (next to Sunset Elementary)
59-414 Kamehameha Highway, Sunset
Monday September 7th, 5:30 pm - 9 pm

Mark your calendars for the new FARM JAM on Labor Day, September 7th. Waihuena Farm is next door to Sunset Elementary School (59-414 Kamehameha Hwy, across from Banzai Pipeline). Turn onto the dirt road right before the school (mauka) if you're coming from Haleiwa. Drive a short distance to the second lot on the right. Park outside the white fence and walk, skip or jump thru the gate but please do not drive inside the fenced area unless you are unloading an upright bass. We will be jamming in the container bay. Bring your chair and BYOB. If you want to participate in Waihuena Farm's potluck that will be going on, then bring a dish to share. Also bring a flashlight (if you don't already have one on your cellphone) as it's quite dark finding your way back to your car after the jam. Restroom facilities are limited. For more information about the farm, please go to their website: waihuenafarm.com.

SALOON PILOTS

Big City Diner
108 Hekili Street, Kailua, 808-263-8880
Friday September 4th and September 18th, 8:00pm - 10:30pm


Hard Rock Cafe
280 Beachwalk, Honolulu, 808-955-7383
Tuesday, September 8th, 9:00pm - 11:00pm


Haleiwa Joe's - Haiku Gardens, Kaneohe
46-336 Haiku Road, Kaneohe, 808-247-6671
Friday, September 11th 8:30pm-10:30pm


Sunset Jazz at La Pietra (Hawaii School for Girls)
2933 Poni Moi Road, Honolulu, 808-247-6671
Sunday, September 13th (Pilots perform at 5:30 pm)

The Saloon Pilots will be providing at bit of variety for this jazz event at La Pietra. Please click HERE for more information.

BLUEGRASS ON THE NORTH SHORE

Haleiwa Hoedown

If you love bluegrass, newgrass, Americana, roots music and that high lonesome sound, and you're looking for a little late-night pickin', grinnin', dancin', hootin' and hollerin', check out this awesome event... the HALEIWA HOEDOWN at Breakers in Haleiwa. Four solid hours of the finest bluegrass and roots music we can serve up, delivered fresh and piping hot and so good you just can't help but holler! See calendar below or click HERE for a poster of the event. Only $5 cover and you'll be so glad you came!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 from 9PM till 1AM or so:
HALEIWA HOEDOWN at BREAKERS Restaurant and Bar, North Shore Marketplace, Haleiwa
Featured Artists: INFAMOUS BOURBON BOYS and TRAILER PARK ROMEOS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 from 9PM till 1AM or so:
HALEIWA HOEDOWN at BREAKERS Restaurant and Bar, North Shore Marketplace, Haleiwa
Featured Artist: THE SALOON PILOTS

JUSTIN MURATA and KELA

The Willows
901 Hausten Street, Honolulu, 952-9200
Friday September 18th, 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 September 18th 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.

NORTH SHORE RAMBLERS

Jerry's Pizza
67-292 Goodale Avenue, Waialua, HI 96791, 808-637-8866
Saturday, September 19th, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

The NSR will be playing at Jerry's Pizza in Waialua on Saturday, September 19th, from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Eat some delicious pizza, pasta, a sandwich and/or a salad. BYoB and enjoy some bluegrass music.

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 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
  • 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

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