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!

NEWS

Please note!

The Farm Jam at Waihuena Farm with NOT be happening in July. But make sure to mark your calendars to come out and play on August 1st, when the jam will be back up and running!


BLUEGRASS HAWAII JAM

Manoa Valley District Park, 2721 Kaaipu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96822
Sunday July 17th, 2016, 1 - 5 pm

Our July BGH Jam will be on the 17th, so head on out to Manoa for a great day of jamming, listening, or just relaxing under the hala next to Manoa stream!

DATE: SUNDAY, July 17th, 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 HAWAII ORGANIZATION
Feedback, Election Results, Membership Meeting

PLEASE GIVE A MAHALO TO OUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS!

  • Jim Bersson
  • Andy Char
  • Ev Greene
  • Bob Hayes
  • Justin Murata
  • Michelle Steuermann
  • Jeb Wiemer

and if you were unable to attend the General Membership Meeting on Sunday, the minutes are available HERE and nice photos from James Miura are available HERE.

We would like to hear from you concerning the next Bluegrass in the Ko'olua, October 28 - 31. Would you like more open jamming during the day for those who are unable to camp? Did you miss the Band Scramble, or would you like the idea of having an open mic in place of it? If you enjoy the Scramble, would Saturday be a better fit for it? Please email evelyn@bluegrasshawaii.com with all your ideas.

FOLKS, WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR AN ICE PERSON! Without a volunteer to fetch ice we will no longer provide food!! Please consider it! Tasks and benefits include:

  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.

Please email Andy Char at awchar@gmail.com to volunteer!

We are also entertaining the idea of a "Pau Hana" jam on Friday afternoon/evening at a central place such as Kapiolani Park. Please email evelyn@bluegrasshawaii.com if you are interested in participating.

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: