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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

BH Holiday Jam & Potluck: 'Ono Food, Awesome Pickin', Plenty Fun!!!

If you were one of the lucky folks in attendance at Bluegrass Hawai'i's Holiday Jam & Potluck at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wahiawa on Saturday, November 29, you'll likely and hopefully agree that the event was a great success, with lots of great food, bluegrass, and fun! We're grateful to St. Stephen's for the warm welcome back, and we managed to fill up the space with plenty of pickin'...we actually got jams going in four separate spaces! Yeehaw! It was so much fun. Check out the pics in the slideshow below, also with pics from Bluegrass at Waialua Bandstand! (photos by and mahalo to Angelika Veach and Teresa Berthiaume)

We also had a terrific raffle to benefit Bluegrass Hawai'i, with some AMAZING prizes donated by our friends in the local music business. MAHALO NUI LOA to these fine merchants - please give them your business and thank them for their generous donations!!!

MAHALO AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO OUR FRIENDS AT...

GOOD GUYS MUSIC & SOUND
www.goodguysmusichawaii.com
for two handsome t-shirts

EASY MUSIC CENTER
www.easymusiccenter.com
for the three fine tuners

THE UKULELE SITE
www.theukulelesite.com
for the wonderful guitarlele (retail $169)

UKULELE PUAPUA
www.hawaiianukuleleonline.com
for the fantastic mandolele (retail $250)

Finally, thanks to ALL OF YOU who attended this event, helped set up at the beginning and tear down at the end, supported it with your attendance and your potluck dishes and your raffle ticket purchases, put a few dollars in the calabash for St. Stephen's, and jammed till your fingers were sore! We hope you had a grand time and that your holidays are very merry! Much aloha from your Holiday Jam organizers Teresa Berthiaume (BH president) and Caroline Wright (founder)

Recap: Bluegrass at the Waialua Bandstand, Dec. 7

The North Shore Ramblers and Sam's Sumo Ninjaz played a couple of great sets at the Waialua Bandstand on the North Shore on the afternoon of Sunday, December 7. The Ramblers (Neal Snyder, Virginia and Bob Hayes, and Jeb Wiemer) opened the afternoon with some fine picking and lovely harmonies, and then Sam and the Sumo Ninjaz (Evelyn Greene, Justin Murata, Jim Hancock, Sam Hayakawa, and Nakana) took the stage and delivered a great set of high-energy, excellent bluegrass. It was simply a terrific show with plenty of fine picking and perfect weather. We look forward to hearing these bands and a lot more bluegrass at the Waialua Bandstand, which is really a fun venue. Check out the photos above! (mahalo Teresa Berthiaume, Angelika Veach, Caroline Wright)

SALOON PILOTS featuring guest performer Patty Clayton

Big City Diner
108 Hekili Street, Kailua, 808-263-8880
December 19th, 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The holidays are near, and with that comes the stress of trying to get your last minute shopping started....so why not just put it off for another day and come on out to listen to some great bluegrass music, have an ono'licious dinner and just enjoy the evening, then go shopping on Saturday!

While Kilin is off to the mainland to experience the real chill of the season, Patty will be filling in sharing songs of the West, and we'll throw in a few seasonal surprises for you too! You're not going to want to miss Paul Sato's SOLO performance of the Hallelujah Chorus... as he...well, you'll just have to see it to believe it.

Justin Murata and Kela

The Willows
901 Hausten Street, Honolulu, 952-9200
Friday December 19th, 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 December 19th 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 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 Thursday of each month at Bonzer Front, 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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