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 IN THE KO'OLAU

Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens, Kaneohe
October 27 - 30, 2017

The next campout is October 27 - 30, 2017. See you there!

BLUEGRASS HAWAII MANOA JAM

Manoa Valley District Park, Kahaloa Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822
Sunday August 20th, 2017, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

DATE: SUNDAY, August 20th, 2017

TIME/LOCATION: Manoa Valley District Park, Kahaloa Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822

BRING: Traditional instruments, chairs or blanket, cooler, snacks, and drinks.

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.

DOCTOR PAUL

Album Release Party
Boardriders Bar & Grill, Kailua
201 Hamakua Drive #A, Kailua, 808-261-4600
Thursday, August 17th, 8:00 pm

Doctor Paul Album Release Party at Boardriders-Kailua 8/17/17 for Our America!

BGHI member Paul Deering, aka "Doctor Paul", has just released his first professional recording: Our America! There will be a release party at 8:00 p.m. at Boardriders Bar and Grill in Kailua that evening. The six original songs were recorded at Thunder Studios with pals Keoni Maiwela on bass, guitars, harmonies; Brian Thompson on drums; Mike Michaels (of BGHI fame) on violin; and Paul on vocals and guitars.

  • Our America
  • Live and Breathe Free
  • See You on the Other Side
  • Who's the Hero
  • Sand in All the Wrong Places
  • Profits of Doom

Come on down and have some pizza, fun, and enjoy a live performance! BTW - the Thursday Open Mic follows, so you're welcome to bring yer Axe! Also, last chance to say Aloha & Adios to Paul and Nicole before they head to Seville, Spain for the fall semester in UHM's Study Abroad Program.

SALOON PILOTS

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


Haleiwa Joe's - Haiku Gardens, Kaneohe
46-336 Haiku Road, Kaneohe, 808-247-6671
Friday, August 25th, 8:30pm-10:30pm


Hawaii Public Radio
Atherton Performing Arts Studio
738 Kaheka Street, Honolulu, 808-955-8821
Saturday, August 26th, 7:30pm
Call for reservations and ticket information


NORTH SHORE RAMBLERS

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

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

JUSTIN MURATA and KELA

The Willows
901 Hausten Street, Honolulu, 952-9200
Friday August 25th, 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 August 25th 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 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

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