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!



Aloha all! It's that time again to nominate board members! We've got FIVE slots up for election this year. Andy Char, Justin Murata, Scotty Rhode, Charlie Rosario, and Jan Willis are at the end of their terms, Virginia and Bob Hayes are continuing. We're accepting nominations, please send them to evelyn@bluegrasshawaii.com. Voting will take place either by email, or in person at the General Membership Meeting on August 17th at our August Jam, Wahiawa Botanical Gardens.

So send those nominations! Please include a short bio of your nominee, or of yourself! And remember, you must be a member to vote!


Morning Brew
600 Kailua Road, Kailua, 262-7770
Friday August 1st and 15th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Ninjaz will be playing traditional bluegrass at Morning Brew Friday August 1st and 15th. Morning Brew has a great menu, including sandwiches, desserts, a good wine and beer list, and, of course, coffee.


Surfer [The Bar], Turtle Bay Resort
57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, 293-6000
Friday, August 8th, 9:00 pm to Midnight

Click HERE for more information.

REAL Beer Festival
Makai Gateway Park, Kaka'ako
Saturday, August 9th, 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Click HERE for more information.

Big City Diner
108 Hekili Street, Kailua, 263-8880
Friday August 15th, 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

As always, there's NO COVER CHARGE!

Doris Duke Theatre
900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu
Wednesday, August 20th, 7:30 pm

More information is available HERE.

Downbeat Lounge
42 N. Hotel Street, Honolulu, 533-2328
Friday, August 22nd, 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Check out there website HERE.


Wahiawa Botanical Garden
Sunday, August 17th
12:00 PM till 4:00 PM

Our AUGUST jam has been scheduled for Sunday, August 17th from 12:00 PM till 4:00 PM at Wahiawa Botanical Garden in Wahiawa! This rain-or-shine event is always FREE to the public!

Before this jam, we will be holding our GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING where we will be choosing our new board and addressing any comments or concerns from YOU, our members! Make sure to come early and join in to make this organization as good as it can be!

Directions: Find your way to H2 North, going towards Mililani and Wahiawa. Take exit 8 for Wahiawa, just before the highway ends near Schofield Barracks. At the end of the exit, go right; stay in the right lane. You'll be on KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY. At the third light, take a right onto CALIFORNIA AVENUE. Go about a mile or so, past Foodland, Longs, Blockbusters; past a Buddhist Hongwanji on your right and a community park on your left. Look for the Botanical Garden on your left! This rain-or-shine event will take in the pavilions around the garden and in the multi-purpose room.
Parking: IMPORTANT! We have received a special request from Brian Koren, recreation specialist at Wahiawa Botanical Garden. Brian writes: The garden is starting to get really busy on the weekends, so we had to change some things about parking. We are encouraging user groups to use the alternative parking areas. We are going to start reserving six parking spots in the parking lot for garden volunteers and guests visiting the garden for less then 45 minutes. Can you tell your pickers to try and park over at the other parking lot on Glen Avenue?
To get to the Glen Avenue lot: when you get off H2 at the Wahiawa exit and turn on to Kamehameha Hwy., take a right at the fourth traffic light onto Kilani Avenue. Go about a half a mile, past the hospital and the big community park. Kilani runs parallel to California Avenue, and becomes Glen Avenue just before the Botanical Garden. The Glen Avenue lot is on the right hand side, just past CREST AVENUE on the left, and immediately before Wahiawa Elementary School. Park, walk down the hill and turn left to walk across the bridge into the garden's main lot. Brian says if you have to park in the California Ave. lot for a few minutes to drop off your instruments, that's not a problem, but please don't double-park for extended periods of time. Also, if you park on the grass on the left side of California going up the hill, please do not park in front of the sign for the garden.
Bus Riders: Catch a #62 bus towards Wahiawa Heights and get off across the street from the Wahiawa Botanical Garden on California Avenue. To find out how to connect to a 62 bus, call our wonderful bus system, TheBus, at 848-5555; they're open every day from 8 AM till 10 PM. Their website is www.thebus.org.



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
  • 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


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.