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NEWS

BLUEGRASS HAWAII JAM

Manoa Valley District Park, 2721 Kaaipu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96822
Sunday December 18th, 2016, 1 - 5 pm

For our December Monthly Jam, please come and join us at Manoa Valley District Park in Honolulu. The park is conveniently located in Manoa Valley. 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, December 18th, 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!

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.

JUSTIN MURATA and KELA

The Willows
901 Hausten Street, Honolulu, 952-9200
Friday December 2nd, 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 2nd 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.

SALOON PILOTS

Big City Diner
108 Hekili Street, Kailua, 808-263-8880
Friday December 2nd and 16th, 8:00pm - 10:30pm


Haleiwa Joe's - Haiku Gardens, Kaneohe
46-336 Haiku Road, Kaneohe, 808-247-6671
Friday, December 9th 8:00pm-10:30pm


Hard Rock Cafe
280 Beachwalk, Honolulu, 808-955-7383
Wednesday, December 14th, 9:00pm - 11:00pm


BLUEGRASS SPECIAL AT WAIALUA BANDSTAND
NORTH SHORE RAMBLERS and SAM AND THE SUMO NINJAZ

Waialua District Park, Waialua, (808) 637-9721
Sunday December 4th, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Come out to the North Shore to enjoy these two great bluegrass bands! The Bandstand is a great outdoor venue where you can sit on the grass, enjoy the view, and picnic. Don't miss it!

PALOLO JONES and SAM AND THE SUMO NINJAZ

2440 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, (808) 946-5190
Saturday, December 10th, 9:00pm - 1:00am

Palolo Jones and Sam and the Sumo Ninjaz will be playing Anna OBriens on Saturday December 10th. Don't miss this combination of Grateful Dead and bluegrass! The SSNs will open at 9:00pm followed by Palolo Jones at 11:00, $10 cover at the door.

NORTH SHORE RAMBLERS

Jerry's Pizza
67-292 Goodale Avenue, Waialua, HI 96791, 808-637-8866
Friday December 16th, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

The NSR will be playing at Jerry's Pizza in Waialua on FRIDAY, December 16th, from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Eat some delicious pizza, BYoB and enjoy some bluegrass music.

LAURIE LEWIS and TOM ROZUM

Atherton Performing Arts Studio
738 Kaheka Street, Honolulu, HI 96814 Saturday, February 4th, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum are widely regarded as being among the preeminent bluegrass and Americana artists of our time. They formed a musical partnership in 1986, when Tom joined Laurie's acclaimed band, Grant Street. Between them, they have recorded over twenty albums, as a duo and with their many talented musical friends, including their 1995 Grammy-nominated album "The Oak and the Laurel". Their latest release, "The Hazel and Alice Sessions", delves into the repertoire of Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerard, two trailblazing women of bluegrass music.

Together, Laurie and Tom perfectly balance each other's voices, and Tom's sometimes quirky and always deeply musical mandolin playing provides the ideal counterpoint to Laurie's original compositions.

The Atherton Studio is a small and intimate space which will sell out, so we'd like to give you a heads up about this performance. Get your tickets early to see this duo in the friendly and intimate confines of the Atherton Studio!

Tickets are $15 to $30 and available HERE!

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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