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Music Event in Waikiki
05 Jan 2022
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Suite Serenades: Where to listen to live music in Waikiki


From the lobby at Embassy Suites Waikiki, follow the sounds of the ‘ukulele, ipu (gourd drum) and Hawaiian steel guitar to the best spots for Hawaiian mele (music) in Waikiki. You'll be entertained by up-and-coming contemporary Hawaiian musicians as well as GRAMMY-nominated headliners, all who are passionate about Hawaiian culture and their island home. Get ready for some epic chicken skin moments!


Street view at Embassy Suites Waikiki


Ku Haʻaheo

Step out of Embassy Suites Waikiki onto Waikiki Beach Walk for a free weekly Hawaiian musical showcase featuring Blaine Kia & Kalei Kahalewai, known as KAMANAWA. The open-air performances ooze of the aloha spirit and are entertaining for young and old. Plus, you'll love dancing along with the hula halau called, Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie. You're welcome to lounge on the artificial grass in front of the stage, or if you are a guest staying in the east-facing suites, listen from your own private lanai! 

Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza Stage 



Mele Hali‘a

Meaning "to recall fondly" this free monthly concert featuring award-winning local artists also calls Waikiki Beach Walk home one Sunday a month. In January, Nathan Aweau takes the stage with his hauntingly beautiful vocals and natural gift of storytelling. This is a great stop on your way out for dinner in Waikiki! 

January 16 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza Stage 



Ha‘eha‘e Girls

Stroll over to Royal Hawaiian Center on Thursdays for a youthful, energetic performance from this quartet of local ladies. Their harmonies and beautiful hula movements fill the tropical landscape with aloha at The Royal Grove. Plus, their coordinating mu‘umu‘u are runway ready and are a must-see! 

Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.

Royal Hawaiian Center, The Royal Grove 


Dining area at Embassy Suites Waikiki


Kani Ka Pila Grille

Just across the street from Embassy Suites Waikiki, you can dine al fresco under the stars while being entertained by Hawai‘i's best local musicians at this poolside hot spot. The musician line-up rotates each night of the week, but you'll be blown away by the talent with the likes of Ho'okena, Kawika Kahiapo, and Sean Naauao. Hot tip: order the Kolohe Mai Tai made with local spirits and ingredients. 

Nightly from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort 


Nightclub in Waikiki


Blue Note Hawai‘i

Think supper club meets nightclub, this intimate live music venue plays host to local musicians as well as international superstars. Sip martinis, savor island flavors, and sing along for a memorable night out in the heart of Waikiki. Check out their January line-up including Macy Gray, Morgan James, and Don McLean.  

Dates vary

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort 



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