Jun 09 2023


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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Hilo Palace Theater
Hilo Palace Theater

Friday, June 9th @ 7:00pm

Doors and concessions open at 6:00pm

Live Concert
Approx 120min

$25 General Admission Sale, only 100 discounted tickets available**
$40 General Admission
$60 Golden Circle with free Signed CD
*All tickets $5 more on Day of Show. All seating is open within ticketed sections. Seating is first come first serve.

Blues Bear Hawaii and KWXX present an evening with MAKANA LIVE in concert.

Makana is on tour in support of his newest album Pūlama: Legacies of Hawai’i which celebrates the rich heritage of kī hō’alu (slack key guitar), ‘ukulele and leo (voice).

Makana is a singer, composer, cultural educator, and master of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. His music combines deep tradition with unbridled innovation to breathe fresh intensity into the timeless sounds of Hawai’i. The New York Times calls him “dazzling.” His music has been featured on three Grammy®–nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy Award®–winning film The Descendants. Guitar Player Magazine ranked him as one of the top three guitarists in America, and the Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts recognized him with the Slack Key Legacy Award. Slack Key is a unique style from the 1800s that simulates three guitars in one, performed in gorgeous tunings that open the guitar to a symphonic sound. Makana’s live performances are raw, diverse, virtuosic, culturally informative, shared in multiple languages, and always spontaneous. Feel the presence of kūpuna (elders) as he honors their legacies while weaving in universal themes and sounds from around the world.

It’s an acoustic experience like no other.

  • Event Area: East Hawaiʻi

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