Starting June 12, the sounds of some of Hawaii’s most popular performers will fill the air for the 2014 Ke Kani O Ke Kai summer concert series at the Waikiki Aquarium, presented by Outrigger Hotels and Resorts.
Visitors and residents alike are invited to kick back on the beachfront lawn at the Aquarium for an evening of live entertainment and food under the stars.
“Ke Kani O Ke Kai is a wonderful way to celebrate and experience Hawaiian music and culture,” says Bitsy Kelley, vice-president, corporate communications of Outrigger Enterprises Group. “It’s an honour to be a longtime sponsor of the Ke Kani O Ke Kai summer concert series, and as a strong advocate of local musicians, the Outrigger ‘ohana is happy to help provide our local artists an opportunity to share their talent with everyone to enjoy.”
As in years past, concertgoers will experience an impressive line-up of stellar live performances under the stars at the Waikiki Aquarium. The concert series kicks off on June 12 and will run every other Thursday through Aug. 7. The performers participating this year include:
!!! June 12, Ho‘okena and Ben Maila (featured restaurant: The Grove).
!!! June 26, HAPA and Cyril Pahinui (featured restaurant: Kani Ka Pila Grille).
!!! July 10, Natalie Ai Kamauu and Mark Yamanaka (featured restaurant: The Grove).
!!! July 24, Weldon Kekauoha and Melveen Leed (featured restaurant: Da Spot).
!!! Aug. 7, Kuana Torres Kahele and Makana (featured restaurant: HASR Bistro).
Concert attendees can also enjoy delicious dishes from selected local restaurants. On June 26, Kani Ka Pila Grille, the open-air restaurant at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach, will provide a menu of local favourites paired with the sounds of Cyril Pahinui and HAPA. As the home to nightly live island music, Kani Ka Pila Grille showcases some of Hawaii’s most legendary musicians, up-and-coming local talent and island artists of international renown every night of the week.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for each Ke Kani O Ke Kai concert, with performances taking place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Attendees are also welcome to explore the Waikiki Aquarium galleries, which will remain open throughout the evening.
Na Hoku Hanohano winners Cyril Pahinui and Weldon Kekauoha are just two of Hawaii’s top island entertainers that will be performing as part of this year’s Ke Kani O Ke Kai summer concert series. Both musicians are part of the regular lineup of top island artists who perform weekly at Kani Ka Pila Grille at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach. (Photo credit: Outrigger Hotels and Resorts)