Halemanu's deep vocals and fingers that dance on the strings of ukulele and guitar, have become the hallmark of his “Jazz Infused Rock N Roll, with Hawaiian Soul” music. The Na Hoku Hanohano award winning musician is a captivating live performer that not only plays music but “plays with his music.”
Dean Guzman pays tribute to the very best of Santana. For more than four decades, from his earliest days as a groundbreaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco, Carlos Santana has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural and geographical boundaries.
Tantra celebrates the intricacy of being a woman in the industry, a woman in love, a woman who makes mistakes all while being fiercely independent. Her freshman album "Loves Heretic" released in 2017 and went on to win the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Hip-hop Album of the Year, becoming the first woman to ever take home the award in this category.
Reggae-R&B singer Tenelle Christine Luafalemana has been described by many as "a breath of fresh air." Her natural beauty and wholesome smile permeates on stage, captivating listeners with her soulful sultry sound. Her #1 hit singles include "Flava" and "Get Some," of which she has performed in front of hundreds and thousands of people all over the world including Japan, New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands, and the U.S.
Local legend Augie Rey presents a tribute to Hawaii Legends Don Ho, Dick Jensen, Jimmy Borges, Nephi Hannemann, Eddie Kamae, Roland Cazimero, Alfredo Romero, Iva Kinimaka, Augie Colon, and our Lady of Love “Loyal Garner”
The Hawaiian phenomenon Willie K is undoubtedly the only artist in the world who can go into an Irish pub in the middle of Maui and play anything from indigenous acoustic Hawaiian music to jazz, reggae, rock, country and even opera leaving everyone within earshot slack-jawed in astonishment.
Mike Lewis & Friends present a tribute to pop-icon Billy Joel. Having sold more than 150 million records, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. Throughout the years, Joel’s songs have acted as personal and cultural touchstones for millions of people, mirroring his own goal of writing songs that “meant something during the time in which I lived and transcended that time.”
To say that Ron Artis II plays music from his heart and soul would be a bit of understatement. With his style ranging from rock, blues, jazz to rap, R&B and soul, the young musician has made his mark on the islands, as well as venturing outside the island with three individual sold-out tours on the mainland.
Kuana has been involved in the music and hula scene of Hilo since he was 6 years old, training as a kane dancer under legendary Hilo kumu hula Johnny Lum Ho. Kuana continues his Tribute to the Hawaiian Islands with a tribute to Molokai and featuring the music of his kumu hula Johnny Luma Ho.