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There are some noteworthy Oahu shows in Waikiki, Downtown Honolulu, up in the North Shore, and around the island that you should check out.  From traditional Hawaiian luaus to ongoing shows such as Rock a Hula Show and Magic Polynesia, will have you on the edge of your seat.  Book a night or day show and create a memorable experience.

Exploring Oahu Shows & Events

Most noteworthy Oahu shows come with a price of admission, but are well worth the ticket price as they are short of being Broadway productions.  And there are also some great free shows that you should explore, including a beachside hula show and art exhibitions.

Also take time to review upcoming Oahu events! We only feature the best island activities, including craft fairs, music festivals, sporting activities, special cultural events, and more.

Ongoing Oahu Shows

Kuhio Beach Hawaiian Hula Show

Waikiki Hula Show

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday evenings (weather permitting) hula halaus are invited from around the island and other locations to perform their Oahu shows under the big banyan tree at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki.  The evening starts off with fun tiki torch lighting ceremony at 6pm.  

Live Hawaiian music and hula performances go on for 1 hour.  Seating is limited and tends to get crowded, so come early plan to lay down a towel or beach chair to sit on, and get a good view of the performance.  Call 808-843-8002 for more information.

Art on the Fence

Waikiki Art on the Fence

Every weekend artist post up there artworks on the south end Honolulu Zoo fence, which is across from Kapiolani Park.  Art on the Fence takes place 9 AM to 4 PM every Sat & Sun.

This is always a fun free weekend activity, giving you an opportunity to casually stroll Monsarrat Ave and check out various works of art from local artist.

See original artwork including paintings, Photos, creations and other mediums of art.

Nightly Live Hawaiian Music - Kani Ka Pila Grille

Kani Ka Pila Grille is a haven for Hawaiian music located at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. This delightful poolside dining and music venue pays homage to the local tradition of kanikapila, which translates to "let's play music" in Hawaiian.

Step into a world where the spirit of backyard jam sessions, inspired by the renowned Pahinui family and their mastery of slack-key guitar, lives on.  Experience the magic of live Hawaiian music performed by award-winning contemporary artists including Sean Na'auao and Ho'okena every night from 6 to 9 pm.

Learn more at Outrigger Reef Waikiki

Evening Luau at Paradise Cove

Paradise Cove Luau

Paradise Cove is not just another luau, it’s a full production with lots of activities and entertainment that some others tend to lack.  Kick off the afternoon with some Mai Tai’s and join in the celebration and festivities!

A Luau is a celebration for enjoying each other’s company, play traditional Hawaiian games, watching a Kalua Pork Imu ceremony take place, participate in a hukilau of pulling in a large fishnet from the ocean, listening to live local music, and being entertained throughout the night with many Polynesian and Hula performances.

Germaine's Luau - A Family Experience

Germaines Luau

Nestled against the western shores on, this one-of-a-kind show promises an unforgettable evening surrounded by Hawaiian culture and welcoming hospitality.

As the sun sets, guests are greeted with the an amazing luau spread including delicious traditional kalua pork, roasted to perfection in an underground imu oven. 

It’s a long mesmerizing evening filled with many different Polynesian dance performances, where beautiful dancers gracefully tell tales of ancient folklore through their artistry. Immersed yourself in a night of celebration, as Germaine's Luau offers a memorable experience, transporting you to the heart of Polynesia's rich cultural heritage.  See More and Reserve Tickets...

Magic of Polynesia

Magic of Polynesia Show

Ready to be amazed by some mind blowing illusions and magic tricks with a Polynesian twist?  Master John Hirokawa is known to have more than just a few tricks up his sleeves…in fact he is an award winning illusionist!

The Magic of Polynesia is a complete 2 ½ hour show that integrates Hula & Polynesian performances, along with some death defying tricks and a wild fire knife act to make this production unique and energetic.

  • Location – Holiday Inn Waikiki, transportation available
  • Time – 6 PM dinner option, 7 PM show begins
  • Cost – Show only $42/child & $63/adult up to Deluxe Meal w/ Show $83 child & $158 adult, age 3 & under are free
  • View & purchase ticket options

Rock-A-Hula Show

Rock a Hula Show

A memorable Las Vegas type production here in Waikiki, Hawaii!  This Rock-A-Hula show in a tribute with a Hawaiian twist to music legends such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and the beautiful voice of Celine Dion. 

Listen to these familiar sounds and more, synced to Hawaiian music with Polynesian entertainment, including a popular fire dance.

These Oahu shows begins 8 PM each evening at the Royal Hawaiian Center Theater.  General tickets start at $63 (lower price children tickets available), with larger options that includes transportation, VIP treatment, and dinner. 

  • Location – Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 4th Floor
  • Time – Pre-show options start at 6 PM, Show starts at 8 PM
  • Cost – ticket options

Sunset Cruise with Hawaiian Show

Oahu Sunset Cruise

A memorable entertaining Oahu show is a special one that takes place out at sea.

Sign up for a Star of Honolulu sunset cruise that provides beautiful captivating views of the coastline while the sun melts into the ocean.

But if that’s not enough, this 2 hour boat ride will keep you entertained with a “60 Years of Aloha” Hawaiian cultural show that features hula and Polynesian dance performances and live music. 

Enjoy this special evening with a steak & seafood or vegetarian dinner.  Friday night guest will also be treated to a fireworks display (permitting weather conditions) being launched in front of the Hawaiian Hilton Village.

This sunset cruise boat leaves and returns to port close to Waikiki.  Transportation options to and from are available.  Book ahead of desired cruise date as before it sells out.

Polynesian Cultural Center – Oahu Shows & Entertainment

Polynesian Cultural Center

Spend a day & evening watching some of the best entertaining shows and performances on the island.  The Polynesian Cultural Center is a special thyme park made up of many representations of Polynesia cultures in the Pacific.

To top it off, there is a phenomenal Hawaiian Luau and 90 minute evening show worth seeing!  Secure tickets early as they will sell out!

  • Location – Leie, North Shore
  • Time – Starts at Noon, Closed on Sunday’s
  • Cost – starts at $71/Child, $88/Adult to $252 Super Ambassador package
  • Learn more – review different tickets & packages

Special Concerts & Oahu Shows

Most Oahu Concerts and Shows are on hold right now do to the state mandate of no gatherings larger than 10 people.  Stay tuned for further developments...

Blue Note Hawaii

Local Comedy Showcase - July 5th, 2023

Spend a night in laughter at Blue Note in Waikiki for some of Hawaii's funniest comedians like Lance Liverman, Reese Paul, Jose Dynamite, Neco Butler, Jonny Rex-Hollywood, Graham Flood, Ian Shippen and more.

  • Location - Blue Note
  • Time - 7 PM
  • Cost - $15 to $20
  • Learn More - Blue Note

Comedian STEVE TREVINO - July 7th & 8th, 2023

Get ready for a hilarious evening with comedian Steve Treviño, "America's Favorite Husband." He's fluent in the language of wives, excels at DIY parenting, and embraces the role of a devoted husband.

With over 1.1 million social media followers, he's a rising star in the comedy world, headlining specials for Amazon, Netflix, and Showtime.  Join him as he shares relatable observations on fatherhood, husband-hood, and modern life, all fueled by straight-shooting honesty and a whole lot of heart.

  • Location - Blue Note Hawaii
  • Time - 7 PM
  • Cost - $35 to $45
  • Learn More - Blue Note Hawaii

Maoli - July 7th - 9th, 2023

Experience the soulful melodies and captivating performances of Hawaii music artist Maoli, an extraordinary artist gracing the online events calendar.

Maoli brings the essence of island paradise to life through his vibrant music. With a fusion of reggae, pop, and R&B influences, his songs transport listeners to a realm of pure bliss.  Maoli's velvety smooth vocals, accompanied by infectious rhythms and heartfelt lyrics, create a captivating atmosphere that is sure to leave a lasting impression at the Waikiki Shell.

  • Location - Waikiki Shell
  • Time - 6 PM
  • Cost - $162 - $439
  • Learn More - Waikiki Shell

Local Artist Fia - July 19th, 2023

Hailing from Hawaii, Fia has quickly emerged as one of the region's biggest breakout artists. His chart-topping hits like "Love Me," "Fly Away," and "Morning Time (Awoia)" have garnered massive acclaim.

In 2019, Fia's talent was recognized with four Island Music Awards, including Song of the Year for "Love Me," Music Video of the Year, Breakout Artist of the Year, and Male Artist of the Year. With over 14 million streams on Spotify, eight million on Pandora, and five million on Apple Music, "Love Me" remains a beloved track on radio stations and listener playlists.

  • Location - Blue Note Hawaii
  • Time - 7 PM
  • Cost - $25 to $35
  • Learn More - Blue Note Hawaii

KIMIE MINER - July 21st & 22nd, 2023

Join the celebrated songbird queen, Kimié Miner, for a remarkable two-night birthday concert weekend filled with enchanting melodies. Titled "1985 + REBORN," this event will transport fans through Miner's musical journey, featuring beloved breakout hits, cherished covers, exclusive originals, captivating collaborations with special guests, engaging storytelling, and a delightful slice of cake!

Moreover, a portion of the concert proceeds will be dedicated to supporting Miner's Haku Collective MeleCraft community mentorship programs.

  • Location - Blue Note Hawaii
  • Time - 6:30 PM & 9 PM Shows
  • Cost - $38 to $48
  • Learn More - Blue Note Hawaii

Henry Kapono - July 22nd & 23rd, 2023

Henry Kapono plays regularly at Duke's in Waikiki.  What a better time than enjoying Duke's signature mai tai's and food, while relaxing and listing to the sweat melodies of local artist Henry Kapono... what a treat!

Maz Jobrani - July 28th & 29th, 2023

Renowned comedian and actor Maz Jobrani is captivating audiences worldwide with his hilarious performances. His latest stand-up comedy special, "The Birds and the Bees," is now available for streaming on YouTube, offering a delightful dose of laughter.

Maz has also graced the stage with other memorable specials, including the critically acclaimed "Immigrant" filmed at the esteemed Kennedy Center, which is a Netflix original.  Additionally, he has delivered three captivating solo specials on Showtime: "Brown and Friendly," "I Come In Peace," and "I'm Not A Terrorist, But I've Played One On TV."

  • Location - Blue Note Hawaii
  • Time - 6:30 PM & 9 PM Shows
  • Cost - $30 to $40
  • Learn More - Blue Note Hawaii

CORY WONG - Aug 3rd - 5th, 2023

Straight out of Minneapolis, Cory has established himself as a powerhouse in the music industry since 2011. His head-spinning guitar skills, infectious humor, and stage presence have made him a sought-after collaborator and celebrated solo artist.

From appearing on shows like The Voice to joining forces with Vulfpeck, Cory's talents have shone in various settings. The band even paid tribute to him by naming one of their most popular instrumental tracks after him.

  • Location - Blue Note Hawaii
  • Time - 6:30 PM & 9 PM Shows
  • Cost - $55 to $65
  • Show Tickets: Aug 3rd 6:30 & 9 PM / Aug 4th 6:30 & 9 PM / Aug 5th 6:30 & 9 PM

Henry Kapono - Aug 6th & 13th, 2023

Henry Kapono plays regularly at Duke's in Waikiki.  What a better time than enjoying Duke's signature mai tai's and food, while relaxing and listing to the sweat melodies of local artist Henry Kapono... what a treat!

Local Comedy Showcase - Aug 9th, 2023

Spend a night in laughter at Blue Note in Waikiki for some of Hawaii's funniest comedians like Lance Liverman, Reese Paul, Jose Dynamite, Neco Butler, Jonny Rex-Hollywood, Graham Flood, Ian Shippen and more.

  • Location - Blue Note
  • Time - 7 PM
  • Cost - $15 to $20
  • Learn More - Blue Note

Local Artist PAULA FUGA - Aug 12th & 13th, 2023

Paula Fuga, Hawaii's beloved soul sister, is making a highly anticipated return to Blue Note Hawaii on August 12 & 13, 2023. Her live concert showcase, titled "GROWING," embodies her personal and professional growth, encompassing various forms of expressive art.

As the founder of Mana Wahine Productions, Fuga is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and recipient of the prestigious Nā Hōkū Hanohano award. During the concert, she will treat fans to her beloved hits from award-winning albums like "LILIKOI" and "RAIN ON SUNDAY," as well as debut fresh, unreleased material.

  • Location - Blue Note
  • Time - 7 PM
  • Cost - $35 to $45
  • Learn More - Blue Note

Jake Shimabukuro at Blue Note - Aug 15th, 2023

Jake Shimabukuro the notorious ukulele player will be playing with guest Sonny Landreth Blue Note.  This Hawaiian musician star will have you on the edge of your seat, watching his fingers jam magical tunes.  It’s a treat to watch and listen to Jake, and he makes it seem so simple!

  • Location – Blue Note Hawaii
  • Time - 6:30 & 9 PM Concerts
  • Cost - $45 to $55
  • Tickets - 6:30 Show / 9 PM Show


Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Josh Tatofi was immersed in music from a young age. His father, a member of the renowned reggae band Kapena, influenced his musical journey. By thirteen, Josh was performing across the Hawaiian Islands, gaining recognition for his impressive vocals.

At nineteen, he recorded an album with popular Maui band ʻEkolu, showcasing his love for reggae-infused melodies and local collaborations. In 2017, Josh's album "Pua Kiele" earned him two Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards and a GRAMMY® nomination in 2018. His sophomore album, "Ua Kui A Lawa," released in 2019, won five Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards in 2020.

  • Location - Blue Note
  • Time - 7 PM
  • Cost - $50 to $60
  • Learn More - Blue Note

Henry Kapono - Aug 26th, 2023

Hawaiian spirit as Henry Kapono takes the stage at the legendary Waikiki Shell for a night to remember. Join us on this delightful evening as we celebrate the highly anticipated 50 YEARS OF THE SONGS OF C&K – Anniversary Tour!

Kapono serenades you with a blend of romantic ballads, soulful tunes, and irresistible island party anthems, all crafted to put a smile on your face and fill your heart with warmth. Prepare to be captivated by timeless hits like "Friends," "Sailing," and "Highway in the Sun" that have become beloved favorites among fans.

  • Location - Waikiki Shell
  • Time - 7 PM
  • Cost - $76 to $495
  • Tickets - Ticketmaster.com

Keahiwai - Aug 26th, 2023

The Hawaiian duet group Keahiwai reunites and playing at Blue Note for a night.  Don't miss this special performance as they play some favorites including "Local Girls", "Push", "Falling", "Over and Promised Love", and many others.

  • Location – Blue Note Hawaii
  • Time - 6:30 PM & 9 PM
  • Cost - $40 to $50
  • Tickets -  6:30 Show / 9 PM Show

The Abyssinians - Aug 27th, 2023

The Abyssinians are renowned for their distinctive reagree harmonies and spiritually infused roots music. Their iconic song "Satta Massagana" is often hailed as the reggae music anthem. Despite producing hits like "Declaration of Rights," "Forward unto Zion," and "Ymasagan African Race," the group never quite achieved mainstream success, despite showing promise for international stardom in the 1970s and 1980s.

  • Location - Blue Note
  • Time - 7 PM
  • Cost - $25 to $35
  • Tickets - Ticketweb.com

Local Comedy Showcase - Aug 30th, 2023

Spend a night in laughter at Blue Note in Waikiki for some of Hawaii's funniest comedians like Lance Liverman, Reese Paul, Jose Dynamite, Neco Butler, Jonny Rex-Hollywood, Graham Flood, Ian Shippen and more.

  • Location - Blue Note
  • Time - 7 PM
  • Cost - $15 to $20
  • Learn More - Blue Note

Henry Kapono - Sept 3rd, 2023

Henry Kapono plays regularly at Duke's in Waikiki.  What a better time than enjoying Duke's signature mai tai's and food, while relaxing and listing to the sweat melodies of local artist Henry Kapono... what a treat!

Comedian AUGIE T - Sept 8th, 2023

It’s always a treat when Augie T comes to town, and this special show he’s teaming up with Hawaii’s actor & musician Shawn Garnett.  Don’t miss out on a night of laughing off your okole!

Augie T brings the aloha spirit to the comedy stage.  With a unique blend of observational comedy and storytelling, he takes audiences on a side-splitting journey through the quirks and idiosyncrasies of everyday life in Hawaii.  From poking fun at local traditions to sharing hilarious anecdotes from his own experiences, Augie T's comedic prowess never fails to leave audiences in stitches.

  • Location – Waikiki Shell
  • Time - 7 PM
  • Cost – $27 - $319
  • Learn more – Waikiki Shell

Hana Hou Festival - Sept 8th & 9th, 2023

Inspired by the incredible talent of ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, the Hana Hou Festival unites artists from various genres, including Pop, Jazz, World, and Hawaiian, for two unforgettable nights of jamming.

The festival boasts an incredible lineup, including the energetic pop band The Jets, renowned smooth jazz artist Keiko Matsui, and a host of local Hawaiian icons like Raiatea Helm and Brother Noland.

Friday, September 8 at 7:30 pm features the Jake Shimabukuro Band, The Jets, Raiatea Helm, Kawika Kahiapo, Jeff Peterson, and Jon Yamasato. On Saturday, September 9 at 7:30 pm, don't miss Jake Shimabukuro, Keiko Matsui, Kimie Miner, Brother Noland, and Mark Yamanaka.

  • Location – Hawaii Theatre
  • Time - 7:30 PM
  • Cost – TBD
  • Learn more – Hawaii Theatre

Andrew Dice Clay - Sept 14th, 15th, and 16th, 2023

Andrew Dice Clay is a renowned comedian known for his controversial and brash style, which earned him both adoration and criticism throughout his career.  With his trademark leather jacket and aggressive delivery, he rose to fame in the late 1980s with iconic skits like "Nursery Rhymes," where he reimagined classic children's rhymes with adult-oriented humor.

His exaggerated New York accent and crude jokes became a trademark, as he fearlessly tackled taboo subjects in his stand-up routines, often pushing the boundaries of political correctness. While some found his humor offensive, others praised his ability to deliver sharp one-liners and unapologetically confront social norms, making him a lasting figure in the world of comedy.

Black Uhuru - Sept 27th & 28th, 2023

The iconic reggae group Black Uhuru, hailing from Jamaica, has left an indelible mark on the genre with their powerful and soulful sound. And will be playing 4 shows in Honolulu over 2 nights at Blue Note Hawaii

Founded in the 1970s, the group has seen various line-up changes but has consistently delivered outstanding music.  Some of their most popular songs have become reggae classics, such as "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," a poignant track highlighting social issues. "Sinsemilla" is another fan-favorite, known for its infectious rhythm and uplifting lyrics. Additionally, "Solidarity" showcases their strong vocal harmonies and messages of unity.

Kolohe Kai, Matisyahu & Cydeways - Sept 29th, 2023

Mark your calendars for an unforgettable reggae concert featuring Kolohe Kai, a highly acclaimed artist from Hawaiʻi and one of the most streamed musicians of the past decade.  This live performance promises to be an extraordinary event with special guest appearances by Matisyahu and Cydeways.

Kolohe Kai's musical prowess earned him four nominations at the 2021 Island Music Awards, including Male Artist of the Year. His recent single, "Catching Lightning," garnered a nomination for Song of the Year, while his collaboration with Hirie on "Feel the Sunshine" received nominations for Collaboration of the Year and Video of the Year.

  • Location – Waikiki Shell
  • Time - 6 PM
  • Cost – $45 and up
  • Learn more – Ticketmasters.com

Beyond Hapa Symphony  - Oct 8th, 2023

Join the Honolulu Symphony as they harmonize with the melodies of songstress Lea Almanza, the soulful stylings of jazzy Starr Kalahiki, the unmatched piano virtuosity of Lady Laritza La Bouche, and the timeless brilliance of the legendary Brandy Lee.

Kalapana - Oct 11th & 12th, 2023

Hawaiian music legend Kalapana will be playing 2 nights at Blue Note in Waikiki.  This is going to be a fun time as Kalapana plays their 70's hits including "Nightbird", "When the Morning Comes", and "Naturally".

Dirty Heads - Oct 14th, 2023

California based reggae group, Dirty Heads is coming to Hawaii. This laidback group has captivated audiences with their unique blend of reggae, rock, and hip-hop elements.

Among their impressive repertoire, Dirty Heads have delivered several chart-topping hits that have become fan favorites. One of their most popular songs is "Lay Me Down," featuring Rome Ramirez from Sublime with Rome, which gained widespread recognition for its captivating melodies and uplifting message. Another standout track is "My Sweet Summer," renowned for its catchy hooks and summery vibes that evoke feelings of carefree bliss. The group's hit single "Vacation" further showcases their ability to craft feel-good anthems with an infectious chorus and infectious energy.

  • Location – Waikiki Shell
  • Time - 6 PM
  • Cost – $49.50 and up
  • Tickets – Ticketmasters.com

Hapa Symphony with Robert Cazimero - April 20th, 2024

Join the Honolulu Symphony as they pair up with the legendary Robert Cazimero.  This should be a fun night listing to Robert sing some of his favorite tunes with the Honolulu Symphony harmonizing in the background.

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