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April 28, 2021

MAY DAY, MOTHER’S DAY AND A WHOLE LOT OF LOVE THIS MONTH AT BLUE NOTE HAWAII

Blue Note Hawaii, the legendary venue for live entertainment, opens the month with a traditional Hawaiian May Day concert series with local favorite Kuana Torres Kahele. Mike Lewis brings his Miles Davis tribute and laughter is king with Comedy Kanikapila and Comedy U hosting four Wednesdays of Comedy. The Henry Kapono Artist 2 Artist Series continues with Mark Yamanaka, Brother Noland, the Mākaha Sons and a tribute to Jimmy Borges. Treat Mom to the gift of live music with the musical stylings of Anuhea. Beat-Lele is back by popular demand and find two ways to enjoy Mike Love with a solo show on May 15th and with his full band on May 23rd. Mark your calendars for quadruple-platinum recording artists Plain White T’s for three nights only May 20th – 22nd. The month wraps up with soulful singer-songwriter Johnny Helm and comedian Kevin Shea.

 

To keep audiences safe and socially distant, only 25 tables per show will be soldFor the safety of all guests, only complete tables are available to purchase. No individual tickets are available. As a result of moving into Tier 3, Blue Note Hawaii can now accommodate groups of up to ten. The venue will continue to live stream select shows.

 

Additional acts will be announced shortly and more information can be found at www.bluenotehawaii.com. For a full explanation of our new safety, ticketing and admission policies visit https://www.bluenotehawaii.com/covid.pdf.

 

Parking is validated at the OHANA East Hotel for $6 for four hours and at the Outrigger Waikiki for $15 for four hours valet.

 

Hawaiian 105 Presents

May Day Celebration with Kuana Torres Kahele
Saturday, May 1

Doors at 4:30 & 8:00pm

Shows at 6:00 & 8:30pm

Loge $25 / Premium $35

 

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii Nei! Celebrate with Kuana Torres Kahele, featuring special guests kumu hula Vicky Holt Takamine, Leimomi Ho and Leina'ala Pavao Jardin. The Blue Note gift shop will feature a limited-time designer pop-up from Manaola. 

 

Mike Lewis & Friends Present

A Tribute to Miles Davis
Sunday, May 2

Doors at 4:30 & 8:00pm

Shows at 6:00 & 8:30pm

Loge $15 / Premium $25

 

Mike Lewis returns to the Blue Note stage for a tribute to iconic American trumpeter, bandleader and composer Miles Davis. Featured guests include trumpteres Rick Broadwell, Greg Wills and Owen Nestor.

 

Comedy U Presents

Local Comedy Showcase
Wednesday, May 5

Doors at 5:00 & 9:00pm

Shows at 7:00 & 9:30pm

Loge $10 / Premium $15

 

Comedy U is back with another night of Hawaii's hottest comics! Featuring Heather Brown, Jack Schwab, Daryl Bonilla & Derek Reimers. Presented by Bud Light Seltzer. Lineup subject to change.

 

Hawaiian 105 Presents

Henry Kapono’s Artist 2 Artist Concert Series: Henry Kapono Foundation Edition 

Featuring Mark Yamanaka
Thursday, May 6

4:30pm doors / 6:00pm show

General Admission $35

Live Stream $20 

 

This 2021 special edition is in partnership with the Henry Kapono Foundation and dedicated to helping get Hawai`i’s musicians back to work and on stage to do what they love most...perform. May 6th features 14-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winner Mark Yamanaka, with opening performance by Jorden Kealoha-Yamanaka.

 

Comedy U Presents

Comedy Kanikapila
Friday, May 7

Doors at 5:00 & 8:30pm

Shows at 6:30 & 9:00pm

Loge $20 / Premium $25

 

Comedy U is back, this time with Comedy Kanikapila! Featuring Kaleo Pilanca with special guests Jose Dynamite & Lanai. Hosted by Champ.

 

Island 98.5 Presents

Mother’s Day with Anuhea
Saturday, May 8 at 6:30 & 9pm (Doors at 5 & 8:30)

Sunday, May 9 at 1pm brunch & 6pm dinner show (Doors at 11 & 4:30)

Loge $35 / Premium $45

 

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Anuhea! After 10 successful years in the music scene, dozens of hit songs and multiple awards including 2019 Female Artist of the Year at both the Hoku and Island Music Awards. With over 30 million streams of her songs and more than 20 million YouTube views of her videos Anuhea remains humble when she's rightfully referred to as one of the top musical artists from Hawai'i of all time.

 

Comedy U Presents

Local Comedy Showcase
Wednesday, May 12

Doors at 5:00 & 9:00pm

Shows at 7:00 & 9:30pm

Loge $10 / Premium $15

 

Comedy U is back with another night of Hawaii's hottest comics! Featuring Jelayne Shelton, Cher Lynn, Jasmine Bautista, Blue James & Brandi Morgan. Presented by Bud Light Seltzer. Lineup subject to change.

 

Hawaiian 105 Presents

Henry Kapono’s Artist 2 Artist Concert Series: Henry Kapono Foundation Edition 

Featuring Brother Noland
Thursday, May 13

4:30pm doors / 6:00pm show

General Admission $35

Live Stream $20 

 

This 2021 special edition is in partnership with the Henry Kapono Foundation and dedicated to helping get Hawai`i’s musicians back to work and on stage to do what they love most...perform. May 13th features the beloved “Father of Jawaiian Music,” Brother Noland, with opening performance by Lucie Lynch. 

 

Beat-Lele: An Ukulele Tribute to the Beatles
Friday, May 14

Doors at 4:30 & 8:00pm

Shows at 6:00 & 8:30pm

Loge $25 / Premium $35

 

Four-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award Nominees, BEAT-LELE, is composed of four Beatle-loving musicians who hail from the island of Oahu. Having performed for numerous years as a Beatles tribute band in Hawaii, BEAT-LELE decided to reinvent themselves and fuse the beautiful music of the Beatles with their passion of playing ukulele. There is no other musical group in the world combining the timeless music of The Beatles to the soaring popularity of the ukulele with added percussion of a cajon.

 

Mike Love
Saturday, May 15

Doors at 5:00 & 8:30pm

Shows at 6:30 & 9:00pm

Loge $25 / Premium $35

 

Mike Love is a musician devoted to revolution through sound. Born in O‘ahu, Hawaii to a family of musicians, Mike has used music as a conversation for as long as he can remember. He comes from a unique convergence of influences, yet all are bound by their common ambition to inspire positive change in the world. He releases his music independently on his own Love Not War Records label, and his sound, while rooted in the spirituality and message-based music of roots reggae, fuses a variety of influences including progressive and classic rock, soul, blues, flamenco, jazz, classical, and more.

 

Hawaiian 105 Presents

Henry Kapono’s Artist 2 Artist Concert Series: Henry Kapono Foundation Edition 

Featuring The Mākaha Sons
Tuesday, May 18

4:30pm doors / 6:00pm show

General Admission $35

Live Stream $20 

 

This 2021 special edition is in partnership with the Henry Kapono Foundation and dedicated to helping get Hawai`i’s musicians back to work and on stage to do what they love most...perform. May 18th features the incomparable Hawaiian musical group, The Mākaha Sons, with opening performance by Mike Tulba. 

Comedy U Presents

Local Comedy Showcase
Wednesday, May 19

Doors at 5:00 & 9:00pm

Shows at 7:00 & 9:30pm

Loge $10 / Premium $15

 

Comedy U is back with another night of Hawaii's hottest comics! Visit bluenotehwawaiii.com for the lineup announcement. Presented by Bud Light Seltzer.

 

Star 101.9 Presents

Plain White T’s
Thursday, May 20 through Saturday, May 22

Doors at 5:00 & 8:30pm

Shows at 6:30 & 9:00pm

Loge $35 / Premium $45

 

Since emerging in 1997, the GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-platinum band has amassed an enduring, engaging, and enigmatic catalog, including unshakable anthems “1,2,3,4” and “Rhythm of Love.” Among the discography, “Hey There Delilah” went quadruple-platinum, topped the Billboard Hot 100, and earned a pair of 2008 GRAMMY® Award nominations.

 

Mike Love & The Full Circle 

Sunday, May 23

Doors at 5:00 & 8:30pm

Shows at 6:30 & 9:00pm

Loge $25 / Premium $35

 

Mike Love is back with his beloved band The Full Circle, adding bass, keys, drums and horns section to create a power-packed performance. Mike’s songs possess wisdom and seek to instill change; they are about being conscious and mindful as human beings living among so many other life forms on this beautiful planet. For Mike, music is a form of healing, learning, and growing.

 

Comedy U Presents

Local Comedy Showcase
Wednesday, May 26

Doors at 5:00 & 9:00pm

Shows at 7:00 & 9:30pm

Loge $10 / Premium $15

 

Comedy U is back with another night of Hawaii's hottest comics! Visit bluenotehwawaiii.com for the lineup announcement. Presented by Bud Light Seltzer.

 

Hawaiian 105 Presents

Henry Kapono’s Artist 2 Artist Concert Series: Henry Kapono Foundation Edition 

A Tribute to Jimmy Borges

Featuring the Honolulu Jazz Quartet
Thursday, May 27

4:30pm doors / 6:00pm show

General Admission $35

Live Stream $20 

 

This 2021 special edition is in partnership with the Henry Kapono Foundation and dedicated to helping get Hawai`i’s musicians back to work and on stage to do what they love most...perform. May 27th brings us a special tribute show to the one and only Jimmy Borges, with special guest The Honolulu Jazz Quartet.

 

Johnny Helm & Friends

With Opener Nic Kalei & Special Guest John Cruz

Friday, May 28

Doors at 5:00 & 8:30pm

Shows at 6:30 & 9:00pm

Loge $20 / Premium $30

 

Modern Folk Rock/ Americana artist, Johnny Helm, is no stranger in the music scene in Hawaii, but with the recent inclusion of his song “Ride” in the closing credits of the motion picture “The Ride”, he hopes to use this moment at a platform to reach a broader, worldwide audience with his music. As well as having his recent single included in a motion picture, he has been working hard behind the scenes at Orange Pear Productions and Studio, his current workspace, where he has scored multiple independent film projects for NMG (Nella Media Group), one of which won a regional Emmy.


Blue Note Comedy Series Presents

Kevin Shea

With Opener James Mane

Saturday, May 29

Doors at 4:30 & 8:00pm

Shows at 6:00 & 8:30pm

Loge $25 / Premium $30

 

Kevin started back in 2001 in San Francisco. He was​ born in South Korea, then bought (yes bought, not brought) into America, graduated college, moved to San Francisco from Pennsylvania. He got hired at Alta Vista, got laid off, then started doing stand up comedy. Since then, Kevin's appeared on ​ABC's "Dr. Ken," "The Arsenio Hall Show," HBO’s "Down 'N Dirty with Jim Norton," "Tosh.O," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Comedy Central’s "Premium Blend," "Asia Street Comedy," "Imaginasian TV," "Kims of Comedy (on Netflix and DVD)" and NBC's "Stand Up for Diversity Winner."

 

Blue Note Hawaii submitted the following statement regarding COVID-19 precautions, policies and changes to its floor plan:

 

We are open. And your safety is our priority.

Temperature checks for all attendees are required. You MUST wear a mask to enter. You may take off your mask while seated at your table however if you get up for any reason you MUST put your mask on.  This is for your safety and the safety of everyone in attendance.

Among other precautions, our staff will be temperature checked. They will wear face shields and masks. Our tables will be six feet apart. Artists will perform behind a plexiglass barrier, 10 feet away from the front row. Tables and chairs will be sanitized in between shows. We will offer contactless payment options and hand sanitizers throughout the club. Click here to read about all of our precautions and policies.

 

To accommodate the policies noted above and to stay within state, city, county and CDC guidelines, our capacity has been significantly reduced. Selling complete tables is the only way we can run a sustainable operation; keeping you safe and paying our bands what they deserve. Individual tickets are not available at this time. We are selling 2-top, 4-top, and 5-top tables.

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