Featured Mele Mei 2016 Events
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Mele Mei 2016 is our biggest year yet!  For 2016, Mele Mei will span the months of April 2016 - June 2016, including an official kickoff event, a Mele Mei preview: 

 

Mele Mei in L.A. and the Kī Hōʻalu: Honoring the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Tradition exhibit at The GRAMMY Museum, in Los Angeles on Feb. 10th, 2016.

 

Following the Feb. 2016 preview, Mele Mei events start on April 10th, in Japan, at the 2nd Annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Nomination and Celebration concert. Events will then be featured weekly through June 2016.  The official Mele Mei 2016 calendar of events will be posted here very soon. The annual Lifetime Achievement Awards; Mele Mei Concert series with hotel partners: Halekulani, Hilton Hawaiian Village and Outrigger Resorts;

39th Annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards; KMF: Songwriting Festival; Pan Pacific Festival's Matsuri in Hawaii and the Hō‘ike Lanakila Concert series in Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo and Sapporo are only a few highlights of Mele Mei 2016!

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Nā Hōkū Music Festival Weekend
Date Event Event Description Venue Time
May 22, Friday Nā Hōkū Music Workshops Solo Sesssions w/ a Nä Hökü Hanohano Award–winning performers, slack key guitar, ‘ukulele, mele and professsional development workshops TBA 10am - 4pm
May 23, Saturday 38th Annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards3 Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts awards ceremony and dinner show * Tickets: (808) 593-9424 * www.melemei.com Hawai‘i Convention Center 4:00 – 10:00 pm
May 24, Sunday Mele Mei Luncheon Concert in Halekulani Mele Mei Luncheon Concert – featuring Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom House Without a Key 12:00 - 2:30pm
May 24, Sunday Outrigger Kani Ka Pila Grille Mele Mei Series Outrigger Sunday Mele Mei series featuring: Kūpaoa & Mark Yamanaka * Sunday Mele Mei Concert Series: Dinner/Pupus * (808) 924-4990 Outrigger Reef Kani Ka Pila Grille 5pm - 9pm
May 24, Sunday Hula I Ke Kai Hula and music performances on Waikiki Beach Waikiki Hula Mound 5:00 – 8:00
May 14, Thursday Pakele Live! At the Willows Restaurant featuring: Kevin Okimoto * Reservations (808) 952-9200 * Dinner/Pupus Willows Restaurant 6:30pm - 8:30pm
May 31, Sunday Mele Mei Luncheon Concert in Halekulani Mele Mei Luncheon Concert - featuring Cyril Pahinui House Without a Key 12:00 - 2:30pm
May 31, Sunday Outrigger Kani Ka Pila Grille Mele Mei Series Outrigger Sunday Mele Mei series featuring: Ku‘uipo Kumukahi & Maunalua Sunday Mele Mei Concert Series: Dinner/Pupus * (808) 924-4990 Outrigger Reef Kani Ka Pila Grille 5pm - 9pm
Jun. 11-13 KMF Presents the Hawai‘I Songwriting Festival At the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Tickets: www.kauaimusicfestival.com Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel All day