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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|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|