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Date Event Event Description Venue Time
Apr. 5, Sunday Nā Hōkū Hanohano Nomination Concert Nomination concert at Maihama Theatre, Chiba Japan Maihama Theatre 2pm - 6pm
Apr. 4 - May 5 Ka‘u Coffee Festival coffee tastings, tours, pageant and ho‘olaulea Pahala, Ka‘u various venues All day
Apr. 29, Wednesday Mele Mei Media Kickoff Media and Partner announcement for Mele Mei activities Hilton Waikiki Beach 11:30 - 1:30pm
Apr. 30, Thursday Pakele Live! At the Willows Restaurant featuring; Crimson Apple, HAPA, Erika Elona, Mai Sollner, Aidan James, Zack Shimizu * Reservations (808) 952-9200 * dinner/pupus Willows Restaurant 6:30pm - 9pm
May 1, Fri Lei of Stars Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame – 2015 Inductee Dinner Concert * Tickets: Ann Shinsato at 808-392-3649 Dole Cannery Pomaika‘i Ballroom from 4pm
May 2, 3 Sat/Sun Hawaii Book & Music Festival Two–day festival celebrating books and music by Hawai‘i performers and authors Frank Fasi Municipal Grounds 10am - 5pm
May 3, Sunday Lifetime Achievement Awards Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts luncheon honoring recording music pioneers * Tickets: (808) 593-9424 or visit www.melemei.com Ala Moana Hotel 1pm - 4:30pm
May 3, Sunday Outrigger Kani Ka Pila Grille Mele Mei Series Outrigger Sunday Mele Mei series featuring: Kaiao & Kuana Torres Kahele Sunday Mele Mei Concert Series: Dinner/Pupus * (808) 924-4990 Outrigger Reef Kani Ka Pila Grille 5pm - 9pm
May 7, Thursday Pakele Live! At the Willows Restaurant featuring: Ben Kaili * Reservations (808) 952-9200 * Dinner/Pupus Willows Restaurant 6:30pm - 9pm
May 7, Thursday Grammy Breakout Session: Mele Mei Workshops, panels on th music industry, music business in collaboration with Pacific Northwest Chapter of The Recording Academy Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach 5:30pm - 9pm
May 9, Saturday Hawai‘i for Hawai‘i @ Hilton Hawaiian Village Benefit for I.H.S., featuring: Rough Riders (Henry Kapono, John Cruz, Brother Noland); HAPA; Amy Hānaiali‘I; Jimmy Borges; Star Kalahiki; Taimane; Makana and Hālau Hula Olana and more! Benefit for Institute for Human Services Tickets: HonoluluBoxOffice.com * (808) 550-8457 Great Lawn 6pm - 9pm
May 10, Sunday Mele Apana's Mother's Day Luncheon Mother's Day Luncheon Concert Pacific Beach 11am - 3pm
May 10, Sunday Mele Mei Luncheon Concert in Halekulani Mele Mei Luncheon Concert - featuring Ledward Kaapana House Without a Key 12:00 - 2:30pm
May 10, Sunday Outrigger Kani Ka Pila Grille Mele Mei Series Outrigger Sunday Mele Mei series featuring: Hū‘ewa & Mailani Makainai * Sunday Mele Mei Concert Series: Dinner/Pupus * (808) 924-4990 Outrigger Reef Kani Ka Pila Grille 5pm - 9pm
May 10, Sunday Waikiki Beach Walk Concert Series Featuring Del Beazley Waikiki Beach Walk 5pm - 6pm
May 14, Thursday Pakele Live! At the Willows Restaurant featuring: Ho‘omana (Duncan Osorio, Blayne Asing and Ian O'Sullivan) * Reservations (808) 952-9200 * Dinner/Pupus Willows Restaurant 6:30pm - 8:30pm
May 17, Sunday Mele Mei Luncheon Concert in Halekulani Mele Mei Luncheon Concert - featuring TBA House Without a Key 12:00 - 2:30pm
May 17, Sunday Outrigger Kani Ka Pila Grille Mele Mei Series Outrigger Sunday Mele Mei series featuring: Lehua, Shawn & Nathan Aweau * Sunday Mele Mei Concert Series: Dinner/Pupus * (808) 924-4990 Outrigger Reef Kani Ka Pila Grille 5pm - 9pm
May 21, Thursday Nā Hōkū Festival Celebration at Pakele Live! Celebrating Nā Hōkū Music Festival Weekend at Willows Restaurant Willow's Restaurant 6pm - 9pm
May 21- 25 Big Island Film Festival Movie magic under the stars at the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Hotel Grounds * Tickets: www.bigislandfilmfestival.com Fairmont Orchid Hotel All day

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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