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If you ask us, live music is one of the greatest joys in life. Concerts bring people together and make people happy in a way that nothing else can! Attending concerts has also been proven to promote wellbeing, lower stress, and even increase life expectancy by up to nine years! If you’re ready to gather together and enjoy great music, you’re in the right place!

This summer, live music is in full swing! If you’re looking for the best live music events in Honolulu, here’s all the information you need to stay on beat this summer.

The Pacific Music Institute Faculty Concert!

Faculty Concert

The PMI faculty is made up of professional musicians from all over the world! Our 2022 Faculty Concert is open to the public. General Admission tickets are $20 for an evening of incredible music at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center – free entry for PMI Students. Invite all your friends!

Blue Note Hawaiʻi

Blue Note Hawaii

Is jazz more your style? Blue Note is an awesome venue to check out! They host big-name jazz, blues, and local artists. Plus, you can enjoy dinner and drinks with your music! Blue Note Hawaii is located in the heart of Waikīkī at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. You can see what’s coming up at bluenotejazz.com/hawaii/shows/.

The Royal Hawaiian Band

Royal Hawaiian Band

Photo: Daniel Ramirez from Honolulu, USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, the mission of the band is to promote music, preserve Hawaiian musical culture, inspire young musicians, and enrich the lives of the people of Hawai‘i. Whether you’re local or visiting, seeing the Royal Hawaiian Band is a great way to get in touch with the culture of our islands through traditional Hawaiian music! They hold weekly public performances on Fridays at ‘Iolani Palace, perform at Ala Moana Center, march in parades, and more! See what’s coming up on their calendar at rhb-music.com/home.

The Pacific Music Institute Student Concerts!

Student Concerts

​​​​It is our pleasure to present the Pacific Music Institute 2022 in-person concert performances! If you’re not familiar with PMI, we’re Hawaiʻi’s premier summer music camp for youth grades 6-12. Our students spend a week focusing on honing their instrumental music skills and preparing for an epic end-of-PMI concert performance! Our ʻUkulele Workshop, Jazz Intensive, String Quartet, Wind Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra students will all be performing. We can’t wait to see you there!

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