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Shen Yun – Announcement



Shen Yun Performing Arts brings an ALL-NEW 2017 show to the Blaisdell – come and enjoy the 9th season of this amazing dance and music production in Honolulu. Shen Yun features the world’s top classically trained artists, brilliant choreography, breathtaking costumes, state-of-the-art dynamic backdrops, and a unique orchestra combining East and West. Through the universal language of dance and music, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient heroic legends, and epics of modern day. Evoking themes of virtues, compassion, and courage, Shen Yun leaves audiences uplifted and inspired.

For more information on Shen Yun and its world-tour schedule, go to:

Concert Hall

Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Ticket Info:
Prices range from $70 – $150
Tickets on sale Monday, January 16, 2017 at 9:00 am
Buy your tickets here

Power to the Positive – This weekend!


Get Involved. Take Action. Uplift Our Communities and Hearts.

Never before in many of our lifetimes have so many people showed they care. This concert is a night of unity among people and organizations. It’s an opportunity for us all to gather on January 20th at the Waikiki Shell and take steps forward together. The energy will be amazing, and seeds will be planted in our community, local organizations and hearts that will grow into great positives in the weeks and months ahead.

Performances by Makana, Taimane, Kenneth Makuakane, Black Square, Jamarek, Men In Grey Suits, Hawai’iki and more

Onsite Organizations: Democratic Party of Hawai’i, Sierra Club of Hawai’i, Hawai’i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, The World Can’t Wait Hawai’i, Community Alliance on Prisons Hawai’i, Hawai’i Center for Food Safety, Local 5 / AiKea and more

Ono, healthy eats available from Hawaiian Fresh Farms, India Cafe and Istanbul Restaurant.

Attention Local Organizations: we have space available for additional non-profits to participate in this event. If your non-profit is interested in doing so, please send an email to: Please include your contact information in the email.


Friday, January 20, 2017 at 6:00 – 10:00 pm (Doors at 5:00 pm)

Waikiki Shell

Event Info:
Free Concert Admission- All Ages Welcome
Entry Policy – No outside food, drink, or water permitted.  Blankets welcome.  All bags purses, etc. subject to a bag check.  No bag means fast entry.

Michael Bolton – Limited Time Offer 40% Off!

Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Blaisdell Arena

Ticket Info:
VIP packages available.
Buy your tickets here or at the Blaisdell Box Office.

Tickets will be 40% off all prices starting this Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 9:00 am HST until Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 10:00 pm HST.
Subject to availability and applicable fees.  Not good on previous purchases or in conjunction with other offers.  Available at all points of sale.

Hawaii Bridal Expo – This Weekend!


The Brides Club Presents the annual Hawaii Bridal Expo on January 13 – 15, 2017!!!  Join us for vendor booths, fashion shows, gown sales and much more!

Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

Friday, January 13, 2017 at 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Ticket Info:
$10 Day of; FREE for kids under 10 years old
Buy tickets on Ticketmaster or at the Blaisdell Box Office
One ticket is valid for one day entry only. To attend multiple days, a ticket must be purchased for each day.
Mobile delivery on Ticketmaster purchases will now be available.

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Shanghai Circus – Next Weekend!


The All-New 2017 Shanghai Circus visits Kauai, Honolulu and Maui for a limited engagement featuring breathtaking, gravity-defying, and spectacular feats that’ll dazzle the minds and hearts of the whole family!

This year’s show brings audiences the very best of China’s revered circus tradition, celebrating thousands of years of acrobatics, juggling, and contortion in a presentation that’ll mesmerize the entire family.  If it’s humanly possible – and even if it’s not – the Shanghai Circus will do it with spectacular flair, integrating seemingly impossible dexterity with humor, tradition, and grace.

Concert Hall

Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 4:30 & 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 4:30 & 7:30 pm

Ticket Info:
Prices range from $15.00 – $39.50.
Discounts – $5 off Child (Ages 1-5), $10 off Youth (Ages 6-12), $5 off Military/Seniors
Buy your tickets here


MayJah RayJah 2017 – Artist Lineup








Waikiki Shell

Friday, July 28, 2017 at 4:30 – 10:30 pm  (Doors at 4:00 pm)
Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 4:30 – 10:30 pm  (Doors at 4:00 pm)

Ticket Info:
Two Day Festival Passes range from $69-$209.  VIP packages available.
Only the 2 day pass is being sold / no single day tickets.
Buy your tickets here

**The MayJah RayJah 2017 Music Festival Announces Complete Artist Lineup

Ray Jr. and Tantriq Entertainment are excited to announce this year’s complete artist line-up. Returning to the Waikiki Shell this Summer to traditionally sold out audiences, The MayJah RayJah 2017 Music Festival features island music artists from all over the globe. Headlining this year’s two-night, two- island concert event and making his return to this year’s festival Grammy Award winning international reggae superstar SHAGGY. Additional headlining artists include Grammy Award nominated reggae superstars SOJA, New Zealand sensation SAMMY JOHNSON, and Aoteoroa’s legendary Roots Rockers KATCHAFIRE.

Established in 2009, The MayJah RayJah Music Festival has become a true staple in Hawaii’s island music scene. Since its inception, this annual festival has delivered over 30 festivals on four different islands attracting tens of thousands of loyal island music fans! Festival producers promises to deliver an unforgettable experience and invite fans from all over the world to come an enjoy the great music here in paradise.

Additional performers at The MayJah RayJah 2017 Music Festival include: Rebel Souljahz, Eli-Mac, Chris Boomer, Peni Dean, Manalion, The Jimmy Weeks Project, Backwards Shaka, Mahkess, The Easies, Shar Carillo, AliʻI Kane, K Doctrine, and Shyne. Micah Banks (FM-100 / Power 104.3) will host this year’s festival with music by DJ Osna.

The MayJah RayJah 2017 Music Festival passes are on sale now with an Early Bird Price of $69 for a 2 Day Festival Pass (limited amount available at this price.)

Artist Lineup:

  • DOORS  (4:00pm)
  • OPENING PRAYER  (4:30 – 4:35pm)
  • THE EASIES  (4:50 – 5:05pm)
  • ALI’I KANE  (5:10 – 5:25pm)
  • KDOCTRINE  (5:30 – 5:45pm)
  • BACKWARDS SHAKA  (5:50 – 6:05pm)
  • CHRIS BOOMER  (6:10 – 6:25pm)
  • PENI DEAN  (6:30 – 7:00pm)
  • THE JIMMY WEEKS PROJECT (7:10 – 7:40pm)
  • KATCHAFIRE  (7:50 – 8:40pm)
  • SOJA  (9:00 – 9:55pm)


  • DOORS  (4:00pm)
  • OPENING PRAYER  (4:30 – 4:35pm)
  • SHYNE  (4:50 – 5:05pm)
  • DUSTIN PARK  (5:10 – 5:25pm)
  • SHAR CARILLO (5:30 – 5:45pm)
  • MAHKESS  (5:50 – 6:05pm)
  • MANALION (6:10 – 6:25pm)
  • ELI-MAC  (6:30 – 7:00pm)
  • SAMMY J (7:10 – 7:40pm)
  • REBEL SOULJAHZ (7:50 – 8:40pm)
  • SHAGGY (9:00 – 9:55pm)

*Lineup is subject to change


Chance the Rapper – General Admission Standing Pit Available








Blaisdell Arena

Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Doors at 7:00 pm)
Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Doors at 6:00 pm)

Ticket Info:
Price range from $45-$65.
Buy your tickets here

**The first four rows at Chance the Rapper shows will become a General Admission Standing Pit!!
Please present your current ticket at the door for entry and you will be provided with a wristband to give you exclusive access to the general admission standing room area directly in front of the stage.

HONOLULU, HI — BAMP Project and Live Nation present Chance the Rapper live in Honolulu at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena.  Due to popular demand, a second show has been added!  Shows on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 & Sunday, January 8th, 2017. Tickets will be on sale Saturday, October 22nd at 10:00 am at all the locations listed below. This is an all ages event.

Coming on the scene with vibrant rhymes and jazzy, retro beats, Chicago’s Chance the Rapper broke through with the 2013 mixtape Acid Rap. Having considered a career in music throughout his high-school years, Chancelor Bennett aka Chance the Rapper used a 10-day suspension during his senior year to record his debut mixtape, 10 Day. Uploaded immediately to the Internet in 2012, the mixtape grabbed the attention of Forbes magazine, which featured it in the publication’s Cheap Tunes column, and Childish Gambino, who asked Chance to join his 2012 tour of America as opening act. Gambino would land on the Acid Rap mixtape along with Ab-Soul and Action Bronson.

With nothing but mixtapes in his discography, Chance was still popular enough to be a featured artist at Lollapalooza 2013. In 2016 he dropped the surprise mixtape Coloring Book, which debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 album chart. The mixtape featured guest appearances from Kanye West, Justin Bieber, and Future.

Journey – Third & Final Show Added!









Blaisdell Arena

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Doors 6:30 pm)
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Doors 6:30 pm)
**Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm (Doors 5:30 pm)

Ticket Info:
February 23th show – SOLD OUT!
February 24th show – ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT!
February 26th show – on sale to the General Public on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10:00 am HST

Prices range from $65-$155.  VIP Packages available ($275-$450)
Buy your tickets here

JOURNEY is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music, with iconic hits such as  “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” “Only the Young,” “”Open Arms,” “Lovin, Touchin’, Squeezin’,” “Who’s Crying Now,” and the seminal “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which is the top-selling digital catalog track in history. Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, Journey has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, earning 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, and has headlined multiple sold-out stadium tours. The Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders.  Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.’ The band recently received a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination.

Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (original member and bassist), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer), welcomed virtuoso drummer Steve Smith back into Journey for their “San Francisco Fest 2016” tour, marking the first time he performed with the band since 1998.  Schon’s musical career began at the age of 15, when he debuted with Santana as a guitar prodigy on the No. 1 album, Santana III.  Valory has been a grounding force in Journey since the band’s formation (other than a brief hiatus in the late 80’s and early 90’s) and Cain was brought on board in 1980, rounding out the songwriting genius behind the defining album, Escape. Since Arnel Pineda joined Journey as its new lead singer in 2007, the band has released two albums and embarked on seven major tours, performing on four continents for more than five million fans, which earned the group Billboard’s prestigious “Legend of Live Award.”

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