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Harlem Globetrotters

Harlem Globetrotters

(ATLANTA, TBD) – The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their one-of-a-kind family entertainment to Honolulu when their 2017 World Tour comes to the Blaisdell Center on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m.

The Harlem Globetrotters recently wrapped up the first leg of their 2017 North American Tour and are now brining their world-renowned athleticism to Honolulu. Since their last trip to Hawaii, the Globetrotters have had an exciting year using their awe-inspiring talents to break nine Guinness World Records in a single day, the team also set the mark for the highest basketball shot ever recorded in North American off the Tower of Americas in San Antonio, from staggering 583-feet in the air.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Blaisdell Arena

Sale Date:
Pre-sale: Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:00 am – Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 10:00 pm
(Password: AMAZING)
On sale: Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 10:00 am

Ticket Value:
$130  Courtside row1
$72    Courtside row 2 / Risers A-C rows 1-3 / D-F, M-P rows 1-3 / S-T row 3
$56    D-F, M-T rows 4-5 / Loge 3-10, 13-20
$48    D-F, M-T rows 6-9, G rows 8-9 / Loge 21-2, 11-12
$40    E-G, M-T rows 10-14 / Upper 3-15, 19-31 rows C-D(odd) & row D(even)
$33    Upper 6-12, 22-28 rows E-Q
$25    Upper 3-5, 13-15, 19-21, 29-31 rows E-Q
$18    Upper 32-2, 16-18 all
Disclaimer: Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  Absolutely NO EXCHANGE OR REFUND.

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Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Doors at 6:30 pm)

Blaisdell Concert Hall

Sale Date:
Fan Club presale w/ password (online only) – Tuesday thru Thursday, May 16-18, 2017
Ticketmaster Presale w/ password (online only) – Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Public on sale – Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00 am HST

Ticket Value:
$64.50  Orch AA – E, Balc A – J
$54.50  Orch F – S, Balc K – N
$47.50  Orch T – W, Balc O – Q
$38.50  Orch X – Z, Balc R – S

Day-of Price:
$5.50 added to all price levels ($70, $60, $53, $44)

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Ikaika Classic

Ikaika Classic

Join us at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall on June 17, 2017 for the Ikaika Classic, a NPC sanctioned Bodybuilding Event. Bodybuilding athletes from throughout Hawaii and mainland United States will be coming to compete in this show. There will be approximately 180-200 competitors, in different classes, from Men’s and Women’s Bodybuilding, Figure, Physique and Bikini divisions. This is all day adventure for all who want to participate. The daytime activities will build the excitement for the night show. Please visit their website for more information

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Prejudging Event – 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Night Event – 5:00 pm

Blaisdell Concert Hall

Sale Date:
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:00 am HST

Ticket Value:
Prejudging Event (EHC0617A) 7:30am – 12 noon
$20 Gen Admission

Night  Event (EHC0617) 5pm:  Selling Orchestra level only
$75  Orch CC – C
$50  Orch D – S
$30  Orch T – Z

*Disclaimer: Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  Absolutely ON EXCHANGE OR REFUND.

Hawaii Bridal Expo Presale

Hawaii Bridal Expo

Friday, July 28, 2017 at 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

Sale Date:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 10:00 am HST

Ticket Value:
Pre-sale $8.00 (May 17, 2017 – July 27, 2017)
Day of $10.00 (July 28-30, 2017)
Note: One ticket is valid for one day entry only. To attend multiple days a ticket must be purchased for each day.

Kids FREE up to 10 years old
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Free Tony Orlando Concert at the Waikiki Shell

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Concert ft. Tony Orlando


Honolulu, Hawaii – Free concert event featuring internationally acclaimed singer Tony Orlando, local favorite Gordon Freitas, Peter Apo and special guest speakers, to honor Vietnam War Veterans and their families at the Waikiki Shell, Wednesday, May 24 at  6PM.

As America’s participation in the Vietnam War drew to an end “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ’Round the Ole Oak Tree” was the number one single on the charts in 1973.  It became Tony Orlando’s theme song and grew into an American anthem of hope, homecoming, reunion and renewal. The yellow ribbon has welcomed home POWs from Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, the hostages from Iran and the troops from Desert Storm.

The Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans concert featuring Tony Orlando is a time to remember the commitment of those who served our country in one of the most controversial foreign engagements in which the US has participated. The Welcome Home event offers an uplifting and encouraging evening of music and complimentary dinner for all Vietnam Veterans plus one guest.

Hawaii residents and visitors are encouraged to bring your friends and family to come show your respect and pay tribute to those who served during the Vietnam War.

For more information about this concert and other Commemorative events please call:  808-441-1007.  Media Contact: Hannah Bader, Ron Gibson Entertainment,, 808-388-0386.

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: Gates open at 5:00 PM show begins at 6:00 PM
Venue: Waikiki Shell
Entrance: Admission-free no ticket required. All ages welcome. No outside food or beverages.

Rescheduled: Mele Under the Stars

Mele Under the Stars

Mele Under the Stars: HOT’s first gala event at the Waikiki Shell will be held on September 1, 2017 at 7:00pm.

Featuring award-winning local entertainers performing Hawaiian classics, rising stars singing opera’s greatest hits, the HOT Chorus, and Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus accompanied by the HOT Orchestra.

The event is headlined by Grammy Nominated performing artist and Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner, Amy Hānaialiʻi, who will perform two sets in the show with hula, accompanied by HOT Orchestra musicians.

Friday, September 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Waikiki Shell

Sale Date:
Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:00 am HST

Ticket Value:
$90 Table in the Pool area (sold by HOT only)
$60 Terrace 1
$40 Terrace 2
$20 Lawn

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WorkForce Career Fair

Are you looking for a better position or a new career?  We invite you to attend Oahu’s premier career event, the WorkForce Career Fair on Wednesday, May 17th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Now in its 20th year, the one-day event has helped connect thousands of job seekers to the next step in their careers.

Follow our Facebook page to receive updates on which employers will be attending, the job openings they have and more!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Hawaii Suites, Pikake Room

$3 General Admission
$1 Military, Seniors, & Students (must show ID)

Ocean Aid Hawaii – FREE EVENT!

Ocean Aid Hawaii

Ocean Aid is now a FREE community event!!! Free general admission tickets will be offered first come, first serve on the day of the event. Please visit or regarding how to pick up free tickets. For existing ticket holders, REFUNDS will be done at point of sale.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm (Gates open at 3:30 pm, Pre-show activities start at 4:00 pm)

Waikiki Shell


Show Announcement: Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson announces two hometown shows to Benefit the Kokua Hawaii Foundation on August 4 & 5, 2017 at 4:30 PM at the Waikiki Shell!

To participate in the Hawaii Locals Only Verified Fan Pre-sale, you need to be a Hawaii resident, must purchase tickets with a credit card with a Hawaiian billing address, and need to sign up for a Ticketmaster Verified Fan Presale before Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM (

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM. Tickets available at: / / charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 / no Blaisdell Box Office ticket sales.

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Friday, August 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm
Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm
*Doors open at 4:00 pm / Keiki Stage at 4:30 pm / Main Stage 5:45 pm

Waikiki Shell

On Sale:
Pre-sale:  Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM
On sale:  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM
*Online only.  Blaisdell Box Office will not be selling any tickets.

Ticket Value:
$69.50  Pool GA (Standing only, no seats)
$69.50  1ST & 2nd Terrace
$39.50  Lawn

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