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Jack Johnson Tickets Available


July 22, 2014 – Great news everyone, a limited number of tickets will be released from the production holds for Jack Johnson’s Kokua Hawaii Foundation benefit concerts at the Waikiki Shell on August 1st and 2nd. The tickets will be released tomorrow, July 23rd at noon Hawaii time! Move quick, these tickets will go fast! Tickets will be sold at all Ticketmaster outlets to Hawaii residents only for the first 48 hours. Buy your tickets here.

Please Note: There will be Paperless Tickets on Pool GA standing & Terrace reserve seats for the Saturday, 8/2/14 event for tickets bought online and through charge by phone. A physical ticket for entry will not be sent to you. Instead, you will be required to bring the credit card used to purchase your tickets and a government-issued ID to the venue at the time of the show, where your credit card will be swiped to gain you and your party access to the event. This is an attempt to keep tickets out of scalpers hands and in the hands of fans.


Revive The Live Music Festival 2014

Revive The Live Cover


HONOLULU, HAWAII, July 3, 2014 – In 2012, Island Reggae Music in Hawaii was on a decline due to a number of various factors. Hawaii’s Finest Clothing, Heineken Hawaii and Island 98.5 took on the responsibility to contribute their best efforts to revive Island Reggae Music here in the islands. In late 2012 they launched the Revive The Live Campaign to bring Island Reggae Music back to the forefront of Hawaii Entertainment. Two years later Island Music is strong and alive and ready to take Hawaii’s biggest stage…the Waikiki Shell!

The Revive The Live Music Festival’s focus is to celebrate and perpetuate the revival of Live Island Reggae Music in Hawaii. The one night festival will feature the top artist out of Hawaii and New Zealand. There has never been a more talented group or artists performing on one stage during one magical night, which is why the Revive The Live Music Festival will be the concert of 2014!

On the night of September 6th 2014 the Revive The Live Music Festival will feature five of Hawaii’s most talented and sought after bands. These bands include Fiji, Kolohe Kai, Maoli, Ekolu & Ooklah The Moc. To close the night we have the top band out of New Zealand, Katchafire! We’ve put together our absolute dream line up that covers all aspects of Island Reggae Music from the past and present, both near and far.

The Legendary Fiji will take us down memory lane with over 20 years of timeless hits uch as “Sweet Darling”, “Naughty Girl” and “Smokin’ Session”. Hawaii’s hottest up and coming bands Kolohe Kai and Maoli, both fresh off tour will electrify the crowd with its such as “Ehu Girl”, “He’e Roa”, “Write Me A Letter” and “Get Right”. Ekolu will sooth your lovers rock needs with their smooth melodies, rhythms and hits such as “Down In The Valley”, “I Love You Girl” and “True Love”. Hawaii’s most prominent Reggae band Ooklah The Moc will get the crowd skanking with hits such as “Hell Fire” and “Spliff Mood”. To close the night we have the award winning, platinum selling, international reggae superstars Katchafire performing hits such as “Who You With”, “Feels Like”, “Love Letter”, and “On The Road Again”.

The Revive The Live Music Festival is the concert that you don’t want to miss. Come enjoy six of the top Island Reggae Headliners performing nothing but hits from the minute the gates open to the very last Hana Hou. Don’t miss the Concert of 2014!

Hawaii’s Finest Clothing, Heineken Hawaii, Island 98.5, Vaping Section, Waikiki Gateway Hotel, and the Paina Bus proudly bring the Revive The Live Music Festival 2014 to you.

Revive The Live Music Festival 2014
Saturday September 6 2014
Waikiki Shell
All Ages Welcome
Doors 4:00 Music 4:30

Ticket Info:
$20 (Upper/Lower Terrace & Lawn Seats) On ticket Release Date
$25 (upper/lower terrace & lawn seats) +$5 Day Of
$50 Pool Seating (Rows 5-­‐7) +$10 Day Of
$80 VIP Pool Seating (Rows 1-­‐4) +$10 Day Of (VIP entry, VIP area, food and Official Lanyard)

Ticket Outlets:
Blaisdell Box Office – 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
WalMart – Honolulu Electronics Department 700 Keeaumoku St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
WalMart – Pearl City Electronics Department 1131 Kuala St, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782
WalMart – Waipahu Electronics Department 94-595 Kupuohi St, Waipahu, Hawaii 96797
WalMart – Mililani Electronics Department 95-550 Lanikuhana Ave, Mililani, Hawaii 96789
WalMart – Kapolei Electronics Department 91-600 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Order by Phone Ticketmaster – Toll Free 1-800­745-3000 or visit

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Promoter Info:
Hawaii’s Finest Clothing – Entertainment – Records – Television
IG: HawaiisFinestClothing #HIFinest #ReviveTheLive
FB: Hawaii’s Finest
TW: HIFinest

Henry Kapono – “Back in the Day”

Henry Kapono
Oceanic Time Warner Cable
Hilton Hawaiian Village
MAUNA LOA Macadamia Nuts
& Alaska Airlines

Proudly Present…

Henry Kapono & FRIENDS – “Back in the Day”!

It’s so nice to see familiar faces out in the crowd….


Henry Kapono
Grammy nominated & multiple award winning Henry Kapono has been on the leading edge of Hawaii’s music scene AND a driving force in Hawaii’s music business for over 3 decades from his Columbia Records days as duo Cecilio & Kapono, through his solo career. Now simply know as HENRY, Henry’s passion for music has led to strong music business acumen while creating an impressive resume in the music industry. Henry takes his creativity “Back in the Day” as he invites his Friends to join him in an unprecedented “Concert of the Stars” at the Waikiki Shell on August 23rd, 2014. Henry and Friends will play the music that makes Hawaii living a Lifetime Party, and invites you to join him as he helps Make-A-Wish-Hawaii® Share the Power of a Wish®.

“Back in the Day!”
Who set the still standing record for the most people attending a concert at the Waikiki Shell? Cecilio & Kapono! Who wrote the international hit song Honolulu City Lights? Keola Beamer! Who tugged at the heart strings of Hawaii & the Pacific with their love song NightBird? Kalapana! Who makes us remember when we were younger with his hit song Ku’u Home O Kahulu’u? Jerry Santos of Olomana! Who sang local anthems Big Ships, Coconut Girl and Pua Lane? Brother Noland! And the list goes on!

Henry Kapono & FRIENDS – Back in the Day celebrates the living legacy of Hawaii’s most prolific and iconic entertainers. These are the artists whose songs became firmly rooted as the soundtrack of local living in Hawaii. They created the music that continues to sustain its freshness and essence of a lifestyle that is free, easy and fun. Just the mention of these songs immediately conjures up Goodtimes Together -music that invokes instant memories of where we were and what we were doing when we first heard these songs. Whether it was high school, graduation, college, the beach, surfing, bbq’s, country parties, back yard jams, concerts at the Waikiki Shell or Diamond Head Crater, eating at Rainbow’s Drive-in, Zippy’s & L&L … we are living local and loving it! Great days and good times! And the best is yet to come….

Still selling out concert after concert decades later, HENRY KAPONO & AN AMAZING LIST OF HAWAII’S TOP ENTERTAINERS COME TOGETHER ON ONE STAGE AS NEVER BEFORE FOR THE EVENT OF THE YEAR to put a smile on your face and on those of Hawaii’s Wish Kids and their families, and to bring good feelings to your heart as they take you Back in the Day, reliving those Shell concert memories through atmosphere, stories, celebrities, memorabilia and of course, music!

Make-A-Wish® Hawaii
Make-A-Wish Hawaii grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1982, Make-A-Wish Hawaii has granted more than 900 wishes to Hawaii’s children. Annually, there are more than 100 local keiki who are newly diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition who qualify for a once in a lifetime wish. Make-A-Wish Hawaii is dedicated to their vision of offering a life-affirming wish experience to each and every one of them.

As a Wish Ambassador, Henry Kapono is committed to helping make these wishes come true for Hawai’i’s keiki, and invites you to the Back in the Day concert to help him and his Friends Share the Power of a Wish® !

This concert is also brought to you in part by
Carolyn & Dave Wilson
The Honolulu Star Advertiser

The Waikiki Shell
August 23, 2014 or 1 800 745-3000
Ask for the VIP Package!

Ticket Information:
VIP Packages – $125
Make-A-Wish Hawaii VIP Packages – $150
($25 of each purchase goes to Make-A-Wish Hawaii)

Upper & Lower Terrace reserved seats – $45
Make-A-Wish Hawaii Upper & Lower Terrace reserved seats – $50
($5 of each purchase goes to Make-A-Wish Hawaii)
Lawn Seats – $29
($5 of every lawn ticket purchase goes to Make-A-Wish Hawaii)

Tickets on Sale 6/12/14
Online: or By Phone: 1 800 745-3000
Concert & VIP ticket Info:
Henry Kapono & FRIENDS – “Back in the Day”!

“We would play our guitars & sing our songs and everybody would sing along
Back in the day – we were having so much fun!”

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Ballroom with a Twist

Ballroom with a Twist

“Dancing with the Stars” pros
“So You Think You Can Dance” stars
and “American Idol” finalists

Tuesday, August 19 – 7:30pmWednesday, August 20 – 7:30pm
Blaisdell Concert Hall

BurkeHonolulu, HI – The critically acclaimed international dance production, BALLROOM WITH A TWIST, is coming to Blaisdell Concert Hall for a special, limited engagement August 19 & 20 for 2 performances only!

BALLROOM WITH A TWIST is an extravagant evening of entertainment for the entire family, highlighted by stunning costumes, music and breathtaking performances. It pushes the boundaries of ballroom dance, infusing it with the energy and intensity of the latest contemporary dance styles from seasoned pros including “Dancing with the Stars” favorites Val, Cheryl, Sharna, Tony, Karina and this year’s Season 18 winner, Maks! It’s a sizzling evening of samba, waltz, foxtrot and jive you won’t forget…tickets are sure to go quickly so don’t wait!Max Formal

Also joining BALLROOM WITH A TWIST are “So You Think You Can Dance” finalists Legacy (Season 6), Randi Lynn Strong (Season 5) and Jonathan Platero (Season 5)…as well as “American Idol” finalists Von Smith (Season 8) and Haley Scarnato (Season 6)!

Reserved tickets, priced from $35 to $125, go on sale Wednesday, May 28th from 9am at Blaisdell Box Office, online at, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Nominal fees apply, limit 6 tickets per purchaser.

To provide fair access for local residents and to discourage scalpers, BALLROOM WITH A TWIST will only be sold via paperless entry. Instead of using printed tickets, the purchaser’s credit card will be scanned at the gate on the night of the show.

• RESERVED LOCATIONS are electronic Ticketmaster Paperless Tickets ONLY.
• At ENTRY you must provide the CREDIT CARD USED TO PURCHASE AND VALID PHOTO ID. Name on credit card must match photo ID.
• Entire party MUST enter the venue at the same time.
For more information on BALLROOM WITH A TWIST or Ticketmaster’s Paperless Ticketing System, phone 1-800-745-3000 or visit

Jack Johnson Second Show




(Honolulu, HI) After the immediate sellout of the August 1st show, Jack Johnson announces a second hometown performance at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, HI on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Proceeds for both of these shows benefit the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, founded by Jack Johnson and his wife, Kim.

Tickets for Johnson’s first show sold out with an hour and went to Hawaii residents only! Tickets for the second show will go on sale this weekend.

These special shows mark Johnson’s first time playing Hawaii in over two years, as well as his first performances at the Waikiki Shell in over four years since hosting the popular Kokua Festivals. Michael Kiwanuka, English singer-songwriter known for his acoustic blues-folk sound and timeless soulful voice, will support both dates.

Johnson is on tour in support of his sixth studio album, From Here To Now To You, which debuted #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Johnson’s fourth chart-topping album to date.

Tickets will be made available on May 17th for Hawaiʻi residents only at 9:00am at the Main Blaisdell Box Office and then at 10:00am for online and phone sales. Credit cards will need to have a Hawaiʻi billing zip code. If tickets remain, general on-sale tickets will then be made available with no geographic limitations on May 18th at 10:00am. There is a 4 ticket per person limit.

The Reserved Seating Areas will be using a paperless ticketing system that requires showing a Photo ID & the credit card used to purchase the tickets at the venue on the day of the show. The Lawn Seating will be a normal ticketing set up.

Reserved Seating is $64.50 plus applicable fees
General Admission is $39.50 plus applicable fees

Tickets available at: / / / Blaisdell Center Box Office / or charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000

TM Paperless

  • RESERVED SEATING AREAS are Credit Card Entry ONLY. Please click here for more information on Credit Card Entry.
  • Credit Card Entry tickets for this event are NON TRANSFERABLE.
  • Entire party MUST enter the venue at the same time

Daniel Tosh

Blaisdell Concert Hall – Honolulu, HI
Friday November 28th 2014, at 7:00pm
Saturday November 29th 2014, at 7:00pm
On Sale May 14th at 10am

Honolulu, HI May 12, 2014 – Live Nation welcomes Daniel Tosh and special guest to Blaisdell Concert Hall Friday November 28th & Saturday November 29th at 7:00pm.

“Tosh.0” currently airs on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. The series
features the razor-sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh and delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this weekly, topical series.

Ticket price is $47-$67 and goes on-sale May 14th at 10am at, or venue box office.

All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.
Dates and times subject to change without notice.

This stand-up comedy show features Daniel Tosh from “Tosh.0”. The series premiered on June 4, 2009 and features the razor-sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh and delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this weekly, topical series. “TOSH.0”, the #1 show on comedy central, is now in its 6th season and airs on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Daniel is currently one of the most requested headliners in the country. Earlier in his stand-up career, Daniel evolved into one of the most popular and successful college acts, having performed at more than seven hundred campuses in his career. Daniel’s casual style and sharp material have proven to be greatly appreciated by his audiences, young and old.

Daniel’s premiere CD, “True Stories I Made Up”, was released in November of 2005 through Comedy Central Records. Tosh’s first hour special, “Completely Serious”, premiered on Comedy Central in June ‘07. His latest special, “Happy Thoughts”, premiered on Comedy Central in March 2011; for which, Tosh received the RIAA Platinum Award.

Miranda Lambert



MAY 5, 2014 – HONOLULU, HI – Country music superstar Miranda Lambert announced today that she will be performing at Honolulu’s Blaisdell Arena on Saturday, September 20th, 2014. Ticket sales begin Friday, May 16th at 10am at the Box Office &

With the June 3 release of her new album, Platinum, now less than a month away, Miranda is eager for fans to hear the album which features several guest artists including Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, and the Time Jumpers.

Platinum will be released June 3 and can be preordered now on iTunes

DOORS: 7:00 PM • SHOW: 8:00 PM
TICKETS: $35.00 • $45.00 • $55.00 • $65.00


Blaisdell Arena’s Golden Anniversary!

Honolulu, HI – Blaisdell celebrates its 50th Anniversary weekend with its biggest dance featuring a non-stop evening of hits that span the Blaisdell’s incredible history!

Join legendary emcee Tom Moffatt for a night of music and memories as he recounts the songs that have rocked the Arena for the past fifty years with artists like Earth Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Young Rascals, Chubby Checker, Stylistics, Temptations, Elvis, Paul Anka, Beach Boys, Coasters, Carpenters, Chicago, Bill Haley, Eric Clapton, Aretha, Bruno, Dion, Journey, and many more!

Giant Dance Floor!
Door Prizes!
$1.00 prices for Pepsi, Budweiser, Chili with Rice, and Hot Dogs for the first hour!
(Limit 1 per person, per transaction, while supplies last)

Reserved tickets, priced at $19.64, go on sale this Saturday at Blaisdell Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets including Walmart, online at, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Nominal service charges apply. A limited number of table seats are also available.
For more information phone 1-800-745-3000 or visit

Mayor Caldwell announces new Zoo Director

Mayor Caldwell announces new Zoo Director

Zoo Director

Honolulu – Mayor Kirk Caldwell today announced that Jeffrey Wilkinson has been selected to be the new administrator for the Honolulu Zoo, effective April 1st.

“Jeffrey has strong management, marketing, and operations experience and we are happy to bring him home to Oahu,” said Mayor Caldwell. “One of Jeffrey’s initial responsibilities will be to work toward the zoo’s reaccreditation in 2016.”

   Jeffrey Wilkinson

Wilkinson will be returning to Honolulu after serving as chief operating officer of non-profit St. John’s Program for Women and Children in Sacramento, California since 2011. Previously, he was College Director at ITT Technical Institute and president of Menco, Inc. which sells consumable products to retailers. In total, he has more than 20 years of experience as a top level executive.

Wilkinson is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Punahou School.

Every zoo in the United Stated must complete a thorough accreditation process every five years through the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. The accreditation ensures zoos meet animal management and care standards, including living environments, social groupings, health, and nutrition. The Honolulu Zoo’s accreditation is up for renewal in 2016.

ULI to Work with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell in Crafting Redevelopment Strategies, Options for Blaisdell Center

HONOLULU (March 4, 2014) –  This week the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use will begin a four-day study visit of the Blaisdell Center complex. The panel of land use experts will work with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell in developing a strategy for creating a vibrant culture and arts district that is anchored by redevelopment of the iconic performing arts and exhibition complex.

Mayor Caldwell and his Rose Center fellowship team – Ember Shinn, managing director, City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii; George Atta, director, Department of Planning and Permitting, City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii; and Robert Iopa, president and principal, WCIT Architecture, Honolulu, Hawaii– will work with the visiting panel in designing a preliminary plan that incorporates how redevelopment can work with property owners and institutions in the surrounding neighborhood, makes recommendations for public-private partnerships, and provides insights from other successful projects. The week will culminate with a public presentation of the panel’s findings and recommendations on March 7, 2014 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Mission Memorial Auditorium.

The City and County of Honolulu current owns and operates the 22.4 –acre Neal Blaisdell Center, situated in the Kaka‘ako Community Development District. The area is several blocks from a future light rail station and adjacent to historic Thomas Square Park, the Honolulu Museum of Art, McKinley High School, and Straub Hospital. Since its construction in 1964, the site has served as a major gathering place for performances and community events. In recent years, the arena has struggled for bookings due to competition from newer and more accessible facilities. This panel’s work will precede the city’s future selection of a consultant tasked with crafting a vision for a cultural and entertainment district. This week’s effort will help the city determine the community’s goals, recommend a conceptual design, and seek out potential development partners.

“I’d like to thank the Urban Land Institute for providing this panel of experts to help with the city’s efforts to redevelop the Blaisdell Center,” said Mayor Caldwell.  “The ideas and suggestions they present will reflect their experience with similar projects across the country, tailored specifically to Honolulu’s needs.  The most important part of this process is public input.  The people of Oahu ultimately need to decide the future of this community resource and I’m looking forward to a great discussion on the 7th.”

The visiting panel consists of national renowned land use and real estate professionals include: Andre Brumfield, president, Brumfield Design + Planning, Chicago, Ill.; Christopher Kurz, president and CEO, Linden Associates, Inc., Baltimore, Md.; Brad Beaubien, planning administrator, Department of Metropolitan Development, City of Indianapolis and Marion County, Ind.; Glenda Hood, former mayor of Orlando and partner, trisect, LCC, Orlando, Fla.;; Maura Sullivan, deputy chief administrative officer, City of Memphis, Tenn.; Jennifer Toole, president, Toole Design Group; Leah Treat, director, Bureau of Transportation, City of Portland, Ore.; Ginger White-Brunetti, deputy director, Department of Arts and Venues, City and County of Denver, Colo.; and Roger Williams, principal, RW and Associates, LLC, Potomac, Md.

Honolulu is one of four cities selected for the 2013-2014 Rose fellowships, along with Indianapolis, Memphis, and Portland. During the five years of the fellowship program, teams have been successful in leading change in their communities after receiving technical assistance and strategic advice from ULI. Past classes of Rose Fellows have tackled challenges including revitalization of Detroit’s Livernois Avenue; upgrading and re-branding Louisville’s Fourth Street corridor; the redevelopment of Tampa’s downtown riverfront; Kansas City’s historic livestock district; and the transformation of Sacramento’s nearly empty downtown railyard.

The Daniel Rose Fellowship is the flagship program of the Rose Center, established in 2008 by the ULI Foundation Governor Daniel Rose. The Center aims to empower leaders in the public sector to envision, build and sustain successful 21st century communities by providing access to information, best practices, peer networks and other resources to foster creative, efficient and sustainable land use practices. The Center works with public officials throughout the United States to encourage and support excellence in land use decision making. By providing public officials with access to information, best practices, peer networks, and other resources, the Rose Center seeks to foster creative, efficient, practical, and sustainable land use policies.


About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute ( is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 30,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.