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Show Announcement: Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler

Live Nation & Bamp Project present “Here Comes The Funny Tour” with Adam Sandler and special guests David Spade & Rob Schneider!!  Get ready for a comedic night filled with laughs as this hilarious trio performs at the Blaisdell Arena on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm!

Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Blaisdell Arena

Ticket Info:
Fan Club Presale w/ password:  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 10 am-10 pm
Local/Venue Presale w/ password: Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 10 am until February 17, 2017 at 10 pm (PW:  MRDEEDS)
Public on Sale:  Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10 am HST

Ticket Value:
$135.00   AA – CC all / Risers F, G, N, P
$99.50    Risers A – E, S, T / Loges
$69.50    Upper Level C – N
$52.50    Upper Level O – Q
Buy tickets here

Show Announcement: Honolulu Ekiden & Music Festival

Honolulu Ekiden & Music Festival

The All-Star Music Lineup is set for the 2017 Honolulu Ekiden & Music Festival!
The headline acts for the Waikiki Shell concert include Gin Blossoms, Piko Taro, FLOW, and Dirty Heads!

Check out their website for more information!

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Waikiki Shell

Sale Date:
Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10:00 am HST

Ticket Value:
$100 VIP Pool 1-4
$85 Pool 5 and on
$55 Terrace
$30 Lawn
Free Admission for all registered race participants
Buy your tickets here


Rescheduled Show: SOL3 MIO







*CONCERT RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 22 – Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Resturn of SOL3 MIO, originally scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2017, has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm.  All tickets purchased for the event will be transferable to the new date.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.  Please contact Hawaii Opera Theatre for any questions:

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Blaisdell Concert Hall

Ticket Info:
$95  Orch A – G, Balc A-J
$59  Orch H – W, Balc K- P
$39  Orch X – Z, Balc Q – S
Buy your tickets here

Show Announcement: KCCN FM 100 Bash

KCCN FM 100 Bash

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm (Doors at 4:00 pm)

Waikiki Shell

Sale Date:
Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 9:00 am HST

Ticket Value:
Early Bird Special (January 28 – February 28, 2017)
$84  VIP Pool rows 1 – 3 (J-type)
$59  Pool
$24  1st Terrace
$24  2nd Terrace
$24  Lawn
Buy your tickets here

Artist Lineup:


Job Quest Job Fair 2017 – List of Participants Released








Job Quest Job Fair 2017

Job Quest and WorkForce job fairs are the largest in Hawaii with 150+ employers coming together three times a year to recruit new employees and familiarize the workforce with their company’s culture and goals. Our job fairs offer recruiters and job seekers a chance to make initial contact, apply for open positions, exchange information and interview. A variety of industries – from financial and healthcare to retail companies, non-profit and government organizations – will be attending this job fair.

**Here are some of the companies hiring at this year’s Job Quest Job Fair.  More companies added daily.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Exhibition Hall, Hawaii Suites 1-12, Pikake Room
See Exhibition Hall Map

Ticket Info:
General Admission: $3.00
Students (w/ School ID), Senior (55+ years old), Military (w/ Military ID): $1.00
Children 13 years & under: Free
ON SALE 45 minutes prior to the event at the Box Office

For more info:
Stay involved by using the hashtag #JOBFAIRHI
For exhibitor information, please call 536-7222 or email

Cash only
Using Blaisdell Roll Tickets
Ticket Sales:  Blaisdell Box Office
Show Entrance & Exit:  Galleria


Show Announcement: Concert for the Keiki

Concert for the Keiki

Saturday, February 18th, our Kailua Elks Lodge #2230 will host a concert at the Waikiki Shell starting at 5PM starring Willie K, Anuhea, John Cruz, Led Kaapana and upcoming sensation Josh Tatofi to support Major Project and our Lodge’s other efforts.

The proceeds will not only help reach our goal for Major Project which provides services for disabled children and their families, but also help us achieve success in our other Lodge projects.

We are expecting a large turnout, so please get you your tickets early. Ticket prices are:
Pool $60
Lower Terrace $45
Upper Terrace $35
Grass Area $25

We are offering a $10 discount per ticket for all card-carrying Elks and their spouses. However, you may buy tickets for guests at full price for a total of 8 tickets. They are now available at the Blaisdell Center Box Office and you must show them your card when you pick up the tickets.

4:00 PM Doors Open
5:00-5:45 Josh Tatofi
6:00-6:40 John Cruz
6:50-7:30 Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa
7:30-7:40 Introduce Therapist and Family
7:45-8:45 Anuhea
8:55-10:00 Willie K

Don’t miss this…..could be the concert of the year!

Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Waikiki Shell

Ticket Info:
Sale Date
Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 9:00 am HST

Ticket Value
$60 Pool
$45 1st Terrace
$35 2nd Terrace
$25 Lawn
Buy on Ticketmaster here

Artist Lineup:
Led Kaapana
John Cruz
Josh Tatofi
Willie K

Show Announcement: Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson LIVE with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin in Honolulu at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on Thursday, June, 15, 2017 at 8:30 pm.

With one of the most in demand concert outings of the year, music legend Brian Wilson is extending the final performance run of his Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour  and announcing a slate of new North American show dates for 2017 to celebrate and perform the iconic album Pet Sounds for a final time. Currently on the road and performing his last shows of the year, the tour will pick up again in the spring with an initial 37 new dates added to the Pet Sounds: The Final Performances tour run.

“There were so many cities on this great tour that myself, my band, Al, and Blondie just couldn’t get to playing,” says Wilson. “We’re performing more shows than ever before and the fans keep asking for more! It’s been a real trip so far and I’m happy that we’ll have the chance to reach so many people that weren’t able to catch our shows this year.”

This year alone found Wilson and his band, joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, performing 99 shows to captivated audiences in sold out venues all over the world. Garnering critical acclaim and marking a true return to form, Wilson continues to deliver a live performance of Pet Sounds  in its entirety, as well as top hits and fan favorites spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist. Universally hailed as a writer of one of the greatest American songbooks, Pet Sounds has reigned  atop countless critic and fan polls, and has maintained its timeless rank as one of popular music’s most-cited influences.

For more information, please visit

Blaisdell Concert Hall

Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Ticket Info:
Prices range from $49.50 – $134.50 in advance (ticket prices increase $5 day of show)
Tickets on sale Friday, January 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am HI time | Blaisdell Center Box Office | 800-745-3000

Hawaii Swish Basketball Debut


Hawaii Swish, the American Basketball Association’s new professional basketball team based in Hawaii, debuts on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Blaisdell Arena!!

The Swish, owned by a guard on the team’s roster, former University of Hawaii standout Geremy Robinson, is made up of a handful of fellow former ‘Bows, like Phil Martin, Julian Sensley, Jason Carter, and Miah Ostrowski, along with co-head coaches Johnny White and Artie Wilson.

For more information, including the rest of the schedule, and the team’s roster, visit the team’s Facebook page.

Latest Roster
Geremy Robinson, Sean Caddell, Jason Carter, Miah Ostrowski, Derrick Braziel, Mark Veazey, Leon Ballard, Johnny Avila, Phil Martin, Pii Minns, Josh Payne, Oscar Pedroso, Julian Sensley

2017 Home Schedule
February 10 – Yuba City
February 28 – Tuscon
March 6 – Orange County
March 7 – Orange County
March 11 – Arizona
March 22 – Las Vegas

Blaisdell Arena

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Ticket Info:
Value: $10 General Admission
Discounts: $7 Active & Retired Military with ID / Seniors 62+; $6 Students with ID
(at all points of sale)
Tickets on sale Saturday, January 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am HI time
Buy your tickets here

Hawaii Cannabis Expo – Announcement

Hawaii Cannabis Expo 2017

The 2nd Annual Hawaii Cannabis Expo is a February 10,11,12 2017 at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall in Honolulu, Hawaii. The three-day expo includes a medical education conference, Cannabis Career training classes, growing classes, extraction classes, educational seminars, panel discussions and exhibitors from leading companies in the Cannabis industry.

GOAL: The Hawaii Cannabis Expo aims to educate the public on the myriad of potential benefits offered by the Cannabis plant and provide attendees with accurate information on how to safely access cannabis in Hawaii as a registered patient.

The Hawaii Cannabis Expo will include hundreds of booths from a wide range of companies pertaining to the ever-growing Medical Marijuana industry.  Exhibitors including manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, glass artists, inventors, suppliers and many others come together under one convention roof to view the massive selection of accessories, products, clothing and other specialty items.  There will be doctor seminars, caregiver presentations, panel discussions and other educational offerings.  Visitors will get up close and personal with experts in the cannabis business, attorneys, doctors, successful companies and more.

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 5:00 – 8:00 pm (Preview Night)
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Blaisdell Exhibition Hall / Hawaii Suites 4-6, 10-12 / Pikake Room

Ticket Info:
$5 – Friday Preview Night
$15 daily – Saturday & Sunday
Discounts – $12 with password; $20 for three day pass
Children 17 years and under FREE with a paid adult
Buy tickets here or at the Blaisdell Box Office