Tropics: Saturday 4–6 pm*
Henry Kapono Ka'aihue is an award winning and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter. He has taken home numerous Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawaii's equivalent of the Grammys) including Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Single of the Year, and Album of the Year. Known as "Kapono", the Hawaiian word for righteous, Kapono is a pure Hawaiian born and raised on Oahu.
Tropics: Thursday 5:30 pm–8:30 pm, Friday 8–10:30 pm*
A leader in Hawaii’s contemporary music industry - a vocalist, accomplished keyboard player and composer. She has recorded 12 CDs and received four of the state’s most prestigious music awards - including the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for "Contemporary Album of the Year" and "Best Female Vocalist."
Tapa Bar: Friday, Saturday 8:00–11:00 pm*
Taking the name of the beautiful Windward O'ahu mountain, Olomana blends contemporary and traditional Hawaiian musical styles to create a unique sound that is deeply rooted in the land, people and culture of Hawai'i. For more than 30 years, Olomana has captured the hearts of fans around the world with their particular brand of Aloha and, in the process, has earned 17 Na Hoku Hanohano awards among them.
Tapa Bar: Wednesday 7:30–10:30 pm*
This exciting Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning band’s style leans toward contemporary Hawaiian music and island reggae with a fresh new sound. Typical Hawaiians is a young and charismatic group that has been in Hawaii’s music scene since 1996 and is the second band to ever receive Hawaii’s highest award for music created within the reggae genre.
Tapa Bar: Sunday 7:30–10:30 pm*, Tropics: Monday and Wednesday 5:30–8:30 pm*
A unique acoustic quartet made up of bass, guitar, drums and vocals. Their clean sound is easy on the ears and familiar to all, covering both current and classic tunes.
Tropics: Sunday 5:30–8:30 pm*
Formerly of the popular local group, Ho’onu’a, lead singers Christian Yrizarry and Jared Keo continue to entertain with the sounds of reggae beach music and contemporary Hawaiian as Beach 3. This local duo is sure to entice with their sweet harmony and savvy musical chemistry.
Jon Basebase (bah-seh bah-seh)
Tapa Bar: Monday 7:30–10:30 pm*
Hawai'i based singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer, Jon Basebase has been recognized as a premier wedding and event entertainer since 1987. His hit-single "Suddenly" was one of the first songs in Hawai'i to crossover from local radio playlists to mainstream radio and garnered him a Na Hoku Hanohano nomination for "Most Promising Artist".
Tropics: Saturday 6:30–9:30 pm*
Kailua Bay Buddies
Tropics: Tuesday 5:30–8:30 pm*
Kailua Bay Buddies are Clayton Apilando, Darrell Aquino & Mark Caldeira. They are childhood friends who were raised on the windward side of Oahu, Kailua to be precise. On a quest to have fun and entertain the masses, their music is a combination of acoustic, classic, pop, rock, contemporary, Hawaiian, traditional folk, R&B, country, funk, world beat, soul, alternative...kind of a schizo-clectic mix of styles and tastes.
"Little" Albert and Eddie
Tapa Bar: Tuesday and Thursday 7:30–10:30 pm*
Eddie at age 4 1/2, Albert at 7, brothers Tony 11, Jr 16 and their father started a musical group "The Rocky Fellers" in Hong Kong. The Rocky Fellers opened shows for famous artists like Sammy Davis Jr, Carroll Channing, Bob Hope, and Jerry Lewis just to mention a few. Little Albert was recently inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Tropics: Friday 3:30 pm–6:30 pm, Sunday 2–5 pm*
The Piranha Brothers Band was formed in 1977 by Michael Piranha and Tom Piranha. Their music is a deft blend of classic rock and funk, sparkling originals, and up-to-the-minute rock hits. Winners of the Hawaii Music Awards’ Best Rock Artist award, they are joined by Stephen Inglis, David Watanabe, and Jason Nobriga on guitars, all renowned local talents.
Tapa Bar: Sunday 5-7 pm*
Renowned recording artist Jeffrey Apaka, son of the late Alfred Apaka, broke out at the age of 19, performing in a Waikiki showroom, and was considered the youngest showroom star in Waikiki at that time, recording many labels, including Capitol Records.