FEATURING Hālau Ka Pā Hula O Hīnano under the direction of Kumuhula Troy Allen Hīnano Lazaro
Saturday, December 16
Doors 5:30 PM :: Show 6:30 PM
Show times subject to change. Any changes will be confirmed closer to the show date.
Kalani Pe‘a’s Hawaiian Christmas show is a celebration of the warmth and special “aloha” of the Holiday Season, sharing much-loved songs from both western and Hawaiian roots. A three-time Grammy winner (3 CD releases, 3 Grammys!), Kalani is a charismatic performer with a gorgeous voice, powerful presence, and captivating style not-to-be-missed. The first Hawaiian performer presented at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook (it sold-out), he was recognized by his Hawai‘i peers at the Na Hoku Hanohano (Hawai‘i’s “Grammy”) Awards, winning honors for both Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year.
His 5 Na Hoku wins include Christmas Single of the Year in 2021, and his most recent CD, Purple Hawaiian Christmas, took home the Na Hoku Award for Contemporary Album of the Year. Self-described as “Hawaiian contemporary soul”, Kalani’s dynamism and charm, vocal brilliance, and range of songs from Hawaiian to R&B has brought him to the forefront of Hawaiian music for both traditionalists and a new generation. In 2022, Kalani released his first Christmas album for the holiday season.
About Kalani Pe’a
Singer/Songwriter, 3-time Grammy®-Winner! (2017, 2019, 2022)
Kalani Peʻa sings everything from classical, musical, ballads, R&B, soul to traditional and original Hawaiian music, displaying his wide-ranging talents as a songwriter and music composer. His talent for lyrics and Hawaiian language fluency is on display in his original Hawaiian songs alongside his affectionate bilingual arrangements of R&B favorites.
It started at age four when Peʻa was diagnosed with a speech impediment; his mother introduced him to singing and music to help him pronounce his words. His father who comes from a musical family and his mother encouraged him to take vocal lessons and choir, and by age 8, Peʻa was winning numerous talent competitions, including in men’s classical and musical divisions while receiving his degree from Colorado Mesa University in Mass Communications. “From speech therapy to a college graduate in communications,” laughs Peʻa’s father, “Kalani can’t stop talking and singing”.
His debut album brought him to Dave Tucciarone, a 13-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-Winning Engineer and Producer in Honolulu, leading to the 2017 Grammy® win and first Na Hoku Award. This successful collaboration continued with Kalani’s second CD, No ‘Ane‘i [We Belong Here] and 3rd CD Kau Ka Pe‘a , both earning him Grammy Awards. He was featured in the Grammy Opening Premiere Concert in 2022. His 3rd release also won him 2 Nā Hōkū awards, including the honor of Male Vocalist of the Year. Says award-winning Hawaiian vocalist Darlene Ahuna, “His voice will take you to the heavens. His passion for music will have you rockin’ in your seat.“
A fluent Hawaiian speaker, Peʻa started his career as an educator, publishing five Hawaiian language children’s stories. He taught at Kamehameha Schools in Kona, then Maui, teaching Hawaiian culture (science focus), and creating curriculum. When his Grammy wins opened the door for his performing and touring career, he was honored by the Hawai‘i State House of Representatives with an official proclamation: “It is vital that Native Hawaiian culture and the arts be perpetuated for future generations: Kalani Pe’a is a torchbearer and we recognize his accolades, accomplishments, and continued work on behalf of Native Hawaiians.”
Kalani Pe‘a’s Hawaiian Christmas show is a celebration of the warmth and special “aloha” of the Holiday Season, sharing much-loved songs from both western and Hawaiian roots. Self-described as “Hawaiian contemporary soul”, Kalani’s dynamic and charming stage presence, vocal brilliance, and range of songs from Hawaiian to R&B has brought him to the forefront of Hawaiian music for both traditionalists and a new generation.
All tickets subject to tax and fees
Pavilion Tickets $65.00
Lawn Seating $50.00
Day of Show Tickets $75 Pavilion :: $60 Lawn if Available
Show Details and Venue Rules
This is an all ages event. Patrons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
All Pavilion seats require a purchased ticket regardless of age. Children 5 and under are free on the lawn.
No outside food or beverage permitted in the venue.
Beverage Concessions both Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic will be available throughout the show.
Food will be available for purchase on site. The Pavilion Kitchen is open with a full menu of hot meals and snacks. Vegan/ Vegetarian options will be available.
We will have some covered raised tables available around the perimeter of the lawned area.
Purchasing Lawn Tickets?? Bring your own seating! We encourage you to bring your own folding chairs for the lawn. Please note, folding chairs are not allowed to be set up inside the pavilion.
Drinking alcohol on property outside of designated areas including in our parking lots is not permitted and will be grounds for immediate removal from property. Please kokua.
This event is rain or shine. Please plan accordingly.
There will be a light bag search upon entrance.
Shirt and Shoes required for entrance.