Tickets On Sale: April 29th at 10:00 AM PST
Doors: 6:00 PM | Dinner & Dessert: 6:00 - 7:30 PM | Kawika Kahiapo & Nathan Aweau: 7:30 PM
Show, Dinner and/or Dessert tickets pre-sold online or in the Gift Shop.
Sierra Nevada and Mehe’ula Music presents a Heritage Series in the Big Room. Join us for a night of Hawaiian music, sure to send you back to the islands.
About Kawika Kahiapo
Kawika’s interest in music began at an early age. Inspired by his father, he spent many hours alone in his room jamming. Some of his fondest memories are of their garage jam sessions, when “Pops” Gabby Pahinui would show up with his guitar. This is what inspired Kawika’s passion for ki ho`alu (slack-key guitar). Today, Kawika continues to perpetuate the art of ki ho`alu in his sound recordings and annually at Slack Key Festivals. He was honored as the 2007 Na Hoku Hanohano Slack Key Artist of the year. Over the years, Kawika has contributed his musical talent to some 80+ recording projects and has collaborated or performed with artists such as Jack Johnson, Kaukahi, Palani Vaughan and many more. Kawika’s first solo recording project, ALANA, emerged in 1996 and continues to captivate many with its soothing combination of contemporary and traditional Hawaiian tunes, along with ki ho`alu. Besides being a recording artist and an ordained minister, Kawika is also on the Kokua Hawai’i Foundation board, a non-profit organization that supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawai’i.
About Nathan Aweau
Nathan was born into a musical family -his grandparents were multi-instrumentalists, his mom - a piano player and his father was a music teacher, a choir director, as well as a Polynesian music teacher at various high schools. In 1983, during his college years, he started his professional career accompanying performers such as Gabe Baltazar, Henry Kapono, Loyal Garner and Nohelani Cypriano. He was a member of the Hoku award winning group, Ka’eo, as well as the award winning group The Ali’i’s. He also did a 16 year stint with the legendary Don Ho. From 2003-2010, Nathan was a member of Hapa. In 2005 they released an album called “Maui” which shot up the Billboard Magazine’s World Music chart. In December 2008 Nathan released his long awaited follow up to “E Apo Mai”, called “Kane’ohe”. This album is focused on songs which celebrate the place that Nathan calls home. He wrote all twelve songs, played every instrument, sang all the background parts, engineered, mixed and mastered the album Wayne Harada.
Kawika Kahiapo & Nathan Aweau Dinner Menu