Henry Kapono, a Grammy-nominated Hawaiian songwriter and musician, will host a series of concerts with other notable musicians from the Aloha State at the Blue Note Hawaii at the Outrigger Beach Resort in Waikiki.
The Artist to Artist Grammy Museum series will take place once a month through Sept. 14 and partners Kapono with musicians who were honored at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles earlier this year.
At the February event, Kapono was joined by other recording artists including Malani Bilyeu and 2017 Grammy Award winner Kalani Pea for a performance to celebrate the opening of the exhibit "We Are Friends: A Lifetime Party of ’70s Music" at the Grammy Museum. The exhibit is the result of a partnership between the museum and the Hawaii Tourism Authority and sponsor Outrigger Resorts. The exhibit moved from Los Angeles to Honolulu on April 2, where it is now on display at the Hawaii Convention Center.
For the Blue Note series, Kapono will be joined by Malani Bilyeu of the group Kalapana (July 13); Jerry Santos, a Hawaiian music hall of fame inductee and founding member and lead singer of the Hawaiian group Olomana (Aug. 17); and Keola Beamer, a slack-key guitar player, songwriter and recipient of the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts Lifetime Achievement Award (Sept. 14). Each show will be hosted by Kapono and start with a discussion or "talk story" as they would say on the Islands, between the artists.
"We are certainly pleased to play a supporting role in bringing Henry's incredible talents to music fans around the world with this special Grammy Museum series," Sean Dee, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Outrigger Enterprises Group said in a statement. "It's another example of Outrigger's ongoing commitment to perpetuate Hawaiian music and culture."
For more information and tickets, visit www.bluenotehawaii.com.