Big Island Jazz & Blues Fest On Tap

May 15, 2014, 1:25 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:47 PM
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Music legends, Grammy award-winning artists and Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning Hawaii musicians will be joining the 3rd annual Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival Weekend, June 6-8, at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

The festival opens Friday, June 6, with fans getting the chance to meet and chat with the festival’s headliners in an intimate setting while live music is performed 6-9 the hotel’s Kaunaoa Bar & Grill from 6-9 p.m. There’s a $40 cover including pupus.

The festival’s main event on Saturday, June 7, will be staged under the stars at the North Pointe Luau Ground from 5-9 p.m. featuring Grammy-winner Skip Martin, The Iguanas from New Orleans, jazz saxophone legend Donald Harrison, American jazz ambassador Jason Marsalis, New Orleans harmonica player Johnny Sansone, Saturday Night Live Band trombonist Steve Turre, and Na Hoku Hanohano winner Benny Uyetake.

Tickets for Saturday’s performance are $60 general admission and $85 for premium VIP seating.

The festival concludes Sunday with a Jazz Brunch at Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar with live jazz and blues entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 882-5810 or visit


Jazz Festival Package
The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is offering a Jazz Festival package available June 4 through June 10 which includes two tickets to the Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival on Saturday, June 7; room rates start at $275 plus tax per night for a Golf Vista room to $499 plus tax per night for a Deluxe Ocean room.


A two-night minimum stay is required. Call toll-free, 866-774-6236.

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