Top Musicians to Perform at 41st Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards

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Hawai‘i’s top performers and musicians will take to the stage for the 41st Annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards on Saturday, May 19, at the Hawai’i Convention Center in Honolulu.

This year’s awards show will feature the largest lineup in the event’s history, honoring Hawai‘i’s most talented musicians, songwriters and producers in 34 categories.

The event will include live performances by the following artists alongside some of this year’s nominees:


● Backwards Shaka
● Beat-Lele
● Deems Tsutakawa and Friends
● Ekolu
● Evan Khay
● Greg Sardinha
● Halemanu
● Ho’okena
● Jack Johnson
● Jeff Peterson
● Josh Tatofi
● Kahulanui
● Kamakana Kukona
● Kapena
● Kawika Kahiapo
● Keahi Conjugacion
● Keauhou
● Ken Makuakane
● Kimie Miner
● Lance Takamiya
● Larry Dupio
● Mailani
● Mango Season
● Napua
● Nathan Aweau
● Pat Simmons Jr.
● Paula Fuga
● Shawn and Lehua
● Stef Mariani
● Tsun-Hui Hung
● Zach Manzano

“One thing that makes the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards so special are the performances—pairing some of this year’s nominees and industry icons side-by-side,” said Pali Ka’aihue, president of the Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts. “It truly makes for a chicken skin experience that guests will never forget. If you can’t make it down in person, we hope you will tune in on TV or online to catch some of your favorite performers live!”

The awards will be broadcast live on K5 starting at 5:30 p.m. This year will be the first time all 36 awards—including two honorary awards—and 15 performances will be televised live and streamed online.


Tickets to attend the event live at the Hawai‘i Convention Center are $175 general admission, $150 for kama‘āina, and $250 premium seats. To purchase, call (808) 593-9424 or visit www.nahokuhanohano.org.

Attendees are invited to continue celebrating after the awards at the first Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards After Party from 10 p.m. to midnight at the Hawai’i Convention Center. Tickets cost $65 and may only be purchased with an awards show ticket. Each ticket includes two drinks and pūpū.

The Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards is part of the series of 2018 Mele Mei events happening across the islands. A schedule of this year’s events can be found online at www.melemei.com.

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