2012 Mele Mei Festival

Posted on March 13, 2012

Aloha,

Sponsored by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts (HARA), Mele Mei partner organizations, and the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the 2nd annual Mele Mei, a month-long celebration of Hawaiian music, will run from April 27, 2012 – May 29, 2012.  It encompasses over 20 events, including workshops, live concert performances, awards ceremonies including the 35th Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, a hula competition and other activities. The live concert performances will feature Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners and nominees, and will be held at Halekulani; Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort & Spa; The MODERN Honolulu; The Royal Hawaiian; and Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa.

See below for the full schedule of events. For more information, please visit www.melemei.com.

Mahalo

Date Event Name Location
April 27 Mele Mei Media Luncheon Willows
April 27 Hilton Hawaiian Village Presents: Hilton Hawaiian Village
Na Hoku Hanohano All-Stars
Featuring:  Robi Kahakalau, Napua Makua, and Amy Hanaialii
April 28 GoForDaRecord Neal S. Blaisdell Arena
May 1 Lei of Stars (dinner concert) Royal Hawaiian Hotel
May 5 Lifetime Achievement Awards Luncheon Ala Moana Hotel
May 6 Legends of Steel Luncheon Concert Pacific Beach Hotel
May 5 – 6 Hawaii Book & Music Festival Frank Fasi Civic Grounds
May 8 Halekulani Presents: The Next Generation Halekulani
Featuring: Waipuna
May 11 – 13 International Hula Conference Hawaii Convention Center
May 15 Halekulani Presents: The Next Generation Halekulani
Featuring: Mailani Makainai
May 18 Hilton Hawaiian Village Presents: Hilton Hawaiian Village
Na Hoku Hanohano All-Stars
Featuring: Maunalua, Cyril Pahinui, and John Cruz
May 19 O ka hula ke ola (Hula is Life) World Hula Competition Aina Laiku
May 20 Hula I Ke Kai hula performances Waikiki Hula Mound
May 20 Slack Key All-Stars Royal Hawaiian Center
May 22 Halekulani Presents: The Next Generation Halekulani
Featuring: Kupaoa
May 24 Royal Hawaiian Hotel Presents: Na Wahine Hanohano Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Featuring: Teresa Bright, and Natalie Ai Kamauu
May 24 – 26 Waikiki Beachwalk Music Events Beachwalk
May 25 Moana Surfrider Presents: Sounds of Waikiki Moana Surfrider
Featuring: TBD
May 26 The Modern Honolulu Presents: Island Rock The Modern Honolulu
Featuring: The Throwdowns, and Pimpbot
May 25 – 26 Na Hoku  Hanohano Music Festival Workshops Hawaii Convention Center
May 25 – 26 Hula I Ke Kai hula performances Waikiki Hula Mound
May 27 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Hawaii Convention Center
May 29 Halekulani Presents: The Next Generation Halekulani
Featuring: Mark Yamanaka