Concerts benefit Kahilu Theatre

  • Hilo’s Mark Yamanaka, who won five Na Hoku Hanohano awards in 2019, bringing his career Hoku count to 14, poses with one of the coveted statuettes from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Brother Noland jams at the 23rd annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival in 2015. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

A pair of upcoming concerts being held at the Mauna Lai, Auberge Resorts Collection will benefit Waimea-based Kahilu Theatre.

The first concert is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday featuring Brother Noland, the “Father of Jawaiian Music” on the lawn and terrace of the CanoeHouse at the South Kohala resort.


The following Sunday, July 19, 14-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Mark Yamanaka will perform, also at 6:30 p.m. at the CanoeHouse.

Attendees can opt for lawn seating or a dinner package for each of the shows.

Lawn seating is limited because chairs will be socially distanced and reservations are required. Pricing is for the performance only.

The dinner package will feature a tasting menu crafted by Chef Matt Raso of CanoeHouse.

Lawn seating is $100 and the dining package is $225. There is a minimum booking of two persons with a maximum of eight.


Kahilu Theatre remains closed to the public through August after shuttering March 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit or call 885-6868.

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