Ke Kani O Ke Kai

Multiple dates

Join the Friends of the Waikiki Aquarium this summer for the return of its annual Ke Kani O Ke Kai summer concert series featuring live local entertainment under the stars on the Aquarium lawn. Presented by Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, this year's lineup includes some of Hawaii's top performers, including Grammy Winner Kalani Pe‘a, 2018 Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners Kimie Miner and Keauhou, Streetlight Cadence and much more.

The five-night concert series takes place every other Thursday evening from June 14 through August 9, 2018 as follows:
-Thursday, June 14  Jeff Rasmussen and Robi Kahakalau, Nathan Aweau, Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole, and Hula Hālau O Kamuela
-Thursday, June 28 – Hoʻokena, Maunalua, Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom, and Hālau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine
-Thursday, July 12 – Josh Tatofi, Napua Greig, Kapena, and Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka
-Thursday, July 26 – Kimie Miner, John Cruz, Hapa, and Streetlight Cadence
-Thursday, August 9 – Kalani Peʻa, Natalie Ai Kamauʻu, and Keauhou

Guests can also purchase food and refreshments from Haili's Hawaiian Food, Laverne's, and Keamo's Catering, among others. A different restaurant will be paired with each concert. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; concert begins at 7 p.m. and concludes at approximately 9:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own low sand chairs or beach mats for seating.

Tickets are priced at $50 for adults, $20 for children (ages 5-12) and free for children four and under. Tickets for Friends of the Waikiki Aquarium "FOWA" members are priced at $30 for adults, $15 for children. Special series pricing, including single admission to all five concerts will be available for $200 general admission ($75 for children) and $120 for FOWA members ($45 for children). Food, beer, wine and other beverages will be sold separately. No outside food or beverage will be permitted. 

Guests can purchase their tickets through the Hawaii Theatre Center by visiting their box office on Bethel Street or online at

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