Win Tickets ($70): Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono @ Aladdin Theater | Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar Master, Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono @ Aladdin Theater on January 27. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed January 24.



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From our sponsors:
Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono
January 27, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $35 | All Ages
More info: event.etix.com

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

“[Keola Beamer]…The Quintessential Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar Master” —The New York Times

“Kapono is one of the great island songwriters of his generation.” –Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono are two legends of Hawaiian music. Each became an icon in the 1970s, both at the creative forefront as Hawaiian music reinvented itself. They have continued to lead the way for over 4 decades.

Keola Beamer’s contributions to slack key guitar during the 1970s began to spark public interest in kī-hō‘alu, launching a statewide revival of the tradition, and his 1978 release, Honolulu City Lights, is the largest selling recording in the history of Hawaiian music. Today he is one of Hawai’i’s premier singer-songwriters, arrangers, composers and masters of the Hawaiian slack key guitar. “He’s an exceptional musician, a very good player and beautiful singer. He’ll bring the spirit of the island to the concert.” – Paul Simon

Henry Kapono became the wildly popular phenomenon Cecilio & Kapono (aka C&K) with Cecilio Rodriguez. They helped forge the sound of 70s Hawaiian music, with laid-back contemporary rock that voiced the feelings of an entire generation in Hawai‘i. Today as a solo artist, Henry is a Grammy-nominated and award-winning singer and songwriter.

Despite their common history, Keola & Henry only performed together for the first time in 2014, when Henry invited Keola & Moana Beamer to be part of Back in the Day performances. This successful annual show features Hawai‘i’s musical greats who shaped Hawaiian music from the ‘70s on, part of the “Hawaiian Renaissance” — the seminal movement in Hawai‘i’s cultural history that brought language, music, hula, art, and all aspects of Hawaiian culture back to their central place in the life of the Islands.

Touring together, Keola & Henry, with Keola’s wife Moana performing hula, have been greeted by wildly enthusiastic audiences, celebrating their original songs that have become beloved contemporary Hawaiian classics.

*Proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test required for entry. FREE onsite testing available – Details here*

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20 Comments

  1. Morgan Hayes on January 4, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    This would be so amazing! I’d love to go see this. 🙂

  2. Carol Trekas on January 4, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    My husband’s nickname is Henry. You dont hear that name alot. So I want to see this Henry play some music.

  3. KickToft on January 4, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    In the mood for this.

    • Kristina Edens on January 5, 2022 at 6:27 pm

      Big fan of these two, would love to see them in person.

  4. Riona Arneson on January 4, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Hawaiian music is lovely and I enjoy it, we’d love to go see these artists perform.

  5. Lisselle Rulona on January 6, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    I was born and raised in Honolulu, HI and I grew up listening to these two legends! Seeing them live with my boyfriend would be amazing!

  6. Lee Widener on January 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Oh yes! I love slack key! In fact, I used to play Keola Beamer on my defunct internet radio station! How wonderful it would be to see him live!

  7. Rebecca Bentley on January 11, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Aloha and YES, PICK MEEEEE!

  8. Ronda on January 11, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    My ancestry is from Hawaii and love slack key Guitar. My Mother was good friends with Gabby Pahinui and I have pictures of him playing his music with my Mom sitting next to him. I have been to Hawaii a few times but always thought they should have more of the music on the mainland. I would love to go to this and take my sister!

  9. Glenn on January 11, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    This slacker would love to hear some slack Guitar!

  10. Christi Dunham on January 11, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    I am a former Maui resident for many years and grew up listening to Henry Kapono. I see him every time he tours through PDX. I’ve survived COVD and this would be the best recovery medicine. I’d be extremely grateful to see him live. ❤️

  11. KATHY RANKIN on January 11, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    I love songwriters that bring their message of hope and wisdom through their music to our City of Portland! And, I am sure the Aladdin Theater audience will give them a warm Rose -City welcome! Portland audiences love diversity in music!

  12. Brian Jim on January 11, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    Be great to hear these Hawaii Guys put on the best sound out from Hawaiian Islands!

  13. Danielle on January 13, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    This type of music is so lovely.

  14. Jonas Trekas on January 13, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    Want to take my wife on a date night. She needs one.

  15. Brig on January 14, 2022 at 11:58 am

    Aloha and thank you for bringing some Hawaii to us in the middle of winter!

  16. Rachel on January 18, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    Hubbie and I are big Jimmy Buffett fans. Henry has made appearances with Jimmy numerous times. Would love to see him live.

  17. YB on January 19, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    Looks amazing!

  18. Selena on January 20, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    I feel lucky. Hopefully!

  19. Carol L. Trekas on January 20, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    I just want to win a great contest and I think this one is a great give away. Who doesn’t like free tickets??? I do I do I do. Thanks.

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