Win Tickets ($80): 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 18. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed January 9.


From our sponsors:
Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono
January 18, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $40 | All Ages
More info:

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.




  1. Barbara Casey on December 28, 2022 at 10:58 am

    What a beautiful way to start the new year! A little Aloha spirit and gorgeous music from this duo sounds perfect for melting away a chilly PNW January.

  2. Marty on December 28, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Love Hawaiian music and these guys sound amazing!

  3. CK PDX on December 30, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    I’d like to go because they sound talented and I’d like to catch that Aloha spirit! Thank u🤙

  4. Valerie B on December 30, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    It would feel like a stay-cation while
    in rainy PDX. Count me in.

  5. Carol Trekas on December 31, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Grammy nominated. Excellent..

  6. Connie Stewart on December 31, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    A huge fan of Cecilio & Kapono (back in the day…). Have seen Henry Kapono while in Honolulu, but have not seen Keola Beamer. I bet these 2 really lite it up!

  7. mel on January 1, 2023 at 9:33 am

    what an amazing duo that work so well together

  8. Joel on January 3, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    Yes please!

  9. michelle m on January 3, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    This would be So great for me and my Hawaiian fiance to go see. We love Kapono!

  10. Arturo Calilung on January 3, 2023 at 8:41 pm

    Would love to see some fellow Pacific Island people play!

  11. Megan Lask on January 4, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    This sounds awesome! I’d love to attend and hear more Hawaiian music

  12. Joe trekas on January 4, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    Date night is long over due please.

  13. Andi on January 5, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    What a great night it would be.

  14. shen on January 5, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    Sounds like a delightful evening!

  15. Carol Trekas on January 5, 2023 at 10:20 pm

    Want to see the guitar master please.

  16. Sally on January 7, 2023 at 11:54 am

    Been a fan of these two ever since I had the pleasure of living there in the 70’s. My daughter loves their music as well and it would be such a wonderful way to bask in their aloha spirit with her while dreaming of being back in the beautiful islands.

  17. Lisa on January 9, 2023 at 12:50 pm

    Looks so lovely!

  18. Eli Gregory on January 9, 2023 at 10:11 pm

    I’d love to go because it’s my friend’s 40th birthday and I’d love to take her to a good vibes concert 🙂

  19. Leinani on July 31, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    Hawaiian Slack-key guitar is amazing & even better live Brah! Great lineup, guaranteed great show!

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