Win Tickets ($85): Legends: Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono with Moanalani Beamer @ Aladdin Theater | Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar Master

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Legends: Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono with Moanalani Beamer @ Aladdin Theater on January 28. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed January 22.


From our sponsors:
Legends: Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono with Moanalani Beamer
January 28, 2024
Doors 7M, Show 8PM | $42.50 | 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. Robert Dorsett on January 8, 2024 at 3:37 pm

    A little Hawai’i sunshine music is needed in Portland this year.

  2. jay pringle on January 8, 2024 at 9:53 pm

    Happy to see this show coming to Portland. I hope to attend, win or not.

    • April on January 11, 2024 at 8:38 pm

      Ah yeah their vibe is so refreshing takes my worries away. I would take my colleague (also a therapist like me) because she can’t get a holiday but really deserves some island love!

  3. Alena on January 16, 2024 at 3:16 pm

    I was lucky enough to go to a legends Slack key concert in Hawaii. Would love to treat my father-in-law to one here, he loves to go to them, and could use a fun night out. He would absolutely love it.

  4. Jenny on January 16, 2024 at 4:01 pm

    I would love to attend this show with one of my good girlfriends. Thank you for the chance!

  5. Shen on January 16, 2024 at 6:06 pm

    Sounds fun!

  6. Lea Anna on January 17, 2024 at 12:28 pm

    I would love to see this show. They are amazing!

  7. Brig on January 18, 2024 at 1:55 pm

    Oh man, I could use some slack-key guitar. Help melt this winter cold away, even if for just one evening.

  8. Alison T on January 18, 2024 at 4:59 pm

    shoots! looks like a great concert!

  9. Beverly DeGroot on January 20, 2024 at 11:06 am

    Love love love Hawaiian music-what a treat to have it in the winter.

  10. Alyson Kemp on January 20, 2024 at 11:13 am

    I love Henry!!! I would love to take my dad for this show for sure!!!

  11. Lex on January 20, 2024 at 4:34 pm

    Aloha! crossing my fingies.

  12. D Endow on January 21, 2024 at 7:28 am

    I’d love a break from winter weather with some music from Hawaii. Warms me just thinking of it.

    • Marty on January 22, 2024 at 9:52 am

      This sounds fantastic! 🌺🏝️🌊

  13. Megan on January 22, 2024 at 12:01 pm

    Sounds fun! Would love to join and experience new music.

  14. Stanley Strocher on January 23, 2024 at 4:06 pm

    A little slice of paradise right here in Portland!

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