From left, Makana, Kalani Peʻa and Streetlight Cadence and Friends

For the first time since 2019, the University of Hawaiʻi Waikīkī Aquarium’s popular annual summer concert series returns to the aquarium lawn. Ke Kani O Ke Kai offers visitors and residents an evening of live entertainment from some of Hawaiʻi’s top entertainers and food under the stars.

Presented by Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, the three-concert series will be held Thursday evenings from June 30 to August 11. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. and conclude by 9 p.m.

Ke Kani O Ke Kai schedule

  • June 30—Makana with special guests Bobby Moderow, Jr., Kawika Kahiapo and George Kuo
  • July 21—Kalani Peʻa with Hula Halau o Kamuela led by Kumu Hula Kunewa Mook and Kauʻionalani Kamanaʻo
  • August 11—Streetlight Cadence and Friends

Guests can purchase food and refreshments from different local restaurant partners at each concert. No outside food or beverages will be permitted. Guests are encouraged to bring their own beach mats, blankets or low sand chairs for seating.

Tickets are priced at $55 for adults, $20 for children (ages 5–12), and free for children 4 and under. Tickets for Friends of the Waikīkī Aquarium (FOWA) members are priced at $35 for adults and $15 for children. Special series pricing, including single admission to all three concerts, will be available for $140 general admission ($75 for children) and $80 for FOWA members ($45 for children).

Guests can purchase their tickets at the Waikīkī Aquarium or online.

To learn more about the Ke Kani O Ke Kai concert series visit the Waikīkī Aquarium website.