HPR Events

Unless otherwise noted, all performances are on Saturday and begin at 7:30 p.m. All listings are subject to change. Tickets $30 general, $25 HPR members, $15 students with ID. Reservations at 955-8821 during business hours or online at the individual links below. *Premium ticket pricing applies to these concerts.

July 26: Stefan George & Larry Spalding - Blues

Hawaiʻi Public Radio welcomes the return of slide guitar master Stefan George, partnered with local favorite, multi-instrumentalist Larry Spalding. For their Atherton Studio concert on Saturday, July 26, each of these veteran bluesmen performs original material, provides back-up for the other, and together, they bring alive the rich tradition of country blues. For some added spice, they promise to even add a little zydeco with Spalding showing off his skills on harmonica and accordion.

Tickets available online or by phone at 808.955.8821


Jeff Peterson & Friends, Hana Hou! Concert on Aug. 3rd

Hawaii Public Radio presents Jeff Peterson & Friends, Hana Hou! with special guests Raiatea Helm, Cyril Pahinui, and John Kolivas live in concert on Sunday, August 3rd at the Palikū Theatre. This will be a rare opportunity to see these great performers sharing the same stage.  

The concert is sold out, however, a limited quantity of rush tickets ($30) will be available for cash purchase only at the Palikū box office, starting at 3pm (an hour before curtain) on August 3rd. CDs from the artists will be available for sale (cash only) and a CD-signing session with the artists will follow the performance.

Jeff PetersonJeff Peterson is one of Hawaiʻi’s most talented guitarists, and his technique fuses traditional Slack Key with elements of classical and jazz, two styles with which he is also adept. Jeff studied classical guitar at USC before returning to the islands to play and teach in the Honolulu area. He is featured on many award winning albums and has numerous awards including two Grammys and five Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards.

Raiatea HelmRaitea Helm is regarded as one of Hawaiʻi’s premier chanteuses. At a very tender age, she garnered six Nā Hōkū awards and is as versatile a performer as you can find, expanding her repertoire to include jazz standards as well as leo kiʻekiʻe style Hawaiian songs. She has appeared with many of the legends of Hawaiian music including Keola Beamer, the Brothers Cazimero, The Makaha Sons, Kealiʻi Recihel, Auntie Genoa Keawe and Ledward Kaʻapana.

Cyril PahinuiCyril Pahinui, the son of musical legend, Gabby Pahinui, is, in his own right, one of Hawai‘i’s most gifted guitarists and singers. Cyril has twice played at Carnegie Hall, has contributed to three Grammy Award-winning albums, received several Hoku Hanohano Awards, and recorded on more than 35 Hawaiian musical releases. As a slack key guitarist, Cyril’s technical virtuosity, rhythmic adaptations, and instrumental harmonics impart the soul of Hawaiian music, and his beautiful, emotive, and well-recognized voice renders an intimate picture of his Pacific island home.

John KolivasJohn Kolivas, one of Hawaiʻi’s premier bassists, is also known as a jazz composer and educator. He performs with the Honolulu Jazz Quartet, the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, and Keola Beamer.




August 15 & 16: Karrin Allyson* - Ballads, Blues & Beyond

4-time Grammy-nominated Concord recording artist Karrin Allyson will join us for an intimate evening in our very own Atherton Studio, following a wildly successful, nation-wide tour with the Newport Jazz Festival. She will be accompanied by guitarist Rod Fleeman. Karrin is known for her elegant phrasing and has been described by the New York Times as “a no-frills singer with a feline touch and impeccable intonation”. Indeed.

Tickets available for August 15th or August 16th online or at (808) 955.8821.



August 23: Sandy Tsukiyama - A Tribute to Lady Songwriters

Local song stylist and host of the Brazilian Experience, Sandy Tsukiyama has assembled a luminous group of sidemen to pay tribute to lady songwriters from both sides of the equator.

Tickets available online or by phone at (808) 955-8821





August 31: The Ardente Duo - Classical

The Ardente Duo (Darel Stark, violin, & Sachi Harakouji, piano)The Ardente Duo, violinist Darel Stark of the Hawaiʻi Symphony and pianist Sachi Patricia Hirakouji, return to the Atherton with a program featuring the Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano by César Franck  and works by Beethoven and Eugène Ysaÿe.

Tickets available online or by phone at (808) 955 8821






September 13 - From Me to You

Jon OsorioFrom the producing team who brought you the popular Aloha Shorts, an evening of stories, poetry, and songs about family, friendship, and romance by Hawai‘i’s gifted writers, performed by local actors. Hawaiian musician and scholar Jon Osorio hosts and provides music. (Former working title: Sincerely, Hawaiʻi)

Tickets available online or by phone at (808) 955-8821 during business hours