Here’s one to add to your upcoming holiday agenda:

Keali’i Reichel (pictured below), one of Hawaii’s foremost singers and kumu hula, will return to Waikiki for fall performances at Blue Note Waikiki at the Outrigger Waikiki resort.

Reichel’s mele, enhanced with hula by his dancing entourage, provide a spectrum of tuneful melodies, many with Hawaiian roots, some with contemporary seasoning. He is best known for his first hit tune, “Kawaipunahele,” but his compositions and recordings over the decades have become part of the soundtrack of island life.

Reichel will star in a five-show, four-night gig, as follows:

  • Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 18, 6:30 and 9 p.m.
  • Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m

Doors open at 5 p.m. all nights and 8:30 p.m. for Saturday’s second show..

Tickets: $125 for premium seating, $85 for loge seating and the bar zone; available at or (808) 777-4890.

Others heading for the Blue Note

Holiday season attractions on the Blue Note calendar include:

  • Anuhea headlines a Thanksgiving two-nighter, at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25. Tickets: $45 and $35.-
  • Frank DeLima stages a holiday brunch show at 1 p.m. Dec. 3 Tickets: $45 and $35.
  • Don McLean serves his “Amerian Pie” at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3. Tickets: $125 and $65.
  • Henry Kapono & Friends’ holiday show, themed “Merry Christmas to You,” unwraps at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Tickets: $45 and $35.
  • Wayne Newton (pictured right) makes his Blue Note debut with a four-night schedule, at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Dec. 7 through 10. Tickets: $125 and $85.
  • Kimie Miner & Friends take the stage at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16. Tickets: $45 and $35.
  • Ho‘okena for the Holidays” is the group’s yuletide show, at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17. Tickets: $45 and $35.
  • Raiatea Helm has a one-nighter at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18.Tickets: $45 and $35.
  • Paula Fuga will presents her “Home for the Holidays”  pre-Christmas star at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Dec. 22 and 23. Tickets: $45 and $35. …
  • And that’s Show Biz. …


  1. Hi Wayne,

    Sure is a good line up for the Blue Note but prices have gone up since I first went to the main showroom at the Outrigger years ago when I would go see SOS and my other favorites like Frank DeLima , Aliis and Krush. When I first went to a show cover charge was $3.50 plus 2 drink mininum. HA the old days are gone! Wonder what the showroom looks like now.
    Hope you get to go see some of the shows. Aloha Dolores

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