Best known for his work with Olomana, Jerry Santos has been a presence on the Hawaii music scene for almost four decades. Olomana was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts. This performance also features hula dancing.
Peter Moon is known for his ukulele and kī hōʻalu (slack key guitar). He started his career in the 1960s, when his band, Sunday Manoa, recorded an album that receives much credit for having promoted the greater awareness of Hawaiian culture that began in the 1960s and continues on until today. This performance also features hula dancing.
The most popular entertainer in Hawaii until his death in 1997, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole formed the Makaha Sons of Niihau as a teenager in the mid-'70s before going out on his own in the 1990s. He became famous outside Hawaii for his medley of "Over The Rainbow" and "What A Wonderful World". This performance also features Roland Cazimero of The Cazimero Brothers, Mel Amina, and hula dancing.
Na Hoku Hanohano award winning artists and brothers, Tony and Noland, make a rare appearance together on stage performing their own quirky fiery brand of contemporary Hawaiian music which incorporates elements of funk, reggae, and rock.
The Hawaiian Style Band first burst onto the local music scene with their Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning album “Vanishing Treasures” in 1992. Most famous perhaps for their single "Love and Honesty", HSB was a stylistic trend setter for contemporary popular Hawaiian music in the 90s.
Led by the songwriting talents of Malani Bilyeu and the late Mackey Feary, Kalapana emerged as one of the most popular bands on the Hawaii music scene in the 1970s. Blending a smooth and easygoing spirit with pop sensibility and pitch perfect harmonies, the band produced a steady stream of local radio hits.