For over thirty years, Keola Beamer''s artistry has helped breathe new life into slack key guitar music while remaining true to the soul of its deeply Hawaiian roots. Keola has become a Hawaiian music legend, having grown up in one of Hawai''i''s most famous music families. One of Hawai''i''s premier singer-songwriters, arrangers, composers and masters of the Hawaiian slack key guitar, Keola Beamer''s breadth of talent springs from 5 generations of family musical history. The Beamers can trace their involvement in Hawaiian music and hula at least as far as back as the 15th Century. A multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner (Hawaiian Music Awards) and “Lifetime Achievement Award” Recipient, Keola established himself early as a leader in contemporary Hawaiian music when he wrote the classic "Honolulu City Lights," one of the all-time best-selling records in Hawaiian music history. He was one of the first to integrate Hawaiian chants and instruments, like the tiny gourd whistle and the nose flute, with contemporary forms of music. Keola is featured in the PBS Hawaii special: "Keola Beamer: Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)" as well as the grammy-nominated soundtrack for the film The Descendants. His wife Moanalani Beamer joins him in performing hula as well as chants and traditional Hawaiian instruments.
"The Quintessential Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar Master" --The New York Times
“Keola Beamer’s style is the best there is on the planet…There’s no better slack key player than Beamer” – Willie Nelson
Tickets: $16/adults or $12/children high school and under