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Dragon Upstairs

Right above Hank’s Cafe in Chinatown, this laid-back hideaway with a sedate older vibe and lots of funky artwork and mirrors hosts a rotating lineup of jazz cats, blues strummers and folk singers, usually on Thursda…
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Royal Hawaiian Band

Founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, the Royal Hawaiian Band is the only band in the US with a royal legacy, and is the only full-time municipal band in the country. The band plays all over Oʻahu (check the calen…
Live Music in Honolulu

Anna O'Brien's

A college dive bar, part roadhouse and part art house, this Irish bar has live music and a laid-back atmosphere. With a rotating stable of local artists, expect anything, including reggae, alt-rock, punk and metal b…
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Honolulu's most intimate concert hall for touring and local acts – indie rockers, punk and metal bands, even ukulele players – has a graffiti-bomb vibe and backlit black walls that trippily light up. Check out the c…
Classical Music in Honolulu

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

The second oldest orchestra in the USA west of the Rocky Mountains, the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1900. It plays at the Neal S Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu and tickets can be purchased online.
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Jazz Minds Art & Café

Don’t let the nearby strip clubs turn you off this place. This remodeled brick-walled lounge with an almost speakeasy ambience pulls in the top island talent – fusion jazz, funk, bebop, hip-hop, surf rock and minima…