HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Since opening 6 years ago, Kani Ka Pila Grille at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort has held an annual talent search contest to discover the next rising Hawaiian music group. This year's finalists were The Waimanalo Sunset Band, Wai Olu, Destiny Mahaulu, Hawaiian Country, and Hawa'iki.
This past Saturday night The Waimanalo Sunset Band was named as the winner of the 7th Annual Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search at the Made in Hawai'i Festival.
As this year's winner, The Waimanalo Sunset Band will receive a one-month paid contract to perform weekly throughout the month of September at Kani Ka Pila Grille, located poolside at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort.
The prize also includes complimentary studio sessions at Honolulu Community College's Mike Curb MELE Studios.