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Na Hoku Hanohano nominee Evan Khay

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The Na Hoku Hanohano Awards today announced the star-studded lineup scheduled to take the stage, celebrating the best in island music. The 41st Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, which takes place Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Hawai’i Convention Center will feature the biggest lineup of performances in the event’s history. Honoring Hawai’i’s most talented and gifted musicians, songwriters, and producers in 34 different categories, the event also features a lineup of unforgettable performances by icons in Hawai’i’s music scene, performing together with some of this year’s nominees.

“One thing that makes the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards so special are the performances--pairing some of this year’s nominees and industry icons side-by-side. It truly makes for a chicken skin experience that guests will never forget," said Pali Ka’aihue, president of the Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts. “If you can’t make it down in person, we hope you will tune in on TV or online to catch some of your favorite performers live!”

This year, music lovers can catch every single award and performance from the comfort of home on K5. For the first time ever, all 36 awards--including two honorary awards--and 15 performances will be televised live starting at 5:30 p.m. and streamed online.

The Na Hoku Hanohano Awards recognizes the winners in 34 different categories selected by the more than 600 members of the Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts (HARA). The 41st Annual Na Hoku Hanohano award show will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Hawai’i Convention Center. Tickets start at $175 for General Admission, $150 for Kama`aina and are $250 for Premium Seats. To purchase call (808) 593.9424 or visit

This year guests who attend the awards can keep the excitement going at the first Na Hoku Hanohano Awards After Party produced by Amy Hanaialii Gilliom and brought to you by HARA and Outrigger Resorts. The event will take place from 10 p.m. – 12 a.m. at the Hawai’i Convention Center. Tickets cost $65 and can only be purchased with an awards show ticket. Each ticket includes two drinks and pupu.

The Na Hoku Hanohano Awards is one of Mele Mei’s 2018 signature events. Mele Mei, which translates to “May Hawaiian Music Month,” features a number of musical performances throughout the Hawaiian Islands. The celebration provides both residents and visitors from around the world a chance to immerse themselves in the islands’ local music and culture. This year’s schedule of performances will take place at various hotels and venues statewide and feature entertainment from ‘ukulele and steel guitar to traditional Hawaiian music and hula.

For more information on Mele Mei please visit

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