Waikiki Beach Walk Unveils Hawaii's First Hall of Fame Exhibit

WAIKIKI (KHNL) -- Waikiki Beach Walk unveiled the state's first Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Exhibit Saturday, honoring Hawaii's most influential musicians.

The exhibit, located on the first level of Waikiki Beach Walk along the mauka corridor of the Embassy Suites, opened with a traditional maile lei untying and Hawaiian blessing.

The 50-foot-long glass-encased exhibit pays tribute to inductees of Hawaii's musicians -- composers, singers and performers of Hawaiian music.

Two panels of the exhibit will be replaced each year to make room for new inductees.

The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame is part of Waikiki Beach Walk's signature Hawaiian Heritage music program, Na Mele No Na Pua, Music for the Generations.

The Na Mele No Na Pua program, launched in April 2007, hosts ongoing events to preserve, protect and perpetuate Hawaii's music.