E Komo Mai!
Mahalo to everyone who joined us for the 2014 Puna Music Festival. See you next year!
The Puna Music Festival celebrates the music of Hawaiʻi and the undying spirit of Puna, with a wonderful week of concerts, events, and participatory workshops. 2014 marks our fourth-annual festival, which has grown to become the second-largest multi-day festival in all of East Hawaiʻi (after Merrie Monarch).
The seven-day festival features top Hawaiian artists, as well as a wide array of local talent. This year we are honored to feature Paula Fuga, Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole, John Cruz, Jaz Kawikoʻo, and more than one-hundred others who are named throughout this site.
Puna is a beautiful, culturally-rich district on Hawaiʻi Island (known by many as the Big Island), and is home to the cleanest air on the planet, the largest conservation coastline in Hawaiʻi, and is Pele’s playground, with her lava flows weaving their incredible path.
The festival is completely non-profit, supported by the Hawaiian Tourism Authority, the County of Hawaii, presented by KAPA FM, and stewarded by Kalani.
Participate – and Create.
Participating artists and instructors will be using innovative methods to engage festival audiences with the active creation of music – at all levels, from songwriting and instrumentation, through to performance.
The 2014 Puna Music Festival is set to be a truly innovative, creative, and inspiring experience – one that enchants participants in exciting ways, while celebrating the rich cultural heritage of beautiful Puna.
Leʻa ka puʻuwai i ke kani ka pila.
Joyous is the heart upon the sound of music.
May your Puna Music Festival experience bring you great joy,
As music fills the sweet air of glorious Puna.
The official hashtag of the Puna Music Festival.