Kanikapila in Pāhoa

Our closing event, the Kanikapila (jam session) on May 9th from 5:00pm – 10:00pm, fills the streets of Pāhoa Village as it comes alive with music everywhere – from balconies, porches, windows, inside restaurants, and inside the historic Akebono Theater. Whimsical and surprising, the event brings together community and a wide range of music, from Hawaiian, to folk, to rock ‘n roll!

The 2015 Kanikapila details are being finalized. The following artists have been confirmed.


- Historic Akebono Theater Stage

15-2942 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa, Hawaii 96778
Nexus Presents: Bloom, an immersive dance floor experience with DJ’s:
Rob Noble
Maura Starr
Le Boom Clique

- Grand Central Stage TBA
- Mainstreet Pahoa Stage TBA
- Napa Stage TBA
- Around Town Locations TBA


Are you a Pahoa business owner who would like to host live music at Kanikapila?

Learn more about how to participate.

Puna Music Festival: Kanikapila

Take a look at the 2014 Kanikapila page.