Lineup

The seven-day festival features top Hawaiian artists, as well as a wide array of local talent. 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 full 2015 Lineup is being finalized. The following artists have been confirmed.

Pohoiki
Sunday May 3rd | 11am-5pm

Makana
Lito Arkangel
Bruddah Kuz
Ehulani Stephany and Halau Hula
Ke Kula O Nawahiokalaniopuu School
Kua O Ka La School
Malamamlama Waldorf School
Sean Robbins

Kanikapila in Pahoa
Saturday May 9th  5pm-10pm

Grand Central Stage TBA
Mainstreet Pahoa Stage TBA
Unify at Historic Akebono Theater TBA
Napa Stage TBA
Around Town Locations TBA

Kalani | May 3rd-9th
12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

- RootHub
Friday May 8th
8pm-10pm
$20 Day Of Event (At the door) / $15 Kamaʻāina (with HI ID)
All tickets are General Admission


Makana at Pohoki
Puna Music Festival: Makana Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, and composer who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. His guitar playing has been featured on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy-Award winning film “The Descendants”. In 2011, at the apex of the “Occupy” movement, Makana’s song We Are the Many went viral on YouTube garnering more than half a million views and was coined the “Occupy Anthem” by Rolling Stone Magazine. His performance of the song at an APEC World Leaders’ Dinner hosted by the Obamas also went viral and became the #1 news story on Yahoo worldwide for two days, garnering appearances on CNN, BBC, ABC, Democracy Now!, Sean Hannity and other major news outlets. Makana’s captivating and wide-ranging performance style has led him to share the stage with Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, open for music legends Sting, Carlos Santana and Elvis Costello, and perform in venues ranging from Asian and European opera houses to The White House. MakanaMusic.com


RootHub at Kalani
RootHubKalani is excited to host the contemporary romantic troubadour RootHub. His style has been dubbed “Life Music” and his songs leave the listener vibrating a bit higher at their conclusion, with your ears thirsty for another. His voice, deep, gravelly & smoky, is familiar, yet different than anything you’ve likely heard. There is a sensitivity, a positivity & an honesty that transmits so clearly through his music.
Proceeds go to Hawaiian Culture programs at schools, halaus, and nonprofits in Puna.
RootHub.com

Take a look at the 2014 Lineup.

Puna Music Festival: Lineup