Lineup & Schedule

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Mahalo to everyone who joined us for the 2015 Puna Music Festival. Check out our photo gallery. See you next year!

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 & Schedule is being finalized. The following artists have been confirmed.

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RootHub Friday May 8th
Mary Isis Monday May 4th
Tommy Osuna Thursday May 7th

Sunday May 3rd | 11am-5pm

11:00am – Leilehua Yuen
11:20am – Malamalama Waldorf School
11:30am – Ke Kula O Nawahiokalaniopuu School
11:40am – Kua O Ka La School
12:00pm – Sean Robbins
1:00pm – Bruddah Kuz
2:00pm – Tiana Malone Jennings & Off The Grid
3:00pm – Lito Arkangel
4:00pm – Makana

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

Ashes Grey
Brittni Paiva
Dan Nix
Ethan Swift & Friends
Hayley Rose
Inoue Ohana with Demetrius Oliveira
J. Free Band
Le Boom Clique
Lionheart Action Syndicate
Love Eternal
Mama Ish


Mary Isis
Maura Starr
One Rhythm
Puna Men’s Chorus
Puna Tribaldelic Anarchistra
Randy Lorenzo
Rob Noble
Shon Esdhlacoda
Sugarcane Williams
Terrapin Station
Thom Gagny
Tommy Osuna
Vaughn Valentino



Sunday May 3rd, 11:00am – 5:00pm - Pohoiki Open Concert featuring Makana, Lito Arkangel & Bruddah Kuz

We are delighted to announce this year’s lineup for our free outdoor concert at Pohoiki, and are deeply honored to feature Makana as our headline performer, as well as Lito Arkangel.

See the Pohoiki Open Concert page for more information.

Location: Pohoiki (Isaac Hale Park), 13-101 Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Road, Pāhoa, HI 96778
Time: Sunday May 3rd, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free. Donations gratefully accepted at the venue.
Proceeds go to Hawaiian Culture programs at schools, halaus, and nonprofits in Puna.

Monday May 4th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm - Mary Isis Songwriting Workshop at Kalani

Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 4.00.04 PMThis workshop will take participants on a journey through one’s own lyrical poetry of the soul.  Through the meditative process of listening, observing nature, and observing the Self, participants will be led to the courageous musical expression of the impressions and feelings evoked and inspired. This will be an individual and co-creative experience of singing and creating music and song together. Please bring your song book and a pen. If you have an instrument and recording device, you can bring that too, but it is not required.

Mary Isis has been singing since before she could talk, making up songs about just about anything. However, it is only in the last 7 years that she has been performing her own songs in public. Having collaborated with many other musicians and artists, for her, songwriting has manifested as a process of listening and self-inquiry – which has led to healing, transformation, and deepening her connection with the cosmos.

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Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Time: Monday May 4th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $30, $15 Kama aina – At the door or Buy Tickets Online until 11:59pm Sunday May 3rd.


Wednesday May 6th, 5:00pm – 10:00pm - Kalapana Night Market Celebration.

uncle-roberts-kava-barCome help us celebrate the wonderful atmosphere of Puna’s well-loved Kalapana Night Market. Wednesday evenings are famous for great music, passionately stewarded by the Keliʻihoʻomalu ʻOhana.

This lively weekly gathering is one of the hottest activities in Puna, and on this extra special festival night,  special guest musicians will perform in this comfortable open-air environment brimming with local flavor and crafts.

Location: Kalapana Night Market (at Uncle’s Awa Bar). 12-5032 Pahoa Kalapana Rd Pahoa, HI 96778
Time: Wednesday, May 6th  |  5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: Free.
* Shuttles will be running from Kalani Hale Aloha to and from Kalapana (Uncle Robert’s) 5:00PM-10:30PM. See posted schedules at Kalani for times.

Thursday May 7th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm - Fine-Tuning Your Craft with Tommy Osuna - Songwriting Workshop at Kalani

Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 3.57.31 PMJoin Tommy Osuna in a true opening of your creative self as you create music with your mind, body, and soul as your main instrument. Tommy will guide you in bringing musicality to your song ideas, and help you turn them into full-fledged formatted songs. By sharing his ‘Osunalogy Method, Tommy will show how to take your root idea, and flush the feelings you have about that idea into an invigorated song structure. Tommy is well versed in teaching over 100 instruments at a professional level, so feel free to bring additional instruments to class, if you wish! There is an open mic that evening, and some or all of the participants will be able to express either a portion or all of one’s creation later that night in a supportive environment. Tommy will also be performing his music there. So, come be a part of a truly unique experience for you to unleash new levels of creativity in the music you write.

As a recording and performing artist, Tommy Osuna has enjoyed working outside the envelope of the mainstream record business for nearly two decades. Nicknamed “Tommy the Swami,” Tommy Osuna was born in Southern California to a family of Italian, Spanish and Apache heritage, and began playing music when he was 8 years old. He started out with the trumpet, but soon picked up his older brother’s guitar, inspired by an early love of Jimmy Page and Ted Nugent.

Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Time: Thursday May 7th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $30, $15 Kama aina, At the door or Buy Tickets Online until 11:59pm Wednesday May 6th.


Thursday May 7th, 7:30pm – 10pm - Open Mic at Kalani

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 2.24.04 PMOpen Mic is a great place to share live music, readings, and performances. Hear new and old musical favorites, listen to stories and poetic verse, and be entertained by the extraordinary local talent in our community.

We ask performers to sign up at the entrance and perform one song/piece only at less than 5 minutes. We will also be requesting live performances only.

Hosts: Tina Tuohy & Tiffany Jentsch.
Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Time: Thursday May 7th | 8:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: Free. Donations gratefully accepted at the venue.

Proceeds go to Hawaiian Culture programs at schools, halaus, and nonprofits in Puna.

Friday May 8th, 8:00pm-10:00pm - RootHub at Kalani

roothubKalani is excited to host contemporary romantic troubadour, RootHub. His style has been dubbed “Life Music,” and his songs leave the listener vibrating a bit higher at their conclusion. His voice – deep, gravelly and smoky – is familiar, yet distinct; his innate sensitivity, positivity and honesty transmit clearly through his music.

RootHub was born in Los Angeles, schooled in ‪Hawaii and, now, travels the world with a voice and a guitar. From a musical family, RootHub received a guitar from his parents at age 14, which helped him prepare for a strong relationship with music. After departing Los Angeles, RootHub moved to Oahu, where he found a deeper connection to the ocean and to the people of Hawai’i. On Kauai, he found teachers that helped him find his voice and songwriting style. Drawing from a vast list of influences – from Bob Marley to Tom Waits, Nina Simone and Run DMC, to breaking waves and subway trains and back again, RootHub has established a unique style all his own.

Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Time: Friday May 8th,  8:00pm-10:00pm
$15 pre event. Online sales until 11:59pm Thursday May 7th.
$20 Day Of Event (At the door) / $15 Kamaʻāina (with HI ID)
All tickets are General Admission.
Proceeds go to Hawaiian Culture programs at schools, halaus, and nonprofits in Puna.

Saturday May 9th, 5:00pm – 10:00pm - Kanikapila in Pahoa

Our closing event, the Kanikapila (jam session) in Pāhoa, fills the streets of Pahoa Village as it comes alive with music everywhere – from balconies, porches, windows, inside restaurants, and at the Historical Akebono Theater.

See the Kanikapila page for more information.

Location: Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa, Hawaii 96778
Time: Friday May 9th from 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: Free. Donations gratefully accepted at the venue.
Proceeds go to Hawaiian Culture programs at schools, halaus, and nonprofits in Puna.

Take a look at the 2014 Lineup & Schedule.

Puna Music Festival: Lineup