5 Can’t Miss Concerts in November 2018

Kick off the holiday season by welcoming home Honolulu’s very own Bruno Mars, and continue with some of Hawaiʻi’s favorite reggae artists and country feels.

Pacific Dub

Nov. 2

Pacific Dub
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Catch the coastal vibe from Surf City USA’s reggae rock band, Pacific Dub. Expect crafty guitar rifts from the southern California group that has become known for a relaxed alternative-reggae sound. If you can’t make it to Surfer the Bar at Turtle Bay Resort Friday night, don’t worry. The group will also play selections from their newest album, Guide You Home, Saturday at Hawaiian Brian’s in town.

$15, 7 p.m., Surfer the Bar, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, turtlebayresort.com.

$15, 7 p.m., Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapi‘olani Blvd., hawaiianbrians.com.


Bruno Mars

Nov. 8, 10, 11

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Can I get a cheeeeee-hoooo! Honolulu’s very own hometown hero is back on the ʻāina for three sold-out shows at the Aloha Stadium. If you haven’t already waited in the long online queue to get tickets the first day, you can still grab resale tickets on Ticketmaster. Don’t miss the Grammy Award-winning singer perform his newest hits “24K Magic” and “Versace on the Floor,” and original songs such as “Just The Way You Are” and “Treasure.”

Resale tickets $49–$293, 7 p.m., Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd., ticketmaster.com.


The Dirty Heads

Nov. 16

The Dirty Heads
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Southern California’s soulful reggae-rock band The Dirty Heads will be hitting The Republik stage for an evening of good vibes and rock ’n’ roll. Cheer on O‘ahu’s very own Makua Rothman as he opens up with his Island hits “Lovely” and “Desperation Blues,” and finish off the night with The Dirty Heads playing songs from its newest album, Swim Team, as well as famous summer hits “Lay Me Down” and “My Sweet Summer.”

$35–$40, 8 p.m., The Republik, 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Suite 30, jointherepublik.com.



Nov. 20-23

Photo: Courtesy of Anuhea


Hawaiʻi’s very own singer/songwriter Anuhea is coming to Blue Note Hawaiʻi. Sweet and soulful, the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner’s signature style combines pop and reggae influences. Sway to her hits “Higher Than the Clouds” and “Come Over Love” over dinner and drinks for a romantic evening.

$25–$45, Blue Note Hawaiʻi, 2335 Kalākaua Ave., bluenotehawaii.com.


Lee Brice

Nov. 27

Lee Brice
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If you blast romantic country songs in your car, catch one of the genre’s biggest artists, Lee Brice, for one night at The Republik. Famous for hits “I Don’t Dance” and “Hard To Love,” grab your country boots and a loved one for an evening of feel-good country music.

$45–$50, 8 p.m., The Republik, 1349 Kapiʻolani Blvd., Suite 30, jointherepublik.com.