7 Can’t-Miss Honolulu Concerts to Check Out in February 2018

The month of love brings reggae, opera, electric pop and more to the Islands.

Bob Marley Birthday Celebration

FEB. 6

Mike Lewis
Photo: Courtesy of Blue Note Hawaiʻi

Celebrate what would have been Bob’s 73rd birthday. Mike Lewis, who has toured and recorded with Bruno Mars, Billy Joel, The Temptations and Tony Bennett will be performing the legend’s famous reggae songs with other musicians.

$15 to $35, 6:30 p.m., Blue Note Hawaiʻi, 2335 Kalākaua Ave., bluenotehawaii.com


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FEB. 6


If you’re feeling a little “Tongue Tied,” stop talking and start clicking—tickets to see Grouplove are available online now. The five-person band, which formed in 2009, is performing at The Republik for one night only. All ages welcome when accompanied by an adult.

$35 ($40 day of show), 8 p.m., The Republik, 1349 Kapiʻolani Blvd., #30, jointherepublik.com


Ms. Lauryn Hill: A Special Valentine’s Weekend Engagement

FEB. 9

Lauryn Hill

Ready or not, here she comes! Grammy Award-winning, Billboard-topping Lauryn Hill will be at the Blaisdell on Feb. 9. Opening for her is Maui native and former American Idol contestant Eli-Mac, otherwise known as Camile Velasco. 

$59 to $249, 8 p.m., Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., blaisdellcenter.com


The Daughter of The Regiment

FEB. 9, 11 & 13

The Daughter of The Regiment
Image: Courtesy of Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre

Get your fill of classical music at Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre’s comedy about Marie, an army brat who is raised by a troop of soldiers and falls in love with a lad who must join the regiment to win the approval of her multiple adopted fathers.

$20 to $135, 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Tuesday, 4 p.m. on Sunday, Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., hawaiiopera.org


Sylvan Esso

FEB. 13

Sylvan Esso
Photo: Courtesy of Sylvan Esso

Listen to the sweet voice of Amelia Meath, singer of Grammy-nominated Sylvan Esso, a duo from Durham, North Carolina. Meath and producer Nick Sanborn are bringing their electronic pop sounds to the Islands for one night only, on Feb. 13.

$32 ($37 day of show), 8 p.m., The Republik, 1349 Kapiʻolani Blvd., #30, jointherepublik.com


Mac DeMarco

FEB. 14

Mac DeMarco
Photo: Courtesy of Mac DeMarco

Spend Valentine’s Day listening to the indie rock sounds of Mac DeMarco. The multitalented Canadian singer-songwriter and producer also plays the guitar, drums, keyboards, percussion and bass guitar. All ages welcome when accompanied by an adult.

$36 ($41 day of show), 8 p.m., The Republik, 1349 Kapiʻolani Blvd., #30, jointherepublik.com


Friends of Kristie Ching Benefit Concert

FEB. 25

Photo: Courtesy of Kapena

All ages are welcome to partake in raffles, pūpū and lots of music at this benefit event for local girl and cancer patient Kristie Ching. Performers include Ching’s personal friends Maoli, Manaʻo Company, Kapena and other special guests.

$30 ($35 day of show), 5 p.m., The Republik, 1349 Kapiʻolani Blvd., #30, jointherepublik.com