7 Can’t-Miss Honolulu Concerts to See in March 2019
Whether you feel like listening to contemporary jazz, Latin music or electronic dance-floor beats, catch the best in each genre live in Honolulu this month.
Friday, March 1
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The Canadian duo, Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance, come together to make a mix of catchy dance-floor beats, roaring instrumentals and soothing male vocals. Slip into the exclusive Wanderlust Yoga event at Turtle Bay Resort and dance among the world-renowned yoga guides and yogis to “Tearing Me Up” and “Back Down.”
$20, Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, wanderlustoahu2019.sched.com.
Corinne Bailey Rae
Saturday, March 2
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Corinne Bailey Rae, the sweet voice behind the upbeat and airy songs “Put Your Records On” and “Like a Star,” is another feel-good artist performing at Wanderlust at Turtle Bay Resort. Don’t miss her Grammy-Award winning rendition of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” and let her angelic yet soulful vocals sweep you off your feet.
$25, Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, wanderlustoahu2019.sched.com.
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Wednesday, March 6–Thursday, March 7
Photo: Courtesy of Black Uhuru
Originally founded in 1971 in Waterhouse, Jamaica, Black Uhuru (Swahili for “freedom”) comes to Honolulu for two nights at Blue Note Hawaiʻi. Coined as one of the most successful reggae groups to come out of the group’s home country, sway to its rootsy reggae sound as the band performs “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “Sinsemilla.”
$35–$45, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave., bluenotehawaii.com.
Dance Gavin Dance
Thursday, March 7– Friday, March 8
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The post-hardcore Sacramento band will bring its high-energy instrumentals and screamo vocals to Anna O’Brien’s in Honolulu for an intimate 21-and-older show. The band’s mix of punk, funk and screamo has led it to a decade-long career with several hits including “We Own The Night” and “Midnight Crusade.” Rock out to its edgy guitar riffs over some Irish whisky or a creamy pint of Guinness.
UPDATE: Tickets are sold out online. $25, Anna O’Brien’s, 2440 S. Beretania St., seetickets.us.
Eddie Ortiz and Son Caribe
Sunday, March 17
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For Latin music that will have you dancing salsa and merengue like a natural, catch Eddie Ortiz and Son Caribe at Blue Note Hawaiʻi. The diverse band that has opened up for Grammy-Award-winning artists Cecilia Cruz and Ponch Sanchez has been called Hawaiʻi’s honorary Latin band. Don’t miss hits from the album Salsa from Paradise and listen to unique renditions of Motown and R&B at one of the group’s two shows.
$25–$45, Blue Note Hawaiʻi, 2335 Kalākaua Ave., bluenotehawaii.com.
Saturday, March 23
Photo: Courtesy of Thomas Rhett
Catch one of country music’s biggest heartthrobs, Thomas Rhett, for one night at the Blaisdell Arena and listen as the Georgia native serenades the crowd with his heartwarming songs “It Goes Like This” and “Die a Happy Man.” You’ll have a chance to belt out the best of Rhett’s pop-country sound and dance along to celebrate the singer’s Honolulu stop on his Very Hot Summer tour.
$50–$120 and up, Neal S. Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave., blaisdellcenter.com.
Monday, March 25–Tuesday, March 26
Photo: Courtesy of Madeleine Peyroux
If the intermittent rain has you in the mood for the type of jazz that leaves you daydreaming about eating pastries at a café in France, see Madeleine Peyroux at Blue Note Hawaiʻi for a chance to hear the smoky vocals of this unique singer. Peyroux’s two-decade-long career pushes the bounds of classical jazz into a more contemporary sound, resulting in her timeless hits “Dance Me To The End of Love” and “(Getting Some) Fun Out of Life.” Slip into your swankiest cocktail attire and enjoy dinner and a few drinks for an ultra-romantic evening at the Blue Note.
$36–$46, Blue Note Hawaiʻi, 2335 Kalākaua Ave., bluenotehawaii.com.