Puna Music Festival 2013

May 5, 2013 - May 11, 2013

Hawaii Music Festival LogoCome celebrate Puna and enjoy local music at the Puna Music Festival, presented by KAPA FM, home of Hawai`i's music, and supported by the County of Hawaii and Hawaii Tourism Authority.

With four major concerts and a schedule full of workshops and special gatherings, this week long celebration is sure to be fun for all ages. 


This year's festival kicks off on Sunday, May 5th with a free, day-long, outdoor concert at Pohoiki. See cultural performances from Puna's hula halaus, youth from four local schools, the Puna Men's Chorus, Sean Robbins, and two other headliners to be confirmed. 

On Wednesday, May 8th, we feature the Kalapana Night Market and the extraodinary Hawaiian music this venue has become known for. The night market draws people from all over the island, and this special evening will be an extra-special tribute to home-grown Hawaiian music.

Indulge yourself with dinner, shopping, and sound at our Pahoa Night Music event on Friday, May 10th. We will feature a headline act - last year we featured Medicine For the People. Come for a whole lot of fun, and let music inspire you. 

Our closing concert on Saturday, May 11th, will be an intimate talk-story/concert featuring one of the top names in Hawaiian music. Last year we were proud to feature multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award winners Kuana Torres Kahele and Kainani Kahaunaele for our Intimate Evening Concerts. 

The Puna Music Festival is more than just entertainment. This event uniquely focuses on crowdsourcing, bridging the audience/performer divide, and Hawaiian music culture.  Experiment with and develop your musical talent in one of our immersive three-day workshops.


  • Slack Key Guitar - 3 half days
  • Songwriting - 3 half days
  • Ukulele -3 half days
  • 'Ohe Hano Ihu (Nose Flute) - 1 half day
  • Music Commericalization - 1 half day

Le`a ka pu`uwai i ke kani ka pila.
Joyous is the heart upon the sound of music.

May your Puna Music Festival experience bring you great joy, as music fills the sweet air of glorious Puna.

Visit our special Puna Music Festival website for more information.

Mahalo to the County of Hawaii and our Festival Sponsors!


Hawaii Tourism Authority

About the Facilitator(s)


Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Special package rates are available for the Puna Music Festival - a tremendous value!

Included: Accommodation in a lodge room with private bathroom, all meals at Kalani, use of Kalani facilities, regular classes (over 50 per week), and special events.

Not Included: Airport transfers, and flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.)

Weekend Package (3 Nights): 
$495 per person, double occupancy ($675 single)

7 day / 6 night Package (One workshop included):
$990 per person, double occupancy ($1350 single)

Full Festival Package (9 Nights - Two workshops and a complimentary wellness treatment included): 
$1395 per person, double occupancy ($1995 single)

Very limited number of room upgrades are available. Inquire for details.

Music Workshops and Intensives:
$150 for three mornings or afternoons / $90 kamaaina.