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Jake Shimabukuro |Photo © Heidi Chang

1st Annual Jake Shimabukuro & Friends Concert

Jake Shimabukuro plays to a full house and hometown crowd, kicking off his Grand Ukulele tour.

Jake Shimabukuro | Photo © Heidi Chang

Jake Shimabukuro kicks off Grand Ukulele Tour

The 1st Annual Jake Shimabukuro and Friends Concert gets underway at Hawaii Theatre in Honolulu.

Hawaii Ukulele Festival

All Things Ukulele Happening in Waikiki

Looking for something fun to do? Grab your family and friends, and your ukulele, and head on over to the 41st Annual Ukulele Festival happening today at Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki. Thousands of ukulele players from all over the world will gather to celebrate the music and joy created by the tiny four-stringed instrument. And it’s free. Hundreds of island children will perform, as well as guests from Italy, Thailand, Australia, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. As always, there’s a great line-up of talent from Hawaii, including Ohta-San and the group Hookena. Jake Shimabukuro will close out the show.

Hawaii Ukulele Festival

Heard on PRI’s The World – Each year, Hawaii’s Ukulele Festival attracts thousands of people from around the world. Lately, the instrument is seeing a resurgence, thanks in part to musicians like Jake Shimabukuro, who headlined the 40th Annual Ukulele festival.


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