WHAT: Two Museums and a Royal Palace: Hawaiian Music Festival
WHEN: Jan. 18, 5-9 p.m.
WHERE: Bishop Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, ‘Iolani Palace
COST: $10 adult residents (ID req'd); $19.95 adult non-residents; children 17 and under free; free for members of the three institutions, with valid membership card

Two Museums and  a Royal Palace HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I—Bishop Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, and ‘Iolani Palace team up for their second museum crawl—Two Museums and a Royal Palace—on Jan. 18, 5 to 9 p.m. The night of cultural exploration and fun focuses on Hawaiian music, with a different headliner at each venue.

“We are happy to partner up again with our fellow museums to make this event a great value for our kama‘aina and visitors,” said Blair D. Collis, President and CEO of Bishop Museum. “The focus on Hawaiian music is a great draw, especially for the visitors, who can take this opportunity to get a good taste of the genre’s different styles and variations.”

Free shuttle buses transport event goers between the three venues, which will be open until 9 p.m. Admission includes entry to both museums and the palace. Members of the three institutions can attend for free, with a current membership card.

Guests can start their night at any of the three venues, where they receive wristbands that allow entry to shuttles and other locations. Visitors can see the full schedules at,, and

Sponsored by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the event is the second installment of a four-event program that is “the beginning of an essential partnership between our three institutions and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority to bring our islands’ culture and heritage to life for kama‘aina and visitors,” said Kippen de Alba Chu, director of ‘Iolani Palace. “This strategic collaboration showcases Hawai‘i’s rich history and art, and fosters a greater appreciation and understanding of how Native Hawaiian traditions permeate our society even today.”

Visitors will have a different experience at each location, and with good timing, can catch three different bands, a variety of food and drink, and activities. Attendance to all three venues for an adult normally costs $49.70. At $10 for residents and $19.95 for visitors, the evening is a culture-packed bargain.

“Music is something that binds us all together,” says Stephan Jost, director of the Honolulu Museum of Art. “This event unites the two great museums of Honolulu and ‘Iolani Palace for an evening of Hawaiian music that is open to the public and all visitors to our island. All three venues are magical places to hear some of our best musicians perform under the stars.”


5:30 - Paula Fuga
7:15 - Beauty and the Beard

All galleries are open, including:
Hawaiian Hall
Science Adventure Center and the featured exhibit Xtreme Bugs.
Also enjoy museum staff showing off some of our own creepy crawly collections specimens!
Castle Hall and its featured exhibits:
HI Fashion: The Legacy of Alfred Shaheen and
Tradition and Transition: Stories of Hawai‘i Immigrants.

New Planetarium Extravaganza | J. Watumull Planetarium
5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30 p.m.
First come first served; line forms in planetarium lobby.

Hawaiian Hall tours | Hawaiian Hall, 1st Floor
5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 p.m.

Hula Nei: Dance with Us | Hawaiian Hall Atrium
5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 p.m.

Café Pulama
Local Stop
Sweet Revenge
Simply Ono

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