Henry Kapono

Island Contemporary

Henry Kapono

Henry Kapono

“Kapono is one of the great island songwriters of his generation.” –Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Henry Kapono is a performer who has it all – vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, composer, thrilling performer, audience favorite—and multiple honors and awards, including a Grammy nomination. He has taken home 14 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawaii’s “Grammy”) including Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Rock Album of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement. He was inducted into the Grammy Museum in 2017

His original songs with a rock vibe celebrate his love for his family, express his pride in his Hawaiian culture, and share his joy in his home in the Islands! He has been at the creative forefront of contemporary Hawaiian music throughout his career – from the laid-back island rock of Cecilio & Kapono in the 1970s and 80s, to launching his solo career that produced 17 albums and a world-wide fan base, to his groundbreaking collaborations that fused the power of Hawaiian traditions with driving rock rhythms and a soundtrack for the new century.

“Cecilio and Kapono were Hawaii’s answer to Simon and Garfunkel…for several generations of listeners, those songs embody the sound of Hawaii, at least in part.” —New York Times

The simple honesty of his lyrics and music touch the soul, his wildly talented guitar-playing shares his joy in being alive, and the gift of an evocative, plaintive balladeer’s voice haunts you long after he leaves the stage.

“If [my music] makes you dance then do it. If it makes you sing then sing it. If it makes you want to know more about Hawai‘i’s culture then….Welcome To My Paradise!” – Henry Kapono

Tour Schedule

Wed, Oct 10, 2018, Regattabar, Cambridge MA
7:30 PM

Sun, Oct 14, 2018, The Bitter End, New York NY
Presented by CEG & T Presents
7:30 PM

Tues, Oct 16, 2018, Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis MN
7:00 PM

Thurs, Oct 18, 2018, Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL
7:00 PM

With the “Dukes on Sunday” Band

Thurs, Mar 21, 2019, Irvine Barclay Theater, Irvine CA
8:00 PM

Fri, Mar 22, 2019, Yoshi’s Oakland, Oakland CA
8:00 PM

Sat, Mar 23, 2019, The Sofia, Sacramento CA
Presented by SBL Entertainment
7:30 PM

Sun, Mar 24, 2019, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga CA
7:00 PM


Past Tour Dates

Henry Kapono “Welcome 2 My Paradise!”
Featuring Henry’s “Dukes on Sunday” band and guest artist Johnny Valentine!
Showcasing all the classics plus songs from Henry’s new CD  WELCOME 2 MY PARADISE!

 Thurs, July 12, 2018, Daniels Hall, Denver CO
Presented by Swallow Hill Music

Thurs, July 26, 2018, Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA

Fri, July 27, 2018, The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA

Sun, July 29, 2018, Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Phoenix AZ

With Special Guest Johnny Valentine – Showcasing all the classics plus songs from Henry’s new CD  WELCOME 2 MY PARADISE!

Sat, July 14, 2018, Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts, San Rafael, CA
Summer Nights Music Festival – Presented by Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Sun, July 15, 2018, Blue Note Napa, Napa, CA

Tues, July 17 and Wed, July 18, 2018, Jazz Alley Seattle, Seattle, WA

Sun, July 22, 2018, Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR

Wed, July 25, 2018, SOhO Restaurant and Music Club, Santa Barbara, CA

2018 – Legends: Keola Beamer and Henry Kapono

Thurs, Jan 11, 2018, The John G Shedd Institute, Eugene OR

Fri, Jan 12, 2018, The Triple Door, Seattle WA

Sat, Jan 13, 2018, Aladdin Theater, Portland OR

Sat, Jan 20, 2018, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas NV

Sun, Jan 21, 2018, Daniels Hall, Denver CO

Mon, Jan 22, 2018, Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ

Wed, Jan 24, 2018, Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley CA

Thurs, Jan 25, 2018, Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom CA

Fri, Jan 26, 2018, Blue Note Napa, Napa CA

Sat, Jan 27, 2018, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga CA

Sun, Jan 28, 2018, Cal Poly Arts, San Luis Obispo CA

Thurs, Feb 1, 2018, The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage, Santa Monica CA

Fri, Mar 30, 2018, Artist to Artist, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului HI


2017 – Legends: Keola Beamer and Henry Kapono

Thurs, Sept 14, 2017, Blue Note Hawai’I, Honolulu HI

Thurs, Oct 10, 2017, Valdez Civic Center,  Valdez AK

Fri, Oct 13, 2017, Discovery Theater, Anchorage AK




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