It’s not uncommon for music to be the focus of a popular TV show or movie, especially when the series is about Hawaiian culture and its cultural heritage.
But, what about when the subject matter is something entirely different, and not based in Hawaiian culture?
And that’s what the Hawaii Musical Festival is all about.
It’s an annual event that brings together the worlds of pop music, theatre and opera to celebrate the state’s cultural heritage and history.
The event is held in Honolulu, the home of the Big Island, and has been a staple of the city’s entertainment scene for decades.
In recent years, the festival has expanded into a more inclusive event with new stages, festivals and programs for the whole family.
A major part of this has been bringing in a diverse group of artists and performers to perform in the main hall of the Honolulu Convention Center.
“We’ve been working with local and international artists to bring some of their special performances and productions to the festival,” said Melissa Baca, executive director of the Hawaii Music Festival.
For this year’s event, they selected two artists who had already performed in Hawaii before, namely Jodi Lynn and H.P. Lovecraft.
The event has also expanded its musical offerings to include acts such as the Hawaiian Symphony Orchestra, the Hawai’i Ballet and the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra.
And the event also hosts a live performance by a Hawaiian orchestra.
With this new addition, it is easy to see why this year is drawing a bigger crowd than last year.
“We are seeing more and more people come out to the event and they are coming in from all over the world,” said Baca.
This year’s Hawai’ian Music Festival drew over 1,000 people to the main event hall.