Live Entertainment

Live entertainment on the Royal Coconut Coast is filled with exceptional diversity. Enjoy bands, musical groups, solo artists, DJs, concerts, hula halaus (Hawaiian hula groups), and other types of performances. Among dozens of restaurants and our luau providers, find entertainment every night of the week. Listen to the extraordinary sounds of slack key guitar, acoustic or amplified musicians and singers, plus modern and ancient Hawaiian music. Performances by hula halaus (Hawaiian hula groups or schools) provide a glimpse into ancient hula chants and dance along with more contemporary hula. Check the listings here for times, types of entertainment and other information. Make good entertainment part of your vacation memories on Kauai.

Also, check out Kauaifestivals.com for entertainment events found on other sides of the island.

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Live Music at Paniolo Santa Maria Style BBQ

Tuesday through Saturday starting at about 6:30pm

Live music on our outside open air lanai Tuesday thru Saturday 6:30-9:00.
Open at 5:00pm, minimum food purchase or cover, BYOB. Reservations are recommended.

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When: Tuesday through Saturday starting at about 6:30pm
Email: recessions.bbq808@gmail.com
Telephone: (808) 431-1668
Website: https://www.paniolobbqkauai.com/#section-event-menu
Location: Paniolo Santa Maria Style BBQ

Live Music at Hukilau Lanai

Wednesday - Saturday from 5:30 to 8:30pm

Live music Wednesday through Saturday nights from 5:30 to 8:30 in Wally’s Lobby bar at the Hukilau Lanai. From serenades to slack key guitar, to vocalists and Hawaiian musical experts, delight in these relaxing and entertaining groups or soloists while enjoying pupu (hors d’oeuvres), drinks and the sparkle of exceptional musicians.

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When: Wednesday - Saturday from 5:30 to 8:30pm
Telephone: (808) 822-0600
Website: https://hukilaukauai.com/entertainment.php
Location: Hukilau Lanai Restaurant

Smith's Luau

See website for seasonal schedule
Smith's Luau

Over 50 years ago, Grandpa started our family business in this sacred Wailua River Valley creating a tropical paradise to celebrate the Hawaiian spirit of aloha he loved and lived by. Today, 4 generations of our family continue to honor that tradition with the most famous of Hawaiian celebrations — the luau. We welcome you to share our island home and become part of our ‘ohana (family). Enjoy delicious luau food and Hawaiian entertainment.

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When: See website for seasonal schedule
Telephone: (808) 821-6895
Website: https://www.smithskauai.com/garden-luau/?=rcc
Location: Smith Family Garden Luau

Ahi Uila Fire Show

Every Tuesday 5:30pm

Experience an unforgettable Ahi Uila (swirling) Fire Show, Tuesday’s at the Hilton Kauai Garden Inn on Mamahune’s event lawn.
Each ticket includes a plated dinner plus cocktails available for purchase. Check-in starts at 5:30 pm, show to follow at 7pm. Enjoy the excitement of Polynesian fire dancing with ono (delicious) food.

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When: Every Tuesday 5:30pm
Telephone: (808) 823-6000
Website: https://ahiuilafirehgikauai.eventbrite.com
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Wailua Bay

Lava Lava Beach Club

Lava Lava Beach Club

Monday through Sunday, live entertainment from 3-5 p.m. during happy hour, and 6-9 p.m during dinner hour. Hear acoustic soloists, bands, musician groups and enjoy the music from outdoor seating, inside seating, and at the bar.

Luau Makaiwa

Immerse yourself in Hawaiian and Polynesian culture at this memorable Kauai luau, held at a beautiful oceanfront location at the Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach in Kapaa. Fronting ancient royal surfing grounds, Luau Makaiwa is more than just a traditional Hawaiian luau – it is a fascinating musical and culinary journey of the Hawaiian Islands and greater Polynesia.

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Telephone: (808) 672-2520
Website: https://www.luaumakaiwa.com/
Location: Luau Makaiwa