HAPA at Blue Dragon Tavern

  • April 18, 2024 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Blue Dragon Tavern

    61-3616 Kawaihae Road
    Waimea, Hawaii 96743
Ticket Price $35.00 Buy Tickets

HAPA returns to the Blue Dragon for a night that is sure to be unforgettable! Special guest Shina Romero opens the show and will be joined by Delphina Dorrance on upright bass.

Doors at 5:30pm...Show 6:30pm. Tickets are $35 in advance...$45 at the door (children 12 and under are free). For parties under 4 there may be some table-sharing as we expect every seat in the house to be taken...so invite friends or make new ones!

HAPA amazed the music world in 1993 with their groundbreaking debut album “HAPA” which swept all 6 categories it was nominated for at the 1994 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, creating what would go on to become the number one selling recording by a group or duo in the history of recorded Hawaiian Music. "HAPA" was acknowledged by Honolulu Magazine as #31 of the “50 All-Time Greatest Hawaiian Recordings of All Time,” along with the song “Lei Pikake,” composed by Barry Flanagan and Hawaiian language professor, Stanley Herbert Kī'ope Raymond, being acknowledged as #32 in the follow-up “50 All-Time Greatest Hawaiian Songs” issue.

Barry Flanagan, one of the founders of HAPA, has composed some of Hawaii's most popular songs of the last three decades, and has a huge following for his guitar-playing and vocal performances. Today’s HAPA consists of Flanagan and Kenneth Makuakane, another legendary, prolific songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who is a recipient of the prestigious Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts Lifetime Achievement Award


"Flanagan and Hapa explore the rich possibilities of Hawaiian

music and then some, blending a variety of pop and world

music styles." ----SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE"

"Flanagan showed off such a combination of dexterity and

soulfulness that he brought to mind some mid-Pacific amalgam

of Mark Knopfler, Chet Atkins and Wes Montgomery...

absolutely breathtaking." " --- THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

"Barry Flanagan in this 21st Century represents just how far

Hawaiian music has traveled and how compelling its appeal is."


“Flanagan is Masterful” ----STEPHEN STILLS

"HAPA, they are Hawaii's musical rainbow warriors...they

captivate your heart and soothe your soul. Flanagan is a

brilliant Curator of hip Polynesian sounds"---KENNY LOGGINS.

Date & Time

Thu, Apr 18, 2024 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

Blue Dragon Tavern

61-3616 Kawaihae Road
Waimea, Hawaii 96743 Blue Dragon Tavern
Blue Dragon Tavern

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