Legends: Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono with Moanalani Beamer  at Irvine Barclay Theatre

January 11, 2023

Share the Spirit of the Islands with Keola Beamer and Henry Kapono, legends of Hawaiian music, when they take the stage at Irvine Barclay Theatre on Jan. 13. 

Both icons rose to fame as leaders at the creative forefront of the Hawaiian music renaissance of the 1970s. More than 50 years later they continue to perform at the highest levels of musical imagination. Beamer stretches the boundaries of slack key guitar music while remaining true to the soul of its deeply Hawaiian roots. His acclaimed recording, "Honolulu City Lights," is one of the best-selling recordings in the history of Hawaiian music. 

Today, he continues to be one of Hawai'i's premier singer-songwriters, arrangers, composers, and slack key masters. Kapono, together with Cecilio Rodriguez, formed the wildly popular phenomenon Cecilio & Kapono (aka C&K) that forged a new sound for Hawaiian music – laid-back contemporary rock – that voiced the feelings of an entire generation in Hawai‘i. As a solo artist, Kapono is a Grammy-nominated and award-winning singer and songwriter. Beamer and Kapono will each perform a set, and then come together on stage to celebrate their original, beloved classic contemporary Hawaiian songs. They will be joined by Kumu Hula Moanalani Beamer, whose style reflects the long hula lineage of the Beamer family. 

Tickets range from $30 to $150.

Irvine Barclay Theatre is located at 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, California 92612 adjacent to UC Irvine. For tickets or more information, please visit or call (949) 854-4646.

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