Moonlight Mele ends next week with Raiatea Helm
Moloka‘i native Raiatea Helm, one of the sweetest voices in Hawaiian music today, will wrap up this year’s Moonlight Mele on the Lawn at Bishop Museum a week from tonight.
Also performing is fellow Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Weldon Kekauoha.
Kekauoha has been winning music awards since his debut in 2000. He will be accompanied by Alika Boy Kalauli IV and Bryan Tolentino.
In 2006, Helm became Hawai‘i’s first solo female vocalists to receive a Grammy nomination for her CD Sweet and Lovely. She has released her third CD entitled, Hawaiian Blossom, which shows off her versatility in Hawaiian music and jazz.
Advance ticket prices are $15 and are available now at Bishop Museum’s ticket office. Tickets bought the day of the concert are $20. A special rate of $10 apply to Bishop Museum members and military (valid ID must be presented), and Bank of Hawai‘i employees and customers. Concert starts at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. for Bishop Museum members and 6 p.m. for general admission.