The Nā‘āehu Theatre announces the 16th Annual

Waimānalo Beach Park and Live (Streaming) April 22, 2023 9am to 6pm

This Free annual gathering of Hawai‘i’s best musicians, dancers and entertainers is held in memory of Cyril Lani Pahinui and his renowned father, Gabby Pahinui. The event acknowledges their contributions to Hawaiian music and recognizes the musical heritage of the Waimānalo community.

In 2007, Cyril Pahinui initiated the Waimānalo Kanikapila to pay homage to his late father, Gabby Pahinui. The festival is designed after gatherings remembered from Cyril’s childhood days, when weekends at the family’s home on Bell Street in Waimānalo were a continuous kanikapila. As in those days, the event attracts more than 100 musicians and gives thousands of fans an opportunity to witness some truly unforgettable moments, amazing performances, and one of a kind all-star jams by some of Hawai‘i’s greatest musicians who get together to just play music in the park. Cyril was committed to the festival continuing and was instrumental in selecting future T-shirt designs.

The 16th annual festival also recognitions Skylark Rossetti with the presentation of the 5th Annual Slylark Rossetti Broadcaster’s award. And, supports Sustainable Coastlines to recruit volunteers (avg. 2,000) for the 5th annual Earth Day Beach Cleanup on Sunday April 23rd.

The Nā‘ālehu Theatre is proud to carry this event forward, in partnership with Waimānalo Canoe Club, Friends of Waimānalo, Outrigger Resorts, Sustainable Coastlines and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. The event is FREE to the public and is supported by sales of t-shirts, which can be purchased at the event or online at &

CONTACT: Please feel free to contact us with any requests or questions by phone:  808-896-1911 or email:

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Waimanalo Kanikapila 2023 Poster