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Kani Ka Pila Grille celebrates 8 years as Hawaiian music hotspot


WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII – From March 12-18, 2017, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort’s signature restaurant, Kani Ka Pila Grille, is celebrating its 8th anniversary local style with nightly Hawaiian music, giveaways and the chance to win a two-night staycation at the resort, along with a $100 gift card to Kani Ka Pila Grille.

“The celebration and perpetuation of Hawaiian music and culture is at the heart of Kani Ka Pila Grille,” said Luana Maitland, director of cultural events and activities at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and music director at Kani Ka Pila Grille. “As we look back on eight years of sharing the sounds and songs of Hawaii with guests and kamaaina alike, we are honored to ‘kani ka pila’ or ‘make music’ that our guests enjoy every night.”

In honor of this milestone eight-year anniversary, nightly giveaways of Kani Ka Pila-branded merchandise will be given away from March 12-18. The live entertainment that is the hallmark of Kani Ka Pila Grille will begin nightly with island music from 3-5 p.m. and Hawaiian music from 6-9 p.m. Artists include: Manoa DNA, Sean Naauao, Weldon Kekauoha, Mike Kaawa, Donald Kaulia, Ka Hehena and Hookena. A grand prize giveaway of a two-night staycation at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and a $100 Kani Ka Pila Grille gift certificate will be given away on March 18 at 7 p.m., the final night of the anniversary celebration. Entry forms for the grand prize will be available at Kani Ka Pila Grille starting on March 12 and the winner must be present to win.

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort offers a Hawaiian Music Package for two starting at $275 that includes priority seating at Kani Ka Pila Grille, one deluxe pupu platter, one speciality cocktail and one autographed CD featuring Kani Ka Pila Grille’s artists. Outrigger Hotels and Resorts also offers generous kamaaina rates for local residents seeking a staycation.

As one of the only places on the island for authentic Hawaiian music, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort is proud to have welcomed beloved Hawaiian artists such as Weldon Kekauoha, Cyril Pahinui and Kawika Kahiapo to its stage, as well as local up-and-coming hit makers. Kani Ka Pila Grille is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To view the monthly music calendar, visit: www.outrigger-music/kani-ka-pila-grille.