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Kani Ka Pila Grille celebrates its 7th anniversary


WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII – Kani Ka Pila Grille, Honolulu’s home for live Hawaiian music, will celebrate its 7th anniversary with a fun-filled week of festivities from March 13 to 19. The restaurant kicks off its anniversary with live island music from 3 to 5 p.m., Hawaiian music from 6 to 9 p.m. and nightly giveaways of Kani Ka Pila Grille logo items. Guests also have a chance to win a two-night staycation at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and a $100 dining certificate for Kani Ka Pila Grille.

“Outrigger has long supported perpetuating Hawaii’s musical and cultural heritage, and we opened Kani Ka Pila Grille to give authentic island music a place it could call home,” said Luana Maitland, ambassador of aloha for the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and music director at Kani Ka Pila Grille. “As we celebrate the restaurant’s seventh anniversary, we are thrilled to see so many locals and visitors continue to dance, sing along and enjoy Hawaiian music.”

‘Kani Ka Pila’ means “to make music” and the poolside restaurant is aptly named. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant turns into the top Hawaii hot spot to experience true island music every night of the week. Some of Hawaii’s most beloved musicians – new local talent and island artists of international renown – take the stage to play contemporary and traditional Hawaiian music, filling the weekly schedule of afternoon and evening performances. Legendary musicians Weldon Kekauoha, Cyril Pahinui, Kawika Kahiapo, Hookena, Sean Naauao, up-and-coming hit-makers and many special guests perform regularly. To view the monthly music calendar, visit:

Entry forms for the 7th anniversary prize package will be available at Kani Ka Pila Grille starting Sunday, March 13. The winner will be announced on Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m. You must be present to win.