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John Cruz: "He Manaʻo" EP Release Celebration

    John Cruz
    "He Manaʻo" EP Release Celebration

    John Cruz (Hawaiian/Chamorro/Native American-Cherokee/ Japanese/Caucasian) has distinguished himself as one of the most talented artists to come from Hawai‘i, known for his heartfelt melodies and passionate, soulful vocals that his fans have grown to love. His song “Island Style” has become one of the most cherished themes of Hawai‘i.

    He engages audiences with his rich storytelling through songs ranging from Hawaiian to Blues, Folk, Americana, Roots and Country. He delivers spellbinding performances, with music that references Hawaiian roots and “Island style” life, while incorporating contemporary folk-rock rhythms and virtuosic riffs. Captivating guitar, soulful vocals and a compassionate, genuine heart make Cruz one of Hawai’i’s most talented and beloved Artists.

    Tickets $35-$45



    • Seating is Communal & First Come, First Served
    • $10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person 
    • Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available
    • No refunds or exchange. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!


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    • John Cruz

      Hawaii legend John Cruz engages audiences with rich storytelling through songs ranging from Hawaiian to blues, folk, R&B and more. Cruz is multi-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winner (1997, 2008, 2022) and contributed a composition and song to the GRAMMY® award-winning album ‘Slack Key Guitar, Vol. 2.’ With over 1 million people streaming his music every year, Cruz one of Hawaii’s most beloved artists. 

      On stage, he fully embodies every song with this alluring energy translating to his acclaimed albums, ‘Acoustic Soul’ (one of the best selling Hawaii records of all time) and ‘One of These Days’ (bowed at #4 on Billboard’s World Music chart). His latest single, “It’s Time To Build A Bridge,” won the 2022 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Video of the Year Award. The video is featured on this page.

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