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John Cruz Concert

April 29th, 2023 at 5:00 pm10:00 pm


John Cruz

with special guest Bronson Aiwohi

Show Date

Saturday April 29, 2023

On Saturday, April 29th, award-winning Hawai‘i legend and Kaua‘i favorite, John Cruz takes the stage with his band at Anaina Hou Community Park. This concert is Cruz’s first time performing on island since since selling out Porter Pavilion nearly one year ago. It’s your chance to enjoy a rare Kaua‘i concert by one of the great musicians and storytellers of Hawai‘i in a beautiful venue with both intimate, indoor seating and an outdoor, open-air lawn.

Throughout his career, Cruz has delivered the full package – soulful vocals, supreme musicianship and stellar songs.

Last year, he made clear he has no intention of backing down – electrifying venues across the islands with a band that both rocks and enthralls, bringing to life the classic songs we know and love alongside new tunes that hit equally hard. In addition, Cruz captured his latest Nā Hōkū Hanohano award with his single, “It’s Time to Build A Bridge,” being voted the 2022 Music Video of the Year.

Perhaps more than anything though, we’re excited to simply have John Cruz back on our stage, opening his heart and extending a compassionate hand to everyone in attendance like he always has and seemingly always will.

Join us for a night of wonderful music and community connection!


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 is 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.

Show Details

This is an all ages event. Patrons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

All Pavilion seats require a purchased ticket regardless of age. Children 5 and under are free on the lawn.

No outside food or beverage permitted in the venue.

Beverage Concessions both Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic will be available throughout the show.

Bill’s Kitchen and Full Concert Menu will be available throughout the show.

There will be a light bag search upon entrance.

Shirt and Shoes required for entrance.

No Re-Entry

VIP Pavilion Seats

Early Entrance, Meet and Greet and a Complimentary Drink

Early Entrance – VIP Ticket Holders will have a special early entrance 45 minutes before general doors open.

Meet and Greet – Talk story with John and the band. VIP Packages will be limited to 20 patrons to insure there is time for everyone to mingle with the artists!

Drink Tickets – The first drink is on us! You will receive a drink ticket good for any beverage, alcoholic or non alcoholic.

Best Seats in the House – Beat the rush and grab your preferred seat in the pavilion.


Tickets are available at anainahou.org ~ All tickets subject to tax and fees
Lawn Seating (Bring Your Own Chair) – $40
Pavilion Seating – $52.50
VIP Pavilion Seating – $100

Day of Show Pricing if Available
$50 Lawn // $60 Pavilion

Event Details:

April 29th, 2023
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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For More Info:

Anaina Hou Community Park

Event Location:

Anaina Hou Porter Pavilion
5-2723 Kuhio Highway
Kilauea, 96754
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