Royal Hawaiian Band Concerts

The Royal Hawaiian Band

The Royal Hawaiian Band has a long tradition of sharing Hawaiʻi's music with the world. Once known as the “King’s Band,” this group of musicians was put together by King Kamehameha III and performed for state occasions, funerals and parades.

The Royal Hawaiian Band presents free concerts on the ʻIolani Palace Grounds most Fridays from noon-1pm. Learn more about the Royal Hawaiian Band and their performance schedule here:

royal-hawaiian-band-1887The Royal Hawaiian Band, ca. 1887
Photo: Hawaiʻi State Archives


The Royal Hawaiian Band on Palace steps in 1998
Photo: The Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band website

Upcoming Concerts

About The Band

Official City and County of Honolulu Band site: read the official Band information, history, concert calendar, member roster, and more.

The Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band: learn how to support the band, hear samples of their music, find links to vintage Hawaii music sites, and more.