62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive
Kamuela, Hawaii  96743


May 31, 2012 through June 3, 2012



The Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival starts May 31, 2012 and continues to run through June 3, 2012.


On May 31 from 6pm-9pm enjoy the Kick off Jazz/ Blues Fest Dinner event at the Blue Dragon Restaurant (61-3616 Kawaihae Rd, 808-882-7771)


June 1, the VIP Jazz & Blues Hawaiian Dinner will be held at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (Limited Seating 808-882-5810)


June 2, from 4pm-9pm enjoy the music of Les McCann, Joe Louis Walker, Eric Marienthal, Javon Jackson, Brother Noland, John Keawe, Akira Tana, & Jr. Volcano Choy. Located Oceanfront at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, $60 General Admission. VIP Tables available. Food and drink will be available for purchase; no coolers allowed.


On June 3, meet the musicians at a 9 Hole Jazz & Blues Golf Tournament at the Mauna Kea Golf Course, starting at 1pm. Go to or call 808-882-5400 for more information.


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The Transit of Venus – June 5, 2012

The Transit of Venus is among the rarest astronomical phenomena and won’t happen again until the year 2117.


In Hawai’i, visitors can witness the totality of the transit as Venus moves across the face of the sun on June 5. ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai’i is offering special talks, presentations, and activities for this special astronomical event.


On June 2, the Center will host talks and educational activities, and on June 5, Transit Day, the Center will have special planetarium programming, transit viewing, hands-on activities, and viewing of the NASA webcast of the transit from the University of Hawai’i Institute for Astronomy. For more information, visit or call (808) 969-9703.