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Join us on Sunday, May 28, Memorial Day weekend, for a rocking and spectacular Oahu Blues Bash you'll long remember.

Presented by Dr. J's Blues Review, Kekela Sounds and Modelo Especial, the five-hour bash at Anna O'Brien's in Moili‘ili will feature five of Hawaii's best blues bands for just ten bucks — payable at the door.

In order of appearance, the bands will be:

>> The Corey Funai Blues Project

>> Kevin Coleman and The Flat Five

>> The James Ronstadt Blues Quartet

>> Friends of Adam

>> The pau hana blues band

Local blues radio legend Steve Stoddardwhose shows can be heard Thursdays from 9 to noon on KTUH, 90.1 FM, will be the official host.

Anna O'Brien's along with event co-sponsor Modelo Especial will be offering drink specials. Catering will be provided by Tacos de Cachetón. And special-rate parking available next door at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.

Also, the next day is a holiday, so no worries about sleeping in.

Any comments or questions, please email Mark Coleman at [email protected] or call 808-386-9047.
Anna O'Brien's
2440 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
Date & Time
May 28, 2023, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
A little bit of history
It's been more than 10 years since the "last" Oahu Blues Bash at Anna's.

Starting in 2008, when the club was called Anna Bannana's, we had three Oahu Blues Bashes before that "last" one on Valentine’s Day, 2010. We called it the "last" because we thought the club was going to close. Instead, it only changed ownership but never closed.

Bands appearing at those earlier Oahu Blues Bashes included Bluzilla, Friends of Adam, James Ronstadt & the Dynamic Shuffle Kings, Lovechile, Northside Art & the Mixers, Tell Mama, the whaley boys, Corey & Boogie, Jeff Said No!, the Michael Conlan Blues Band, Downtown Charley and the Humbones, the Dave Young Band, Hot City Blues Band, Chris Vandercook with Mark Prados and Ernie Cruz Sr.

Now the club is called Anna O'Brien's, and the Oahu Blues Bash is finally back to celebrate the blues again, Hawaii style, on Sunday, May 28, Memorial Day weekend.

If this one goes well, we'll do another, since we couldn't get all of Hawaii's hot blues talent into this one show.

To see the hot blues talent that will be playing at this one show, scroll through through the photos below.

At the bottom there is a map to help you find Anna's, in case you don't already know where it is.

Regulars know that it's in beautiful Moiliili, right next to the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, across from Moiliili Neighborhood Park and a big Longs Drugs store, and not far from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The bands
Corey Funai Blues Project
Golden Piiohia, Corey Funai, Byron Tabancura. Not shown, Kevin Hirasa
Kevin Coleman and The Flat Five
Pat Rawson, Tommy Loyola, Paul Gomes, Kevin Coleman, Ian Chames, Stan Mishina
The James Ronstadt Blues Quartet
Byron Lai, James Ganeko, James Ronstadt, Gil Farias
Friends of Adam 
Clay Campania, Justin Inocelda, Ernie Ecreala
pau hana blues band
Dale "Megawatt" Machado, Fran Draut, Mark Coleman, Sean Rowbottom, James Barry, John Han
Anna O'Brien's
2440 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
Join us on May 28
We look forward to hosting you!

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