Ziggy Marley headlines the Surf & Roots Fest at Kualoa Ranch on Dec. 8.
’Tis the concert season
There's a pretty broad offering of live music starting next month and throughout the holiday season. Top name local acts are doing their part for Christmas, a couple of big names in reggae and emo rock will headline major concerts and New Year's has a couple of hotel ballroom shows.
Here's what's coming up ...
» A Motown Christmas: Featuring the Four Tops, the Spinners and the Honolulu Symphony, 8 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8 at the Blaisdell Arena. Tickets are $14 to $79. Call 792-2000 or connect to honolulusymphony.com.
» Ziggy Marley: Headliner at Surf & Roots Fest at Kualoa Ranch, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets are $25 presale, and $30 at the door. Purchase tickets at all Hawaiian Island Creations locations and online at presaleticketsonline.com. Marley will also be at the A&B Amphitheatre, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 7 p.m. Dec. 9. Tickets are $29. Call 808-242-7469 or log on to mauiarts.org.
» "Mele Kalikirocka": With My Chemical Romance, 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Blaisdell Arena. Tickets are $37.50. Call 591-2211.
» "Christmas Memories": Featuring the Makaha Sons, 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at Sheraton Waikiki Ballroom. Tickets are $60 (includes brunch buffet). Call 922-4422.
» "A Christmas Gift": Na Leo Holiday Music Spectacular, 7 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20, Coral Ballroom, Hilton Hawaiian Village. Tickets are $38 to $98. Call 262-6300 or connect to naleo.net.
» A Cazimero Christmas: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 and 22; and 2 p.m. Dec. 23, Hawaii Theatre. Tickets are $30 to $75. Call 528-0506 or connect to hawaiitheatre.com.
» "New Year's Eve Dance Party": Featuring KC and the Sunshine Band, 10 p.m. Dec. 31, Hilton Hawaiian Village. Tickets are $90 to $200. Call 947-7877.
» "New Year's Eve Spectacular": Featuring Cyndi Lauper at the Sheraton Waikiki. Tickets: $100 to $500. Call 877-750-4400 or ticketmaster.com.