Concerts & Clubs / The Moana Hotel, the first hotel in Honolulu, is now known as the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, and has operated since the beginning of the 20th Century. Its live music entertainment dates back to 1935 when the popular “Hawaii Calls” radio program was broadcast from the courtyard to stations across the world. To keep the historic Moana Hotel’s tradition of local talent alive, three different venues of music–bin1901, the Banyan Courtyard and the Beach Bar–are open every day to spread the aloha spirit to patrons of the resort and beyond.
The outdoor Banyan Courtyard and Beach Bar are open from 10:30am–midnight daily, with various musicians performing Hawaiian and contemporary music throughout the day while relaxing listeners sip tropical beverages and munch on grilled pupu.
“My dad, Peter Asing, a Hawaiian steel guitarist, was one of the featured regular musicians there for many years,” says David Asing, who performs at the Moana on Sun., 9/23 at 3pm. “I have many memories of watching him play there. I actually had the privilege to play there with him as I started my musical career, too.”
With the beautiful ocean and surf as a backdrop, it’s no wonder audiences enjoy the added serenity of soothing local sounds as they dine, chat and relax. It is paradise, after all.