Rock-A-Hula Show in Honolulu, HI

Royal Hawaiian Theater2201 Kalakaua AvenueHonolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Overview

Featured at the Royal Hawaiian Theater in Waikiki, Legends in Concert offers a new one-of-a-kind show—Rock-A-Hula®—which showcases unique tribute artists that honor timeless musicians like Elvis Presley, Elton John, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga. The 75-minute show also features a talented live band, state-of-the-art sound and lighting, elaborate staging, and a 42-foot video wall that greets guests with ancient Hawaiian chants and hula dances.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu, Oahu Travel Experts
  • Show duration: 75 minutes.
  • Don't forget your camera.
  • Take photos with performers after the show.
  • Features rotating cast of tribute artists.

Description

from Rock-A-Hula®
Rock-a-Hula! is a spectacular live concert featuring a "Hawaiian Journey" from 1920's to current through music and powerful performances by Legends Artists, hula, fire knife dancers and amazing musicians at the Royal Hawaiian Theater.

Along with legendary artists of yesteryear, our guests enjoy contemporary popular musical artistry showcased on the same stage as the thrilling historic performers. Imagine the “King of Rock n Roll” alongside the “King of Pop” singing on stage together with Elton John and Madonna. It happens 6 nights a week (excluding Mondays) at Legends in Concert Waikiki!

The 75-minute show was specifically developed for Hawaii and has been artistically infused with Hawaiian song and dance that underscores the island connections of the original artists. The concert begins with a huge, 42-foot tall, 3-screen visual experience that “lands” the audience in Hawaii where they are greeted by ancient Hawaiian chants and kahiko hula.

During the show, historic Hawaiian performances of the original artists are recreated through the magic of computerized projections of actual concert footage blended with live, on-stage singing and dancing by the tribute artists and a dozen professional dancers. The concert concludes as the audience joins in singing Aloha ‘Oe, the most beloved of all Hawaiian songs, composed by Princess Lili‘uokalani

The show’s name, “Rock-a-Hula!” is taken from the Elvis hit song, Rock-a-Hula Baby. The song’s mixed genre of rock and roll and Hawaiian folk captures the essence of Legends in Concert Waikiki.

Ticket Types:

Green Room Dinner & Show: Starts at 6pm Enjoy our exclusive VIP access to the VIP Lounge where they will enjoy a welcome Blue Hawaii Mai Tai and a visit to the Green Room with Green “Champagne” and Posh Hawaiian Pupu’s (hors d’oeuvres) as they await a special visit to the room by one of the performing Legends. A backstage tour is also included. Guests are seated at private, front row tables for their 4-course dinner, featuring Maine Lobster Rainbow Salad, tenderloin steak, and salmon. Special menus of chicken, fish or vegan available with 24-hour notice. A souvenir photo with a star is included for each guest.

Stageside VIP Dinner & Show: Starts at 6:15 pm Enjoy a Welcome Blue Hawaii Mai Tai and Party Pupu’s (hors d’oeuvres) at a VIP Welcome Reception before being seated for dinner. Guests are escorted to their stageside tables for the same dinner served to Green Room guests. A drink ticket for a second super premium beverage is included. A "Meet-and-Greet after the show provides an exciting and engaging opportunity to get autographs and take photos.

Terrace Dining Buffet & Show: Starts at 6:30 pm
This packages features dining under the stars on the lanai adjacent to the Royal Hawaiian Theater. Over 20 tasty Hawaiian items are featured in the impressive buffet that has been winning the praise of guests since the show’s opening. Guests are welcomed with a Blue Hawaiian Mai Tai and are escorted to our upscale Hawaiian buffet. Live Hawaiian music and hula dancer entertain guests during dinner and are happy to take requests. Premier seating in the theater.

Legendary Cocktail Show: Starts at 7:30pm
Along with Waikiki’s hottest new show, guests enjoy an included, Super Premium beverage of their choice. Cocktail hour is 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm General seating in the theater.

Note: All ticket types include a meet-and-greet session with the artists after the show.

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ClaraF973
Katy, Texas
"Great Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2019 NEW
This was one of the best shows we have ever seen and we go to a lot of shows every year, even better than some of the shows we have seen in Las Vegas. The Elvis and Michael Jackson impersonators were excellent, as well as the backup singers, dancers and band. A very high energy show that we highly recommend. This was one of our favorite activities while we were in Hawaii for 10 days.
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Clive B
Auckland, New Zealand
"World class event"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 13, 2019 NEW
My wife and I plus friends went to this show recently. What a great evenings entertainment. The dinner was delicious and plentiful. The dinner show and dancing was also great. The show itself in the theatre was wonderfully professional and entertaining. All the performers were so talented from the singers to the dancers. Elvis and Michael Jackson impersonators had so much attention to detail. What a show. Probably one of the highlights of our entire holiday. I would recommend this show to anyone visiting Waikiki as a must do.
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Amanda M
Wellington
"Don’t waste your money"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed September 12, 2019 NEW
This show wasn’t work the money. The music impersonators are dated and there were only two Elvis and Michael Jackson. Elvis had a good voice and Michael Jackson could dance ok but it was really old. I remember the first time I went to the show 14 years ago it was very good not now.
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StaveStrong
"Am I missing something?"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed September 11, 2019 NEW
Honestly, part of this is probably on me, cause I have no idea what I was thinking or what I was expecting... but unless I'm missing something, I'm not sure what the reason for the amazing ranking is. I expected more of a Rock and Roll Luau type thing. But it's basically just below average Elvis and Prince impersonators. We left early. If that's your thing, go for it. Just not sure it warrants the "#2 of 37 shows in Honolulu ranking".
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Kim-Anh P
"Unique Luau!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 10, 2019 NEW
Really great food! The dancers and dinner entertainment were fun and great! The show was a good mix of awesome music and cultural hulas. Definitely recommend!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rock-A-Hula®

What time should I arrive?
You should arrive at the time listed on your E-ticket voucher.

How long is the Rock-A-Hula show?
The show is 75 minutes long. It will end around 9:15 pm and they will let you meet and greet the artists.

Is the performance inside or outside?
This venue is indoors with a 750-seat multimillion-dollar Royal Hawaiian Theater. 

What kind of artists perform?
Legends in Concert Waikiki offers an array of tribute artists and is able to revise the lineup of performers every six to twelve months. Although key artists such as “Elvis” will always be a highlight of each show, the occasional changes in tribute performers such as Michael Jackson Lady Gaga allow our many repeat guests to see a “new” concert on virtually every visit.

How much is parking?
Parking is easy and plentiful at the Royal Hawaiian Center garage. The first hour is free with validation from Rock-A-Hula, and $2 per hour for the next two hours. Regular rates apply thereafter.