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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jmdxl
Melbourne, Australia
"So much fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 11, 2019 NEW
Luau was entertaining. Great food, buffet offered a lot of choice. Mai tai cocktail on arrival. Highlight was the show. Very entertaining and good fun. Recommend for anyone looking for an alternative to the family friendly/ crowded traditional luau.
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ReviewsbyTim
"Amazing time!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 31, 2019 NEW
Best show I've seen in a long time. Michael and Elvis are incredible!! Michael was very personable. We loved the photos and the show!! Just wowwwww!!! Hoping to come back soon.
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Macs S
Scottsdale, Arizona
"We Rocked the night away"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 28, 2019 NEW
We went to Honolulu with our 12 year old Granddaughter. We were interested in showing her the fun at a Luau and Rock-a-Hula did not disappoint. It started with a traditional greeting and mai-tai ... we chose the nonalcoholic drink garnished with a lovely orchard. Pineapple hors d’oeuvres decorated the tables. While we were being seated a man playing ukulele and singing traditional Hawaiian songs while dancers showed us all the dancing moves and entertained us. The buffet dinner was good, there were many choices of food. The employees were great and the buffet carvers sliced generous pieces of prime rib. My only disappointment was there was no poi available. I was explaining to my granddaughter before the evening about this traditional staple in native cuisine. She was looking forward to a little taste, all you Need is a little taste! After dinner...we are moved into an air conditioned theatre style auditorium. Upon entering we were greeted by Elvis himself, and a photo was taken to purchase later. We sat in comfortable seats on the second level. Easy to see everything. The entertainment was a lot of fun, Hawaiian dancers, including a fire dancer, Elvis, and Michael Jackson. We were Rocking and rolling to surfer music and Blue Hawaii! When leaving after the show there is a meet and greet with the actors. A fun evening indeed. The 12 year was entertained thoroughly and so were we!
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Harmony177
Las Vegas, Nevada
"Great show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2019
We absolutely loved the show. Very entertaining. Hula dancers, fire knife dancer, Elvis, Michael Jackson, and Sienne were great. We did the combo with steak and lobster and the food was good too. My only complaint would be the timing of the food was not coordinated well.
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keyapaha1
"Better than tv"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 14, 2019
Not a fan of Michael Jackson, so it affected my overall experience. Took the show only option, so cannot address the food. Good seats, good show. Especially enjoyed the slides from "old days". Elvis impersonator good, lady singer outstanding, fire dancer amazing.
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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.