Live music can be the best end to a beautiful day. Whether a traveler is looking to let loose on the dance floor, enjoy an amazing meal accented by mellow acoustic tunes, or hear some genuine Hawaiian music, the Big Island offers a large array of options to satisfy that need. From wild bars with awesome dance floors in Kona, to restaurants with mellow acoustic music in Hilo, the options for live music are as diverse as the island's scenic beauty.
Those in search of a classic dive bar with live music will find themselves content with the Hilo Town Tavern on the east side of the island. Open from 2 p.m. till 2 a.m., patrons can take advantage of the pool and game room, juke box, and regular array of live music till the wee hours of the morning.
For a really unique and local take on live music and nightlife, Uncle Robert's Awa Club in Kalapana presents true Hawaiian music on stage all night long each Wednesday. This after dark market and bar borders miles of a recent lava flow and the music is truly something that shouldn't be missed.
For a wonderful meal with mellow live music, Miyo's in Hilo is perfect a date night or family dinner. The casual and lovely restaurant has live music nightly that serves as a nice backdrop to any meal.
So simply let loose to live music or absorb local culture through it, and navigate your way through it with this list.