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Rock-A-Hula: A Rock-N-Roll History, Hawaiian Style

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Rock-A-Hula: A Musical Journey Through Hawaii’s 19th Century 

Take a walk through history with some of Hawaii’s talented and beautiful performers as they guide you through the 1920s on up to present time in a tribute to the music of the eras. Witness two Kings, together on one stage as they serenade you with the hits that made them famous while accompanied by a professional live band.

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Not your average “Hula Show”

Unlike other hula shows available, Rock-A-Hula stands out by fusing traditional with the modern in a show that will definitely have something for everyone. Located on the 4th floor of the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center (2201 Kalākaua Ave Building B), it is not only convenient, but also very easy to find.

Start the evening off with a Maitai and fresh pineapple before indulging in a buffet fit for a King. Enjoy local dishes like lomi lomi salmon, teriyaki chicken, luau pork and roast beef while hula dancers perform while you dine. You may be invited to participate with others in a little Hula dance lesson, so don’t be shy.

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I attended the Original Waikiki Luau Buffet & Show, but you can choose from four packages with different pricings, all offering different options at each price point. The choices are as such:

GREEN ROOM® Dinner & Show (ELGGR)

Adult (12 and up): $227.00

Child (3-11): $136.00


VIP Waikiki Luau Buffet & Show (ELGVI)

Adult (12 and up): $174.00

Child (3-11): $105.00


Original Waikiki Luau Buffet & Show (ELGLU)

Adult (12 and up): $137.00

Child (3-11): $82.00



Adult (12 and up): $82.00

Child (3-11): $49.00

After dinner, you’ll be escorted to the 700+ seat arena equipped with 2 Big-Screens and the latest sound and lighting system.The sound and visuals in the venue is top-notch and gives off a Las Vegas type of vibe.

A Quality Production Right in the Middle of Waikiki

The show itself is an all-ages show that briefly introduces the audience to the musical styles and dances of each decade starting from the 1920s. As each decade changes, so do the costumes and dances. Enjoy Elvis (performed by Michael Chamblis) as he performs highlights of his famous Hawaiian concert  from 1973. The show continues as the other “King”, Michael Jackson (perfectly portrayed by William Hall) re-enacts some of his own songs from his 1997 visit to the island.

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Don’t forget to occasionally look up at the big-screens to see authentic footage of old Hawaii and the actual artists during their Hawaii concerts

It’s also worth mentioning that many of the background singers and dancers are the very same who perform during dinner.

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I was pleasantly surprised to find that this show was as good as it was. That atmosphere made me forget that I was in the middle of a bustling city. 

Located right in the center of Waikiki, you don’t need to venture far to enjoy a great dinner and an award-winning show. It’s about 3.5 hours long, so if you’re in the mood to spend some quality time, Rock-A-Hula awaits!

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