HONOLULU (KHON2) — Fans lined up Friday night at the Waikiki Shell to see Grammy-winning artist HER take the stage. This is just one of many great concerts to come and the buzz is back for the live events.

Thousands of fans came from near and far on Friday.

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“I flew in from Kauai and arrived last night and we just arrived today and I’m really excited, I couldn’t wait, I’ve been waiting all week,” said Talia Akau from Kauai. .

Others look forward to a family night out.

“We’re very excited and I’m so excited to bring my daughter, she’s 16, so it’s a special night for us,” Tee de Manoa said.

This show is just one of many great events coming to Hawaii. Smokey Robinson will serenade fans at the Waikiki Shell next Saturday. New Kids on the Block hits the stage in August at Blaisdell and there’s a full schedule at Blue Note Hawaii.

“We’re also packed with shows and many shows that had been postponed multiple times, they can finally come back to the islands,” said Blue Note Hawaii’s Martha Seroogy. “So we’re really excited to have full capacity and bring all these artists back.”

The BAMP project said it would be a stacked year. This weekend alone, BAMP Project offers four shows over three days on three islands.

With so many concerts to come, the need for sound and lighting is essential. Mystical Sounds and Productions has announced that they are in the process of booking.

“I mean for two and a half years we’ve just had bills, nothing but bills and stress,” Joe Ho said. “So right now our job is to make people happy. I’m happy that we are able to do it and that we can earn money on the side.

Hawaiians are just happy to sing and dance together again.

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“I love it. Pure joy! It’s so wonderful to see people again and be together. That’s what Hawaii stands for, unity and aloha,” Tee said.

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