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Hilo Palace Theater
38 Haili St
Hilo, HI, United States, 96720
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$25 General Admission
$35 Side Reserve
$45 Center Reserve
All Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the show. Doors open at 6:00pm.
JOHNNY NICHOLAS & HELL BENT Texas songwriting and Blues Roots music at it’s best
with opening set by The Dragon Jazz Band
Johnny and his band are no strangers to the Islands having done several tours under their own name as well as backing up Delbert McClinton and Marcia Ball. Johnny has been described as one of the premier blues and roots music interpreters and artists alive today. His storied career has spanned decades and is well documented from his early days performing with blues legends such as BB King, Big Walter Horton and Johnny Shines to his stint with Asleep At the Wheel. He was one of the lead singers, writers and multi -instrumentalist in the band when they won their first of many Grammy Awards.
The involvement of Gary Washburn’s very talented group of kids from Honoka’a High School was first tested three years ago when the Dragon Band toured the Islands with Johnny and Marcia. This collaboration has provided for a very exciting show and a tremendous learning experience for the fledgling Honoka’a musicians. An additional bonus this year will be when a select horn section from the Dragon band will join Johnny and his band during their show.