Coronavirus COVID-19 Alert Notice

Updated June 19, 2020
All Public Shows Remain Cancelled or Suspended until further notice

For our Fans and Audiences: Due to the continued impact of COVID-19 and in consideration of the health and safety for our performers, clients, and audiences, mandated government orders, and in cooperation with our public show clients that have been unable to run their public events, all public performances are either cancelled or in suspension until further notice.  Events listed on this page with the COVID-19 Cancellation Notice are absolutely cancelled.  This currently includes all the events currently shown on our schedule.

Events not denoted with a COVID-19 Cancellation (none are currently shown) should be considered in suspension until further notice.  They may or may not proceed with the final determination unknown until we have more information.  Look for updates on this page.

For our Clients: Please note that we have not stopped booking public shows, especially for the months from August onward, in anticipation of mandates, restrictions, and guidelines eventually lifted.  When lifted, public shows will proceed as booked after that date.  Note also that especially for the warm-weather months, most public shows are outdoors, which, even now, have fewer restrictions, and the restrictions that do apply will most likely be lifted first for outdoor activities.  So call us in planning for healthy days ahead.  We will be happy to work out a contract with the flexibility and provisions needed to accommodate changes in the COVID-19 alert status.

End of Coronavirus COVID-19 Alert Notice


 

EVENT  SCHEDULE

The Barefoot Hawaiian performs a significant number of shows annually that are open to the general public.  Best of all, the majority of these shows are completely FREE or, may require at most, a small admission fee charged by the event's sponsoring organization, for entrance to their event.

If you have not yet witnessed the Barefoot Hawaiian experience, this is your opportunity to do so with no risk and little or no expense.  If you are thinking about hiring the Barefoot Hawaiian for your event, we invite you come out and see us at one of our public shows.  We are certain you will agree that we are #1 in Hawaiian Entertainment.

Saw us last year?  Then you will still want to come out and see us this year.  Remember, the Barefoot Hawaiian completely changes and puts on a new show every year.  The theme and title for the 2020 luau season show is

“ENVISION ~ HAWAI’I”

(To protect the privacy of our clients, this schedule does not contain our private show schedule, which is confidential)



2020 Public Event Schedule

(Schedule Last Revised June 19, 2020)

The following is our current schedule of public shows, appearances, and special events for 2020.  Check back often since our schedule changes frequently as bookings continue to come in right up through the end of the year.

Want to see what we did in previous years? Select year below:

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Event Schedule Quick Links to Desired Month:

JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER


JANUARY EVENTS


Sunday, January 5, 2020
Ukulele Jam Session

Des Plaines, Illinois
12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM

A Jam Session by the Na Kupuna Ukeulele Club of Chicago

Free Event - Open to All

Come out to the Barefoot Hawaiian Sunday, January 5, 2020 from Noon to 3:00 PM for a spectacular afternoon of musical fun and excitement.  Enjoy a ukulele jam session performed by the Na Kupuna Ukulele Club of Chicago under the direction of Kaleo Lee.  This event is free and open to the public.  It is an open-house event.  Come out an enjoy all or any part of of the ukulele jam.  Free parking in the back parking lot.

The above jam  will be held at

The Barefoot Hawaiian

1401 E. Oakton St.
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Download the Event Flier  (899K)

Strictly optional after the jam:

After the jam, all will have the opportunity to stay for a 45-minute Ukulele and Tahitian Drumming class taught by Kaleo.  If you plan to stay for this, you must register for just this class portion of the afternoon in advance.  There is a  small fee for the class.  Visit the Dance Studio page, Satellite Classes, for more details.


Friday, January 17, 2020
Chef Shangri-La Dinner Show

8:00 - 9:30 PM
North Riverside, Illinois

Enjoy a FREE Barefoot Hawaiian show with your Dinner
Generally held the third Friday of each month

No prix fixe menu or price 
Simply order what you want from the large selection dinner menu
and enjoy the complimentary Barefoot Hawaiian show - no additional charge

Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 8:00 - 9:00 PM

Reservations Strongly Encouraged

Call Chef Shangri-La during their business hours to make your reservation 
Reservations not required but recommended in case restaurant is busy
Strongly recommended to get a table with good show viewing

Chef Shangri-La
Asian Fusion Cuisine and Tropical Drinks

7930 W. 26th St.
North Riverside, IL
708-442-7080

Chef Shangri-La Web Site


Saturday, January 18, 2020
Chicago Wolves Hawaiian Night
Hockey Game with the Milwaukee Admirals

Rosemont, Illinois
7:00 PM Game Time

Purchase tickets by September 27 through
the Barefoot Hawaiian at discounted prices.

Come out and watch the Chicago Wolves play the Milwaukee Admirals.  Game time is 7:00 PM.  Enjoy pre-game indoor fireworks and Barefoot Hawaiian dance performances at this special home game where the Chicago Wolves go Hawaiian. 

Barefoot Hawaiian performance times and locations

Adult Dancers: Prior to Start of Game - East Concourse
Keiki Dancers: First Intermission - Level 1 at Aisles 112 & 113

Normal Ticket Prices: $20 each
Barefoot Hawaiian Discounted Ticket Prices: $15 each

(Through September 27, 2019)

Discounted tickets only available through the special order form.

After September 27 visit the Chicago Wolves web site
to purchase tickets for this game at the regular price.

Allstate Arena

6920 N. Mannheim Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Download the Complete Flier and Ticket Order Form for the special pricing for this event  (433K)
Chicago Wolves Web Site

Note: The flier shows the deadline as September 20.  Ignore that. The deadline has been extended to September 27.

 


Friday, January 24, 2020
Rainforest Rhythms at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Madison, Wisconsin
10:30 AM & 1:30 PM Shows

"The Rainforest Rhythms series celebrates cultures in rainforest (tropical and sub-tropical) regions around the world with authentic performances of music and dance. The series offers performances for all ages and includes free admission to Olbrich’s tropical Bolz Conservatory.

"While exploring the Bolz Conservatory before or after the performance, pick up an I Spy activity sheet and search for unique plants in the Bolz Conservatory! Families will have fun learning about plants related to the culture highlighted during the day's performance. "

Barefoot Hawaiian will be performing two shows,
the first at 10:30 AM and the second at 1:30 PM.

Ticket Prices

Adults (13 & up) - $5 
Child (12 & under) - $3 
2 & under - FREE 

Admission includes entry to Olbrich's tropical Bolz Conservatory 
Doors open to the performance space approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance.


Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership
between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society. 

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
608-246-4550

Olbrich Botanical Gardens Web Site
Rainforest Rhythms Event Web Page


Saturday, January 25, 2020
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

$37.95 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

Hala Kahiki dinner seating starting at 5:30 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


FEBRUARY EVENTS


Friday, February 21, 2020
Chef Shangri-La Dinner Show

8:00 - 9:30 PM
North Riverside, Illinois

Enjoy a FREE Barefoot Hawaiian show with your Dinner
Generally held the third Friday of each month

No prix fixe menu or price 
Simply order what you want from the large selection dinner menu
and enjoy the complimentary Barefoot Hawaiian show - no additional charge

Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 8:00 - 9:00 PM

Reservations Strongly Encouraged

Call Chef Shangri-La during their business hours to make your reservation 
Reservations not required but recommended in case restaurant is busy
Strongly recommended to get a table with good show viewing

Chef Shangri-La
Asian Fusion Cuisine and Tropical Drinks

7930 W. 26th St.
North Riverside, IL
708-442-7080

Chef Shangri-La Web Site


Saturday, February 29, 2020
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

$37.95 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

Hala Kahiki dinner seating starting at 5:30 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


MARCH EVENTS


The following event has been cancelled due to
the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and mandates
regarding closure of restaurants and lounges.

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

$37.95 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

Hala Kahiki dinner seating starting at 5:30 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


APRIL EVENTS


The following event has been cancelled
due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. 

Friday, April 3, 2020
4th Annual Celebration of Cultures

Elk Grove Village, IL
6:30 - 8:30 PM

The Barefoot Hawaiian is proud to be performing at the 2020 Celebration of Cultures event at the Elk Grove Village Pavilion.  As the Elk Grove Village Library states:

"Celebrate Elk Grove’s rich heritage and vibrant culture!  Free fun for all ages!  Including: cultural exhibitors, dance performances, musical entertainment, games, activities, arts and crafts. Presented by: Elk Grove Park District and Community Character Coalition."

The Barefoot Hawaiian Polynesian demonstration is at 7:00 PM
This is a Free Event

Elk Grove Village Pavilion
1000 Wellington Ave
Elk Grove Village, IL

Elk Grove Village Library Web Site


MAY EVENTS


No Public Performances Have Been Scheduled for this Month Due to the
Continued Impact of COVID-19 and in Compliance with Illinois Executive Orders 


JUNE EVENTS


The following event has been cancelled
due to the Continued Impact of COVID-19

Friday, June 5, 2020
Palatine Town Square Show

Palatine, IL
12:00 Noon

Sponsored by the Palatine Park District
This show will be held in the Palatine Town Square
Located in down town Palatine near the train station
To map it with mapping software, web sites, or GPS use the following address: 
40 N Brockway St, Palatine, IL 60067


The following event has been cancelled
due to the Continued Impact of COVID-19

Saturday, June 20, 2019
The Taste of Des Plaines

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Performing on the Family Community Stage
Des Plaines Library Center
1501 Ellinwood Street
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by the City of Des Plaines and various city event sponsors


The following event has been cancelled
due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
for the safety of all our students, dancers,
their families & friends, and all our concert fans.

Saturday, June 27, 2020
"ENVISION ~ HAWAI’I"
The 16th Annual Halau Concert

Des Plaines Park District
The Prairie Lakes Community Center Theater
515 East Thacker
Des Plaines, Illinois

This is a Barefoot Hawaiian Special Event
Enjoy an evening of Music, Entertainment, and More
One-Day, One-Show Only

Ticket Prices

At the door (cash only): Adults (13 and up): $19.50, Children (12 and under): $11.50

Discount for advanced purchases: Buy tickets in advance and save $1 per ticket, plus have three ways to pay
By Advanced Purchase: Adults (13 and up): $18.50, Children (12 and under): $10.50
Cash, Check, and Credit Cards accepted for tickets purchased in advance
(Infants and children under 1 year being held and not occupying a seat are free - no ticket required)

!!! Advanced Tickets are now on sale through the Barefoot Hawaiian  !!!
They went on sale March 1st
Download the Flier & Ticket Order Form Below

All Tickets are General Admission - No reserved seating

This is a rare opportunity for the general public to see our 2020 ENVISION ~ HAWAI’I show in indoor auditorium comfort and seating, entirely sponsored by the Barefoot Hawaiian.  All student divisions will be performing with special emphasis on our younger dancers.  This is the perfect opportunity to see what our students have learned this past school year.  The show will be supplemented with some special performances by dancers from professional dance troupe.  This complete and unabridged, "director's cut" of the show will run about 3 hours and is our best bargain of the year.

Note change in show time since original event posting and different from previous years

Show Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Theaters doors open at 5:30 PM
The show will run continuously straight through (no intermission )

[REMOVED] Download the Complete Flier and Ticket Order Form (440K)
[REMOVED] Download the Mail-in Order Mailing Label (17K)
[REMOVED] Download the Theater Seating Chart  (84K)

 


JULY EVENTS


The following event has been cancelled
due to the Continued Impact of COVID-19

Saturday, July 4, 2020
Carol Stream Independence Day Parade

Carol Stream, IL
10:00 AM

Our 15th Appearance in the Carol Stream Parade

The Parade route runs along Lies Road
from Country Farm Road east to Hampe Park 

Carol Stream Parade Web Site


AUGUST EVENTS


No Public Performances Have Yet Scheduled for this Month

In possible anticipation that restrictions may be lifted and that it would
once again be safe to resume public events, we are posting this notice

Do you own, operate, or manage a business that serves the public?  Do you manage a library, park district, school, museum, theatre, sports team or stadium, city or town or other municipality? 

If so and you need entertainment to bring attention to your business or to a public event being run by your organization, consider having the Barefoot Hawaiian perform for it.  We help advertise your event here on our web site along with all the information necessary to bring attention to it such as web links, ticket information, phone numbers, fliers, and more. Very often, visitors find the information about your event here first before they find it on your web site, especially for those looking for and with an interest in  Hawaiian and Polynesian culture.

Be the first to hire the Barefoot Hawaiian for this month and your event will jump out even more by being the only entry in the section for this month until others add theirs.


SEPTEMBER EVENTS


No Public Performances Have Yet Scheduled for this Month

In possible anticipation that restrictions may be lifted and that it would
once again be safe to resume public events, we are posting this notice

Do you own, operate, or manage a business that serves the public?  Do you manage a library, park district, school, museum, theatre, sports team or stadium, city or town or other municipality? 

If so and you need entertainment to bring attention to your business or to a public event being run by your organization, consider having the Barefoot Hawaiian perform for it.  We help advertise your event here on our web site along with all the information necessary to bring attention to it such as web links, ticket information, phone numbers, fliers, and more. Very often, visitors find the information about your event here first before they find it on your web site, especially for those looking for and with an interest in  Hawaiian and Polynesian culture.

Be the first to hire the Barefoot Hawaiian for this month and your event will jump out even more by being the only entry in the section for this month until others add theirs.


OCTOBER EVENTS


No Public Performances Have Yet Scheduled for this Month

In possible anticipation that restrictions may be lifted and that it would
once again be safe to resume public events, we are posting this notice

Do you own, operate, or manage a business that serves the public?  Do you manage a library, park district, school, museum, theatre, sports team or stadium, city or town or other municipality? 

If so and you need entertainment to bring attention to your business or to a public event being run by your organization, consider having the Barefoot Hawaiian perform for it.  We help advertise your event here on our web site along with all the information necessary to bring attention to it such as web links, ticket information, phone numbers, fliers, and more. Very often, visitors find the information about your event here first before they find it on your web site, especially for those looking for and with an interest in  Hawaiian and Polynesian culture.

Be the first to hire the Barefoot Hawaiian for this month and your event will jump out even more by being the only entry in the section for this month until others add theirs.


NOVEMBER EVENTS


No Public Performances Have Yet Scheduled for this Month

In possible anticipation that restrictions may be lifted and that it would
once again be safe to resume public events, we are posting this notice

Do you own, operate, or manage a business that serves the public?  Do you manage a library, park district, school, museum, theatre, sports team or stadium, city or town or other municipality? 

If so and you need entertainment to bring attention to your business or to a public event being run by your organization, consider having the Barefoot Hawaiian perform for it.  We help advertise your event here on our web site along with all the information necessary to bring attention to it such as web links, ticket information, phone numbers, fliers, and more. Very often, visitors find the information about your event here first before they find it on your web site, especially for those looking for and with an interest in  Hawaiian and Polynesian culture.

Be the first to hire the Barefoot Hawaiian for this month and your event will jump out even more by being the only entry in the section for this month until others add theirs.


DECEMBER EVENTS


No Public Performances Have Yet Scheduled for this Month

In possible anticipation that restrictions may be lifted and that it would
once again be safe to resume public events, we are posting this notice

Do you own, operate, or manage a business that serves the public?  Do you manage a library, park district, school, museum, theatre, sports team or stadium, city or town or other municipality? 

If so and you need entertainment to bring attention to your business or to a public event being run by your organization, consider having the Barefoot Hawaiian perform for it.  We help advertise your event here on our web site along with all the information necessary to bring attention to it such as web links, ticket information, phone numbers, fliers, and more. Very often, visitors find the information about your event here first before they find it on your web site, especially for those looking for and with an interest in  Hawaiian and Polynesian culture.

Be the first to hire the Barefoot Hawaiian for this month and your event will jump out even more by being the only entry in the section for this month until others add theirs.


 



 

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Web Site Link Notice:

Where available and related, we provide links to other web sites where our visitors can go to obtain more information about a particular event.  Please note that we provide this as a courtesy to our visitors.  When you click on one of those links you are leaving the domain of the Barefoot Hawaiian web site, and we can make no claim or statement regarding the content or accuracy of those web sites.   So you do not lose your place in this event list, we provide your visit to the new web site in a separate browser window. If you have a pop-up blocker installed on your computer, you must allow our web site to create pop-up windows.

 

Accuracy of Information Notice:

Please note that we provide the information on this web page as a service to the many followers, patrons, and audience members of the Barefoot Hawaiian.  We also provide this information as an added-value public relations service to our clients at no additional charge in an effort to help them promote their event.  Since our web pages are frequently scanned by all major search engines and receive good rankings, this contributes to increased success to our client.

In providing this service however, we must advise all our web visitors and patrons that event schedules, timetables, and certain entertainment details of an event may be changed by our client or the event's promoter — sometimes with little to no notice.  In some rarer cases, an event may be cancelled.

For events listed here that are run by or sponsored by the Barefoot Hawaiian, you have our assurance that we will make every effort to notify our customers of significant changes and to post them here immediately on this web site and keep our customers satisfied and returning.

For events listed here that are not run by us but instead are run by, sponsored by, or promoted by our client entirely, which represents most of the entries on this page, the Barefoot Hawaiian has no control or involvement in that event other than being hired entertainment.  Once we have been informed of a significant change or cancellation, we make every effort to post that information here promptly — usually within 24 hours.  For that reason, we suggest you check back with this web page often and especially a day or two before the event you were planning to attend.  You should also be checking with the event's promoter via telephone, email, or their web site for possible changes that may affect you.

Beyond this public information service, the Barefoot Hawaiian has no control, authority, or ability to handle matters or arrangements that were made between you and the event's manager.   For these, please contact the event promoter/manager/sponsor directly to resolve any business, arrangement, or issue you may have with them, or to forward all feedback to them whether complimentary or complaint.  If however,  you have a complaint of significance that you feel we should know about, see the feedback section of our Contact Page on providing us this feedback. 

For more information, call The Barefoot Hawaiian® at (847) 699-7336
Bringing Hawaii to the Mainland for More Than 45 Years