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 2022 luau season show is

"BALI HAI"

The Barefoot Hawaiian history of "BALI HAI":

"BALI HAI" is a location in Tahiti that means Mystical, Distant Island.

This show title has been chosen in recognition, that in 2023, we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary of bringing "Hawaii to the Mainland," and celebrating our 40th Anniversary of doing so incorporated under the name, "Barefoot Hawaiian."

"BALI HAI" is a throw-back and recreation of the original show we did in our first year of production 40 years ago, in 1983, as the
"Barefoot Hawaiian."

We invite you to celebrate with us all year long in 2023, 40 years of Barefoot Hawaiian and 50 years (under a previous name) of our bringing Hawaii to Chicago, the Midwest, and the entire Mainland. 

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



2023 Public Event Schedule

(Schedule Last Revised March 28, 2023)

The following is our current schedule of public shows, appearances, and special events for 2023.  Check back often since our schedule changes frequently as bookings continue to come in right up through the end of the year.

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


JANUARY EVENTS


Saturday, January 7, 2023
Jewel Osco's World's Fare Themed Event

1:00 - 2:00 PM
Chicago, Illinois

The Barefoot Hawaiian will be performing a show with two musicians and two dancers as part of a World's Fare Themed Event sponsored and operated by Jewel Osco.  The full event starts at 11:00 AM, with the Barefoot Hawaiian representing the Hawaiian Islands at this World's Fare with a 1 hour show from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. 

Jewel Osco

4660 W. Irving Park Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60641

Jewel Osco World's Fare Web Site


FEBRUARY EVENTS


No public shows were performed in February


MARCH EVENTS


No Public Performances have yet been scheduled for March


APRIL EVENTS


WE'RE BACK!

After a 3-year absence due to Covid-19, we're back, by popular
demand, at Chef Shangri-La with Regular Monthly Performances

Come out tonight for our Return Debut Performance!

Sunday, April 16, 2023
Chef Shangri-La Dinner Show

6:00 - 7:00 PM
North Riverside, Illinois

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


The above photo is from our Chef Shangri-La Show performed on August 16, 2019

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 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Strongly Encouraged

Call Chef Shangri-La during their business hours to make your reservation. 
Reservations not required but recommended in case the restaurant is busy.
It is 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


MAY EVENTS


Saturday, May 20, 2023
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Performance

2:00 - 3:00 PM
Chicago, Illinois (Chinatown Neighborhood)

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the Jewel Osco located near Chicago's Chinatown is in recognition and celebration of it.  In that endeavor, they have hired the Barefoot Hawaiian to perform.  

The Barefoot Hawaiian will be performing a full 1-hour show inside the store that will feature two musicians and two dancers.  Come on out and show your support for our Asian American friends and see a great show in the process, and get your grocery shopping done too.

Jewel Osco

1340 S. Canal Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607
312-666-5495


Sunday, May 21, 2023
Chef Shangri-La Dinner Show

6:00 - 7:00 PM
North Riverside, Illinois

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


The above photo is another from our Chef Shangri-La Show performed on August 16, 2019

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 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Strongly Encouraged

Call Chef Shangri-La during their business hours to make your reservation. 
Reservations not required but recommended in case the restaurant is busy.
It is 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


Thursday, May 25, 2023
Naperville Public Library Show

Naperville, IL
7:00 - 7:45 PM

Further Details to Come


JUNE EVENTS


Saturday, June 3, 2023
New Lenox Public Library Show

New Lenox, IL
10:30 - 11:15 AM

Further Details to Come


Saturday, June 10, 2023
Wheaton Public Library's "Concert on the Park"

Wheaton, Illinois
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Concerts are held outdoors on the West Plaza. The Barefoot Hawaiian will be playing recorded music from 1:00 to 2:00 PM for the pre-show enjoyment of arriving library guests.  This will be followed by a full-hour dance performance from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.  

Wheaton Public Library
225 N. Cross St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
690-668-1974

Wheaton Public Library Web Site


Friday, June 16, 2023
Rock Island Public House Performance

Blue Island, Illinois
8:30 - 9:30 PM

Further details of this performance to come.

(At the time of this posting, this event was not yet listed on the Rock Island Public House web site or facebook page)

Rock Island Public House

13328 Olde Western Avenue
Blue Island, IL 60406

Rock Island Public House Web Site


Saturday, June 17, 2023
The Taste of Des Plaines

1:00 - 2:00 PM


The above photo is from the 2022 Taste of Des Plaines Show

Performing on the Family Stage

Des Plaines Library Center
1501 Ellinwood Street
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

Cost: FREE
(Food and beverage available for purchase at the Taste)

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


Sunday, June 18, 2023
Chef Shangri-La Dinner Show

6:00 - 7:00 PM
North Riverside, Illinois

FATHER'S DAY!

Not sure what to get Dad?
Take him here for Father's Day. He's sure to love it!

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


The above photo is yet another from our Chef Shangri-La Show performed on August 16, 2019

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 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Strongly Encouraged

Call Chef Shangri-La during their business hours to make your reservation. 
Reservations not required but recommended in case the restaurant is busy.
It is 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


JULY EVENTS


Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Rolling Meadows July 4th Parade

Rolling Meadows, Illinois
11:30 AM

Further Details to Come


Friday, July 14, 2023
Lockport Park District Show

Lockport, Illinois
4:00 PM

Further Details to Come


Sunday, July 16, 2023
Chef Shangri-La Dinner Show

6:00 - 7:00 PM
North Riverside, Illinois

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


The above is yet again another photo from our Chef Shangri-La Show performed on August 16, 2019

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 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Strongly Encouraged

Call Chef Shangri-La during their business hours to make your reservation. 
Reservations not required but recommended in case the restaurant is busy.
It is 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


Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Schaumburg Township Library Show

Schaumburg, Illinois
7:00 - 7:45 PM

Schaumburg Township Library

130 S. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL
The show will be in the park across the street from the library


Wednesday, July 26 2023
Veterans Park District Show

Melrose Park, IL
6:00 - 7:30 PM

The Barefoot Hawaiian will be performing a live music and Polynesian dance show this evening.  

The Barefoot Hawaiian band will be performing live music from 6:00 to 6:30 PM for the pre-show enjoyment of arriving guests.  This will be followed by a full-hour Polynesian dance show with three entertainers from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.  There will be concessions with beer and tropical drinks for sale starting at 6:00 PM.  After the Barefoot Hawaiian live performances, the park district will be showing the movie, "Moana." The show and movie are free and open to the public. 

Baton Park
1220 N. 9th Avenue
Melrose Park, IL


AUGUST EVENTS


Sunday, August 13, 2023
Niles-Maine Library Show

Niles, Illinois
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Further Details to Come


Sunday, August 20, 2023
Chef Shangri-La Dinner Show

6:00 - 7:00 PM
North Riverside, Illinois

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


The above photo is from our Chef Shangri-La Show performed on August 16, 2019

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 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Strongly Encouraged

Call Chef Shangri-La during their business hours to make your reservation. 
Reservations not required but recommended in case the restaurant is busy.
It is 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


SEPTEMBER EVENTS


Friday, September 8, 2023
Rolling Meadows Concert in the Park

Rolling Meadows, Illinois
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Enjoy an exciting evening of live music by the Barefoot Hawaiian Band, Polynesian dance performances by the Barefoot Hawaiian professional dance troupe, and a Samoan Fire Knife performance.

Kimball Hill Park

3286 Kirchoff Rd. 
Rolling Meadows , IL 60008
847-818-3200


OCTOBER EVENTS


No Public Performances have yet been scheduled for October


NOVEMBER EVENTS


No Public Performances have yet been scheduled for November


DECEMBER EVENTS


No Public Performances have yet been scheduled for December


 



 

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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 49 Years