Stella Blues In Kihei Announces It’s Closing

Lease negotiations can be a sad fate for many restaurant and bar business owners in Maui, and now it’s happening to Stella Blues in Kihei. This was posted last night on their Facebook page: I’m very saddened to say. After 23 years Stella Blues Cafe is closing it’s doors. We have put our landlords in […]

This Saturday, April 19: Anesthesia at Stella Blues

They started with makeshift stage performances at Kalama Park two decades ago. In the early 1990s they opened for The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Metallica. Now Anesthesia will make return to Kihei–with original bassist Zac Mcnamarra–this Saturday with an appearance on the Stella Blues stage. Opening the show will be The Kittinger Jump and The Minorities. Presented […]

This Friday, April 11: Sunshine Becker at Stella Blues

The Maui Pranksters will share the stage with Sunshine Becker this Friday at Stella Blues. The show will mark the debut performance of the Furthur band member on Maui. A Northern California native, Sunshine Becker will join the psychedelic and jam rock vibing Maui Pranksters. Enjoy an evening of Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead tributes during […]

Talking Story With Black Square’s Josh 86 About Band’s Return To Maui

Hawaii has had a great thirst for ska music, churning out several local ska-inspired bands in the last few decades like Mr. Simon, Tantra Monsters, Red Session, Go Jimmy Go, Pimpbot, Warsaw All Stars and, most recently, Black Square. They’re dead set on continuing the tradition of punk infused ska sounds into 2014 and beyond. […]

This Saturday, Mar. 8: Ekolu at Stella Blues

This Saturday, Ekolu will serenade the Stella Blues crowd. Since their first hit “Down in the Valley,” the Maui trio has grown and traveled thousands of miles to spread the aloha spirit. Their catchy tunes and island vibes of “Just one Night“ and “Shores of Waiehu” are now island theme songs. Grab dinner and enjoy an intimate performance with […]

This Friday, Feb. 21: Randall Rospond Trio CD Release Party

The Randall Rospond Trio would very much like you to attend their official CD release party this Friday, but lack the resources to call everyone on the island individually. And you might want to go, too–the Trio will play at Stella Blues in Kihei from 7:30pm through 9pm, leaving you plenty of time for dinner […]

This Saturday, Jan. 18: Makana at Stella Blues

Rooted in traditional Hawaiian slack key, Makana’s music continues to branch off into myriad genres. Paired with his vocal and composition capabilities, the one-man show is riveting and an experience all its own. Inspired by slack key greats like Bobby Moderow Jr. and Uncle Sonny Chillingworth, Makana continues to evolve the art through his music. […]

This Wednesday & Thursday, Jan. 8-9: Leftover Salmon at Stella Blues

Colorado’s Leftover Salmon is returning to the stage after a eight-year hiatus. More like a main course, the bluegrass band returns will full force to their way of fusing rock and roll bars with feel-good tunes. Leftover Salmon teamed up with Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado to release four new songs to fans exclusively through Breckenridge […]

This Friday, Dec. 13: Natural Vibrations at Stella Blues


Polynesian Underground presents Natural Vibrations, otherwise known as Natty Vibes, this Friday at Stella Blues in Kihei. Catch the twilight performance of “Hawaii’s original live party band” whose unique fusion of Reggae and dance party vibes keep fans on their feet. Natty Vibes has shared the stage with Prince, 311, Jimmy Cliff, Ziggy Marley, UB40, […]

This Sunday, Dec. 1: World Aids Day

Join the Maui Aids Foundation as they commemorate World Aids Day 2013 this Sunday at Stella Blues in Kihei. Show your support in the fight against HIV/Aids and pay homage to those who lost their battle with the devastating disease. Enjoy complimentary pupus, a no-host bar and special performances by Louis and Lewis. The afternoon […]

This Friday, Nov. 8: CHALA at Stella Blues

Stella Blues is inviting you to a twilight performance featuring CHALA, a collective of musicians from Maui led by Ben Cerda. So pau hana your week with a little roots, rock and Reggae this Friday. Guest appearances will include Kokoman and DJ Salvo. This summer, CHALA released their EP New Beginnings. 9pm. $5. Stella Blues (279 […]

This Saturday, Nov. 2: Eric Gilliom Band and Vince Esquire at Stella Blues

Stella Blues invites you for a twilight performance featuring the Eric Gilliom Band and special guest Vince Esquire. Gilliom’s bluesy vocal ability has won him Na Hoku Hanohano awards and successful collaborations, including a few with Willie K. Gilliom is also known for his leading role in Get A Job. No stranger to Stella’s stage, […]

This Saturday, Oct. 19: Soul to Soul at Stella Blues

This Saturday Mana’o Radio and Stella Blues want you to see their tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan, which doubles as a benefit for Mana’o Radio. The evening’s lineup features Vince Esquire, John Ness, Gina Martinelli, Clay Mortensen, Jamie Gallo, Kawika Ortiz, Tempa and more. This is the night to experience great local musicians all on […]

This Friday, Oct 11: Amy Hanaiali’i at Stella Blues

Known for her falsetto voice and savvy business intellect, Amy Hanaiali’i (Gilliom) is true Hawaiian musical star. The five-time Grammy nominee and Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner has made Billboard charts album after album. The granddaughter of Jennie Napua Woodd, a notable kumu in Hollywood, Amy continues in her tutu’s footsteps as a cultural ambassador […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2013: Best Dinner and a Show on Maui: Stella Blues

Best Dinner And A Show Stella Blues Paula Fuga and Mike Love, Anuhea, Hapa and John Cruz all perform on the Stella Blues Supper Club stage, as well as special acts you won’t catch anywhere else. Seatings start at 6pm where you can take in a leisurely three-course dinner before the entertainment begins. Even if […]

This Sunday, May 12: Mother’s Day

Photo Courtesy of Makena Beach and Golf Resort We’ve got the mother-load of hot spots to treat the special lady in your life! Treat mom to a day of ono grinds with a side of rest and relaxation. Whether she is a early riser or late starter, eateries islandwide want to help you cater to her […]