The upcoming November “Second Saturdays” event, held at the Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki, will feature singer/songwriter John Cruz.
“From the time he was a young boy growing up in Palolo Valley on Oahu, John Cruz knew he was destined to play music. Whether inside or outside the home, his earliest memories were filled with song. His Hawaiian grandmother had a beautiful voice and sang in church. His mom loved the Motown sound and had an extensive record collection. His dad played country music and taught John to perform live shows at a very young age. His brothers and sisters were all musically inclined and, along with numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, neighbors and friends, they have surrounded John with the gift of music for his entire life.
Although John grew up in Hawaii, it wasn’t until he moved to the East Coast in 1983 that he developed his own style as a singer songwriter. During his 12 years in the Northeast, John cut his musical teeth in subways, coffeehouses and bars in New York’s Greenwich Village, as well as in the clubs and local haunts from Martha’s Vineyard to the Boston area. While attending the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, John ventured in to acting and dancing, which strengthened his command of the stage.“
Come on down and enjoy the wonderful sounds of John Cruz on Saturday November 8th @7pm. The Second Saturdays – Kani Ka Pila at Royal Hawaiian Center is a FREE Concert with plenty of parking that is also FREE with validation for 4hrs when you dine at any of the restaurants or at the food court in the center.
For more info on Second Saturdays – Kani Ka Pila visit www.royalhawaiiancenter.com