Where Music is Celebrated
Once revered as the premier music venue of the ’80s in Hilo, Willie K’s Crown Room has been restored and fully revamped. Newcomers, returning visitors, and entertainers will be completely immersed in an environment designed specifically for live performances. A state-of-the-art sound system and stage, adjustable concert lighting and fixtures and spacious seating for up to 400 guests create the perfect setting for Hawaiian artists, local musicians, open mic and karaoke nights. See our Event Calendar for upcoming performances you don’t want to miss.
Named after Grammy nominated, Na Hoku Hanohano award winning Maui native musician, Willie K., this venue is poised to once again serve as Hilo’s hotspot for entertainment, events and concerts.
About Willie K
A Hawaiian musical phenomenon, artist and guitar virtuoso, Willie K has been called the Hawaiian Jimi Hendrix. An eclectic artist, Willie K is known for his ability to mimic almost any style from indigenous acoustic Hawaiian and jazz, to reggae, rock, country and blues. He is affectionately known to locals as “Uncle Willie” with a well respected reputation as one of the foremost practitioners of native Hawaiian music. Willie grew up in a musical family, where he mastered blistering guitar licks, soothing bass lines and the calm (and power) of an ukulele strum. Born and raised in Lahaina, Maui, Willie K has won several Na Hoku Hanohano awards, been nominated for a Grammy and was one of the first artists to win a Hoku as part of three different acts. The Naniloa Hotel is honored to have Willie K. headline Willie K’s Crown Room.
Stay with us
Turn your next excursion to Willie K’s Crown room into a vacation! Relax and unwind right here at our hotel before and after attending your event. Our modern guest rooms and convenient on-site amenities are sure to complete your experience.