Hawaiian singer-songwriter John Cruz engages audiences with rich storytelling through songs ranging from Hawaiian to blues, folk, R&B and more. Cruz is multi-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winner (1997, 2008, 2022) and contributed a composition and song to the GRAMMY® award-winning album Slack Key Guitar, Vol. 2. Captivating guitar playing, soulful vocals and a compassionate, genuine heart make Cruz one of Hawaii’s most beloved artists.
This concert is part of Cruz’s first tour outside of Hawaii in over four years. Cruz has made clear, however, that he has no intention of fading away. He sold out venues across the islands during his Acoustic Soul 25th Anniversary Tour in 2022 and established a Maui concert residency that has earned rave reviews for over 18 months and counting. In addition, Cruz recently captured his latest Nā Hōkū Hanohano award with his single, “It’s Time to Build A Bridge,” being voted the 2022 Music Video of the Year.
Songs have always been the foundation for Cruz, and at his Hawaii concerts, he’s revealed a treasure trove of new material that rivals the compositions that helped his album ‘One of these Days’ bow at #4 on Billboard’s World Music chart and his smash hit debut ‘Acoustic Soul’ become one of the best selling Hawaii records of all time. He’s also garnered many new fans around the world with over 1 million people streaming Cruz’s music annually thanks in part to his frequent appearances on Playing for Change productions and his Hawai‘i anthem ‘Island Style’ appearing on The White Lotus, CSI Hawaii and Magnum P.I.