With a resolute focus structured on Safety, Health, Professionalism and Economic Stability, Hawaiʻi Events Coalition serves the well-being of the businesses and individuals who make up the LIVE EVENTS INDUSTRY throughout the State of Hawaiʻi.

Recent News

Merrie Monarch 2021 Scheduled

2021 will see the Merrie Monarch performed without a live audience. Though some hālau have chosen not to participate, there will still be a full roster of dance from those that will attend. From the official website: "All hālau participants, festival staff, as well as...

Oahu Weddings up to 100 Approved

City & County of Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi today announced that Governor Ige has agreed to loosening restrictions on weddings on Oahu, provided that safety precautions remain in place. Weddings may reach a total of 100 people but that includes staff, and can...

COVID-19 Vaccination Update 03252021

The following email is en route to companies and individuals who registered for updates on vaccination timelines: FROM: IMB Covid Vaccine <Covid.Vaccine@doh.hawaii.gov> Aloha, If your employees have been vaccinated or have appointments scheduled, please...

SBA opens SVOG portal

The Small Business Association (SBA) has opened a portal for email notifications of when to apply for the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant (SVOG). Though this is not the application itself, it will deliver an email of the date when an application can be filed:...

Oppose SBA’s exclusions to the SVOG today!

Call to Action: Relief Funding for Live Performing Arts Organizations and Workers This critical call to action is from Light & Sound America, the U.S. subsidiary of PLASA Media (the brains behind #WeMakeEvents). At present, the Small Business Administration is...

Shuttered Venue Operator Grant

Capitol Hill is poised to vote very shortly on the passage of the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant, or SVOG. In its present form, it may not include your particular sector of Live Events: you could be left out of the funding this Grant can provide. It’s vital that all...

Senator Schatz reports $6B Relief Fund for Hawaii

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz outlines the nature of the funding that is estimated for Hawaii on his website. Among the classifications listed are these important segments for our industry: Unemployment assistance – At least $575 million in estimated funding for Hawai‘i...

Tax Relief Message from Sen. Schatz

The American Rescue Plan passed the Senate on March 6, 2021, and it is expected to easily pass the House of Representatives and be signed into law by the president in the coming days. This legislation includes additional tax relief for individuals and families. TAX...

HEC on HNN 03-04-21

Hawaiʻi Events Coalition committee chairs Heather Bailey and Kalani Rodrigues visit with Sunrise reporter Billy V. this morning!

Oahu’s Now at Tier 3

Hawaiʻi Events Coalition is pleased that Oahu has moved to Tier 3 of the Oahu Reopening strategy. Many capacity limits for businesses, recreational activities and social gatherings have now been lifted or reduced. See details here:...

Red Alert #WeMakeEvents

On September 1, 2020, a group of industry professionals led by Eggshell Lighting's Bob Harmon came together to produce Hawai‘i's #RedAlertRESTART campaign with worldwide support under the #WeMakeEvents banner. This was the germination of what we now call Hawai‘i...

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