A Patriotic Peace

Produced & Directed by
Melina Lillios

Paliku Theater

June 17th, 7:30 PM

“Music can change the world, because it can change people…”


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A Patriotic Peace

Produced & Directed by
Melina Lillios

Paliku Theater

June 17th, 7:30 PM

“Music can change the world, because it can change people…”


Purchase Tickets

Rise with us.

With a gathering of over 50 of Hawaii’s top singers, dancers and musicians, ‘Rise Up’ will take audiences on an exciting musical journey through time, highlighting our nation’s many battles for peace and social justice as a reminder of how we must continue to “be the change” we want to see in the world.

Musical highlights will include excerpts from “Hamilton”, “Hair”, “Next to Normal” and “Tommy” as well as songs from John Lennon, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Stephen Sondheim, Jamiroquai, Jerry Herman, Andra Day, MILCK, Delta Rae, Heart, Jennifer Lopez, and Katy Perry.

Proceeds of the concert will go to the Southern Poverty Law Center as well as to Weinberg Village Waimanalo, a transitional housing program for homeless families with minor-aged children here on Oahu.

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Why We Rise

We Rise… because we still live in a country where all men are not created equal.

We Rise… because our brothers are still being gunned down based on the color of their skin.

We Rise… because our sisters are still being violated and told they are the ones who are at fault.

We Rise… because our children are still going to bed hungry at night.

We Rise… because our neighbors are still being told to “go home” even though this is the only home they have ever known.

We Rise… because our environment continues to be destroyed at a quickening pace.

We Rise… because our nation has never been more divided.

We Rise… because love is love is love.

We Rise… because our voice tells us to and we have no choice.

And so, we RISE.

Who is Rising

Mahi’ai Kekumu
Ryan Souza
Andrew Sakaguchi
Jonathan Sypert
Buz Tennant
Miles Phillips
Kevin Pease
Zack Linnert
Earl Harper
Eli Foster
Tony Young
Michael Stoudmire
Kodee Martin
Twan Matthews
David Heulitt
Chris Jackson
Aaron Miko
Ryder Goto
Gabriel Goes
Emily Maldonado

Cassie Favreau
Rachael Uyeno
Melanie Kohler
Mary Hicks
Callie Doan
Katie Doyle
Amy Toner Sullivan
Malia Lagaso
Miya Heulitt
Nicole Shephard
Rylie Goto
Andrea Torres
Christina Souza
Melissa Diallo
Yvonne Iversen
Jade Stice
Ali Aldcroft
Alison Maldonado
Ginai Hill

Lelea’e “Buffy” Kahalepuna-Wong

The Band

Melina Lillios
Scott Shafer
John LeBlanc

Jim Cobb
Rocky Holmes
Matthew Cody-Love

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there parking at Paliku Theater?

There is free and ample parking for Paliku theater. Just follow the marked signs for the Paliku Parking lot.

I’d like to purchase tickets for 20 people. Is there bulk pricing?

Because this is a fundraiser and all seats are general admission, there is no bulk pricing for tickets. All seats are $35.00 (plus a $1.50 ticketing fee). People will be seated on a first come, first serve basis.

Which payment methods do you accept?

All ticketing will be processed online via the “Purchase tickets” button on this website. Tix.com is our ticket company and you will be immediately directed to their website to purchase once you click on our purchase ticket link.

From there, you will be able to pay with any major credit card. You do not have to have PayPal account to buy a ticket. You will also have the option of being able to print up your ticket at home or have it sent to your mobile device.

Note: this concert will most likely sell-out so it is highly recommended you purchase your tickets online and not wait to buy tickets at the door on the day of the concert.

What if I need to cancel my booking ?

Unfortunately, there are no refunds or cancellations for purchased tickets. We recommend you give your unused tickets as a gift to friends or family who would also like to attend the concert!

Questions? Ask us.

Or email us at info@riseuphawaii.net

What are you waiting for? Rise with us.