Live Music Events

The Volcano Art Center has an ongoing commitment to bringing musical talent to the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Most concerts listed on the calendar will start at 5:30 pm unless otherwise stated and have ticket prices starting at $25 for VAC members and $30 for non-members. Wine, beer, pupu, and snacks are available for purchase at most of our events!

Our 2024 Calendar Year

September 14 - Jazz in the Forest: Diva Jazz
September 20 - Dirty Cello
November 9 - Rebecca Folsom
December 14- Jazz in the Forest: "Holiday Spirits"


Jazz In The Forest
Jazz concerts occur on the second Saturday of every month highlighting local artists from the state of Hawai‘i.

Sounds at the Summit
These concerts give a platform to artists of all genres from all over the world.

Our Venue

Our concerts take place at the Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd in Dietrich Varez Hall.
Dietrich Varez Hall seats up to 60 people and is surrounded by the Volcano Art Center’s native Hawaiian rainforest. The venue is equipped with acoustic treatments and a 1080p cinema projector with a Sony-powered surround sound system complete with a 16 ft projection screen. Call us for more information at (808) 967-8222.

This calendar features dates, times, and musical acts that are subject to change. For weekly updates and reminders please sign up on our website for Movie & Entertainment email updates from The Volcano Art Center.


Performance Proposals & Artist Submissions
The Volcano Art Center offers concert opportunities to local and visiting musicians. Although we love to facilitate new and returning artists, please know that the VAC only facilitates one concert per month. Half of our performances in the year are dedicated to our Jazz In The Forest program, the other six months (every other month) facilitate musicians to our Sounds At The Summit Program.

Our calendar year for 2024 is fully booked. We are now accepting concert ideas and submissions for our 2025 calendar year. You can email your submissions to us at with the subject line "Music Submission."

In your submission to us please provide the name of the performer/group, an artist biography, links to professionally recorded tracks/videos of your performer, and two or three possible performance months.

All artists are subject to scheduling availability and the VAC's Music & Entertainment Committee Approval.

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