Waikiki Shell

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Waikiki Shell
Waikiki Shell
Location Kapiolani Park, Honolulu, HI
Coordinates 21°16′06″N 157°49′06″W / 21.2682°N 157.8184°W / 21.2682; -157.8184
Owner City and County of Honolulu
Waikiki Shell Web Site

The Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell is a venue for outdoor concerts and other large gatherings in the Waikiki area of Honolulu, Hawaii. Built in 1956, [1] the Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell seats 2,400 persons and the lawn area has capacity for an additional 6,000 persons. [2] It is under the management of the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. [1] It has been compared to the Hollywood Bowl. [3]

The venue is located in Kapiolani Park in Waikiki, between the dense high-rises of the neighborhood and the dormant tuff cone volcano, Diamond Head.

In 2018 the venue was renamed "The Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell," in memory of Hawaii's first rock DJ, later a concert promoter. Moffatt died in 2016. [4]

Waikiki Shell Amphitheater


  1. ^ a b "Aloha and Welcome". The Neal S. Blaisdell Center. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "Waikiki Shell". The Neal S. Blaisdell Center. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  3. ^ Billiter, Bill (Staff Writer) (October 1, 1989). "Kapiolani Is Honolulu's Crown Jewel". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  4. ^ Staff (September 23, 2018). "Waikiki Shell officially named after concert promoter Tom Moffatt". Hawaii News Now. Retrieved May 18, 2019.

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