This year at Tiki Oasis we explored the Hawaiian influence on American music. Part Americana, part Hawaiiana, Hulabilly is an American music style derived from the blending of Rockabilly and Haole Hawaiian music.
Just as Tiki Style is a blend of Polynesian influences as interpreted through Americans' romanticised view of the South Seas, Hawaiian music has been sentimentalized and interpreted by American musicians. Like waves hitting the Pacific shores, America experienced recurring ukulele crazes with a longing look toward the Hawaiian Sunset. Similarly in the 1930s, 40s and 50s Hawaiian Slack Key guitar and slide guitar seeped into Western music and permeated The Nashville Sound. American musicians used that sound to play their own versions of Hawaiian music classics such as "On the Beach at Waikiki", "Hula Blues", and "Ukulele Lady" and then form their own Westernized Hawaii sound blending Hawaiian music influences with American early rock n roll (Bop) to create the sound of Hulabilly.
From Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys version of "Hawaiian War Chant" in 1946 To Elvis Presley's "Rock-A-Hula Baby" in the Grammy-nominated movie "Blue Hawaii" in 1961, Hulabilly was a popular music form on America's radios, televisions, and movies.
See all of the 2013 "Miss Tiki Oasis" pageant finalists HERE!
Featuring the work of over 20 top Tiki artists.
Location: The Lahaina Room, Crowne Plaza
Exhibition Dates: Friday Aug 16th - Sunday Aug 18th
Hours of Operation: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Daily
For more info on exhibiting artists and artist reception click HERE.
Tiki Oasis 13 Vendor Marketplace
With Over 100 Vendors this will be our biggest year ever!
Tiki Oasis is the crossroads of the Tiki world. Craftsmen, artists, tinkerers, and traders haul their wares to the Oasis creating an Exotica emporium unmatched throughout the world. Many vendors create limited edition items specifically for TO13 weekend shoppers. Bring lots of cash as many vendors will not be able to process credit cards.
Tiki Oasis 13: Hulabilly presents
A Sunday Hoedown and Back Porch Barbeque with Big Sandy!
Tiki Oasis attendees won't want to go home on Sunday - and the public is welcome to attend ticketed and free Sunday Hoedown Events! Enjoy Sunday daytime events such as DJs, shopping, symposiums, car show, art show, uke jam and drinking cocktails while relaxing in the pool. Stay for the finale closing party on Sunday featuring early dinner and tropical drinks at the Back Porch BBQ, and dancing to Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys!
Purchase Tickets and find out more HERE
Tiki Oasis BBQ Chuckwagon
4:00PM - 7:30PM on Sunday, August 18th ONLY!
We are excited to announce our first ever Tiki Oasis BBQ Chuckwagon! No need to leave the hotel this special menu is unique for Sunday evening only and will not served at any other time throughout the weekend. Platters include a choice of Santa Maria Tri Tip, BBQ Chicken, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Vegetarian options are available too! All platters served with fresh roasted corn on the cob and baked beans.
View the menu and find out about all the other dining options HERE
Charles Phoenix Retro Slide Show: Southern Californialand
"It is the age of space and we have just landed in the most modern metropolis on the planet..."
Live Comedy Performance celebrating the past and present of SoCal’s underrated classic and kitschy mid-century drive-ins and drive-thus, coffee shops and bowling alleys, strip malls and shopping centers, extreme homes, dingbat apartments, fast food stands, amusement parks, themed environments and much more !!! Charles also shares his latest food crafting experiments, road trip adventures and “best of” guide to local attractions – all in glorious color !!
Purchase Tickets and find out more HERE
Fifth Annual Tiki Oasis Vintage Car Show
Tiki Oasis car shows from 9:00AM - 3:00PM will feature vintage, customs & rods, live music, car show, DJ's and marketplace. This year, on Sunday only, we will feature local mobile food trucks selling delicious cuisine including Casanova Fish Tacos and Devilicious.. food so good it's bad!. Check out the Rockeresque Beauty Bungalow and Tiki Oasis Cigar Lounge all out at the car show!
Find out more details and to see video of previous car shows HERE.
Tiki Oasis Marketplace
Stroll the Marketplace featuring over 100 vendors including Steady Clothing, A PinUp's Closet, My Baby Jo and Pinup Girl Clothing, and many others selling original art, ceramics, carvings, musical instrument, clothing, jewelry, vinyl records and CDs, posters, limited edition Tiki Oasis 13 Merchandise and much, MUCH MORE, soundtracked by Tiki Oasis DJs spinning poolside!
Indoor & Outdoor Marketplace
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Courtyard and the Car Show (outdoor)
Kona Coast and Grand Pacific Ballrooms, Crowne Plaza(indoor)
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Lahaina Rm, Crowne Plaza
Midnight at Tiki Oasis
Check out a cavalcade of top burlesque stars in our 2nd Annual Tiki Oasis Midnight Show. Enjoy the best of the best in burlesque from all over the US of A from Texas to Hawaii. You will quiver and shake all night long to the twist-au-go-go-hoe-down dance party with DJ Howie Pyro spinning hot vintage vinyl that will keep the dance floor going all night long!
Friday, August 16th
Kitten DeVille (LA), Violetta Beretta (HI), Mimi Le Meux (SD), Di' Lovely (SD), Ruby Joule (TX), Meghan Mayhem (PDX), The Jigglewatts (TX), Dixie von Trixie (SD) , Eva Mae Garnet (LA)
Saturday, August 17th
This night only: Los Shimmy Shakers will be providing all the music
Coco Lectric (TX), Tana the Tattooed Lady (PDX) , Bunny Pistol (SF), Mynx d'Meanor (SF) , Ruby Champagne (LA) , Dixie DeLish (SF) , Molotov (SF) , Szandora (SF) , Lydia DeCarllo (VAN), Dottie Deville (LA)
You must have a wristband and be over 18 years old to attend this FREE event