About the Luau

Experience an evening of food, dance, storytelling, and the authentic musical stylings of award-winning Hawaiian musicians, Kumu Hula Manu Boyd and Kupu Dalire-Na'auao. The Great Lakes Luau will be held at 6pm on September 24th at the Novi Civic Theater and marks the debut Michigan performance for both musicians.

Live Music & Storytelling

In addition to being a multi Nā Hōkū Hanohano winner (Hawaii's version of the Grammys), Manu Boyd has served as the public information director for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, was a commissioner for the State Foundation on Culture and Arts and the cultural director of the Royal Hawaiian Center at Helumoa.  He is currently a cultural consultant for Kamehameha Schools, and co-host of the podcast Midday Mana'o, which brings awareness to important issues and cultural keystones pertinent to Hawaii's past, present, and future.

Joining Boyd on stage in Novi is two-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner Kupu Dalire-Na’auao. Born into a prominent Hula family, Dalire-Na'auao incorporates a deep understanding of Hawaiian culture and language into his music. Both artists will “talk story” and perform songs throughout the evening as a way of preserving and sharing the culture they love with the local community here in Michigan.

In addition to live-music, The Great Lakes Luau will also feature live dance performances by Kumu Hula Kau’i Dalire, her students from Halau O' Ku'u Kamali'i Kuikanani, the Polynesian Dancers of Michigan, and other hula dance groups from Michigan and Ohio

Dinner Menu

  • Slow Cooked Hawaiian Style BBQ Pulled Pork w/ mini Hawaiian Buns & Creamy Cole Slaw
  • Caribbean Style Jerk Chicken Skewers w/ squash, zucchini, cherry tomato
  • Aloha Mashed Sweet Potato w/ brown sugar, coconut & candied pecans
  • Tropical Tossed Salad
  • Hawaiian Rice Pilaf
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Hot Dogs & Buns available for kids

Dessert Menu

  • Fresh Fruit Custard Tarts
  • Carrot Cake Bars
  • Mini Cannoli
  • Turtle Fudge Brownie
  • Strawberry Mini Cheesecake
  • Raspberry Mini Cheesecake
  • Butter Cream Brownie Bar
  • Bakery Cookies

Luau Location

Hosted by the City of Novi, MI, the Luau will be held in their Civic Center Theater.

45175 W. Ten Mile Road
Novi, MI 48375

Hotel Information

Discounted rooms are available at the Four Points by Sheraton Detroit-Novi.

To book your room, call the hotel at 248-348-5000 or click the link below to book online.

Room Rates

Available from Thursday September 22 through Sunday September 25, 2022

$129/night 2 Queen Beds

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