Music. Community. Reflection.

Vespers on the Lanai is a casual event which combines great music with an opportunity for spiritual reflection. We host great local bands and intersperse the music with readings and poetry: a chance to think and connect. We explore a variety of musical genres and think broadly so those of any religious tradition or no religious tradition should feel comfortable. Vespers events are typically on the second Friday of certain months from 7-8pm, so check back on this page for updates about what's coming up!


  • We no longer require proof of Covid vaccination nor have an RSVP process.
  • Masks are optional both indoors and outdoors, and picnics are welcome.
  • While we will not limit the audience size, we highly encourage leaving space between separate parties both indoors and outdoors.
  • Please bring a lawn chair or blanket for outdoor seating.
  • If rain moves us indoors, we can seat some indoors with the remainder on the lanai (which is covered but narrow) and lawn. So please be patient and understanding should that occur, and be prepared for foul weather if you end up on the edge of the lanai or on the lawn

For those at home, we will continue to livestream Vespers online on our CCU Facebook page from 7-8pm; just click on the live video on which will appear just before or at 7pm. NOTE: You do NOT have to be a Facebook member to watch; anyone can access the page and video.

To watch later (along with all our previous Vespers on the Lanai videos), click on the Past Vespers on the Lanai button below, or access our CCU YouTube Channel by clicking here. Catch up and enjoy them anytime!

To get the latest updates on our events, click here to join our email list so you can receive our Vespers announcements.


Join us INSIDE tonight, Friday, Aug 11th from 7-8pm for music by Keale. Seating is provided, picnics/beverages welcome, masks optional. More on Keale, from

Born in Hawaii but raised in the foothills outside of Yosemite, Keale’s story and musical heritage brought him home twenty-five years ago to the craft of mele (music) and mo’olelo (story). He is a Grammy-nominated and multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award-Winning artist with the band Kaukahi. Keale has toured with many of Hawaii’s top musicians including the late Slack key guitar and songwriting legend Uncle Dennis Kamakahi and ukulele stylist Taimani Gardner. He has toured widely along the west coast and performed in Australia, Nagasaki and Yokohama, Japan, Dakar, Senegal and Skye, Scotland. As a Hawaiian man, Keale lives close to the practices of kakau uhi (family histories in tattoo form), ho’omana (visiting and caring for sacred sites) and hoe wa’a (canoe paddling). In these ways, Keale’s music finds itself closer to a’o Kupuna (“Mind-full” of the Elders) and a’o honua (Learning in the context of life and practice). The deeper the ancestral connection the wider the range of experience and music!

Preview Keale's music at

So please join us in person or enjoy the event livestreamed online on our Facebook page:; click on the LIVE video to join the party! 

Past Vespers on the Lanai

Click below to view past recordings of Vespers on the Lanai events.

Past Vespers on the Lanai