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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]

Waikiki Shell
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Waikiki Shell
LocationKapiolani Park, Honolulu, HI
Coordinates21°16′06″N 157°49′06″W / 21.2682°N 157.8184°W / 21.2682; -157.8184
OwnerCity and County of Honolulu
Opened1956
Website
Waikiki Shell Web Site

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 honor of Hawaii's first rock DJ, later a concert promoter. Moffatt died in 2016.[4]

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Waikiki Shell Amphitheater

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  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. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ Staff (September 23, 2018). "Waikiki Shell officially named after concert promoter Tom Moffatt". Hawaii News Now. Retrieved May 18, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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