John Cruz brings 25 years of ‘Acoustic Soul’ to Waimea

Photo by Kim Taylor Reece John Cruz will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his ‘Acoustic Soul’ album with a pair of shows May 28 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea. The 3 p.m. show will also be livestreamed on Kahilu TV. For tickets and more information, visit

It’s been 25 years since John Cruz’s debut album, “Acoustic Soul,” won Contemporary Album of the Year at the 1997 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards and Cruz claimed the Hoku for Most Promising Artist.