Ron Artis II // Gypsy Temple

Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 8pm

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Doors at 7:00
$10 adv/ $12 dos

Advance tickets can only be purchased online. We do not sell advance tickets at the venue.

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation by emailing

To say that Ron Artis II plays music from his heart and soul would be a bit of understatement. With his family upbringing and incredible early success, you may even say it has been pre-ordained. 

While developing his multi-instrumental prowess playing in the Artis Family Band, Ron quickly took to piano and guitar as his main modes of expression. His mastery of both—in addition to numerous other instruments—quickly made evident that he was special. As he got older and played more around Oahu, others quickly recognized his gifts as well. Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Jack Johnson, Jake Shimabukuro and many others recognized the incredible talent that was taking root on their isolated island paradise. Ron has gone on to play with all of them and more across Hawaii’s most prestigious venues with his own band that he put together (featuring brother Stevon on drums) aptly called, "The Truth."

Those opportunities led to more exposure to artists from the mainland who, while they were touring the islands, all immediately recognized the unique talent they were witnessing. Booker T Jones, Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce) and G Love all invited (and in some cases demanded) Ron to collaborate and encouraged him to share his music with the broader world. This support aligned perfectly with Ron's vision for his music: "To me, music is about giving. When I'm performing, I let go of everything. I look out into an audience and feel: 'What do they need right now?' We as artists have been given a gift and gifts are meant to be shared." 


Cameron Miles Lavi-Jones – Lead Vocals & Guitar
Hamon Milaninia – Bass & Vocals
Kai Hill – Drums
Cory Cavazos – Cello
The Horny Tones:
Evan Lorbiecki – Alto Sax & Vocals
Anton Bingham – Tenor Sax
Nate Thomsen – Trumpet & Vocals


Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.