Steel Trappings

School Visits, Steel Guitars, and Elvis Sweep Maui

School Visits, Steel Guitars, and Elvis Sweep Maui

April 20, 2018 • Addison ChingFestivals and Conventions

The tenth annual Maui Steel Guitar Festival was held under mostly sunny skies and breezy [...]

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Sliding into the Soul of Aloha

April 8, 2018 • Mona De CrinisNews

"I was once told that the steel guitar is the truest extension of the human voice," says Alan [...]

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Kika Kila: How Geri Valdriz helps keep the fire burning for steel guitars

April 4, 2018 • Lantana HokeNews

Growing up on Oahu in the 1960s and '70s, Geri Valdriz and his friends listened to the [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

1950's Guyatone D8

April 3, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" ValdrizInstruments and Luthiers

Guyatone began production in 1933 and is one of the earliest guitar manufacturers in [...]

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Teenager Malie Lyman brings family traditions to Steel Guitar Festival

March 22, 2018 • John BergerFestivals and Conventions

If Malie Lyman were a "mystery guest" on the classic television game show "What's My Line?" [...]

Haumana: A Student's Journey Through Hawaiian Music and Steel Guitars

Recording Your Music: Home Recording Basics

March 19, 2018 • Steve TylkaEducation

It was recently brought to my attention that many Steel Guitar players have questions regarding [...]


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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 9, 2018 - Windward Mall, Kaneohe
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 9-14, 2018
Monday-Thursday - Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday - Festival Ho'olaule'a Performances
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
September 7-9, 2018 - Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, Kohala Coast, Hawai'i
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i
February 16, 2019 (tentative) - Ka Makana Ali'i Shopping Center, Kapolei
Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
March 1-2, 2019 - Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach, Kapa'a, Kaua'i
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
May 8-9, 2019 (tentative) - Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Lahaina, Maui
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
May 10-11, 2019 (tentative) - Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Lahaina, Maui
May 12, 2019 (tentative) - Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui

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