Steel Trappings

he 2019 Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival

The 2019 Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival

January 15, 2019 • Addison ChingFestivals and Conventions

The 2019 Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival will be held on March 1 and 2, 2019, at the Courtyard [...]

Planting Steel Guitar Seeds in Waikiki

Planting Steel Guitar Seeds in Waikiki

January 10, 2019 • Daniel TremblayEducation

I have a love affair with the Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar. I had an uncle that played [...]

Steel Guitar Demos at the Royal Hawaiian Center

Steel Guitar Demos at the Royal Hawaiian Center

January 9, 2019 • Addison ChingEducation

Waikiki's Royal Hawaiian Center has begun offering Hawaiian steel guitar demonstrations to [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

1955 Vega Commander

January 2, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" ValdrizInstruments and Luthiers

Vega was a highly regarded Boston manufacturer of professional quality banjos, guitars, and [...]

NextGen - The Next Generation

The Next Generation of Steel Guitarists and Musicians

December 23, 2018 • Addison ChingEntertainment

Next Generation (or NextGen) musicians is a name given to a group of youth musicians [...]

Mele Pakolu

Next Generation at Mele Pakolu

Devember 18, 2018 • Addison ChingFestivals and Conventions

Ke Kula Mele School of Hawaiian Music steel guitarists and musicians were featured in [...]


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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i
February 16, 2019 - 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
TBD - Maui site
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
April 12-13, 2019 - Outlets of Maui, Lahaina, Maui
April 14, 2019 - Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2019 (tentative) - Windward Mall, Kaneohe
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 15-20, 2019
Monday-Thursday - Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday - Festival Ho'olaule'a Performances
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kahala Mall - Keiki Kine
August 17, 2019 - Kahala Mall, Honolulu
Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
December 6-8, 2019 - Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kohala Coast, Hawai'i (formerly Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows)

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