Steel Trappings

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival

Mauna Lani Announces 2019 Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival

July 17, 2019 • Chris WhiteFestivals and Conventions

Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, in partnership with HIMELE (Hawaii Institute for [...]

Mele Pakolu

NextGen Wows Waikīkī at Mele Pakolu

July 13, 2019 • Addison ChingFestivals and Conventions

July's Mele Pakolu program featured members of Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i's NextGen group of [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

1955 Fender D8 Stringmaster

July 3, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" ValdrizInstruments and Luthiers

Long before Leo Fender built the Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars, he built Hawaiian lap [...]

Reiko at Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival

Reiki Tokushige Rogers to Host Saturday Festival Program

June 27, 2019 • Addison ChingFestivals and Conventions

Reiko Tokushige Rogers, radio personality and event emcee at Studio Rim Hawaii, has been [...]

Maui Steel Guitar Festival

Maui Festival To Be Presented by HIMELE

June 13, 2019 • Addison ChingFestivals and Conventions

The Maui Steel Guitar Festival will undergo a minor "facelift", although festival guests will barely [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

Daniel's Restaurant

June 10, 2019 • Daniel TremblayEducation and Training

Last month my wife and I saw "Arlo Guthrie — Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Concert" at [...]


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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 Mini-Expo at Windward Mall
June 1, 2019 — Windward Mall, Kaneohe

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2019 — Windward Mall, Kaneohe

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
July 15-20, 2019 — Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Monday-Thursday — Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday — Festival Ho‘olaule‘a Performances

AISGC Winchester Convention
July 18-20, 2019 — Winchester Towne Centre, Winchester, IN

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kahala Mall — Keiki Kine
August 17, 2019 — Kahala Mall, Honolulu

HSGA Ft. Collins Festival
September 17-19, 2019 — Hilton Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO

Mauna Lani presents Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
December 13-15, 2019 — Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kohala Coast, Hawai‘i Island.

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
February 28-29, 2020 — Sheraton Resort, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i

Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
October 9-10, 2020 — Nightly Festival Ho‘olaule‘a — Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

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