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HIMELE Welcomes Nate Goore

HIMELE Welcomes Nate Goore to its Board of Directors

April 22, 2020 • Addison ChingNews

At its April, 2020, board meeting, the HIMELE Board elected Nate Goore to be a member of HIMELE's Board of Directors. He will fill the remaining term of the directorship vacated by retiring director Don Touchi.

Nate oversees the Honolulu office of MKThink, an architectural design, strategy, and analytics firm. He works closely with the University of Hawai‘i and the Hawai‘i Department of Education to develop lasting solutions that improve the quality of research and learning environments for Hawai‘i's students. He brings to HIMELE his extensive experience in strategic planning coupled with his interest in music.

Nate GooreKeiki Kine Festival at Kahala Mall
Nate GooreHawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival

"The steel guitar is the voice of Hawaiian music," says Nate. "I'm proud to be part of HIMELE's work to promote this wonderful instrument and expand its popularity with the younger generations."



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February 7-9, 2020 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island

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

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i   CANCELED
March 21, 2020 – Ka Makana Ali‘i Shopping Center, Kapolei

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall   CANCELED
June 20, 2020 – Windward Mall, Kane‘ohe

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week   CANCELED
July 13-18, 2020 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Monday-Thursday – Nightly Evening Performances   CANCELED
Friday-Saturday – Festival Open Stage and Ho‘olaule‘a Performances   CANCELED

Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival   CANCELED
July 17, 2020 – Festival Ho‘olaule‘a — Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival — Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall   CANCELED
August 15, 2020 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu

Maui Steel Guitar Festival   Date Change
October 16-17, 2020 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui
October 18, 2020 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui

Mauna Lani presents Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
TBA – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island.

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