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AISGC 2020 Winchester Festival Cancelled

AISGC 2020 Winchester Festival Cancelled

June 10, 2020 • Mark PruchaFestivals and Conventions

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the 2020 AISGC Winchester Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival has been cancelled. The AISGC Board of Directors did not take the decision lightly, but ultimately determined it is for the best of everyone to cancel the July festival in order to keep attendees safe. If you've already made a reservation with a hotel, please call or email them and let them know that you will no longer be attending. The phone number for the Randolph Inn and Suites is (866) 584-8281. Their email address is:

While there are no plans to reschedule this year's festival, we have set the dates for the 2021 AISGC Festival which will take place July 22-24, 2021, in Winchester, Indiana. Feel free to book your reservations for 2021 now. We are also thrilled to announce that Alan Akaka has agreed to join us in 2021 as our guest artist! Thanks to all our members for your understanding in these difficult times.

Mark Prucha is the president of the Aloha International Steel Guitar Club.



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