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August Showcase Postponed

August 20, 2020 • Addison ChingFestivals and Conventions

The August, 2020, Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase featuring Hawaiian steel guitarists Jeff Au Hoy and Bobby Ingano has been postponed. The showcase was scheduled to be live streamed on Saturday, August 29, from 3-5 PM Hawaiian Standard Time.

Newly-issued Social Gathering restrictions issued by the Honolulu Mayor's office on August 19 to control the coronavirus spread on O'ahu expressly prohibit gatherings of any size, indoors or outdoors. Essentially, anyone not living permanently at a location can't visit it.

The announcement of the new restrictions at a press conference on August 18 implied that groups of five or less were still allowed. This was clarified the following day with the publication of the official Mayor's Emergency Order 2020-24. A review of the order verified that Indoor and outdoor social gatherings of any type and any number of people are prohibited. The order is effective at midnight, August 20, and continues through September 16, 2020.

The two-hour live stream event would have originated from the Ke Kula Mele Hawai'i studios in Kailua.

The status of the September Showcase is unknown at this time. If the current restrictions are allowed to expire without modification and if additional Social Gathering orders are not issued, the September showcase will be presented as previously scheduled. The postponed August showcase will be rescheduled for presentation on a future date. HIMELE plans to continue to offer monthly Showcase events until further notice.

Additional information about postponed and future showcase events will be published on the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase website and Facebook pages when it becomes available.

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2020
Mauna Lani presents Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival Special Edition
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

AISGC Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival   CANCELED
June 23-25, 2020 – Winchester, IN

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
July 25, 2020 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

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

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase   POSTPONED
August 29, 2020 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

HSGA 34th Annual Mainland Festival Festival   CANCELED
September 17-19, 2020 – Fort Collins, CO

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
September 26, 2020 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

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

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
October 31, 2020 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

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

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