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2021 Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival Postponed

August 21, 2020 • Addison ChingFestivals and Conventions

The 2021 Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival has been postponed until further notice. The festival was originally planned for February 26-27, 2021 at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort in Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i, and postponed due to travel and gathering uncertainties surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision to postpone the festival was made by HIMELE and follows a similar decision by the board of the non-profit Mohala Hou Foundation which collaborates with Keola Beamer to organize the annual Aloha Music Camp. It was announced earlier that the Mohala Hou "…has decided to officially postpone AMC 2021 until the pandemic situation has improved."

The two events have been held concurrently since 2016, with the festival providing an extension of the Hawaiian steel guitar experience to many of the camp's participants. Hawaiian steel guitar training is offered in the camp curriculum and the festival's open stage provides opportunities for many camp participants and others to improve their public confidence and performance skills on the Hawaiian steel guitar.

HIMELE will work closely with both the Mohala Hou Foundation and the hotel to coordinate the festival's rescheduling. The festival's revised date will be decided on only when COVID-19 assembly restrictions permit the resumption of festivals and music events and when it is deemed safe to do so without jeopardizing the health and safety of the festival's musicians, staff and guests.

KSGF

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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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