Steel Trappings

Livestream Open Stage Showcase

Open Stage Showcase Plagued by Facebook Issues

March 28, 2021 • Addison ChingFestivals and Conventions

The first Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Open Stage Showcase livestream broadcast was plagued by upload issues. Facebook continually rejected the live video stream upload which resulted in numerous "Live Stream Interrupted" messages. The broadcast was finally discontinued after it was determined that the problem could not be resolved after several attempts by the event's broadcaster.

There were reports of other livestream events experiencing difficulty at the time so it is not known if this was an Internet issue or a Facebook issue.

As with every livestream broadcast, a local copy of the broadcast is simultaneously generated. This local broadcast copy was eventually uploaded to Facebook and is now available in the Videos section of the showcase's Facebook page.

Play Video

The Open Stage Showcase featured steel guitarists from Hawai‘i, several US states, and several foreign countries including England, Australia, and Japan. The list of presenters included:

From Hawai‘i: NextGen Ethan Goore, NextGen Joey Misailidis, NextGen Tai Misailidis, Vickie Van Fechtmann (Hawai‘i Island), Jess Montgomery (Kaua‘i), Chuck Moore (Hawai‘i Island)

From US: NextGen Justin Firmeza (California), Peter Garellick and Haopinaka (California), Nic Neufield (Missouri), Steve Tylka (Tennessee), Chuck Hughes (Florida), Joe Stewart (Colorado), Aaron Benolkin (Alaska)

From the world: Kiyoshi "Lion" Kobayashi (Japan), Lion Ladies Steel Guitar Ensemble (Japan), Shuji and Noriko Tomita (Japan), Shinichi and Kumiko Kakiuchi (Japan), Hideki Hattori (Japan), Paul Agar (Australia), David Fisher (England), Valére Martin (France)

Michael Keale and Aaron Benolkin
Michael Keale and Aaron Benolkin - "Mapuana"
Joey Misailidis and Patti Maxine
Joey Misailidis and Patti Maxine - "Steel Guitar Rag"

Some special surprises included special guest vocalist Michael Keale appearing with Aaron Benolkin, a steel guitar duet by Joey Misailidis and steel guitarist Patti Maxine, a steel guitar duet by Tai Misailidis and Bobby Ingano, and Tai Misailidis playing all instruments for her backup. Haopinaka provided a visit to the past with a sepia-toned video characteristic of an old film. French steel guitarist Valére Martin was in Honolulu and recorded his presentation at the Ke Kula Mele School of Hawaiian Music. Valére was accompanied by Alan Akaka on the steel guitar.

Bobby Ingano and Tai Misailidis
Bobby Ingano and Tai Misailidis - "Sleepwalk"
Haopinaka
Haopinaka's sepia old-time movie - "‘Ulukalapua"

Submitted videos were processed and edited by HIMELE Director Nate Goore who also created the introductory slides and broadcast segments. The segments were then provided to the broadcaster Huana Productions LLC for livestreaming.

Future Open Stage Showcases are planned. If you would like to participate, please see the Showcase website page for participation information and requirements.

Showcase
Archives

January, 2023
December, 2022
November, 2022
October, 2022
September, 2022
August, 2022

Complete Issue Archive
Complete Series Archive


Categories
Education and Training
Entertainment
Equipment
Festivals and Conventions
Instruments and Luthiers
News
Steel Guitar History
Authors
Author Index
HIMELE Events
2023 Festivals and Workshops
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i
February 18, 2023 – Ka Makana Ali‘i Shopping Center, Kapolei

Kona Steel Guitar Festival
March 23-25, 2023 – Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, Keauhou, Hawai‘i

Kaua‘i Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium *
May 3-4, 2023 – Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort, Kapa‘a, Hawai‘i

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
May 4-6, 2023 – Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort, Kapa‘a, Hawai‘i
May 7, 2023 – Kukui Grove Center, Lihue, Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 10, 2023 – Windward Mall, Kāne‘ohe

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
July 10-15, 2023 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 14, 2023 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 15, 2023 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kāhala Mall
August 19, 2023 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu

2023 Northern California Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium *
September 24, 2023 – Odd Fellows Lodge, Cupertino, CA

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 14, 2023 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
October 15, 2023 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST

2023 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts

Facebook LiveYouTube
All broadcasts originate from the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. Festival broadcasts may also stream from the respective festival's Facebook Page.


Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
January 28, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i
February 18, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Kona Steel Guitar Festival
March 25, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 12:00 Noon - 3 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM HST

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday - Live from Molokai!
April 22, 2023 (tentative) – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
May 6, 2023 – Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 12:00 Noon - 3 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM HST

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 10, 2023 – 11:30 PM - 4:00 PM HST

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 14, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 4PM - 6:30PM HST


Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 15, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 11AM - 2PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM HST
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 19, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
September 9, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 15, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, – 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
November 19, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST


Other Events
HSGA Virtual Festival 4
February 4, 2023 Facebook LiveYouTube

2023 AISGC Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival *
July 27-29, 2023 – Towne Square Community Center, Winchester, IN
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association (HSGA) 2023 Festival *
September 21-23, 2023 – Odd Fellows Lodge, Cupertino, CA
* Registration Fee Required

Copyright ©2021 by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences, Inc., and Cyberventures Unlimited.Terms of Use

About HIMELE
HIMELE is a Hawai‘i non-profit corporation that supports music enrichment and education for people of all ages. Our purpose is to educate, promote, and perpetuate Hawaiian music, Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian musical instruments.