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Call for Open Stage Showcase Participation

April 26, 2021 • Addison ChingFestivals and Conventions

The next Hawaiian Steel Guitar Open Stage Showcase will be presented in the Summer, 2021, timeframe.

All steel guitarists or steel guitar bands are encouraged to submit a video of their Hawaiian steel guitar performance for inclusion in the Showcase. The Showcase provides an excellent opportunity to share your talents with a worldwide audience.

Past Showcase submissions have originated from steel guitarists in Hawai'i, several US states, and several world counties including Australia, Japan, and France, England.

If you wish to be included in this showcase, please visit the Showcase Open Stage page for information about preparing and submitting your video.

Videos must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for the showcase.

  1. Acceptable video formats are M4V, MOV, MP4, or MPEG4
  2. Video resolution - Full HD resolution, 1080x1024 or 1080p
  3. Video frame rate - 30 frames per second
  4. Video length is limited to five minutes or less
  5. Hawaiian or Hawaiian-related songs are preferred and will receive primary consideration

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