Steel Trappings

Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival

Waikīkī Festival Unffected by Revised Guidelines

August 12, 2021 • Addison ChingFestivals and Conventions

The 2021 Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival will be presented as planned and scheduled.

The festival will be offered in two performance sessions on Saturday, August 28. The morning session will begin at 11 AM and continue to 2 PM, and the afternoon session will begin at 4:30 PM and run for two hours. For those not able to attend in person the festival will be livestreamed in entirety on Facebook and YouTube.

Hawai‘i Governor David Ige issued revised gathering directives on Tuesday, August 10, to address the increased COVID-19 spread in Hawaii due to the Delta variant. These directives primarily address and impose restrictions on social gatherings, restaurants, and indoor activities.

Professional events such as weddings, banquets and concerts fall under a different set of guidance issued by the State if guest attendance is larger than 50 guests. In this case the host of these events needs to communicate with the state to ensure that appropriate safety and pandemic mitigation protocols are in place at the time of the event.

Management and staff of the Royal Hawaiian Center, host and venue of this year's festival, met and discussed the impact of the new directives on Center events and concluded that the center would continue with existing lessons, performances, and events, as currently structured.

To address the continued Coronavirus pandemic, the center has issued guidance for entertainment events offered at the Royal Grove stage, the venue for the 2021 steel guitar festival. These include:

  • Performers of the same group are not required to wear masks or socially distance, while on stage.
  • Performers should be 10 feet from guests.
  • A barrier, such as a plastic or acrylic barrier, is not required.
  • Guests are not required to wear masks in The Royal Grove and are asked to physically distance.
  • Performers announce at the beginning and middle of a show for guests to distance and encourage them to wear their masks during the duration of the show.

Festival staff and the Center will strive to ensure the safety and well-being of festival musicians and guests.

WSGFW
Archives

April, 2024
March, 2024
February, 2024
January, 2024
December, 2023
November, 2023

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
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
May 5, 2024 – 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM HST
Kukui Grove Center, Lihue, Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
Windward Mall, Kāne‘ohe (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week - July 8-13, 2024
July 8-11, 2024 – 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM HST (Nightly Concerts)
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 12, 2024 – 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 13, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 17, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM HST
Kahala Mall, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 19, 2024 – 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM HST
The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Hawai‘i

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
November 14-17, 2024 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Waimea, Hawai‘i Island

2024 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts

Facebook LiveYouTube
All broadcasts originate from the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.


Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 12, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST


Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 13, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST
Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
November 15, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM HST


Other Events
2024 AISGC Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival *
July 25-27, 2024 – Towne Square Community Center, Winchester, IN
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association 2024 Festival *
September 26-28, 2024 – Emeryville, 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.