Steel Trappings

Showcase Program

First Quarter Showcases Announced

January 7, 2022 • Addison ChingFestivals and Conventions

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcases for January through March, 2002, have been announced.

January's Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday showcase will feature showcase veterans Alan Akaka, Bobby Ingano, and Greg Sardinha with Kaipo Asing and Helene Woodward. The showcase will be broadcast on January 22 on the Showcase's Facebook page and YouTube channel.

February's Livestream Kanikapila will originate from Moloka‘i on February 26. This will be the first steel guitar event presented on that island. Kanikapila musicians are expected to include Alan Akaka, Bobby Ingano, Greg Sardinha, Kapono Lopes, and Helene Woodward. Moloka‘i steel guitarist Victor Patron will also be featured.

The March Open Stage Showcase will once again present videos submitted by steel guitarists and steel guitar ensembles worldwide. Steel guitarists interested in submitting performance videos for the program should visit the Showcase website's Open Stage page for additional information. The showcase will be broadcast on March 12.

All livestream broadcasts will start at 3:00 PM Hawaiian Standard Time.

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcases have previously originated from O'ahu, Kaua'i, Maui, and Hawai'i Island. February's showcase marks the inauguration of a showcase on Moloka'i.

Showcases are monthly Hawaiian steel guitar presentations that are livestreamed on the Showcase's Facebook page and YouTube channel. The Showcases originated as a pivot from in-person live steel guitar festivals which were paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Three types of showcases are offered.

The Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday series presents two popular Hawaiian steel guitarists in separate performances. Videos of NextGen keiki steel guitarist performances are presented between the live performances.

The Livestream Kanikapila events feature a group of all-star musicians singing and playing popular Hawaiian songs. Livestream viewers can play along at home with the musicians or just enjoy the performances.

Open Stage Showcases provide an opportunity for steel guitarists worldwide to submit performance videos for airing in the livestream broadcast. Previous open stage performance videos have originated from many U.S. states, Japan, New Zealand, England, and Sweden.

Due to the large success of the showcases and the ability to reach a worldwide audience via the Internet, showcase presentations will continue to be offered on a regular basis and will be combined with live in-person festivals when such festivals are resumed.


July, 2024
June, 2024
May, 2024
April, 2024
March, 2024
February, 2024

Complete Issue Archive
Complete Series Archive

Education and Training
Festivals and Conventions
Instruments and Luthiers
Steel Guitar History
Author Index
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 17, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM HST
Kahala Mall, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

2024 Northern California Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium *
September 29, 2024 – Odd Fellows Lodge, Cupertino, CA

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 21-24, 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.

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 17, 2024 – Time 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
November 22, 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
HSGA Steel Guitar Festival 2024 *
September 26-28, 2024 – Hilton Garden Inn, Emeryville, CA
* Registration Fee Required

Copyright ©2022 by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences, Inc., and Cyberventures Unlimited.Terms of Use

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.