Here is the latest news about HIMELE's Hawaiian steel guitar festivals.
Due to forecasts of severe weather the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i was postponed. HIMELE is working with the center to present the festival in April. The date will be announced when arrangements are finalized.
NextGen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis will not perform at the festival due to a conflict with a school swim meet. Joey is on Punahou's swim team.
SPECIAL ROOM RATES - Last Call
The Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa is offering a special festival room rate until February 24, 2024. See the Festival Website's Reservations Page for more info.
FESTIVAL T-SHIRTS - One Week Remaining A variety of Festival T-Shirts are now on sale. Choose from various styles for men and women that may not be available at the festival. The t-shirt was designed by Swiss artist and steel guitarist Benjamin Rudy. Order yours now to ensure the style and size you prefer is available. See the Festival Website's T-Shirt Page for ordering information. Offer expires February 28, 2023.
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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.
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