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February 20, 2023 • Addison ChingFestivals and Conventions

Here is the latest news about HIMELE's Hawaiian steel guitar festivals.

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i
February 18, 2023 - Postponed

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.

Kona Steel Guitar Festival
March 23-25, 2023

ARTISTS
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.

Men's Styles

T-Shirt
Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Tank Top

Women's Styles

Women's T-Shirt
Woman's Tank Top
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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

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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

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