Steel Trappings

May, 2017

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Camp Class of 2017
Steel Guitar Camp Helps Develop Playing Skills
May 3, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Nineteen steel guitarists with varying degrees of experience spent two days with professional [...]

Tadashi Arakawa at the 2017 Maui Steel Guitar Festival
The 2017 Maui Steel Guitar Festival: Wet and Wild
May 7, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Several hundred steel guitarists and guests converged on Lahaina, Maui's Ka'anapali [...]

Software for Creating Steel Guitar Arrangements - Part 4: Note Entry
May 9, 2017 • Mark Prucha • Education

In this fourth and final part, we will work on note entry to create an arrangement. [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1947 Gibson Model BR-9
May 13, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In 1947 Gibson unveiled a keenly priced student model set. The model BR-9 steel guitar with [...]


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Festivals and Conventions
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Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 9-14, 2018
Monday-Thursday - Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday - Festival Ho'olaule'a Performances
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
September 7-9, 2018 - Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, Kohala Coast, Hawai'i
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i
February 16, 2019 (tentative) - Ka Makana Ali'i Shopping Center, Kapolei
Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
March 1-2, 2019 - Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach, Kapa'a, Kaua'i
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
TBD (tentative) - Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Lahaina, Maui
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
TBD - Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Lahaina, Maui
TBD - Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2019 (tentative) - Windward Mall, Kaneohe

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