Steel Trappings

July, 2017

Waikiki Steel Guitar Week Banner
It's Waikiki Steel Guitar Week!
July 9, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival has been expanded. This year's week-long event, [...]

Festival Proclamation
Honolulu Mayor Issues Steel Guitar Week Proclamation
July 12, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

City and County of Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell has issued a proclamation declaring [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1939 Epiphone Electar Zephyr
July 17, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In 1937, Herb Sunshine, principal designer of electric instruments at Epiphone, introduced [...]

Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
Hawaiian Steel Guitars Abound at Helumoa
July 18, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The First Annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Week at Waikiki's Royal Hawaiian Center presented [...]

Haumana: A Student's Journey Through Hawaiian Music and Steel Guitar #5
Chord Structures
July 28, 2017 • Steve Tylka • Education

I'd like to continue our discussion on chord structure in this article. The most common chord found [...]


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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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