Steel Trappings

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On the Playlist: Eddie Bush
March 1, 2023 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Steel Guitar History

"HAWAIIAN STEEL" is a weekly radio program that spotlights the Hawaiian steel guitar masters [...]

On the Playlist

On the Playlist: Billy Hew Len
April 1, 2023 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Steel Guitar History

"HAWAIIAN STEEL" is a weekly radio program that spotlights the Hawaiian steel guitar masters [...]

On the Playlist

On the Playlist: Barney Isaacs
May 1, 2023 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Steel Guitar History

"HAWAIIAN STEEL" is a weekly radio program that spotlights the Hawaiian steel guitar masters [...]

Steel Guitar Chronicles

Joseph Kekuku
June 1, 2023 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Steel Guitar History

This month we look at the life and musical journey of Joseph Kekuku, the originator of the [...]

Steel Guitar Chronicles

Rickenbacher A25 Frying Pan
July 1, 2023 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Steel Guitar History

This month we explore the unlikely story of the 1932 Rickenbacher Frying Pan, the first [...]

Steel Guitar Chronicles

The Bird of Paradise Show of 1912
August 1, 2023 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Steel Guitar History

This month we look at the story of the Bird of Paradise show of 1912. [...]

Steel Guitar Chronicles

The Panama Pacific Fair of 1915
September 1, 2023 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Steel Guitar History

This month we look at the story of the Panama Pacific Fair of 1915! [...]

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2023 Festivals and Workshops

Maui Steel Guitar Festival - CANCELED
October 14, 2023 – 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Hawai‘i
October 15, 2023 – 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Hawai‘i

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
December 14-17, 2023 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Waimea, Hawai‘i Island.

2023 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts

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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.


Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday — CANCELED
September 9, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Maui Steel Guitar Festival Reprise
October 14, 2023 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Maui Steel Guitar Festival - CANCELED
October 15, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, – 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday — CANCELED
November 19, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
December 15, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM HST


Other Events
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association (HSGA) 2023 Festival *
September 21-23, 2023 – Odd Fellows Lodge, Cupertino, CA
* Registration Fee Required

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