Steel Trappings

Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz

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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! [...]

Steel Guitar Chronicles

The Hawaiian Room at the Hotel Lexington
October 1, 2023 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Steel Guitar History

This month we look at the story of the legendary Hawaiian Room at the Hotel Lexington! [...]

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HIMELE Events
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 – 2:30 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

2024 Northern California Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium *
September 29, 2024 – Odd Fellows Lodge, Cupertino, CA

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 – 2:30 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
HSGA Steel Guitar Festival 2024 *
September 26-28, 2024 – Hilton Garden Inn, Emeryville, CA
* Registration Fee Required

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