Steel Trappings


Santo Farina
Santo Farina Is Still Alive
June 10, 2016 • Addison Ching • Entertainment

Recent postings on Social Media outlets incorrectly reported the passing of steel [...]

The Keawe 'Ohana
Curtain Call for The Keawe 'Ohana
June 11, 2016 • Addison Ching • Entertainment

The Keawe 'Ohana, a mainstay at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa's Moana [...]

Alan Akaka
My Start in Music: A True Story
September 3, 2016 • Alan Akaka • Education, Entertainment

Growing up, I truly wanted to learn to play music and was excited to join my elementary school [...]

Steeler Stylings
The Many Styles of Greg Sardinha
September 21, 2016 • Don Touchi • Education, Entertainment

Greg Sardinha is one of the few "masters" in Hawaiian steel guitar. His unique style of [...]

Alan Akaka and The Islanders
The End of an Era at the Waikiki Beach Marriott
October 24, 2016 • Addison Ching • Entertainment

The traditional Thursday night entertainment at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa is [...]

Steeler Stylings
Mark-come-lately: Mark Prucha
November 2, 2016 • Addison Ching • Education, Entertainment

Mark Prucha is a steel guitar prodigy. He is a recent entry into the steel guitar world, having started [...]

Ke Kula Mele Haumana
Ke Kula Mele 2016 Winter Concert
December 18, 2016 • Addison Ching • Education, Entertainment

The Ke Kula Mele Hawaii School of Hawaiian Music presented its 2016 Winter Concert on Saturday [...]

Sleep Walk or Sleepwalk?
August 29, 2017 • Addison Ching • Entertainment

A classic steel guitar tune played by many, if not all, steel guitarists is the 1959 [...]


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Festivals and Conventions
Instruments and Luthiers


Author Index



Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i
February 16, 2019 - Ka Makana Ali'i Shopping Center, Kapolei
Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
March 1-2, 2019 - Sheraton Hotel, Kapa'a, Kaua'i (formerly Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach)
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
TBD - Maui site
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
TBD - Maui site
TBD - Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2019 (tentative) - Windward Mall, Kaneohe
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 15-20, 2019
Monday-Thursday - Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday - Festival Ho'olaule'a Performances
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kahala Mall - Keiki Kine
August 17, 2019 - Kahala Mall, Honolulu
Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
December 6-8, 2019 - Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kohala Coast, Hawai'i (formerly Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows)

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