Steel Trappings


Hands-on Experiences Offered to Festival Guests
Hands-on Experiences Offered to Festival Guests
June 21, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

HIMELE's steel guitar festivals now feature live steel guitar demonstrations for festival [...]

Facebook Live

Facebook Clarifies Live Stream Policy
September 15, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Facebook announced revised policies on August 31, effective October 1, which appeared to [...]

Facebook Live

GoFundMe Created for Todd Clinesmith
October 10, 2020 • Addison Ching • News

A GoFundMe campaign has been organized by steel guitarist Mike Neer on behalf of Todd [...]

In Memoriam - Warren L. Barnes (1941-2022)
January 14, 2022 • Addison Ching • News

Warren L. Barnes, retired minister and attorney, passed away on January 11, 2022, in [...]

In Memoriam - Tadashi Arakawa (1947-2022)
February 23, 2022 • Addison Ching • News

Tadashi Arakawa, revered Hawaiian steel guitarist from Yokohama, Japan, passed away on [...]

In Meomriam

In Memoriam - Dr. Kris Oka (1945-2022)
March 19, 2023 • Addison Ching • News

Steel guitarist Dr. Hideki "Kris" Oka passed away unexpectedly in his San Francisco home on [...]

Steel Radio

SteelRadio Is Back On the Air
September 10, 2023 • Addison Ching • News

SteelRadio, a station that presents, preserves and promotes steel guitar music, is back on the air. [...]


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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 21-24, 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.

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 17, 2024 – Time 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
November 22, 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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