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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. [...]

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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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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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The Day the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Became A Crime To Play On Waikīkī Beach
October 26, 2023 • Daniel Tremblay • News

As most of you that have read my blogs in the past know I have been playing the Hawaiian [...]

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The Story of the Oahu Publishing Company of Cleveland, Ohio
November 1, 2023 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Steel Guitar History

This month we look at the story of the Oahu Publishing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.[...]

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The Story of the Famous Hawaii Calls Radio Program
December 1, 2023 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Steel Guitar History

This month we look at the story of the famous Hawaii Calls radio program! [...]

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar and the Blues
January 1, 2024 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Steel Guitar History

This month we look at the story of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar and the Blues. [...]

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The Joseph Kekuku Replica Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar
January 3, 2024 • Daniel Tremblay • Instruments and Luthiers

Aloha to all. This is a follow-up to a blog I made a while ago. [...]

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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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