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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 Symposium Slated for Northern California
July 20, 2023 • Addison Ching • Education and Training

The popular Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium will return to Northern Califronia on September [...]

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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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 [...]

Steel Guitar Chronicles

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.[...]

Steel Guitar Chronicles

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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HIMELE Events

2024 Festivals and Workshops
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i
February 17, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM HST
Ka Makana Ali‘i Shopping Center, Kapolei

Kona Steel Guitar Festival
April 4-6, 2024
Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, Keauhou, Hawai‘i

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
May 11, 2024 – 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM HST
Kukui Grove Center, Lihue, Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
Windward Mall, Kāne‘ohe (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week (July 10-15, 2023)
July 8-13, 2024 – 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM HST
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 12, 2024 – 4:00 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 (tentative)
Kahala Mall, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 19, 2024 – 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM HST
The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Hawai‘i

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.


Kona Steel Guitar Festival
April 6, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 12:00 Noon - 3 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM HST

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 12, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 4:00 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


Other Events
2024 AISGC Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival *
July 25-27, 2024 – Towne Square Community Center, Winchester, IN
* Registration Fee Required

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