Steel Trappings

Festivals and Conventions

The 2019 Maui Steel Guitar Festival
Outlets of Maui Welcomes the 2019 Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
February 9, 2019 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Bryant Neal, Executive Director of Arts Entertainment for Children Group (Maui), announced that [...]

The 2019 Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
Open Stage Added to 2019 Waikiki Festival
February 11, 2019 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Waikiki Steel Guitar Week will feature more steel guitar playing this year. An Open Stage [...]

Hands-on in Kapolei
All Hands-on in Kapolei
February 18, 2019 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The hands-on steel guitar experience offered at many HIMELE steel guitar festivals is proving to [...]

Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival Under Construction
2019 Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival Canceled
March 4, 2019 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The 2019 Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival, originally scheduled for December 8-9, 2019, has [...]

Hot Steel
A Visit to Maui's Kihei Charter School
April 28, 2019 • Daniel Tremblay • Festivals and Conventions, Education

For the second year, Linda and I travelled to the Kihei Charter School to demonstrate, educate [...]

Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
Waikīkī Event To Feature International Artists
May 26, 2019 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Steel guitarists from Hawai‘i, California, Japan, and Australia will be featured in the 2019 Waikīkī [...]

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
Maui Festival To Be Presented by HIMELE
June 13, 2019 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The Maui Steel Guitar Festival will undergo a minor "facelift", although festival guests will barely [...]


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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 — Courtyard Kaua‘i at Coconut Beach, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
TBD — Maui site

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
April 12-13, 2019 — Outlets of Maui, Lahaina, Maui
April 14, 2019 — Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Mini-Expo at Windward Mall
June 1, 2019 — Windward Mall, Kaneohe

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2019 — Windward Mall, Kaneohe

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
July 15-20, 2019 — Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Monday-Thursday — Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday — Festival Ho‘olaule‘a Performances

AISGC Winchester Convention
July 18-20, 2019 — Winchester Towne Centre, Winchester, IN

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kahala Mall — Keiki Kine
August 17, 2019 — Kahala Mall, Honolulu

HSGA Ft. Collins Festival
September 17-19, 2019 — Hilton Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
December 13-15, 2019 (tentative, rescheduled) — Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kohala Coast, Hawai‘i Island.

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
February 28-29, 2020 — Sheraton Resort, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i

Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
October 9-10, 2020 — Nightly Festival Ho‘olaule‘a — Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

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