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Mele Pakolu
NextGen Wows Waikīkī at Mele Pakolu
July 13, 2019 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

July's Mele Pakolu program featured members of Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i's NextGen group of [...]

Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
Steel Guitar Showcased in Weeklong Waikīkī Event
July 22, 2019 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Beautiful weather, a wide variety of steel guitarists, and steel guitar fans in person and viewing [...]

New Steel In Town
The Clinesmith Frypan: New Steel In Town
August 22, 2019 • Addison Ching • Instruments and Luthiers

There's a new steel in town. Venerable citizens of Steeltown may think that this newbie might [...]

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival - Keiki Kine
A Good Time at Keiki Kine
August 23, 2019 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Honolulu's Kahala Mall was the setting for the first annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival — Keiki [...]

The Clinesmith Frypan: A Second Look
The Clinesmith Frypan: A Second Look
September 10, 2019 • Addison Ching • Instruments and Luthiers

Since the original article about Clinesmith Instruments' Frypan steel guitars, several steel [...]

Courtyard Renovation Completed
Renovations Completed: Courtyard Kaua‘i is now a Sheraton Resort
October 11, 2019 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The renovation of the Courtyard Kaua‘i at Coconut Beach, site of the annual Kaua‘i Steel Guitar [...]

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival Canceled
2019 Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival Canceled
October 13, 2019 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The 2019 Hawai‘i Islsand Steel Guitar Festival has been canceled. [...]

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival Special Edition
Special Edition Festival to be Held
November 5, 2019 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

A Special Edition of the Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival will be held in February, 2020. The [...]

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1st HSGA Virtual Steel Guitar Festival
January 23-24, 2021 – Prerecorded and available on Multiple Platforms


Facebook LiveHawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
January 30, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveHawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
February 27, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 6PM HST

Facebook LiveHawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
Livestream Kanikapila
March 20, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveHawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
Open Stage Showcase
March 27, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
April 17, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Kanikapila
May 15, 2021 (tentative) – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
May 29, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

COVID-19 Advisory: All live steel guitar festivals have been postponed Statewide until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and health and safety directives currently in effect. Live festivals will return when HIMELE and government agencies determine it is safe to do so.

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