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2015 Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival Finale
The 2016 Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival
June 11, 2016 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The 7th Annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the Royal [...]

Gibson EH-150
The First Annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
June 16, 2016 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The first annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival was held at the Windward Mall in Kane'ohe [...]

John Troutman
John Troutman Lecture and Book Signing at the Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival
June 28, 2016 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The Royal Hawaiian Center will present Dr. John W. Troutman, author of "Kika Kila: How the [...]

Next Generation Steel Guitarists
Next Generation Steel Guitarists at the 2016 Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival
July 14, 2016 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The 2016 Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival will kick off at 11 A.M. on Saturday, July [...]

Emcee Kimo Kahoano with the Abrigo 'Ohana
7th Annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival a Huge Success
July 17, 2016 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Beautiful weather embraced the 7th Annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival, held this year at [...]

Hawaiian Sunset
That "Hawaiian" Sound
August 13, 2016 • Addison Ching • Education and Training

"I want to learn how to play my steel guitar so that I sound Hawaiian. How do I [...]

Airplane Steel
Airline Cabin Policy Rating System Published
September 2, 2016 • Addison Ching • News

For many musicians traveling with instruments a major concern is if the airline will allow [...]

Alan Akaka and The Islanders
The End of an Era at the Waikiki Beach Marriott
October 24, 2016 • Addison Ching • Entertainment

The traditional Thursday night entertainment at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa is [...]

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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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