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Addison Ching

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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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
July 31, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Kanikapila
August 14, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST (tentative)

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Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
incorporating the
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
August 28, 2021 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Saturday Performances 11AM - 2PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Kanikapila
September 18, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Open Stage Showcase
September 25, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association - HSGA

HSGA  2nd Virtual Steel Guitar Festival
October 9-10, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on HSGA Website, Facebook and YouTube

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Kanikapila
October 16, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
October 23, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
November 20, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
December 18, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST (tentative)

COVID-19 Advisory: HIMELE™ plans to resume in-person live steel guitar festivals in 2022, contingent on pandemic directives and venue approvals. Livestream Showcases will continue through 2021.

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