Steel Trappings

Addison Ching

Festivals Under Construction
Festivals Rescheduled Due To Hotel Renovation Projects
March 9, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Two hotels that host HIMELE steel guitar festivals will undergo renovation in the coming year. [...]

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i
Steel Guitars Wow West O'ahu
March 18, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i was an overwhelming success! The event [...]

School Visits, Steel Guitars, and Elvis Sweep Maui
School Visits, Steel Guitars, and Elvis Sweep Maui
April 20, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The tenth annual Maui Steel Guitar Festival was held under mostly sunny skies and breezy [...]

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
Windward Mall Festival Lineup Announced
April 23, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall will feature seven Hawaiian steel guitar [...]

Tone Bars: Stainless or Polymer?
Tone Bars: Stainless or Polymer? Part II
May 2, 2018 • Addison Ching • Education and Training

Some players claim that stainless steel bars have a better sustain than polymer bars. "A myth," [...]

Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
Coming in July: Waikiki Steel Guitars LIVE!
May 3, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

This year's Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival on July 13 and 14, 2018, will be enjoyed by more than [...]

Hands-on Experiences Offered to Festival Guests
Hands-on Experiences Offered to Festival Guests
June 21, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

HIMELE's steel guitar festivals now feature live steel guitar demonstrations for festival [...]

Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
Announcing the 2nd Annual Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival Performers
June 24, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Twelve featured Hawaiian steel guitarists and their bands will perform in the Friday and [...]

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday Extra!
October 16, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday - LIVE from Kaua‘i
October 30, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 2PM - 4PM HST

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

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

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

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
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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