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Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival Updates
Picking Up Steam
February 26, 2020 • Melisa Paterson • Festivals and Conventions

Hawaiian steel guitar, which has been experiencing a surge in popularity in recent years, will be [...]

The Garden Island Feature Story
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival opens Friday
March 2, 2020 • Dennis Fujimoto • Festivals and Conventions

Two days of steel-guitar artistry are on tap at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort when [...]

The Garden Island Feature Story
'NexGen' shines at guitar festival
March 2, 2020 • Dennis Fujimoto • Festivals and Conventions

Alan Akaka, director of Ke Kula Mele School of Hawaiian Music, described the young people as [...]

Maui Steel Guitar Festival COVID-19
Maui Steel Guitar Festival Rescheduled
March 13, 2020 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The 2020 Maui Steel Guitar Festival has been rescheduled. [...]

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i COVID-19
Kapolei Steel Guitar Festival Canceled
March 16, 2020 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Another annual steel guitar festival has fallen victim to the Coronavirus threat. The 2020 [...]

Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival COVID-19
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Canceled
April 7, 2020 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The 2020 Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival has been canceled. The festival was previously [...]

Waikīkī Steek Guitar Week COVID-19
HIMELE Announces Cancellation of Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
April 20, 2020 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Another steel guitar festival is falling victim to the novel coronavirus emergency. According to [...]

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall COVID-19
Windward Mall Steel Guitar Festival Canceled
April 30, 2020 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The 2020 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall has been canceled. It joins the [...]

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HSGA  2nd Virtual Steel Guitar Festival
October 8-9, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on HSGA Website, Facebook and YouTube

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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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