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Showcase Kanikapila

February Showcase To Feature All-Star Kanikapila Band
February 22, 2021 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

February's Livesteam Steel Guitar Saturdays presentation by the Hawaiian Steel Guitar [...]

Livestream Kanikapila

Livestream Kanikapila Slated for March
March 5, 2021 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase will present a special Livestream Kanikapila event on [...]

Livestream Open Stage Showcase

Open Stage Showcase Plagued by Facebook Issues
March 28, 2021 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The first Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Open Stage Showcase livestream broadcast was [...]

Showcase Feature

Showcase Livestream Adds YouTube Channel
April 9, 2021 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase has launched its YouTube channel. The channel is now [...]

Kanikapila Feature

May Livestream Kanikapila
April 16, 2021 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Get your instruments ready! A second Livestream Kanikapila has been scheduled for May. The [...]

Open Stage Call Feature

Call for Open Stage Showcase Participation
April 26, 2021 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The next Hawaiian Steel Guitar Open Stage Showcase will be presented in the Summer, [...]

Kanikapila Feature

Livestream Kanikapila To Feature Special Guests
May 13, 2021 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Kanikapila on May 15, 2021 will feature several [...]

June Kanikapila Feature

June Livestream Kanikapila Will Feature the Keawe ‘Ohana
May 27, 2021 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The Keawe ‘Ohana, family members and descendants of Hawaiian Music legend Genoa Keawe [...]

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2023 Festivals and Workshops
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i
February 18, 2023 – Ka Makana Ali‘i Shopping Center, Kapolei

Kona Steel Guitar Festival
March 23-25, 2023 – Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, Keauhou, Hawai‘i

Kaua‘i Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium *
May 3-4, 2023 – Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort, Kapa‘a, Hawai‘i

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
May 4-6, 2023 – Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort, Kapa‘a, Hawai‘i
May 7, 2023 – Kukui Grove Center, Lihue, Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 10, 2023 – Windward Mall, Kāne‘ohe

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
July 10-15, 2023 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 14, 2023 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 15, 2023 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kāhala Mall
August 19, 2023 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu

2023 Northern California Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium *
September 24, 2023 – Odd Fellows Lodge, Cupertino, CA

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 14, 2023 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
October 15, 2023 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST

2023 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts

Facebook LiveYouTube
All broadcasts originate from the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. Festival broadcasts may also stream from the respective festival's Facebook Page.


Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
January 28, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i
February 18, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Kona Steel Guitar Festival
March 25, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 12:00 Noon - 3 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM HST

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday - Live from Molokai!
April 22, 2023 (tentative) – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
May 6, 2023 – Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 12:00 Noon - 3 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM HST

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 10, 2023 – 11:30 PM - 4:00 PM HST

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 14, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 4PM - 6:30PM HST


Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 15, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 11AM - 2PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM HST
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 19, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
September 9, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 15, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, – 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
November 19, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST


Other Events
HSGA Virtual Festival 4
February 4, 2023 Facebook LiveYouTube

2023 AISGC Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival *
July 27-29, 2023 – Towne Square Community Center, Winchester, IN
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association (HSGA) 2023 Festival *
September 21-23, 2023 – Odd Fellows Lodge, Cupertino, CA
* Registration Fee Required

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