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Festivals and Conventions

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Camp Class of 2017
Steel Guitar Camp Helps Develop Playing Skills
May 3, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Nineteen steel guitarists with varying degrees of experience spent two days with professional [...]

Tadashi Arakawa at the 2017 Maui Steel Guitar Festival
The 2017 Maui Steel Guitar Festival: Wet and Wild
May 7, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Several hundred steel guitarists and guests converged on Lahaina, Maui's Ka'anapali [...]

2017 Aloha International Steel Guitar Club Convention
2017 Aloha International Steel Guitar Club Convention
June 4, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The 2017 Aloha International Steel Guitar Club Convention will be held [...]

HSGA Convention Announcement
HSGA Announces 2017 Convention
June 5, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association (HSGA) will hold their annual convention on Sept. 21-23 [...]

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
Steel Guitars at Kane'ohe's Windward Mall
June 19, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The 2017 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall was held on Sunday, June 11, [...]

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
Festival News for Hawaii Island
June 23, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The festival for Hawaii Island is now called Hawaii Steel Guitar Festival. HIMELE festival [...]

Waikiki Steel Guitar Week Banner
It's Waikiki Steel Guitar Week!
July 9, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival has been expanded. This year's week-long event, [...]

Festival Proclamation
Honolulu Mayor Issues Steel Guitar Week Proclamation
July 12, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

City and County of Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell has issued a proclamation declaring [...]

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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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