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Geri's Vintage Steels
1936 Audiovox Model 436
July 2, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Paul Tutmarc of Seattle, Washington was a pioneer steel guitarist and music teacher. In 1934 he [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1960's Kay Lap Steel
August 2, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Kay is a musical instrument maker established in Chicago in the 1930's. Kay [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1956 Oahu Symphony in White
September 3, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Along with the huge popularity of Hawaiian music came the demand for instruction on [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1955 Supro Studio Lap Steel
October 20, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Valco Company manufactured lap steel guitars for Supro. Valco designed the various [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1950s Magnatone Student Model
November 1, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Magna Electronics Company of Los Angeles, California, manufactured lap steel [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1937 Rickenbacher B6
December 2, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In 1909, Belgium chemist, L. Bakeland devised a resin that hardened into a tough, [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1955 Vega Commander
January 2, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Vega was a highly regarded Boston manufacturer of professional quality banjos, guitars, and [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1937 Rickenbacher Student Model 59
February 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

For the beginning student Rickenbacher introduced the Model 59, stamped from sheet metal [...]

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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

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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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