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Kailua Kona
Announcing the Kona Steel Guitar Festival
June 11, 2016 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

HIMELE, producer of steel guitar festivals throughout the State of Hawaii, announces the [...]

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 [...]

Hawaii Steel Guitar Festival
Steel Guitar Construction Workshop at Mauna Lani
August 5, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The First Annual Hawaii Steel Guitar Festival at Mauna Lani will include a pre-festival [...]

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows
The First Annual Hawai'i Steel Guitar Festival at Mauna Lani
October 25, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The First Annual Hawai'i Steel Guitar Festival at Mauna Lani kicks off in two [...]

Steel Guitar Workshop
Workshop Luthiers Construct Steel Guitars
November 15, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions, Instruments and Luthiers

A handful of enthisiastic students spent two days constructing their own steel guitars under the direction of luthier Bob [...]

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows
Steel Guitar Sounds Fill the Air at Mauna Lani
November 15, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The first annual Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival at Mauna Lani was met with enthusiasm, excitement, and [...]

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. [...]

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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2022 Festivals and Workshops

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 15, 2022 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
October 16, 2022 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
December 8-11, 2022 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island

2022 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts

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Livestream Open Stage Showcase

September 25, 2022 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

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Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani

December 10, 2022 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM HST
December 11, 2022 Saturday Twilight at Kalāhuipua‘a concert – 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM HST

2023 Festivals and Workshops
Kona Steel Guitar Festival   
March 24-25, 2023 – Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, Keauhou, Hawai‘i

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

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

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

2023 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts
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Kona Steel Guitar Festival

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

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Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

July 14, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert (tentative) – 4PM - 6:30PM HST


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Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival

July 15, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert (tentative) – 11AM - 2PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM HST

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