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Haumana: A Student's Journey Through Hawaiian Music and Steel Guitar
Tunings
September 20, 2017 • Steve Tylka • Education and Training

After reading my last few articles I'm sure you're wondering, "Why do you need to understand [...]

Tone Bars: Stainless or Polymer?
Tone Bars: Stainless or Polymer?
February 22, 2018 • Addison Ching • Education and Training

Many aspiring lap steel guitarists start off with a metallic standard stainless steel or chromed [...]

Haumana: A Student's Journey Through Hawaiian Music and Steel Guitar
Recording Your Music: Home Recording Basics
March 19, 2018 • Steve Tylka • Education and Training

It was recently brought to my attention that many Steel Guitar players have questions regarding [...]

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Teenager Malie Lyman brings family traditions to Steel Guitar Festival
March 22, 2018 • John Berger • Festivals and Conventions

If Malie Lyman were a "mystery guest" on the classic television game show "What's My Line?" [...]

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Kika Kila: How Geri Valdriz helps keep the fire burning for steel guitars
April 4, 2018 • Lantana Hoke • News

Growing up on Oahu in the 1960s and '70s, Geri Valdriz and his friends listened to the [...]

Maui News
Sliding into the Soul of Aloha
April 8, 2018 • Mona De Crinis • News

"I was once told that the steel guitar is the truest extension of the human voice," says Alan [...]

Tone Bars: Stainless or Polymer?
Tone Bars: Stainless or Polymer? Part II
May 2, 2018 • Addison Ching • Education and Training

Some players claim that stainless steel bars have a better sustain than polymer bars. "A myth," [...]

Steel Guitar Festivals: A Photographer's Viewpoint
Steel Guitar Festivals: A Photographer's Viewpoint
October 21, 2018 • Don Touchi • Festivals and Conventions

I was asked by Addison Ching if I could photograph the steel guitar festivals that HIMELE [...]

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2024 Festivals and Workshops
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i
February 17, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM HST
Ka Makana Ali‘i Shopping Center, Kapolei

Kona Steel Guitar Festival
April 4-6, 2024
Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, Keauhou, Hawai‘i

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
May 11, 2024 – 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM HST
Kukui Grove Center, Lihue, Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
Windward Mall, Kāne‘ohe (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week (July 10-15, 2023)
July 8-13, 2024 – 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM HST
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 12, 2024 – 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 13, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 17, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM HST (tentative)
Kahala Mall, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 19, 2024 – 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM HST
The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Hawai‘i

2024 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts

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All broadcasts originate from the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.


Kona Steel Guitar Festival
April 6, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 12:00 Noon - 3 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM HST

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 12, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST


Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 13, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST


Other Events
2024 AISGC Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival *
July 25-27, 2024 – Towne Square Community Center, Winchester, IN
* Registration Fee Required

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