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New Steel In Town
The Clinesmith Frypan: New Steel In Town
August 22, 2019 • Addison Ching • Instruments and Luthiers

There's a new steel in town. Venerable citizens of Steeltown may think that this newbie might [...]

The Clinesmith Frypan: A Second Look
The Clinesmith Frypan: A Second Look
September 10, 2019 • Addison Ching • Instruments and Luthiers

Since the original article about Clinesmith Instruments' Frypan steel guitars, several steel [...]

Hawaiian Steel
"Hawaiian Steel" with Geri Valdriz
January 25, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Entertainment

Calling all fans of Hawaiian steel guitar music! I am the musical host for a new radio show [...]

The Pan-Pacific Exposition's Influence on the Steel Guitar
The Pan-Pacific Exposition's Influence on the Steel Guitar
May 17, 2020 • Nate Goore • Steel Guitar History

The sound of the steel guitar, and it's prominent place in Hawaiian music, are well recognized [...]

Jerry Byrd: Aloha From Hawaii
Jerry Byrd: Aloha From Hawaii
May 24, 2020 • Jerry Byrd • News

First I must apologise for "missing columns" in the last two or three issues of BMG. Various [...]

The Forgotten Story Of How Hawaiians Transformed American Music
The Forgotten Story Of How Hawaiians Transformed American Music
June 7, 2020 • Jessica Terrell and Claire Caulfield • Steel Guitar History

Hawaiian musicians touring across America in the 1900s had an enormous – and often [...]

On the Playlist Feature

New Feature Coming May 1
April 28, 2021 • Addison Ching • Steel Guitar History

A new monthly feature, "On the Playlist," will debut in Steel Trappings on May 1, 2021. [...]

SPotlight ON! Feature

Spotlight ON! Lion Ladies Steel Guitar Ensemble
April 27, 2021 • Addison Ching • Entertainment

This month we start a new feature called "Spotlight ON!"" [...]

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2022 Festivals and Workshops

2022 Northern California Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium
August 14, 2022 – Cupertino, CA
Tuition from $100
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 27, 2022 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

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
Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall

August 27, 2022 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Livestream Open Stage Showcase

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

Facebook LiveYouTube
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
Facebook LiveYouTube
Kona Steel Guitar Festival

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

Facebook LiveYouTube
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

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


Facebook LiveYouTube
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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