Welcome to Steel Trappings! Steel Trappings is a public resource center for anyone interested in the Hawaiian Steel Guitar. Steep Trappings will periodically publish online information that is of interest to steel guitar enthusiasts and authored by some of the industry's most respected steel guitarists, musicians, researchers. and others who have information to share. It is hoped that this information will pique the interest of anyone having an interest in the instrument and inspire and motivate them to learn more about this instrument which almost disappeared from the Hawaiian culture.
This newsletter will contain regular features by HIMELE directors, news about Hawaiian steel guitar festivals, steel guitar tablature, columns by special guests, a column specifically targeted to young steel guitar players, equipment reviews, an events calendar, and other pertinent news items.
Steel Trappings is published by HIMELE, the Hawaiian Institute for Music Education and Learning Experiences, as a public service. Please enjoy the news posts and come back often!
February 16, 2019 - Ka Makana Ali'i Shopping Center, Kapolei
Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
March 1-2, 2019 - Sheraton Hotel, Kapa'a, Kaua'i (formerly Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach)
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
TBD - Maui site
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
TBD - Maui site
TBD - Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2019 (tentative) - Windward Mall, Kaneohe
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 8-13, 2019 (tentative)
Monday-Thursday - Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday - Festival Ho'olaule'a Performances
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kahala Mall - Keiki Kine
August 17, 2019 - Kahala Mall, Honolulu
Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
December 6-8, 2019 - Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kohala Coast, Hawai'i (formerly Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows)
HIMELE is a Hawai'i non-profit corporation that supports music enrichment and education for people of all ages. Our purpose is to educate, promote, and perpetuate Hawaiian music, Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian musical instruments.