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!
Mauna Lani presents Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival Special Edition
February 7-9, 2020 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
February 28-29, 2020 – Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i CANCELED
March 21, 2020 – Ka Makana Ali‘i Shopping Center, Kapolei
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 20, 2020 – Windward Mall, Kane‘ohe
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
July 13-18, 2020 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Monday-Thursday – Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday – Festival Open Stage and Ho‘olaule‘a Performances
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 17, 2020 – Festival Ho‘olaule‘a — Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival — Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 15, 2020 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu
Maui Steel Guitar Festival Date Change
October 16-17, 2020 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui
October 18, 2020 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
Mauna Lani presents Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
TBA – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island.
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