Steel Trappings


Next Generation Steel Guitarists
Next Generation Steel Guitarists at the 2016 Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival
July 14, 2016 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The 2016 Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival will kick off at 11 A.M. on Saturday, July [...]

Aloha Festivals Keiki Ho'olaule'a
Next Generation Steel Guitarists Entertain at Pearlridge Center
September 21, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Ke Kula Mele Hawaii Next Generation steel guitarists and musicians proudly represented [...]

Mele Pakolu
Next Generation at Mele Pakolu
December 18, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Ke Kula Mele School of Hawaiian Music steel guitarists and musicians were featured in [...]

The Next Generation
The Next Generation of Steel Guitarists and Musicians
December 23, 2018 • Addison Ching • Entertainment

Next Generation (or NextGen) musicians is a name given to a group of youth musicians [...]

NextGen Expands Its Steel Guitar Ranks
NextGen Expands Its Steel Guitar Ranks
March 28, 2019 • Addison Ching • Entertainment

NextGen steel guitarists are on the rise! These new keiki steel guitarists have shown that they have [...]


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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i
February 16, 2019 - Ka Makana Ali'i Shopping Center, Kapolei

Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
March 1-2, 2019 - Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach, Kapa'a, Kaua'i
February 28-29, 2020 - Sheraton Hotel, Kapa'a, Kaua'i (same location, different name)
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
TBD - Maui site

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
April 12-13, 2019 - Outlets of Maui, Lahaina, Maui
April 14, 2019 - Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Mini-Expo at Windward Mall
June 1, 2019 - Windward Mall, Kaneohe

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2019 - Windward Mall, Kaneohe

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 15-20, 2019 - Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
Monday-Thursday - Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday - Festival Ho'olaule'a Performances

AISGC Winchester Convention
July 18-20, 2019 - Winchester Towne Centre, Winchester, IN

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kahala Mall - Keiki Kine
August 17, 2019 - Kahala Mall, Honolulu

HSGA Ft. Collins Festival
September 17-19, 2019 - Hilton Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO

Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
Due to a completion delay of the hotel renovation, the 2019 festival has been canceled.

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