NextGen steel guitarist Ethan Goore has been added to the NextGen lineup for the 2020 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i on March 21. Ethan is 16 and attends Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy on Hawai‘i Island but will make a special trip to O‘ahu to participate in the festival.
The revised NextGen lineup for the West O‘ahu festival now includes Enosa Lyman, Ikaika Orlando, Hō‘ailona Mahuka, Pono Fernandez, Mālie Lyman, and Ethan Goore. With the exception of Ikaika, all are steel guitar players. Ikaika is an advanced Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i ‘ukulele student and while he will be playing backup for the group he may be featured in a song or two.
The NextGen musicians will appear with Kapolei festival headliners and steel guitar masters Alan Akaka and The Islanders, Jeff Au Hoy, the Bobby Ingano Trio, Kapono Lopes, and Greg Sardinha and Po‘okela. The festival is presented free to the public by Ka Makana Ali‘i and HIMELE.
The March event will be the fourth annual festival at the center. Performances begin at 11 AM and run to 3 PM. at the center's outdoor stage.HSGF
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
March 21, 2020 – Ka Makana Ali‘i Shopping Center, Kapolei
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
May 15-16, 2020 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui
May 17, 2020 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
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
Mauna Lani presents Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
TBA – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island.
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.