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The 2020 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i

NextGen Steel Guitarist Ethan Goore Added to Kapolei

January 22, 2020 • Addison ChingFestivals and Conventions

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.

Ethan Goore
Ethan Goore
Ikaika Orlando
Ikaika Orlando

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.

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2020
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   CANCELED
June 20, 2020 – Windward Mall, Kane‘ohe

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week   CANCELED
July 13-18, 2020 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Monday-Thursday – Nightly Evening Performances   CANCELED
Friday-Saturday – Festival Open Stage and Ho‘olaule‘a Performances   CANCELED

Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival   CANCELED
July 17, 2020 – Festival Ho‘olaule‘a — Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

AISGC Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival   CANCELED
June 23-25, 2020 – Winchester, IN

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
July 25, 2020 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival — Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall   CANCELED
August 15, 2020 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase   POSTPONED
August 29, 2020 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

HSGA 34th Annual Mainland Festival Festival   CANCELED
September 17-19, 2020 – Fort Collins, CO

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
September 26, 2020 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

Maui Steel Guitar Festival   CANCELED
October 16-17, 2020 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui
October 18, 2020 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
October 31, 2020 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

Mauna Lani presents Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
TBA – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island.

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