Calling all fans of Hawaiian steel guitar music! I am the musical host for a new radio show dedicated to Kika Kila, the Hawaiian Steel Guitar!
The program is called "Hawaiian Steel" and is broadcast live every Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Mana‘o Radio, Wailuku, Maui, Hawai‘i, KMNO, 91.7FM on the radio dial.
You can catch it on the air, or streaming live at www.manaoradio.com. Past programs can also be heard on the website by navigating to SHOWS & HOSTS and selecting Replay Archives which will take you to a site where program archives are stored. Select Tuesday programming and look for my program.
Tune in and listen to the steel guitar masters of the past and the present. Enjoy the sweet, lush, nahenahe sounds of the strings! It brings back memories of backyard jams, lu‘au hulas, and kanikapila with ‘ohana and friends.
Ed. Note: Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz is a retired judge from the Maui Second Circuit Family Court, Hawaii, and a professional steel guitar player. He has traveled all over the world sharing his music with Hawaiian steel guitar fans. Geri is a member of the HIMELE Board of Directors and authors the monthly Geri's Vintage Steels feature in Steel Trappings. You can see Geri at many of HIMELE's steel guitar festivals as a featured artist and at the festival's vintage steel guitar exhibit. PC-Verdine Kong.FEATURE
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.