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Twilight at Kalāhuipua‘a

Steel Guitars at Kalāhuipua‘a

February 10, 2020 • Addison ChingFestivals and Conventions

Steel guitar entertainment was featured at the Mauna Lani Auberge Resorts Collection hotel's February Twilight at Kalāhuipua‘a program. The Twilight event is presented each month on a Saturday close to that month's full moon. The program is held at the Eva Parker Woods Cottage museum, a quaint cottage perched above ancient Hawaiian fish ponds on the grounds of the Mauna Lani Resort.

The Twilight program was incorporated into the Special Edition Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival. Originally scheduled for December, 2019, the festival was canceled, then reinstated and rescheduled for the February 7-9 weekend to help the hotel celebrate its grand re-opening and completion of its $100+ million renovation project that began in October, 2018.

Full Moon at Kalāhuipua‘a
Full Moon at Kalāhuipua‘a
PC-Don Touchi
Kahu Hanai Danny K. Akaka, Jr.
Kahu Hanai Danny K. Akaka, Jr.
PC-Mauna Lani Auberge Resorts Collection

The hotel describes the program experience on their website.

Each month during the full moon, music lovers bring blankets and folding chairs to the oceanfront lawn at the Eva Parker Woods Cottage. ‘Ukulele and guitar players gather on the lanai (porch) to talk story and play their favorite tunes. The stage is humble but the talent is world-class. For over two decades, the Twilight at Kalāhuipua'a concert series has served as a Who's Who of Hawaiian music.
The program features "talk story" and entertainment by some of Hawaii's greatest entertainers and is hosted by the hotel's Kahu Hanai Danny K. Akaka, Jr.

NextGen Performance
NextGen Performance. PC-Natan Goore

The Saturday Twilight program was the second night of festival steel guitar entertainment. A Friday evening ho‘olaule‘a included the featured Twilight artists and Hawai‘i Island steel guitarists Iaukea Bright, Pomai Brown, and Dwight Tokumoto in individual programs.

Featured Player Jam Session
Featured Player Jam Session. PC-Bonnie Sargent

The 4th Annual Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival is tentatively scheduled for December 18-20, 2020 at the Mauna Lani Auberge Resorts Collection and will include the resort's Twilight at Kalāhuipua‘a program. Festival details will be posted on the festival website when they become available

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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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