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HSGA Virtual Festival

The First HSGA Virtual Festival

October 28, 2020 • Teri GormanFestivals and Conventions

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association is excited to announce that we are planning our first Virtual Festival for the weekend of January 23-24, 2021. The format will be similar to our live festivals, including member and guest performances, a workshop, and featuring master Hawaiian steel guitar player Geri Valdriz and The Kika Kila Band.

The Virtual Festival will be pre-recorded and available through the HSGA website (hsga.org), our Facebook page, and Youtube. Viewers will be able to pause or leave and return to the program at any time.

If you are a Hawaiian steel guitar player and would like to perform, please visit our website for more complete details at the association's website. Performances can be up to 15 minutes in length. Non-HSGA members and professional players may also submit for consideration. As time allows, we will include as many performances as possible.

The deadline for submitting applications and videos has been extended to November 30, 2020. Information for uploading videos has also been revised by the HSGA and appears as a separate article.

This should be a fun way to enjoy and share our music in an adapted way! There is no fee for viewing, though we are asking a suggested donation of $25. Non-members may choose instead to join the HSGA ($30 annual fee) instead of making a donation.

The virtual festival is open to the public. It is also the HSGA's goal to recruit new members to by extending an invitation to a broader audience, so please feel free to share this with others.

Thank you for your support and participation.

Ed. note: Teri Gorman is a Director for the HSGA. Information presented here is an updated version of similar information presented in a previous article.

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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 24, 2020 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
November 28, 2020 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 4PM - 6PM HST

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival   CANCELED
December, 2020 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island.

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
December 19, 2020 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 4PM - 6PM HST

2021
1st HSGA Virtual Convention
January 23-24, 2021 – Prerecorded and available on Multiple Platforms

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