Steel Trappings

March, 2018

Geri's Vintage Steels
1945 Electromuse
March 6, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Electromuse was a Chicago based builder of student grade lap steel guitars. They also built [...]

Festivals Under Construction
Festivals Rescheduled Due To Hotel Renovation Projects
March 9, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Two hotels that host HIMELE steel guitar festivals will undergo renovation in the coming year. [...]

Story of Hawaii Museum
Steel Guitar Exhibit Opens on Maui
March 6, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • News

The Story of Hawaii Museum has added a new Exhibit to its collection called "Kika Kila, the [...]

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i
Steel Guitars Wow West O'ahu
March 18, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i was an overwhelming success! The event [...]

Haumana: A Student's Journey Through Hawaiian Music and Steel Guitar
Recording Your Music: Home Recording Basics
March 19, 2018 • Steve Tylka • Education

It was recently brought to my attention that many Steel Guitar players have questions regarding [...]

TGIF Cover
Teenager Malie Lyman brings family traditions to Steel Guitar Festival
March 22, 2018 • John Berger • Festivals and Conventions

If Malie Lyman were a "mystery guest" on the classic television game show "What's My Line?" [...]


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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i
February 16, 2019 - Ka Makana Ali'i Shopping Center, Kapolei
Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
March 1-2, 2019 - Sheraton Hotel, Kapa'a, Kaua'i (formerly Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach)
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
TBD - Maui site
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
TBD - Maui site
TBD - Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2019 (tentative) - Windward Mall, Kaneohe
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 15-20, 2019
Monday-Thursday - Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday - Festival Ho'olaule'a Performances
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kahala Mall - Keiki Kine
August 17, 2019 - Kahala Mall, Honolulu
Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
December 6-8, 2019 - Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kohala Coast, Hawai'i (formerly Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows)

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