Steel Trappings

July, 2018

Geri's Vintage Steels
1936 Audiovox Model 436
July 2, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Paul Tutmarc of Seattle, Washington was a pioneer steel guitarist and music teacher. In 1934 he [...]

Media Events Kick Off Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
Media Events Kick Off Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 10, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Two media events were televised on Honolulu television stations to publicize the 2nd Annual [...]

Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival Live-Streamed
Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival Live-Streamed
July 16, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The Friday and Saturday evening Waikiki Steel Guitar Week programs were live-streamed on [...]

2018 Aloha International Steel Guitar Club Convention
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Thrives in Winchester, Indiana
July 17, 2018 • Mark Prucha • Festivals and Conventions

The 2018 Winchester Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival took place on July 12-14, 2018, at the [...]

Steeler Stylings
A Visit With Patti Maxine
July 25, 2018 • Joey Misailidis • Education, Entertainment

Joey Misailidis, 13, recently interviewed steel guitarist Patti Maxine. Joey is a Next [...]


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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 - Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach, Kapa'a, Kaua'i
February 28-29, 2020 - Sheraton Hotel, Kapa'a, Kaua'i (same location, different name)
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
TBD - Maui site

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
April 12-13, 2019 - Outlets of Maui, Lahaina, Maui
April 14, 2019 - Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2019 - Windward Mall, Kaneohe

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 15-20, 2019 - Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
Monday-Thursday - Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday - Festival Ho'olaule'a Performances

AISGC Winchester Convention
July 18-20, 2019 - Winchester Towne Centre, Winchester, IN

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kahala Mall - Keiki Kine
August 17, 2019 - Kahala Mall, Honolulu

HSGA Ft. Collins Festival
September 17-19, 2019 - Hilton Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO

Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
Due to a completion delay of the hotel renovation, the 2019 festival has been canceled.

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