Steel Trappings

Geri's Vintage Steels

1930's Lectro Lab "Troubador" Style
February 1, 2021 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In 1932 Rickenbacker's "Frying Pan" lap steel was introduced as the first electric guitar. [...]

Open Stage Showcase

Open Stage Showcase Procedures Announced
February 5, 2021 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Hawaiian steel guitarists are now invited to submit performance videos for the Hawaiian Steel [...]

"Across the Sea" Showcase

"Across the Sea" Artists Featured in January Showcase
February 9, 2021 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

January's Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays program featured steel guitarists Greg Sardinha [...]

Showcase Kanikapila

February Showcase To Feature All-Star Kanikapila Band
February 22, 2021 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

February's Livesteam Steel Guitar Saturdays presentation by the Hawaiian Steel Guitar [...]

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


Facebook LiveHawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
January 30, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveHawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
February 27, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveHawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
March 27, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

COVID-19 Advisory: All live steel guitar festivals have been postponed Statewide until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and health and safety directives currently in effect. Live festivals will return when HIMELE and government agencies determine it is safe to do so.

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