Steel Trappings

March 2023

On the Playlist

On the Playlist: Eddie Bush
March 1, 2023 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Steel Guitar History

"HAWAIIAN STEEL" is a weekly radio program that spotlights the Hawaiian steel guitar masters [...]

In Meomriam

In Memoriam - Dr. Kris Oka (1945-2022)
March 19, 2023 • Addison Ching • News

Steel guitarist Dr. Hideki "Kris" Oka passed away unexpectedly in his San Francisco home on [...]

Steel Guitar PLAY It Forward

Steel Guitar PLAY It Forward
March 21, 2023 • Addison Ching • News

A previous article "Makana for Makamae" described the generosity of luthier/steel guitarist Chuck [...]

HIMELE Festival News

HIMELE Festival News
March 28, 2023 • Addison Ching • News

A Here is the latest news about HIMELE's Hawaiian steel guitar festivals and related events. [...]

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HIMELE Events
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 17, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM HST
Kahala Mall, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

2024 Northern California Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium *
September 29, 2024 – Odd Fellows Lodge, Cupertino, CA

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 19, 2024 – 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM HST
The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Hawai‘i

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
November 21-24, 2024 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Waimea, Hawai‘i Island

2024 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts

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All broadcasts originate from the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.


Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 17, 2024 – Time 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
November 22, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM HST


Other Events
2024 AISGC Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival *
July 25-27, 2024 – Towne Square Community Center, Winchester, IN
HSGA Steel Guitar Festival 2024 *
September 26-28, 2024 – Hilton Garden Inn, Emeryville, CA
* Registration Fee Required

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