Steel Trappings

Festivals and Conventions

Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival Artists and Musicians
2016 Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival Recap
June 1, 2016 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The first annual Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival was held at the Courtyard by Marriott Kaua'i at [...]

Maui Steel Guitar Festival Finale
2016 Maui Steel Guitar Festival Recap
June 2, 2016 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Beautiful Maui weather embraced this year's 8th Annual Maui Steel Guitar Festival, which [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
Announcing the First Annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
June 3, 2016 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival will be presented on June 11, 2016, by the Hawaii Institute [...]

Kailua Kona
Announcing the Kona Steel Guitar Festival
June 11, 2016 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

HIMELE, producer of steel guitar festivals throughout the State of Hawaii, announces the [...]

2015 Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival Finale
The 2016 Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival
June 11, 2016 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The 7th Annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the Royal [...]

Gibson EH-150
The First Annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
June 16, 2016 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The first annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival was held at the Windward Mall in Kane'ohe [...]

John Troutman
John Troutman Lecture and Book Signing at the Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival
June 28, 2016 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The Royal Hawaiian Center will present Dr. John W. Troutman, author of "Kika Kila: How the [...]

L.T.Zinn at AISGC
2016 Aloha International Steel Guitar Club Convention
June 29, 2016 • Mark Prucha • Festivals and Conventions

The 2016 Aloha International Steel Guitar Club Convention will be held from July 14-16 [...]

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2023 Festivals and Workshops
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i
February 18, 2023 – Ka Makana Ali‘i Shopping Center, Kapolei

Kona Steel Guitar Festival
March 23-25, 2023 – Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, Keauhou, Hawai‘i

Kaua‘i Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium *
May 3-4, 2023 – Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort, Kapa‘a, Hawai‘i

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
May 4-6, 2023 – Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort, Kapa‘a, Hawai‘i
May 7, 2023 – Kukui Grove Center, Lihue, Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 10, 2023 – Windward Mall, Kāne‘ohe

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
July 10-15, 2023 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 14, 2023 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 15, 2023 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kāhala Mall
August 19, 2023 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu

2023 Northern California Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium *
September 24, 2023 – Odd Fellows Lodge, Cupertino, CA

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 14, 2023 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
October 15, 2023 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST

2023 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts

Facebook LiveYouTube
All broadcasts originate from the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. Festival broadcasts may also stream from the respective festival's Facebook Page.


Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
January 28, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i
February 18, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Kona Steel Guitar Festival
March 25, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 12:00 Noon - 3 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM HST

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday - Live from Molokai!
April 22, 2023 (tentative) – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
May 6, 2023 – Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 12:00 Noon - 3 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM HST

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 10, 2023 – 11:30 PM - 4:00 PM HST

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 14, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 4PM - 6:30PM HST


Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 15, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 11AM - 2PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM HST
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 19, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
September 9, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 15, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, – 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
November 19, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST


Other Events
HSGA Virtual Festival 4
February 4, 2023 Facebook LiveYouTube

2023 AISGC Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival *
July 27-29, 2023 – Towne Square Community Center, Winchester, IN
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association (HSGA) 2023 Festival *
September 21-23, 2023 – Odd Fellows Lodge, Cupertino, CA
* Registration Fee Required

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