Steel Trappings

Festivals and Conventions

Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
Open Stage Features Worldwide Talent
August 21, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The 2018 Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival's Open Stage will feature steel guitarists and [...]

Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
Steel Guitar Performances: Rock You Like A Hurricane
September 14, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Beautiful Hawai'i weather greeted the 2nd annual Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival. The [...]

Steel Guitar Festivals: A Photographer's Viewpoint
Steel Guitar Festivals: A Photographer's Viewpoint
October 21, 2018 • Don Touchi • Festivals and Conventions

I was asked by Addison Ching if I could photograph the steel guitar festivals that HIMELE [...]

Hawaiian Island Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i
Kapolei Festival Kicks Off 2019 Series
October 23, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The first Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival for 2019 will be held at the Ka Makana Ali'i shopping mall [...]

What is the Open Stage?
What is the Open Stage?
October 24, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

All outer island Hawaiian steel guitar festivals produced by HIMELE feature Open Stage programs. But [...]

Lion Kobayashi To Appear at 2019 Waikiki Festival
Lion Kobayashi To Appear at 2019 Waikiki Festival
November 6, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Japan steel guitar master Kiyoshi "Lion" Kobayashi will be one of the featured steel guitarists at [...]

Mele Pakolu
Next Generation at Mele Pakolu
December 18, 2018 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Ke Kula Mele School of Hawaiian Music steel guitarists and musicians were featured in [...]

The 2019 Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
The 2019 Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
January 15, 2019 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The 2019 Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival will be held on March 1 and 2, 2019, at the Courtyard [...]

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2022 Festivals and Workshops
2022 HSGA Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
August 11-13, 2022 – Foster City, CA
Tickets available online or at the door

2022 Northern California Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium
August 14, 2022 – Cupertino, CA
Tuition from $100
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 27, 2022 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 15, 2022 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
October 16, 2022 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
December 8-11, 2022 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island

2022 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts
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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall

August 27, 2022 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

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Livestream Open Stage Showcase

September 25, 2022 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

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Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani

December 10, 2022 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM HST
December 11, 2022 Saturday Twilight at Kalāhuipua‘a concert – 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM HST

2023 Festivals and Workshops
Kona Steel Guitar Festival   
March 24-25, 2023 – Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, Keauhou, Hawai‘i

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

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

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

2023 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts
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Kona Steel Guitar Festival

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

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Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

July 14, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert (tentative) – 4PM - 6:30PM HST


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Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival

July 15, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert (tentative) – 11AM - 2PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM HST

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