Steel Trappings

Addison Ching

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 [...]

Windward Mall
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 [...]

Gibson EH-150
Did You Know? - Part 1
June 5, 2016 • Addison Ching • Education

Did you know this about the steel guitar? [...]

Gibson EH-150
Did You Know? - Part 2
June 8, 2016 • Addison Ching • Education

Here is some additional information about the steel guitar. [...]

Santo Farina
Santo Farina Is Still Alive
June 10, 2016 • Addison Ching • Entertainment

Recent postings on Social Media outlets incorrectly reported the passing of steel [...]

The Keawe 'Ohana
Curtain Call for The Keawe 'Ohana
June 11, 2016 • Addison Ching • Entertainment

The Keawe 'Ohana, a mainstay at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa's Moana [...]

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 [...]


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February 16, 2019 (tentative) - Ka Makana Ali'i Shopping Center, Kapolei
Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
March 1-2, 2019 - Sheraton Hotel, Kapa'a, Kaua'i (formerly Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach)
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
TBD - Maui site
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
TBD - Maui site
TBD - Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2019 (tentative) - Windward Mall, Kaneohe
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 8-13, 2019 (tentative)
Monday-Thursday - Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday - Festival Ho'olaule'a Performances
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kahala Mall - Keiki Style
August 17, 2019 - Kahala Mall, Honolulu
Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
December 6-8, 2019 - Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kohala Coast, Hawai'i (formerly Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows)

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