Steel Trappings

Festivals and Conventions

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival Updates
Picking Up Steam
February 26, 2020 • Melisa Paterson • Festivals and Conventions

Hawaiian steel guitar, which has been experiencing a surge in popularity in recent years, will be [...]

The Garden Island Feature Story
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival opens Friday
March 2, 2020 • Dennis Fujimoto • Festivals and Conventions

Two days of steel-guitar artistry are on tap at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort when [...]

The Garden Island Feature Story
'NexGen' shines at guitar festival
March 2, 2020 • Dennis Fujimoto • Festivals and Conventions

Alan Akaka, director of Ke Kula Mele School of Hawaiian Music, described the young people as [...]

Maui Steel Guitar Festival COVID-19
Maui Steel Guitar Festival Rescheduled
March 13, 2020 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The 2020 Maui Steel Guitar Festival has been rescheduled. [...]

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i COVID-19
Kapolei Steel Guitar Festival Canceled
March 16, 2020 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Another annual steel guitar festival has fallen victim to the Coronavirus threat. The 2020 [...]

Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival COVID-19
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Canceled
April 7, 2020 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The 2020 Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival has been canceled. The festival was previously [...]

Waikīkī Steek Guitar Week COVID-19
HIMELE Announces Cancellation of Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
April 20, 2020 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Another steel guitar festival is falling victim to the novel coronavirus emergency. According to [...]

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall COVID-19
Windward Mall Steel Guitar Festival Canceled
April 30, 2020 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The 2020 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall has been canceled. It joins the [...]

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HIMELE Events

Kona Steel Guitar Festival
April 4-6, 2024
Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, Keauhou, Hawai‘i

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
May 5, 2024 – 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM HST
Kukui Grove Center, Lihue, Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
Windward Mall, Kāne‘ohe (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week - July 8-13, 2024
July 8-11, 2024 – 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM HST (Nightly Concerts)
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 12, 2024 – 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 13, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

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

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

2024 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts

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


Kona Steel Guitar Festival
April 6, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 12:00 Noon - 3 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM HST

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 12, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST


Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 13, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST


Other Events
2024 AISGC Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival *
July 25-27, 2024 – Towne Square Community Center, Winchester, IN
* Registration Fee Required

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