Steel Trappings

Festivals and Conventions

Announcing the Kona Steel Guitar Festival
July 24, 2022 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Another Hawaiian steel guitar festival joins the ranks of steel guitar festivals produced in Hawai‘i [...]

Maui Steel Guitar Festival Lineup Announced
August 13, 2022 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The lineup of featured players for the 2022 Maui Steel Guitar Festival has been announced. [...]

Keiki Kine Festival to Forego Livestream Broadcast
August 17, 2022 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Due to difficulty in obtaining a hard-wired Internet connection, the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival [...]

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience

A Beloved Community Event
October 27, 2022 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The Mauna Lani Auberge Resorts Collection calls it "…a beloved community event consisting of [...]

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience

HIMELE Announces Dates for 2023 Festivals
November 20, 2022 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, is offering a special room rate for guests of the [...]

HIMELE's 2023 Festival Schedule

HIMELE Announces Dates for 2023 Festivals
November 20, 2022 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

HIMELE will present a full complement of in-person Hawaiian steel guitar festivals Statewide in [...]

Festival News

Festival Lineups Announced
January 17, 2023 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The featured steel guitarists at the first two HIMELE-produced steel guitar festivals in 2023 have [...]

Kona Steel Guitar Festival

Special Room Rate Available for Kona Festival
January 19, 2023 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Guests at the 2023 Kona Steel Guitar Festival can take advantage of a special room rate. The [...]

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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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