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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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1st HSGA Virtual Steel Guitar Festival
January 23-24, 2021 – Prerecorded and available on Multiple Platforms


Facebook LiveHawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
January 30, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveHawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
February 27, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveHawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
March 27, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST

COVID-19 Advisory: All live steel guitar festivals have been postponed Statewide until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and health and safety directives currently in effect. Live festivals will return when HIMELE and government agencies determine it is safe to do so.

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