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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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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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