Steel Trappings

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Alan Akaka
My Start in Music: A True Story
September 3, 2016 • Alan Akaka • Education and Training, Entertainment

Growing up, I truly wanted to learn to play music and was excited to join my elementary school [...]

Steeler Stylings
The Many Styles of Greg Sardinha
September 21, 2016 • Don Touchi • Education and Training, Entertainment

Greg Sardinha is one of the few "masters" in Hawaiian steel guitar. His unique style of [...]

Steeler Stylings
Mark-come-lately: Mark Prucha
November 2, 2016 • Addison Ching • Education and Training, Entertainment

Mark Prucha is a steel guitar prodigy. He is a recent entry into the steel guitar world, having started [...]

Peering Through the Eyes of a 10-year Old Musician
Peering Through the Eyes of a 10-year Old Musician
June 8, 2018 • Tai Misailidis • Education and Training, Entertainment

Tai Misailidis is a budding steel guitarist, although she is not very public about it. Perhaps 10-year [...]

Eddie Palama
Eddie Palama (1946-2018)
June 24, 2018 • Addison Ching • News

Steel Guitar legend Edward Kauka "Eddie" Palama, Sr., passed away on June 26, 2018. First [...]

Steeler Stylings
A Visit With Patti Maxine
July 25, 2018 • Joey Misailidis • Education and Training, Entertainment

Joey Misailidis, 13, recently interviewed steel guitarist Patti Maxine. Joey is a Next [...]

Steve Cheney

Steve Cheney Featured in PCC Article
May 2, 2021 • Alan Akaka • News

Steve Cheney is one of HIMELE's featured artists in our Hawaiian Steel Guitar festivals and [...]

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2022 Festivals and Workshops
2022 HSGA Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
August 11-13, 2022 – Foster City, CA
Tickets available online or at the door

2022 Northern California Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium
August 14, 2022 – Cupertino, CA
Tuition from $100
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 27, 2022 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 15, 2022 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
October 16, 2022 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
December 8-11, 2022 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island

2022 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts
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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall

August 27, 2022 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

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Livestream Open Stage Showcase

September 25, 2022 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

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Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani

December 10, 2022 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM HST
December 11, 2022 Saturday Twilight at Kalāhuipua‘a concert – 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM HST

2023 Festivals and Workshops
Kona Steel Guitar Festival   
March 24-25, 2023 – Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, Keauhou, Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week   
July 10-15, 2023 (tentative) – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival   
July 14, 2023 (tentative) – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival   
July 15, 2023 (tentative) – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

2023 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts
Facebook LiveYouTube
Kona Steel Guitar Festival

March 25, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 12:00 Noon - 3 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

July 14, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert (tentative) – 4PM - 6:30PM HST


Facebook LiveYouTube
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival

July 15, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert (tentative) – 11AM - 2PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM HST

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HIMELE is a Hawai‘i non-profit corporation that supports music enrichment and education for people of all ages. Our purpose is to educate, promote, and perpetuate Hawaiian music, Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian musical instruments.