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EVENT SCHEDULE
Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
Feb, 2-3, 2018 — Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach, Kapa'a, Kaua'i
 
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i
March 17, 2018 — Ka Makana Ali'i Shopping Center, Kapolei
 
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
April 11-12, 2018 — Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Lahaina, Maui
 
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
April 13-14, 2018 — Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Lahaina, Maui
April 15, 2018 — Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
 
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 9, 2018 — Windward Mall, Kaneohe
 
Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 9-12, 2018 — Nightly Evening Performances — Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
July 13-14, 2018 — Nightly Festival Ho'olaule'a — Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
 
Hawaii Island Steel Guitar Festival
September, 2018 — Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, Kohala Coast, Hawaii

Here is a more detailed description of the events and activities that HIMELE produces, sponsors, or collaborates with others to present.

KAUA'I STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
The third annual Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival is scheduled for February 2nd and 3rd, 2018, at the Courtyard Marriott Kaua'i at Coconut Beach. The dates are pending announcement and confirmation of the 2018 Keola Beamer Aloha Music Camp. The event will take place immediately preceding Keola Beamer's Aloha Music Camp and provides AMC participants an opportunity to extend their Hawaiian music experience. HIMELE is partnering with Courtyard Marriott Kaua'i at Coconut Beach to produce the festival which is supported in part by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. This program is supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

MAUI STEEL GUITAR CAMP
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
The Maui Steel Guitar Camp provides intensive training on the Hawaiian steel guitar. Workshops span multiple days immediately preceding the Maui Steel Guitar Festival, providing an opportunity for festival guests to first learn about and how to play the Hawaiian steel guitar before enjoying the festival. The camp is produced in collaboration with Arts Education for Children Group and the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel. The 2018 year's camp is tentatively scheduled for April 11-12, 2018, immediately preceding the Maui Steel Guitar Festival.

MAUI STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
The Maui Steel Guitar Festival is produced in collaboration with Arts Education for Children Group and the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel. The 10th Annual festival is tentatively scheduled for April 13-14, 2018, at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, and is supported in part by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. On Sunday the festival will relocate to Kahului's Queen Ka'ahumanu Center with performances and the steel guitar exhibit. This program is supported in part by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. This program is supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival is a series of steel guitar festivals presented at community-centric venues and are focused towards local audiences. Currently the series comprises two separate community venues: The Windward Mall in Kane'ohe on O'ahu's Windward side, and Ka Makana Ali'i in Kapolei on O'ahu's Leeward side. This program is supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i will be held at Ka Makana Ali'i in Kapolei on Oah'u's West side on March 17, 2018 (tentative).

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall will be held at the Windward Mall in Kane'ohe, Oah'u, on June 9, 2018 (tentative).
 

WAIKIKI STEEL GUITAR WEEK and WAIKIKI STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival
The Royal Hawaiian Center and HIMELE will present the 2nd Annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Week including the 9th Annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival during the week of July 9-14, 2018. The event will feature nightly, one-hour steel guitar performances Monday-Thursday, and evening ho'olaule'a programs from 5:30 PM - 9 PM Friday and Saturday. All performances will be presented at the center's Royal Grove stage.

HAWAII ISLAND STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Hawaii Steel Guitar Festival
The second annual Hawaii Steel Guitar Festival will be held in September, 2018, at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, Kohala Coast, Hawaii. The festival will be presented by the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows and HIMELE and is supported in part by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts. NOTE: The 2018 festival will be held in September ahead of the major hotel renovation scheduled to begin in October, 2018.

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