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EVENT SCHEDULE
2020
Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival - Special Edition
February 7-9, 2020 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i
 
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
February 28-29, 2020 – Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i
 
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i   CANCELED
March 21, 2020 – Ka Makana Ali‘i Shopping Center, Kapolei
 
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall   CANCELED
June 20, 2020 – Windward Mall, Kane‘ohe
 
Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week   CANCELED
July 13-16, 2020 – Nightly Evening Performances – Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī   CANCELED
July 17-18, 2020 – Nightly Festival Ho‘olaule‘a – Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī    CANCELED
 
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival   CANCELED
July 17, 2020 – Festival Ho‘olaule‘a – Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
 
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
July 25, 2020 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST
 
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival - Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall   CANCELED
August 15, 2020 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu
 
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase   POSTPONED
August 29, 2020 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST
 
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
September 26, 2020 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST
 
Maui Steel Guitar Festival   CANCELED
October 16-17, 2020 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui
October 18, 2020 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
 
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase   Rescheduled from August 29, 2020
October 31, 2020 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook 3PM - 5PM HST
 
Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
TBA – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i
 

Here is a more detailed description of the events and activities that HIMELE produces, sponsors, or collaborates with others to present. All festivals are co-presented by HIMELE and festival venue partners who provide major support for the events. Please see our Support Us page to see who else supports the festivals and to learn how you can become a supporter of our events.

KAUA‘I STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
The 5th annual Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival is scheduled for February 28th and 29th, 2020, at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort (rebranded from Courtyard Kaua‘i at Coconut Beach). 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. All festival events will be held indoors. HIMELE is partnering with the Sheraton to produce the festival. Funding for the Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival is provided in part by Hawai‘i Tourism through the Kūkulu Ola Program.

MAUI STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
The 12th annual Maui Steel Guitar Festival will be presented on May 15-16, 2020 at The Shops At Wailea, Wailea, Maui and May 17, 2020 at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului. The Maui festival has presented the Hawaiian steel guitar to Maui audiences since 2008 through collaboration with Arts and Education Group. Now produced and presented entirely by HIMELE, the festival will continue to present steel guitarists from Maui and worldwide to Maui audiences. Funding for the Maui Steel Guitar Festival is provided in part by Hawai‘i Tourism through the Kūkulu Ola Program.

HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival is a series of steel guitar festivals presented at community venues on O‘ahu and are focused towards local audiences. Festivals are presented at Windward Mall in Kane‘ohe on O‘ahu's Windward side, at Ka Makana Ali‘i in Kapolei on O‘ahu's Leeward side, and at Kahala Mall in East O‘ahu beginning in 2019. In 2020 the Showcase was added to present live streamed performances via Facebook.

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i
The 4th annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i will be held in Kapolei on O‘ahu's West side on March 21, 2020.

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
The 5th annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall will be held at the Windward Mall in Kane‘ohe, O‘ahu on June 20, 2020.

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kahala Mall Keiki Kine
The 2nd annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall will be held at the Kahala Mall in Honolulu, O‘ahu on August, 15, 2020. This festival will feature youth steel guitar players ages 11 through 17 from Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i School of Hawaiian Music.

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase presents live streamed steel guitar performances via the Showcase's Facebook page. The Showcase was created as an alternative to live festival performances which were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

WAIKĪKĪ STEEL GUITAR WEEK and FESTIVAL
Waik#299;k#299; Steel Guitar Week and Festival
The Royal Hawaiian Center and HIMELE will present the 4th annual Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week including the 11th Annual Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival during the week of July 13-18, 2020. 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 outdoor Royal Grove stage.

JAPAN-HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
The Royal Hawaiian Center and HIMELE will present the Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival on July 17, 2020 as a part of Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week. The festival will feature evening ho‘olaule‘a programs from 5:30 PM - 9 PM Friday showcasing visiting steel guitar players from Japan. All performances will be presented at the center's outdoor Royal Grove stage.

HAWAI‘I ISLAND STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
The 4th annual Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival, incorporating the Mauna Lani's Twilight at Kalahuipua‘a program, is tentatively scheduled for December 11-13, 2020, at the Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i. The festival will be presented by the Mauna Lani, with additional funding provided in part by Hawai‘i Tourism through the Kūkulu Ola Program.

HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR SYMPOSIUM
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium is a series of intensive steel guitar workshops presented throughout the State of Hawai‘i. Each symposium provides intensive training on the Hawaiian lap steel guitar. Workshops span multiple days and provide an opportunity for festival guests to learn about and how to play the Hawaiian steel guitar. Symposiums are conducted by professional Hawaiian steel guitarists.

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