Hawaii Steel Guitar Festival

Pink Star   2018 Festival - September 7-9, 2018 (tentative)

Welcome!

The 1st Annual Hawai'i Steel Guitar Festival was held on Friday through Sunday, November 10th through 12th, 2017, at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows on the Kohala Coast of the Island of Hawai'i. This festival featured steel guitar performances by Hawai'i steel guitar masters, workshops, jam sessions where festival guests played along with the steel guitar masters, and Open Stage sessions where amateur and professional Hawaiian Steel Guitarists presented their own program to festival guests.

The festival was presented free to the public by the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows and the Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) in association with the Ke Kula Mele Hawai'i School of Hawaiian Music, with grants and support from corporate partners, private donors, and the Hawaii Tourism Authority. This program was also 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.

 

2017 Hawaii Steel Guitar Festival Poster

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