Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival

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The 2024 Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience featuring the Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival, will be held at the Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, on Thursday through Sunday, November 14-17, 2024.

The Experience will begin on Thursday, November 14, with school visitations and performances at the resort. The Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival's ho‘olaule‘a concert will be held on Friday, November 15, followed by a public kanikapila. The hotel's monthly Twilight at Kalāhuipua‘a program featuring the Hawaiian steel guitar will be on Saturday, November 16, and include performances by festival artists and NextGen steel guitarists. A Sunday brunch entertainment and kanikapila will be offered on the lawn of the HāLani Restaurant.

In addition to the main concert and the resort's Twilight at Kalāhuipua‘a cultural program, the 2024 experience will also include school visits, workshops, Open Stage performances, a vintage steel guitar exhibit, and hands-on opportunities for festival guests.

Featured performers will be announced when the program has been finalized but will probably features steel guitarists from O‘ahu and Hawai‘i Island. NextGen steel guitarists will also participate in the festival.

Both Friday's main concert and Saturday's Open Stage Performance will be livestreamed on the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase's Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

The festival will be presented free to the public by the Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection 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, and private donors. Support is also provided in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the Laurence H. Dorcy Hawaiian Foundation.


Hawai‘i Steel Guitar Experience Poster
2023 Festival Poster