Hawai'i Steel Guitar Festival

Friday Ho'olaule'a 1

The Friday evening ho'olaule'a featured six steel guitarists and steel guitar groups including the Next Generation steel guitarists from Ke Kula Mele School of Hawaiian Music.

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  • The Festival Poster with Friday's Ho'olaule'a program.
  • Alan Akaka was the evening's co-emcee.
  • Alan and Kaniela Akaka were the emcees.
  • Featured steel guitarist Dave ''DK'' Kolars from DeKalb, IL.
  • Backup musician Adam Asing.
  • Backup musician Kaipo Asing.
  • Dave Kolars with Adam and Kaipo Asing.
  • Co-emcee Danny Akaka, Jr.
  • Next Generation steel guitarist Mālie Lyman.
  • Alan Akaka provided backup guitar for the Next Generation musicians.
  • Next Generation U-bass player Tai Misailidis.
  • Next Generation steel guitarist Joey Misailidis.
  • Next Generation steel guitarist Pono Fernandez.
  • Addison Ching was a backup guitarist for the Next Generation musicians.
  • The Next Generation ensemble.
  • Front: Pono Fernandez, Joey Misailidis, Tai Misailidis, and Mālie Lyman. Rear: Addison Ching and Alan Akaka.
  • Alan Hale of the Hana Aloha Trio.
  • Featured steel guitarist Robert ʻʻKonabobʻʻ Stoffer of the Hana Aloha Trio.
  • Shirley Stoffer of the Hana Aloha Trio.
  • Konabob Stoffer.

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