Hawai‘i Island Steel GuitarFestival


Friday's Ho‘olaule‘a main program featured eight steel guitarists. Program emcees were Iaukea Bright, Alan Akaka, and Danny Akaka, Jr.

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  • Featured steel guitarists Dwight Tokumoto, Iaukea Bright, and Geronimo ʻʻGeriʻʻ Valdriz.
  • Carol Master, Sherry Mayrent, and Alan Akaka.
  • Erin Mattson with grandmother Millie Akaka.
  • Erin Mattson, Millie Akaka, and Kapono Lopes.
  • Featured steel guitarist Alan Akaka with Adam Asing and Kaipo Asing.
  • Alan Akaka and The Islanders.
  • Bass player Adam Asing.
  • Alan Akaka.
  • Kaipo Asing.
  • Featured steel guitarist Iaukea Bright.
  • Alan substituted as emcee while hoʻolauleʻa emcee Iaukea Bright performed.
  • Iaukea Bright.
  • Danny Akaka, Jr., the hotelʻs Kahu Hanai, shared emcee duties with his brother.
  • Featured steel guitarist Kapono Lopes.
  • Kapono Lopes with Adam Asing, Bobby Ingano, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Featured steel guitarist Dwight Tokumoto.
  • The festival banner.
  • Featured steel guitarist Greg Sardinha.
  • Greg Sardinha with Kapono Lopes.
  • Pomai Brown on the guitar.
  • Featured steel guitarist Pomai Brown.
  • Pomai Brown.
  • Featured steel guitarist Geronimo ʻʻGeriʻʻ Valdriz.
  • Geri performs in the traditional barefoot manner.
  • Adam Asing.
  • Featured steel guitarist Bobby Ingano.
  • The Bobby Ingano Trio.

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