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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