Hawai‘i Island Steel GuitarFestival

Thursday Evening Kanikapila

A pre-festival kanikapila was held Thursday night preceding the festival. Originally scheduled for the outdoors Surf Shack, the event was moved to the ballroom foyer because construction of the outdoor facility was not complete. Most guests came to enjoy the music.

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  • Kanikapila musician Eric Keawe showing a guest how to dance the ''Hukilau.''
  • NextGen steel guitarist Ethan Goore playing his Clinesmith frypan.
  • Kanikapila musicians from left: Eric Keawe, Mālie Lyman, ALan Akaka, and Natan Goore.
  • Some of the Thursday night kanikapila that was held in the ballroom foyer.
  • More festival guests at the kanikapila.
  • From left: Eric Keawe, Mālie Lyman, Alan Akaka on the steel, Ethan Goore, and Natan Goore on bass.

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