Hawai‘i Island Steel GuitarFestival

Open Stage Performances

Open stage performances featured amateur and semi-professional steel guitarists and steel guitar groups in 30-minute performances.

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  • Troy Keoho with Na Leo Nahenahe O Kona - Kaleo Perry on ʻukulele, and John Mac Kalauli on bass with guest steel guitarist Mālie Lyman.
  • Troy Keoho.
  • Kaleo Perry.
  • John Mac Kalauli.
  • Mālie Lyman.
  • Eric Keawe recording the performance.
  • John Mac Kalauli, Mālie Lyman, Troy Keoho, and Kaleo Perry.
  • Larry Holu was the Open Stage emcee.
  • Steel guitarist Daniel Toft playing a Rickenbacker console.
  • Steel guitarist Vickie Van Fechtmann.
  • Steel guitarist Lauie Kali.
  • Steel guitarist Shinichi Kakiuchi with Bobby Ingano, Kumiko Kakiuchi, and Nate Goore.
  • Shinichi and Kumiko Kakiuchi fromFujimino City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
  • Kumiko Kakiuchi.
  • Festival guest, luthier, and photographer Chris Stewart.
  • Laruie Kali with her unique 22-string Tronad steel guitar from India that sounds like a sitar.
  • Ke Kula Mele makua Larry and Shirley Holu with Tai Misailidis, Joey Misailidis, and Kumu Alan Akaka.
  • Larry Holu.
  • Shirley Holu.
  • NextGen Tai Misailidis on her new NS Design electric bass. Tai also plays the steel guitar.
  • NextGen Steel guitarist Joey Misailidis doubles up on the ʻukulele.
  • Kumu Alan Akaka.
  • Larry Holu playing his new Clinesmith 8-string frypan.
  • Video performance being recorded by Young Choi, Joeyʻs grandfather.
  • Chris Stewart shooting the performance.
  • The ho'olaule'a sound tech.
  • NextGen Tai Misailidis.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Mālie Lyman providing ʻukulele backup.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Ethan Goore.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis also providing ʻukulele backup.
  • Kumu Alan Akaka.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Pono Fernandez.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Tai Misailidis.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis also plays the bass.

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