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HIMELE EVENT SCHEDULE
2023 Festivals and Workshops
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i
February 18, 2023 – Ka Makana Ali‘i Shopping Center, Kapolei

Kona Steel Guitar Festival
March 23-25, 2023 – Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, Keauhou, Hawai‘i

Kaua‘i Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium *
May 3-4, 2023 – Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort, Kapa‘a, Hawai‘i

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
May 4-6, 2023 – Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort, Kapa‘a, Hawai‘i
May 7, 2023 – Kukui Grove Center, Lihue, Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 10, 2023 – Windward Mall, Kāne‘ohe

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
July 10-15, 2023 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 14, 2023 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 15, 2023 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kāhala Mall
August 19, 2023 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu

2023 Northern California Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium *
September 24, 2023 – Odd Fellows Lodge, Cupertino, CA

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 14, 2023 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
October 15, 2023 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST

2023 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts

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All broadcasts originate from the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. Festival broadcasts may also stream from the respective festival's Facebook Page.


Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
January 28, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i
February 18, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Kona Steel Guitar Festival
March 25, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 12:00 Noon - 3 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM HST

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday - Live from Molokai!
April 22, 2023 (tentative) – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
May 6, 2023 – Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 12:00 Noon - 3 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM HST

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 10, 2023 – 11:30 PM - 4:00 PM HST

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 14, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 4PM - 6:30PM HST


Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 15, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 11AM - 2PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM HST
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 19, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
September 9, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 15, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, – 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
November 19, 2023 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Here is a more detailed description of the events and activities that HIMELE produces, sponsors, or collaborates with others to present. All festivals are co-presented by HIMELE and festival venue partners who provide major support for the events. Please see our Support Us page to see who else supports the festivals and to learn how you can become a supporter of our events.

KAUA‘I STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
The Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival is held annually in April. A Friday-Saturday event is held at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort in Kapa‘a and a Sunday event is held at the Kukui Grove Center in Lihue.
Website Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival      Facebook Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival

KONA STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Kona Steel Guitar Festival
The Kona Steel Guitar Festival is held annually at the Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa in Keauhou, Hawai‘i. The festival usually precedes Keola Beamer's annual Aloha Music Camp and provides AMC participants an opportunity to extend their Hawaiian music experience. Festivals are subject to the actual scheduling of the Aloha Music Camp.
Website Kona Steel Guitar Festival      Facebook Kona Steel Guitar Festival

HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival is a series of steel guitar festivals presented at community venues on O‘ahu and are focused towards local audiences. Festivals are presented at Windward Mall in Kane‘ohe on O‘ahu's Windward side, at Ka Makana Ali‘i in Kapolei on O‘ahu's Leeward side, and at Kahala Mall in East O‘ahu beginning in 2019.
Facebook Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i is usually held in Kapolei on O‘ahu's West side during March.
Website Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall is usually held at Windward Mall in Kane‘ohe, O‘ahu on the second weekend of June to celebrate King Kamehameha I Day.
Website Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kahala Mall Keiki Kine
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall is held at the Kahala Mall in Honolulu, O‘ahu during August. This festival features youth steel guitar players ages 11 through 17 from Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i School of Hawaiian Music.
Website Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall

WAIKĪKĪ STEEL GUITAR WEEK and FESTIVAL
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The Royal Hawaiian Center and HIMELE present Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week including the Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival during the second week of July, immediately preceding the annual ‘Ukulele Festival Hawai‘i. The event features nightly, one-hour steel guitar performances Monday-Thursday, an Open Stage program on Saturday afternoon, and evening ho‘olaule‘a programs from 5:30 PM - 9 PM Saturday. All performances will be presented at the center's outdoor Royal Grove stage.
Website Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week      Facebook Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week and Festival

JAPAN-HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
The Royal Hawaiian Center and HIMELE present the Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival as a part of Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week. The festival features evening ho‘olaule‘a programs from 5:30 PM - 9 PM Friday showcasing visiting steel guitar players from Japan. All performances will be presented at the center's outdoor Royal Grove stage.
Website Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival      Facebook Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

MAUI STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
The Maui Steel Guitar Festival has presented the Hawaiian steel guitar to Maui audiences since 2008 through collaboration with Arts and Education Group. Now produced and presented entirely by HIMELE, the festival will continue to present steel guitarists from Maui and worldwide to Maui audiences at two venues. A Friday-Saturday event is held at The Shops At Wailea, and a Sunday event is held at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului. The Maui festival is usually held in October.
Website Maui Steel Guitar Festival      Facebook Maui Steel Guitar Festival

HAWAI‘I ISLAND STEEL GUITAR EXPERIENCE featuring the
HAWAI‘I ISLAND STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience
The Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience, incorporating the Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival and the Mauna Lani's Twilight at Kalāhuipua‘a program, is held in the November-December timeframe at the Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i.
Website Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival      Facebook Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival

HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR SHOWCASE

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase presents live streamed steel guitar performances via the Showcase's Facebook page. The Showcase was created as an alternative to live festival performances which were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Showcases are presented at least monthly and feature artists that also participate in HIMELE's live steel guitar festivals.

Three showcases are offered: Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays feature two steel guitar masters and NextGen Keiki performers. Livestream Kanikapila feature a band of all-star musicians playing favorite Hawaiian songs that can be played along with by livestream viewers at home. The Open Stage Showcase features performance videos of Hawaiian steel guitar music submitted by steel guitarists of all ages from many US states and abroad.
Website Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase      Facebook Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR SYMPOSIUM
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium is a series of intensive steel guitar workshops presented throughout the State of Hawai‘i. Each symposium provides intensive training on the Hawaiian lap steel guitar. Workshops span multiple days and provide an opportunity for festival guests to learn about and how to play the Hawaiian steel guitar. Symposiums are conducted by professional Hawaiian steel guitarists.
Website Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium      Facebook Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium

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