Maui nonprofit Arts Education for Children Group (AECG) has turned the presentation responsibility of the Maui Steel Guitar Festival over to HIMELE. Alan Akaka and Addison Ching, and later, HIMELE, have produced the event for AECG since 2013. For more information click here.
The 2019 Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival, previously canceled, is now scheduled for February 8-9, 2020, and will be called a "Special Edition" festival to help the Mauna Lani Auberge Resorts Collection celebrate its grand-reopening. The annual Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival will be held in December, 2020.
The first Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival featuring steel guitarists from Japan will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020, as a part of Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week. This event will feature an entire day of steel guitarists from Japan in open stage and ho‘olaule‘a program performances on the Royal Grove stage.