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Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
Apr 13, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
An event every day that begins at 11:00 AM, repeating until Apr 15, 2018
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Maui’s Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival on Friday & Saturday at Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel and Sunday at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center.
Festivities in Ka‘anapali include open stage performances on Friday from 11 am to 4 pm, two days of ho‘olaule‘a pageants with six presentations each night from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, kanikapila jam sessions for the public hosted by master steel guitar players each night at 9:30 pm, steel guitar workshops on Saturday, cultural activities, a silent auction, and vintage steel guitar exhibit courtesy of Geri Valdriz. The lineup features: Alan Akaka, Tadashi Arakawa, Bobby Ingano, Joel Katz, Kiyoshi “Lion” Kobayashi, Dave “DK” Kolars, Patti Maxine, Greg Sardinha, Alexis Tolentino and Geri Valdriz. Next Generation student musicians include Tai, Joey and Malie. Special guests from Japan are a student quartet, Anegogumi, featuring Yoshiko Seo on steel guitar, and the 17-member Yokohama Hawaiian Music Academy Band.
Sunday’s festival in Kahului will showcase Valdriz’ vintage steel guitar exhibit installed at the Story of Hawai‘i Museum and a pageant, featuring nine steel guitar presentations beginning at 11:30 am and ending at 4 pm. The lineup includes: Alan Akaka, Hans Apisaloma, Tadashi Arakawa, Bobby Ingano, Kiyoshi “Lion” Kobayashi, Dave “DK” Kolars, Patti Maxine, Greg Sardinha, Alexis Tolentino and Geri Valdriz. Next Generation student musicians Tai, Joey and Malie will open.