The 2018 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Kane'ohe's Windward Mall. This festival will begin at noon and feature Next Generation steel guitar players age 13 and older and up to seven favorite steel guitar masters from O'ahu (the majority from the Windward side), singing and playing Hawaii's favorite Hawaiian music.
This festival is presented free to the public by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) and the Windward Mall.
This year's festival will immediately follow the Spring Concert of the Ke Kula Mele Hawaii School of Hawaiian Music. This concert will feature keiki musicians on 'ukulele and Hawaiian steel guitar in an hour of Hawaiian music entertainment. This concert is also free to the public.