Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festivals in local communities are free and open to the public. The festivals are grateful to the event venues for providing the performance stage, sound system, and incidental support. Additional contributions are made by the Laurence H. Dorcy Hawaiian Foundation. While festival production and support staff volunteer their time and resources for this event we still need and appreciate community support to help defray the cost of producing the festivals.
Ka Makana Ali‘i – The Center for West O‘ahu – offers residents and visitors a family-friendly, mixed-use center in the center of Hawai‘i's fastest growing community and addresses the shopping and dining demands of West O‘ahu. Its convenient location offers excellent highway access, ample parking and public transportation for shoppers.
Windward Mall in Kane‘ohe serves Windward O‘ahu communities and offers shopping, dining, and entertainment for all.
Kahala Mall is located in the iconic beachfront neighborhood of Kahala, and serves East O‘ahu communities. The mall features over 100 charming local shops, premier retailers & restaurant, and welcomes mall visitors to O‘ahu's favorite shopping, dining & entertainment destination for kama‘aina families and visitors from around the world!
The Laurence H. Dorcy Hawaiian Foundation was created in 2013 from the Estate of Laurence H. Dorcy offering grants to Hawaiian organizations whose charitable purposes are consistent with Mr. Dorcy's interests.
The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) promotes, perpetuates, and preserves culture and the arts in Hawai‘i. SFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai‘i and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Funding provided for festivals in 2017 and 2018.
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festivals need and welcome your donations to help us underwrite festival production costs. If you wish to make a cash donation, please fill out the HIMELE Support Form. Your contribution may be tax-deductible and will go a long way to support and perpetuate music education and the Hawaiian steel guitar. Your kokua is sincerely appreciated. Mahalo!
All contributions will be acknowledged by a Mahalo (thank you) letter from Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and may qualify for a tax deduction. Consult your financial advisor to verify your eligibility.
Mahalo for your support!