The 2023 Festival will feature steel guitar masters Alan Akaka, Steve Cheney, Bobby Ingano, Kapono Lopes, and Greg Sardinha and Po‘kela (Zachary Castro and Kata Maduli.) NextGen steel guitarists Reign Lyu, Enosa Lyman, Makamae Lyu-Napoleon, Isabella Bertelmann, and Joey Misailidis will also perform.
The program will begin at 11 AM HST and run through 3 PM at the outdoor stage in the center court. The program will be livestreamed on the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase's Facebook page and YouTube channel.
|11:00 AM||Kapono Lopes|
|11:35 AM||Pono Fernandez|
|11:55 PM||Steve Cheney|
|12:30 PM||Isabella Bertelmann and Enosa Lyman|
|12:50 PM||Greg Sardinha and Po‘okela|
|1:25 PM||Reign Lyu and Makamae Lyu-Napoleon|
|1:40 PM||Bobby Ingano|
|2:15 PM||Joey Misailidis|
|2:30 PM||Alan Akaka|
These "NextGen" Steel Guitar students of Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i School of Hawaiian Music will perform for festival attendees' enjoyment.
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i poster was designed by Addison Ching and features pictures of the master performers superimposed on a silhouette of a 1952 Fender Champion steel guitar. Click on the thumbnail for a larger view.
The Festival Archives contains program information from previous Ka Makana Ali‘i festivals.
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
Kona Steel Guitar Festival
Ka Makana Ali‘i - Kapolei
Windward Mall - Kāne‘ohe
Kahala Mall - Wai‘alae-Kāhala
Livestream Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase