Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall

E Komo Mai Windward O‘ahu!

The 2019 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall was held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Kane‘ohe's Windward Mall. This festival began at 1 P.M. and featured five NextGen steel guitar players and musicians age 10 and older and five favorite steel guitar masters from O‘ahu singing and playing Hawai‘i's favorite Hawaiian music. Steel guitar masters sharing their talents were Alan Akaka and the Islanders, Steve Cheney, Bobby Ingano and the Bobby Ingano Trio, Paul Kim and the Waimanalo Sunset Band, and Greg Sardinha and Po‘okela.

The festival was live-streamed on Facebook by Huana Productions and was available on the festival's Facebook Page.

This festival was presented free to the public by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) and the Windward Mall.

This year's festival followed the Spring Concert of the Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i School of Hawaiian Music. This concert featured student musicians on ‘ukulele, bass and Hawaiian steel guitar in an hour of Hawaiian music entertainment. This one-hour concert began at 11 A.M., and was also free to the public. The concert was also live-streamed and available for viewing on the festival page.

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